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.

Harnessing the sun’s energy is a concept as old as time. Tasks as simple as drying laundry or preserving meats have been accomplished exclusively by the sun for centuries. Heating water is another example of solar dependence. Why spend hard-earned money heating your home’s water the old fashioned way on a grid-tied electric water heater? You can easily heat the same water for free when you choose the new old fashioned way: solar energy.

Teen Driving Tips

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12
August

It can be hectic and scary when your teenager is learning to drive, or has already passed their test and received their license to be out on the road. You can make it more enjoyable and reduce stress by following a few driving tips that can help your child be a better driver.

Growing Chilies from Seeds

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10
August

Chili adds spice and flavor to all varieties of food, ranging from Mexican recipes to curry dishes. Chilies make great side dishes and they can also be bottled up as hot sauce. If one loves the hot spicy kick in one’s food, home grown chilies are the best option. With chilies growing in one’s yard, one can be assured that there is a lasting supply of homegrown chili to spice up one’s appetite.

Raising swine (pigs) can be an enjoyable, and potentially profitable, endeavor. But whether you are raising them as a hobby, as a source of meat or for profit it is important to hone your basic swine management skills before getting started. Understanding and applying the basic skills explained here will help in keeping your herd more comfortable, healthier and, therefore, more productive.

06
August

If you are one of the millions of American homeowners who want to install solar energy panels onto their house, but you want to do it yourself, you have come to the right place. Regardless of your reason for wanting to solar panels, you will find a quick and easy to read guide that will walk you through all the steps of getting the panels on your roof.