To cover newly planted seedlings with bird netting or season-extending row covers, simply bend two pieces of ½-inch PVC pipe to form semi-circles, and slip their ends into the pipes inside the bed. Then drape the bird netting or row covers over them.
Raised Bed Pest Cover If you have a raised bed garden, here's an "add-on" you can build to keep most pests from munching on your plants. You're basically building a "lid" that fits on top and inside your existing raised.
How to build the perfect raised bed: Rake the existing soil at the bottom of the bed to level it, then tamp it smooth. Line the bed with hardware cloth to keep out gophers and moles; trim the cloth with shears to fit around corner posts.
Here's a great example of a conventional pool turned into a natural swimming pond. They offer a much lower maintenance alternative to conventional pools and allow you to swim in clean, chemical free water.