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Control Earwig Damage in Your Vegetable Garden
Control Earwig Damage in Your Vegetable Garden

Chris Sherwood is a project manager by day and avid home and garden scholar by night who loves to share his trials and success with others. Earwigs hold a unique position with being both a helper and a pest in your garden. When earwig populations are kept in check, these bugs can be beneficial by eating other harmful pests such as aphids and slugs.

Identifying the African Nightcrawler Composting Worm
Identifying the African Nightcrawler Composting Worm

Vermicomposting is fun, challenging, and faster than hot composting. I compost with red wigglers, African Nightcrawlers, Alabama jumpers. Overview of the African NightcrawlerAfrican nightcrawlers are one of the best choices for composting worms, if you can control their environment enough to keep them happy—they have specific temperature requirements.

How to Paint Outdoor Metal Railings and Light Poles
How to Paint Outdoor Metal Railings and Light Poles

I am the author of three middle-grade children& 39;s books, and I blog on the side. My favorite topics are movies, writing, and pop culture. Harsh weather can take a toll on outdoor metal, particularly metal railings and light poles. Over time, the paint fades and chips off, exposing an ugly coat of rust that makes your railings rough to the touch and your light poles an unattractive ornament in your front yard.

Top 7 Tips to Protect Your Koi During a Power Failure
Top 7 Tips to Protect Your Koi During a Power Failure

Jana worked in animal welfare with abused and unwanted pets. She loves sharing her hands-on experience regarding domestic and wild critters. Koi Are Vulnerable to Power InterruptionsThe reasons electricity fails are numerous. Think of a bad storm, a grid problem or equipment failure. During a power loss, most pet owners only suffer the annoyance of sitting in the dark, or missing their favourite television program.

DIY Home Project: Board and Batten Entryway Wall Update
DIY Home Project: Board and Batten Entryway Wall Update

My writing interests are general, with expertise in science, history, biographies, and “how-to” topics. I have written over sixty books. My wife and I decided to spruce up the entry way into our home. She deserves the bulk of the credit for the project and did much of the work. I helped when needed. We chose the board and batten style update for our entry way.

How to Care for a Bahiagrass Lawn
How to Care for a Bahiagrass Lawn

Bert spent 25 years working as a home-improvement and residential construction contractor in central Florida. Originally introduced from Brazil as a roadside and pasture grass during the early twentieth century, bahiagrass& 39; self-seeding, low-maintenance characteristics thrived in the scorching heat and sandy soils of Florida.

How to Make Money Cleaning Out Dryer Lint
How to Make Money Cleaning Out Dryer Lint

Anne strives to be self-sufficient. She takes pride in knowing she can fix things on her own and wants to teach others to do the same.According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were 15,970 fires involving clothes washers and dryers between 2010 and 2014. In these four years, ninety-two percent of the fires were caused by clothes dryers specifically.

How to Propagate Succulents: The Easy Method to Grow New Succulents From Plant Clippings
How to Propagate Succulents: The Easy Method to Grow New Succulents From Plant Clippings

Keelin is a house plant hobbyist who currently has 12 house plants including a snake plant, three golden pothos, and five succulents.Succulents are currently an & 34;it& 34; plant. Look around and you will see them everywhere: homes, offices, yards, wedding bouquets, art, and more. Although succulents are trendy, they are very affordable.

How to Care for Succulents During the Winter
How to Care for Succulents During the Winter

Linda enjoys tending her plants and flowers. I have written a variety of gardening articles that are about flowers, arid plants, and trees. Just like the snowbirds that winter in warmer climates, your succulents need to escape the cold too. If you live in a region where temperatures drop near freezing, you definitely need to keep those little plants warm and give them a comfy environment to wait out the frigid months.

How to Grow Pussy Willows, a Native Plant
How to Grow Pussy Willows, a Native Plant

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. A wonderful springtime ritual that has been passed down for generations is cutting pussy willows and bringing them indoors. As a child, I loved the soft catkins. They felt like animal fur to me.

How to Grow Moonflowers
How to Grow Moonflowers

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. I love morning glories. Is there anything better than to be greeted first thing in the morning by their bright trumpets? Unfortunately by noon, their lovely flowers have closed for the day.

Recliner and Lounge Chair Options for Tall People
Recliner and Lounge Chair Options for Tall People

As a freelance writer, Paul& 39;s articles often focus on DIY home projects.My Research for Finding the Perfect ChairI& 39;m 6& 39; 7& 34; and have been researching the options for a recliner or lounge chair that will fit a very tall person.I& 39;ve talked with several tall people about how a chair should fit a body.