I have five kids, and to be honest, some years, they’ve been more of a hindrance than a help in our family gardening efforts. When they were all very little, as I’d plant something, they’d “help” by “planting” it again. I’d put down labels, only to have the current toddler rearrange them for me. And on it went.
Never been one to follow the crowd, I love to create eclectic interiors. It& 39;s important my surroundings reflect my shabby-chic personality. What is Shabby Chic?Shabby chic evolved from typical English country house décor, via chocolate-box cottages through suburban Laura Ashley acolytes, and out of the large, cluttered, eclectic, bohemian-inhabited Victorian terrace houses that dominate inner-city, urban architecture in Britain.
Audrey shares her easy tips on how to control pesky insects and save time around the home. Hold on to your hat, my friends! You& 39;re about to find natural solutions for those pesky problems in your home. From preventing moldy bread to patching holes in the wall, these handy tips will delight and surprise you.
I& 39;ve built dozens of wood sheds and now know exactly what to focus on and what& 39;s a waste of time. You& 39;ve Decided to Do-It-Yourself and Make Your Own Shed—Now What?I consider myself a wood shed plans expert, having built dozens of wood sheds. And the two most important things I consider when buying DIY shed plans are: space planning and shed location.
I have more than eight years of hands-on experience in the horticultural maintenance industry. I enjoy sharing many tricks of the trade. If you are looking for an interior addition that is a bit outside of the norm, look no further than the barrel cactus. This plant can make an incredibly interesting addition to the interiorscape.
Dan has been in the HVAC industry for 23 years with experience ranging from installation and service to sales and distribution. Why Do Air Conditioners Break on Hot Days?& 34;The A/C quit working, and it& 39;s a hundred degrees outside. It& 39;s almost like the air conditioner knows how much we need it and breaks down on the hottest days of the year.
Will Apse spent many years renovating older homes and also ran a small construction company. As a rule, brush is bad news near a home.They are ugly and often harbor pests, like mice and rats. In warm climates, ground cover can shelter snakes and disease-carrying mosquitoes. The blackleg ticks that cause lime disease enjoy the humid conditions of scrub and grasslands.
Rob is a pool-service industry professional with over 20 years of experience.This question can only be answered on a case-by-case basis as each individual pool has different needs. Therefore, there are many factors that need to be considered before determining what filter is & 34;the best.& 34; Factors such as pool size, seasonal climate conditions, frequency of use, and bather load.
Melody enjoys sharing her personal experiences with others. This is an unendorsed product review by a customer. Diatomaceous earth does kill bed bugs and roaches, but it takes patience. Food-grade bug-killing powder is a mineral that rubs away bugs& 39; defense systems and outer shells, leading to dehydration and death.
Some people believe there are only two types of cooktops: electric and gas. Some argue there are three: induction, electric, and gas. Others claim four: induction, electric, ceramic-glass, and gas. The confusion occurs because induction, ceramic-glass, and metal coil cooktops are all heated electrically.
I enjoy using homemade laundry soap and love giving tips on making it. I’ve seen many recipes for homemade laundry detergent. So many, in fact, that I decided to take the initiative myself and make a batch.I whipped it up in less than an hour, and as I admired my 5 gallons of laundry detergent, I decided to text my accomplishment to a friend.
As a mother of both children and dogs, I have lots of experience getting stains out of the carpet. Here are my tried-and-true tactics.Cleaning an Old Carpet Stain With Baking Soda and Vinegarold stains on my daughter& 39;s bedroom carpetDealing With Old Carpet StainsSometimes when people buy an older home or move furniture in their house, they discover an old carpet stain.
Linda is a seasoned writer and home-decorating authority. She loves sharing design trends, decor ideas, and useful tips with her readers. If you live in a home or apartment with small rooms and can’t budget for a major renovation, don’t lose hope. First of all, get rid of all of your unnecessary furniture and clutter.
I enjoy having a clean home, so I& 39;ve worked hard to develop strategies and schedules to keep it that way. Deep Cleaning Your HomeYou have decided that it is time to get your house in order and to keep it clean. After you have followed my plan for decluttering your home, you are ready to give it a deep cleaning.
Sean has been in the industry of gardening and landscaping since 2006. He is also a certified arborist that specializes in plant health. Yuccas are evergreen perennial shrubs that are native to arid regions of the Americas. Yuccas are very common in western landscape designs, especially in southwestern regions of the US.
Dan has been a homeowner for some 40 years and has nearly always done his own repair and improvement tasks. He is a licensed electrician. Why Do Concrete Slabs Crack?It can be very difficult to pour a large concrete slab or driveway without having any cracks at all, and over time, settling of the ground beneath the slab will very often produce ever more cracking.
I enjoy having orchids around the house and I like giving advice on how to maintain them. Orchids are beautiful and colourful flowers that are easy to care for once you have found the most suitable environment for them—preferably on a sunny windowsill.The Phalaenopsis (also called a moth orchid) is an orchid genus of approximately 60 orchid species and is one of the most popular types of all.
I know a lot about bathrooms—materials, fixtures, cleaning, and more—and I share it with you here. It’s one of those nightmares—something you kick yourself for. You& 39;ve just bought a nice, new steel bath, known for its extra durability, and you& 39;ve somehow managed to scratch it. Was it the ornament you accidentally dropped in the bath?
I& 39;ve been writing on DenGarden for over 5 years and have over 25 years of experience working in the window and door trade. How to Check for Problems in Your uPVC WindowsThe most common problem with PVC windows is that the sash won& 39;t close properly against the seal, which means you will lose money when the heat escapes outside.
I love Venus flytraps and wrote this article to help prevent new carnivorous plant owners from accidentally killing their plants. The Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) is a carnivorous plant native to the bogs of North and South Carolina. In these regions, they grow in sandy soil that is high in moisture and acidity but nutrient-deficient, thus, the evolution of its insect-eating ability.
Jill likes cooking, writing, painting, & stewardship, and studies gardening through MD Master Gardener & Master Naturalist programs.Bulbs, herbaceous perennials, trees, shrubs—many plants bloom in winter. Here are a few to try in your garden. Other Winter-Blooming BulbsDaffodil (Narcissus bulbocodium) Feb.