I will discuss here the ins and outs of building landscape retaining walls of various materials. In many areas a building permit is required for retaining walls so check with your local building department before you start the work. In my Township only walls over 48″ high require a permit but best to check in any case.
Do the roof – you can do it by using 15 pound roofing felt to cover the slab area. Following this would be the pouring of gravel into the mesh and you better put small rocks on it as well to have a good stick. It is better to thicken the slab to about 3 inches and finish it with another spread of cement.
There are several pre-cast concrete masonry units on the market today that are made for building retaining walls. Visit various retailers to see the different costs per piece and availability in your area. Basically the prep work is the same for a wood tie wall. You want to first course of block to sit below the finished grade as an anchor. A solid sub-base of stone, stone dust or concrete is required and must be tamped into place before starting to avoid settlement of the wall. This base must be as level as possible as an out-of-level start will show badly as the wall goes higher and can cause wall failure. Make sure the row is nice and straight or the curve is a smooth gradual one.
While I have under Rock Delivery filters, they are not my main choice for filtration. How ever, for the plants it was just fine, as much detritus from the fish settles at the bottom of the tank and finds its way beneath the filter. This provides nutrients for the plants. There are plant foods available especially for the aquarium plants. Personally, I never bothered, for their growth, rates were huge and to feed them even more was ridiculous and money down the drain. I can understand it for special plants that do need additional food. Never ever use proprietary houseplant food as you may end up killing your fish!
Being possessed of abundant wisdom you no doubt acquired all the materials you would need for this project before beginning. Thus, you now find yourself surrounded by a ton of river Rock Delivery and perhaps field stone of all sizes and shapes. River stone is rounded by the effect of water and looks right in water. Field stone is also a natural stone, weathered and smoothed and looks good around the outside of the pond.
As I said earlier, CL Smooth was underrated as a lyricist, he definitely had skill, and I have to say that, in my opinion, he’s the only MC with the distinction of being “in a zone” on a rap love song! In other words, he didn’t hold back or give an uninspired performance on “Lots of Lovin” as if it was just filler; the standard love record for the ladies to put on the album. Lyrically, CL Smooth gives one of his best performances on “Lots of Lovin”.
Place your pots in a shady area with a consistent temperature of 60-70 degrees F. Cover your containers with a sheet of glass but leave one corner open for aeration. This will prevent excess evaporation and help to keep the soil temperature consistent.
Do the finishing touches -after all these have been made out and the slabs are well founded using cement and gravel, you should then be able to decide whether or not to color your log cabin for its more beautiful look in the outside.