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.

19
October

Start Planning a Raised Garden BedThe beauty and utility of raised garden beds will spur most home owners to grow their own vegetables from scratch. If they have always wanted to bring to harvest an exquisite group of tasty plants, they should strongly consider constructing one of these beds. They’ll need only a few bags of soil, some solid construction materials to act as a retaining wall, and a bit of passion for the enterprise.

Landscaping: Where to Begin?

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12
October

Landscaping: Where to Begin?Having a well-manicured yard or garden can enhance the beauty of your home and property. Likewise, a gorgeous outdoor space offers a tranquil respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Those deciding to transform their current landscape often have trouble deciding where to begin. By taking a methodical and creative approach in planning your dream yard, you can make your landscape project less overwhelming and more enjoyable. Careful preparation can result in a beautiful setting that will benefit you and your entire family.

09
October

Lawn Care: Prepping Your Grass For WinterThe fall period is a very busy time for landscapers and gardeners. Depending on the lawn type, there are steps they must take to winterize the customer’s lawn. You can easily prep your own lawn for winter just like a professional.

05
October

Because water is the most basic element of life, landscape water features have design qualities that few other features in the garden possess. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, fountains, ponds and streams evoke an emotional response as well. They can be an invigorating sight in the morning and can set the scene for relaxation at the end of a hectic day. They invite birds and beneficial insects to visit the garden and mask the noises of urban life with the soothing sounds of splashing water. They make us feel more connected to the natural world.

02
October

Properly maintaining one’s land often requires the thinning of trees so that other trees can thrive. Splitting the wood afterward is a noble and admirable thing to do oneself. However, sometimes, the size of the logs can greatly hamper the lumberman’s efforts.