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.

16
February

The sun is an enormous producer of clean, renewable energy. Harnessing this energy and converting it into a solar electricity system is now possible even for the average homeowner. Here is information on how a small solar electricity system works and how it can provide power to your home or business.

Gardening is a great way to get fresh, healthy vegetables every day and save money, too. Vegetables that come from your own garden can be completely organic, yet healthy and hearty. Composting is the way to go. Turn household and yard scraps into food for your garden. Anyone can do it, and a composting tumbler makes it easy and year-round even in cold climates.

Only 2.5 percent of the Earth’s water is fresh water, and of that 2.5 percent only 0.6 percent of it is usable. The rest is frozen or inaccessible. To make matters worse, there is no way to increase the amount of fresh water. Water, you see, comes to us through the hydrological cycle, a process in which water in liquid, solid and gas form are cycled through our ecosystem. This cycle results in the same water being used over and over, which in effect causes particles and organic particles like fertilizers, animal feces, bugs, parasites, viruses, an assortment of chemicals, and microscopic pathogens like e-coli, Cryptosporidium, and Guardia to accumulate and make their way into our water system. Because most cities depend on old distribution systems to carry water to people and because these distribution systems are made up of failing and rusted pipes that often leak and allow cross contamination, it is impossible for most to get a consistent supply of clean water.

Tips for Designing a Garden

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11
February

Where to Put Your Garden

Where you put your garden is a very important decision. Vegetable plants like full sun so you need to put your garden in the sunniest location you can find. Planting vegetables in a shady spot will cause you much frustration and disappointment when they don’t grow and produce as you would like.

09
February

You’ve just finished moving in to the new property it’s taken you ordeal after ordeal to close on. Getting all your possessions packed, moved, stored an unpacked was a trial in itself, and you’re glad to finally have some time to sit back and rest in your new digs, but for the fact that buyer’s remorse is starting to kick in. You’re beginning to notice little improvements you’d love to make, but putting a fence in is a huge task. When you’re setting up a new perimeter around that dream home, remember to consider a few of the following basic do’s and don’t s for total success with less stress.