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.

03
November

When the weather is warm, mosquitos come out in full force. People only have to go outside for a minute or two in order to get bitten and then have to endure hours of uncomfortable itching. In order to prevent mosquito bites, it is important to keep a few things in mind when buying the perfect spray.

Virtually every homeowner would love the opportunity to take the green approach and install solar panels in an effort to generate as much power as possible, but the simple fact of the matter is that cost is probably the most prevalent obstacle that must be overcome. Environmentalists often claim that the average consumer is not doing enough to reduce power consumption and save the planet. It is important to realize that consumers are not against green energy, they are just worried about being able to pay for the renovations required to install the equipment necessary. While the tax savings that are available can help serve as a minor incentive to go green, the unfortunate truth is that these alone are certainly not enough to pay for even a fraction of the expenses involved. The good news, however, is that residential consumers can obtain solar power grants that will help pay for some, if not all, of the green energy efforts that will be incorporated into a home. Responsible individuals can obtain these grants simply by knowing where to look and understanding the application process.

29
October

The entrance to your home begins at your drive, and a formal entrance makes a very good impression. The extra security and convenience can make adding an electric gate to your property a valuable asset. If that is the only consideration, then the answer to asking is an electric gate a good investment would be yes. However, if the initial cost of the hardware purchase and installation is a drawback, then decide first if an electric gate fits your budget. If you can afford it, and have the space, there is really no disadvantage to having an electric gate.

A garage can be a messy place. Miscellaneous outdoors items, tools for all seasons, and a vehicle or two are usually crammed into a relatively small space. Add in the lack of time most people spend in their garage compared to the rest of the house and it’s easy to see how garages can be disorganized. With a little bit of money and time, a garage can be easily cleaned up.

26
October

You can save hundreds on your grocery bills by planting an organic vegetable garden in your yard. One of the best ways to ensure the success of a vegetable garden is to have a couple of bee hives. Bees gather pollen and nectar from vegetables and fruit trees as well as flowers. As they travel from one blossom to another some of the pollen remains, increasing the plant’s fertility and ability to reproduce. Bee activities range over about a five-mile area, so your neighbors will also benefit from your hives. And you’ll have delicious honey, much healthier than commercial sugar. A thriving bee hive produces thirty or more pounds of honey per year. If that’s more than you and your family can use, you can always sell it!