Most of our homes have washers and dryers, they are probably one of the most used and abused appliances that we have. Little thought is often given to their maintenance. Both the washer and dryer should be regularly looked over for any problems. The one part of the drying system that is most overlooked is the vent. This is the piping that carries the exhaust air...Read More
If you want something that is going to last in your garden the entire year, you should consider ornamental grasses. They provide an array of sizes, texture, and color to your garden. Ornamental grasses can be the focal point of your gardens, or you can use them simply for screening and privacy. They can be mixed in with plants and shrubs with dramatic results.Read More
If you are really determined to make a victory garden that can produce you green harvests after a few months, you should figure out how you will clear the lot first where you are planning to do this project. I actually called for a tree company in Norcross GA to help me accomplish this. I called to also ask them to do some tree trimming and pruning on my back yard. I wanted a clean-looking lot to start with but I did not want to have the old trees totally removed.Read More
When searching for our first home, it was no surprise that the house we decided to purchase had outdated décor because it was 30 years old at that time. I am amazed at how fast time goes by and at how many little things we put off changing because we are so busy. One item that lasted longer than most in our home was the medicine cabinet in our bathroom. Replacing a...Read More
Reading the “nutritional information” on a bag of fertilizer is not so mystifying because, thankfully, there are certain rules that the makers of fertilizer must follow when they label their products. Almost always there will be three numbers, separated by dashes, on the front label (for example, 5-5-10). These denote the three nutrients that are of...Read More
A common hardy type of gift plant, bromeliads are often tough plants that require little care. However, many types of bromeliads exist, so you have to ensure that you get a hardy variety like the Queen’s Tears bromeliad. Above all, bromeliads are sensitive to overwatering and must be watered according to the needs of each individual type of bromeliad plant.Read More
December through March is the time many gardeners begin growing their own bedding plants. This not only gives the gardener something to do while Jack Frost is furiously howling outdoors, but it can also be economical and a source of satisfaction. There are many definitions of bedding plants and I’ll give you the one that seems to work best. Bedding plants are...Read More
Have you ever enjoyed the cheerful singing of a bird in a nearby tree? Did you wonder how you could entice birds to come into your yard so that you could have that enjoyment more often? The answer is simple: build them a home and they will come.
It’s true. If you build a birdhouse and place it in a safe place, a bird will find it and soon make it its home. In no time at all you will have a happy little bird family living and singing nearby.
Building a birdhouse is easy and can be done with scrap lumber. And it doesn’t require a lot of carpentry skills. After all, the birds aren’t going to complain or criticize the house.Read More