Living on a farm in Brazil, I& 39;ve gained local in-depth knowledge of food, plants, and traditions, which I share through my articles. Permanently Removing Cattails, Bulrushes and ReedsI don& 39;t remember the exact date we lost our minds but it must have coincided with the day we decide to plant reeds.
Susan prefers to use natural ingredients whenever possible in the home and garden. It is usually cheaper, easier and greener.Clean Sterling Silver Using Household ItemsSterling silver tends to go dull when it is dirty and when it is not used daily. Jewellery, cutlery, silverware, and plates will lose their shine when stored away for long periods of time.
There are many things big and small that we do everyday that would make plumbing professionals cringe. While some might be minor nuisances, many are things that help prevent major problems that cost everyone excessive time, work and money. Taking a few extra steps in the short run can avoid a big hassle in the long run, so make sure to take note and think like a plumber would.
Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. Growing your own food organically is best for your health and the environment, but how do you control destructive insects if you can’t use chemicals? Invite their enemies into your garden.
Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. While pruning some shrubbery one summer day, I found white fuzzy stuff on the stems and leaves. When it moved, I realized it was insects. I was shocked to learn that they were mealybugs.
Dorothy is a Master Gardener, former newspaper reporter, and the author of several books. Michael is a landscape/nature photographer in NM. We& 39;ve only lived in New Mexico for about a year or so, and I& 39;m discovering a whole new range of plants, fruits, flowers...and bugs that I never knew about before.
I furnished my kids& 39; bedrooms with Wayfair furniture, and it wasn& 39;t a bad experience. Here& 39;s what I learned. The Truth About WayfairTwo years ago, we moved to an area with better schools, which meant smaller bedrooms for the kids. For months, I was unsure about what to do with their cluttered rooms.
The author of this article is an ex-adult education lecturer and retired expat who has lived in France since 2001.IntroductionI have recently moved house, and this article is about my new garden and how I have developed and improved it throughout the first summer. Whilst I am not a professional gardener, I think I have managed to create a rather lovely garden that didn& 39;t cost much, didn& 39;t involve a lot of work, and that I am actually rather proud of.
Megan writes about health issues, among other topics. She writes about many of the health topics she has experienced and overcome firsthand. OverviewAt gardening stores or at botanical gardens, you may have come across plants with the name “sedum” that vary so much, you wonder if they are related at all.
Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. Why Stain Your Wood Fence?Like paint, a quality exterior stain helps protect wood fencing from long-term damage caused by moisture and the sun. Leaving a bare fence unstained for too long can lead to splitting and cracks in the wood, reducing its lifespan.
When he& 39;s not writing poetry or political articles, Ralph fills his time by researching various topics that are influencing society today. If you happen to be a Halloween junkie like I am, then you likely grow your own pumpkins. The cost of purchasing over a dozen pumpkins at the farm each year was probably one contributing factor.
Megan is a writer and mom of two. She enjoys cooking, running, and gardening. An Overview of HydrangeasThere are many different varieties of hydrangeas. Some are shorter bushes that will only reach a few feet tall and prefer shade, some are 8-foot-tall, sun-loving shrubs, and others are climbers that do best on structures like pergolas or trellises.
Anyone can Google to find a quick answer. But sometimes, the simplest answer isn& 39;t the smartest. JK enjoys big questions and interrogations. How Many Books Can a Bookshelf Hold?Maybe you& 39;re looking at a giant pile of books wondering how big a bookshelf you need to buy. Or maybe you& 39;re looking at a bookcase, in a store or online, wondering how much of your library it will hold.
I have been building raised garden beds for over five years, mainly to grow vegetables. I recently branched out to build ornamental beds. Raised Garden Bed BasicsRaised garden beds do the following:allow you to engineer your own high-quality soilpartition growing areas clearly while protecting plants from getting walked onhelp prevent soil compactiondrain more efficientlywarm more quickly and retain warmth longer than ground-level plotsChoice of materials is as wide as your imagination and resources.
Sadie Holloway enjoys discovering simple ways to stay organized and manage her time better at home, at work, and out in the community. Is your home cluttered with stuff you don& 39;t need or use? Are you overwhelmed by how much you have to do to get on top of the mess? Here& 39;s how to tackle home organization, one day at a time.
Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. SuperDeck Stain Pros and ConsSuperDeck, which has replaced the DeckScapes product line, is a Sherwin Williams deck stain sold in a waterborne and oil-based formula. I typically stain two to three decks per year and use this product for most of them.
Viola enjoys passing on the nuggets of wisdom she& 39;s collected. She has made eye contact with Robert Redford and chatted with Julia Roberts. Natural Disasters Can Strike Anywhere, AnytimeWhether it& 39;s a hurricane, earthquake, fire, or flood, a natural disaster can leave you literally powerless for days or weeks.
Birds keep Juli entertained during winter months. They& 39;re a spirited sign of life in a very quiet and often grey landscape. Winter weather limits the color palette to grey, white, brown and a bit of green, so why not attract some colorful birds to your garden by using feeders? Host a winter bird-feeding party.
Nancy has experience training her cats to talk and has learned their various vocal cues.Fall Blooming Calendulas Fall Plantings for Spring and Summer BloomsDid you know you can use fall planting techniques to greatly increase your home’s landscaping? And the best part is that it is completely free! At the end of the garden season, you can quickly and easily create new landscape areas by harvesting your own seed and spreading the color and texture for new growth in the spring.
You can keep birds off of tomato plants naturally without the use of toxic substances and save money on expensive bird repellent and deterrent methods and products.Here, I discuss briefly how to do this in regards to tomato plants. If you are having bird troubles elsewhere, I also wrote an article titled How to Keep Birds Off Patio Furniture.