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How to Create a Backyard Labyrinth One Step at a Time
How to Create a Backyard Labyrinth One Step at a Time

Seafarer Mama/Karen is a Life Coach who uses labyrinths as a tool for personal growth and transformation for both herself and her clients.A Completed Backyard Labyrinth How to Create Your Own LabyrinthI was challenged this afternoon to create a simple backyard labyrinth and to take pictures at each stage of the building process to illustrate how it is done.

Edible Landscaping in the Front Yard
Edible Landscaping in the Front Yard

Amelia has been an avid gardener since childhood and enjoys experimenting with natural and sustainable gardening methods.Benefits of Edible LandscapingEdible landscaping brings gardening and permaculture into the more public areas of the city dweller’s property. For your neighbors, your front yard is, in a very real way, a part of their space, too, and it affects their enjoyment as well as their property values.

How to Grow Ginger, Plus Its Amazing Health Benefits
How to Grow Ginger, Plus Its Amazing Health Benefits

In addition to being a certified herbalist and aromatherapy consultant, Gina finds the unrelenting allure of gardening very strong. Ginger is one herb or spice that I always have in my pantry. I eat it crystallized and I use the powder for teas and cooking. I also use fresh ginger for cooking. When I decided to start growing this root, I expected it to be difficult.

How to Grow Onions
How to Grow Onions

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. What are Onions?Onions (Allium cepa) are a member of the allium family. They are related to leeks, garlic and chives. Onions are probably one of the oldest foods known to humankind so scientists are unsure where they originated.

How to Clean Range Hood Mesh Filters: 5 DIY Methods
How to Clean Range Hood Mesh Filters: 5 DIY Methods

Brandon has been working with range hoods and rang on and off for the past 6 years and writes about them to help people make wise decisions.5 Reasons to Clean Your Range Hood FiltersEven though it may not seem like the best way to spend your time, you& 39;re going to want to make sure that your range hood filters are maintained well.

Review of Our Mtd Riding Lawn Mower
Review of Our Mtd Riding Lawn Mower

Mary is an organic coconut farmer. In her articles, she shares ideas on land management and how to increase the profit from a small farm. Why We Bought an MTD Riding Lawn MowerFor us, getting a ride on mower revolutionized work on our coconut farm. My husband had been cutting our grounds with a brush cutter and was finding the work too much.

How to Remove a Tree Stump the Easy Way: Burn It Out
How to Remove a Tree Stump the Easy Way: Burn It Out

Over the years, I have removed several tree stumps from my garden by using this very safe and hassle-free method. With pine needles filling up the swimming pool for several weeks of the year and most of the garden in shade, our large thirty-meter-tall pine tree had to go. I removed all the lower branches myself using a ten-meter ladder and rope to venture up as high as I dared .

How to Clean Greasy Lasani Wood, Metal, Crystal, and Laminate Kitchen Cabinets
How to Clean Greasy Lasani Wood, Metal, Crystal, and Laminate Kitchen Cabinets

Melody loves how technology can make life better. She is a productivity enthusiast who helps parents worry less about cooking and cleaning. Accepting the ChoreMost people do not feel excited about cleaning kitchen cabinets. We generally accept that it is one of those things we just have to get done. We also tend to procrastinate when it comes to this particular chore.

Backyard Farming Made Easy
Backyard Farming Made Easy

The longer we micro-farm in our backyard, the happier we are and the more we eat fresh, healthy and less-processed foods. Sustainable Living Is PossibleHave you always dreamed of living a simpler lifestyle, of having an organic or green garden that is sustainable, but you just don& 39;t know where to start?

How to Grow San Marzano Tomatoes, an Heirloom Vegetable
How to Grow San Marzano Tomatoes, an Heirloom Vegetable

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) are most often associated with Italy but they are originally from the Andes mountains in South America. As Europeans invaded and conquered the New World, they sent back examples of the new plants they were encountering in the form of plants and seeds.

