Although this 1749 Federal Colonial in Winthrop was renovated before the owners purchased it, there was just one bathroom (and it was chock-full of baby gear). So, with the help of DelMuto and Sons Construction Co., designer Mattye Dewhirst converted the 8-by-8-foot first-floor office into a primary bath that also functions well for everyday living. “The second-floor bath is difficult to access and there was really no other space to fit a bathroom, so this made the
To my mind, there is no other garden feature that can provide as much joy as a pond, reflecting light, expanding the palette of plants that can be grown, providing enormous benefits to wildlife.
Yet at this time of year, many pond owners can find the dream of a gin-clear reflective surface often turns into a swamp of pea soup. Here are a few simple tips for tackling the issue.
Let’s start with the good news. Combatting the algae responsible for the cloudy green of ponds is theoretically really straightforward. Much like plants, algae are essentially living solar panels, and