From time to time members post for inexpensive pathway ideas. I figure I have about $45 in the seven leaf castings that make up my path. The pavers are made of portland cement and sand with chicken wire for reinforcement. It takes me about 3 hours to make two. They measure [more or less depending on...

From time to time members post for inexpensive pathway ideas. I figure I have about $45 in the seven leaf castings that make up my path. The pavers are made of portland cement and sand with chicken wire for reinforcement. It takes me about 3 hours to make two. They measure [more or less depending on...

papercrete instead of hypertufa~NO Cure Time~The basic recipe for papercrete is approximately 3 parts paper pulp, 2 parts portland cement and 1 part perlite and other optional fillers. Getting the paperpulp made to the right consistency is key. Too wet and the mixture is slumpy and if too dry – crumbly. Make small batches to experiment and get your mixture to your liking.

papercrete instead of hypertufa~NO Cure Time~The basic recipe for papercrete is approximately 3 parts paper pulp, 2 parts portland cement and 1 part perlite and other optional fillers. Getting the paperpulp made to the right consistency is key. Too wet and the mixture is slumpy and if too dry – crumbly. Make small batches to experiment and get your mixture to your liking.

Here are the steps you need to do in order to create your own planter. Materials Needed: Old Cloth/ Rags Portland Cement Water Paints Potted Plants Take an old cloth, soak them in Portland cement water(1:4 water/cement ratio). Then drape them over a stand and leave in the … Continue reading Draping Fabric With Cement Mixture To Make Beautiful Planter

Here are the steps you need to do in order to create your own planter. Materials Needed: Old Cloth/ Rags Portland Cement Water Paints Potted Plants Take an old cloth, soak them in Portland cement water(1:4 water/cement ratio). Then drape them over a stand and leave in the … Continue reading Draping Fabric With Cement Mixture To Make Beautiful Planter

Concrete planters are both sturdy and attractive. Some cements are high in alkaline, which leaches into the soil and may stunt the growth of plants. Hypertufa planters have high alkaline levels due to the use of Portland cement. Other planters may have clay mixed in with the cement which leaches salt into the soil over time. Also, due to the...

Concrete planters are both sturdy and attractive. Some cements are high in alkaline, which leaches into the soil and may stunt the growth of plants. Hypertufa planters have high alkaline levels due to the use of Portland cement. Other planters may have clay mixed in with the cement which leaches salt into the soil over time. Also, due to the...

Ever heard of hypertufa? It is a mix of the following:  HYPERTUFA RECIPE Peat moss- 2parts Portland cement - 1 part Sand, vermiculite, or pe...

Ever heard of hypertufa? It is a mix of the following: HYPERTUFA RECIPE Peat moss- 2parts Portland cement - 1 part Sand, vermiculite, or pe...

DIY Concrete Garden Globes   Here is a shot of our four recipe balls. In order, from left to right… Hypertufa recipe 1, Recipe 2, Recipe 3, Recipe 4 or the pure Portland cement and water.

DIY Concrete Garden Globes Here is a shot of our four recipe balls. In order, from left to right… Hypertufa recipe 1, Recipe 2, Recipe 3, Recipe 4 or the pure Portland cement and water.

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