Prevent Foundation Cracks: Water Your Basement
Prevent Foundation Cracks: Water Your Basement

Author Kathy Batesel writes about topics she has experienced, worked with, or researched thoroughly. About House FoundationsIt doesn& 39;t matter if we& 39;re talking about businesses, relationships, or buildings; we all know the importance of a good foundation. Nothing can last with a weak foundation.

How to Use Neem Leaf as a Natural Pesticide
How to Use Neem Leaf as a Natural Pesticide

Mary is an organic coconut farmer. In her articles, she shares ideas on land management and how to increase the profit from a small farm. Neem Trees (Azadirachta indica)I& 39;m an organic coconut farmer living in Brazil. Here on my farm, I use a natural pesticide made from the leaves of the neem trees that we have growing here.

How to Prepare Soil for Planting and Growing a Healthy Vegetable Garden
How to Prepare Soil for Planting and Growing a Healthy Vegetable Garden

Building a sustainable lifestyle through gardening is something Marlene finds rewarding. Sharing tips with other gardeners is a true joy. Aside from plenty of sunlight and water, the proper pH levels and nutrient-rich soil provides a healthy environment for plants to grow well. Knowing the characteristics of your soil is something many novice gardeners fail to do before planting, and then they become discouraged with the process of growing their own food.

The All-White Bedroom
The All-White Bedroom

I became a decorator at age 14. I & 39;found& 39; a vacant house out in the woods and made curtains for that poor, dilapidated building. Already off to a bad startOkay, I incorporated the Kickbike into the design of my all-white bedroom truly because it needed to be kept somewhere. But it& 39;s also yellow, which could be interpreted as gold—my accent color.

How to Harvest Aloe Vera Gel
How to Harvest Aloe Vera Gel

Hi, I& 39;m Sam, I enjoy writing about nutrition and health-related topics, especially alternative and plant-based remedies. Aloe vera is an extremely useful plant to have around, both to soothe burns and cuts and for its potential digestive health benefits. Of course, in order to enjoy these benefits, you’ll first need to harvest the fresh gel from your plant.

How to Clear a Clogged Kitchen Sink Drain: 8 Methods
How to Clear a Clogged Kitchen Sink Drain: 8 Methods

Since leaving college, Paul has worked in a variety of roles, including: painter and decorator, general handyman, and freelance writer. Unclogging a kitchen sink drain is often much easier than most people think, and avoiding the cost of calling out a plumber to deal with this common problem is always a good thing in my experience, even if that means investing some time and effort fixing the problem yourself.

How to Build a Timber Frame Conservatory
How to Build a Timber Frame Conservatory

Arthur strives to balance aesthetics, functionality, and quality with costs when planning DIY projects in the home and garden. IntroI’ve always promised my wife a conservatory, and when I took early retirement I decided it was time to deliver on that promise.The decision we then needed to make was whether to:Buy an ‘off the shelf’ conservatory; readymade in kit form that only requires assembly on site either by you, a contractor or builder.

Renovating an Ornamental Garden Windmill
Renovating an Ornamental Garden Windmill

Arthur strives to balance aesthetics, functionality, and quality with costs when planning DIY projects in the home and garden. Flaws with Wooden Garden OrnamentsAttractive as they may look when new, wooden garden ornaments (including plant potters) are all too often made from softwood that hasn’t been properly pressure treated; and invariably, within just a few years, they start to rot.

How to Stencil Your Kitchen Back Splash
How to Stencil Your Kitchen Back Splash

I have acquired a few skills along the way. If I am able to help someone else with these skills, I am more than happy to share. With a Little Time and Effort You Can Create a Colorful Back SplashIf you have painted a room before or even a piece of furniture, your experience will help you with this project.

All About Hydro Jet Cleaning
All About Hydro Jet Cleaning

Ashley represents an independent and locally owned professional plumbing team.When it comes to a clog, plungers are generally the go-to solution. If that doesn& 39;t work, a plumbing snake may be used to remove the obstruction. For the hardest blockages and build-ups, a hydro-jet system may be enlisted.