Lawn - Garden

A wooden garden shed can provide you with many benefits. Many homeowners consider building their own garden shed to store garden tools, landscaping equipment and other supplies. Some will also use this building for a safe environment to establish seedlings before moving them outdoors. A garden shed may be larger or smaller in size, and it can add function and convenience alike to your gardening experience. Before you start building your own garden shed, however, there are a few things you should consider fully.

Home Tech

Every homeowner and renter wants to feel comfortable in their home. You never want to feel like you need to worry when you lock your door and drive to work for the day. The problem is, in today’s turbulent economy, more and more home burglars are breaking into homes and taking valuable items. In fact, home burglaries make up about 90 percent of the non-violent crime in the nation. You do not want to fall victim to home burglars just because you are not prepared. The best way to protect yourself in this situation is to invest in a monitored alarm system. Choosing the best alarm system and...

Green Home

For many regions of the country, drought can cause a serious problem with water shortages, high temperatures, and little or no rain. Luckily, the rise in popularity of earth friendly living has created a movement of people catching and harvesting rain water in order to use it for a variety of different projects and other uses in times of need. Installing a rain catchment system can be done at home without the help of professionals, though extremely complex rain harvesting and rain water treatment systems can also be installed by professionals. By taking a look at your water needs, budget, and the...

Home Improvement
25
January

A basement that develops water damage can cause serious consequences for your home. Water can cause foundation problems, mold and mildew. Repairing the damage can cost tens of thousands of dollars if it is caught late in the process. However, if you spot the warning signs early, you can decrease the amount of money it will cost to repair the damage. If you are considering purchasing a home, these warning signs can help prevent you from purchasing a home that will need immediate repairs to be completed.

Cooking
22
January

Choosing a set of kitchen knives is a decision that any home-owner should not take lightly. Having a good set of quality knives helps to make cooking much easier, and selecting a great set is an investment. Although knives can be expensive, with proper care and maintenance, uses can expect to have the same set for many years to come.

Pets

How To Build A Chicken Coop

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15
May

Raising chickens is a great hobby that provides you with fresh eggs, meat and fertilizer for your garden. As with any animal, chickens require some form of housing. This usually entails the building of a chicken coop. You don’t need special carpentry skills or overly complicated plans. Chickens will be happy and healthy as long as you meet their basic needs.

Carports are not necessarily a new trend in American homes, but it certainly is an incredible investment. Places that experience inclement weather usually have carports alongside their garages. For those with more Mediterranean climates, carports are an excellent place to protect items from the sun without having to pull vehicles and other objects in and out of the garage. Carports are becoming more popular as each year passes because of the protection it offers to vehicles and other items housed in garages.

23
November

Candles add warmth, beauty, fragrance, and coziness to your home. There are a wide variety of products available for the art of candle making, and making your own will save you money and allow you to express your creativity through styles that compliment your home. Home candle making is an ancient craft that can be done easily if the right materials are selected. Throughout history, tallow was the most common ingredient available for candle wax. Because of rural living and the use of animals in daily life, this material was cheap and abundant. People simply had to put up with the high level of smoke and odors if they wanted to use candles. Today there are many more choices available in the way of waxes.

21
November

A good steak is an all-American meal. Grilling a steak perfectly can be tricky. But it can be done.

Pick the right steak. A flavorful steak will be bright red with plenty of marbling throughout the meat. A cut like filet mignon has little marbling so it is less flavorful but more tender. There are three grades of steak; prime, choice and select. Most prime grade beef is bought by restaurants. Usually choice or select meat is found at retails stores. If you want prime meat you will need to find a good butcher shop.

Gardening can be a highly therapeutic activity and has been known to be very successful in alleviating stress. And, with a great deal of effort, the results can be magnificent. However, as with any good thing, there are always challenges. In gardening, one such challenge is the management of the many pests which make plants their home. The following are a list of some of the many common garden pests:

That brand new 3 bedroom house that seemed perfect just a few months ago, has suddenly become crowded with all of your stuff. After unpacking all of the boxes, you found the closets full and turned to the garage for added storage space. Well, now the garage is getting pretty full too. Most troubling is the fact that you now can no longer fit your car in the garage. What is the solution? It is time to build a nice garage wall storage system.