Jayme is a writer and artist from Oklahoma who has survived 9 consecutive years of gardening wins and fails. Mistakes I Made as New and Somewhat Lazy GardenerThe Oh-So-Wise-Ones say that we learn from our mistakes. Of course, we do. But it is always much more fun to learn from mistakes made by others.
Heather is a stay-at-home mom who enjoys camping with family, tackling DIY projects with her husband, and watching her kids& 39; soccer games. Instant GratificationAfter purchasing our long-rented house from our landlord, there were so many projects we knew we wanted to tackle on our outdated house. So many, in fact, that we overwhelmed ourselves and just didn& 39;t know where to start.
In addition to being a certified herbalist and aromatherapy consultant, Gina finds the unrelenting allure of gardening very strong. To make new sweet potatoes, you will start with an old sweet potato—an organic sweet potato (the non-organic sweet potatoes may be treated with sprout-suppressing chemicals).
Decorating and entertaining for special occasions gives me great joy. I love to share some of my more creative ideas. Makeover Your Drab Kitchen IslandHere are the step-by-step instructions to add a little pizzazz to your kitchen island. This version is the one I used in my kitchen and has a hand painted design.
I have three children and seven grandchildren, so I& 39;m no stranger to clutter. Luckily, I& 39;ve found some great ways to free up space. Countdown: Listed in Order10. Your Refrigerator: Least Important, but worth mentioning.9. Your Freezer: Not a biggy, but worth mentioning.8. Your Towels/Sheets/Blankets: They are storage hogs.
Erin is a writer and content creator from Georgia, United States. She loves coffee, books, and puppies. People are getting very creative when designing homes. They are adding unique features like a slide and indoor playground or simply filling their rooms with a plethora of plants. Some are jumping on the tiny house bandwagon, but adding their own twist by somehow managing an open concept with little space.
Gardening has been my passion for years, and I have written extensively on this niche. The rooftops of buildings and houses are spaces that usually go unused. Green-roofing the whole terrace is a new trend. All or part of the roof is converted into a conventional garden by covering its surface with a layer of soil and planting, just as you would a back yard.
Amelia has been an avid gardener since childhood and enjoys experimenting with natural and sustainable gardening methods.The easiest and best way to start a new garden bed or maintain an old one requires no digging and no sod removal. In the end, you will have a garden that doesn& 39;t get muddy or compacted and needs less water and weeding.
Steve is the owner of Chimney Works, a Cincinnati, Ohio based company. He also runs The Chimney Outpost, a small business blog.Your wood stove or fireplace insert glass can often have a grey or black film over it. This film can often seem & 34;baked-on& 34; and very difficult to remove. While your first reaction may be to grab a wire brush or some harsh chemical cleaners, you don& 39;t want to damage your expensive fireplace glass or create a fire hazard.
Dorothy is a Master Gardener, former newspaper reporter, and the author of several books. Michael is a landscape/nature photographer in NM. Find the Right Flowers for the Space You HaveIf you are planting in a dry area, finding the proper flowers is crucial to your success. Don& 39;t set yourself up to fail by not knowing how each plant is affected when it is forced to have access to very little water.
Dan has been in the HVAC industry for 23 years with experience ranging from installation and service to sales and distribution.3 Things You Need To Answer If Your Heating and Cooling Equipment Is Still Under WarrantyThe brand of your unit.Who the distributor of your brand of equipment in your area is.
Amelia has been an avid gardener since childhood and enjoys experimenting with natural and sustainable gardening methods.The edible landscape can be rather dull near the start of spring, so it is worth giving this part of the year special attention when planning your yard. Here are ten stars of the early-spring edible landscape, along with planting tips to get you started.
I am an IT engineer and have been a pool owner for over five years. Are you having problems with wild ducks or geese hovering around your pool? Sure, they may be cute to look at or fun to watch, but problems can arise when you start to find bird droppings or can& 39;t enjoy your pool in peace and quiet.
Building a sustainable lifestyle through gardening is something Marlene finds rewarding. Sharing tips with other gardeners is a true joy. It’s Cold OutsideWhen the weather starts to turn cold, the harvest from the vegetables you planted in the spring are likely coming to an end. Warm weather crops are squeezing out the last few veggies you will enjoy for this season.
Since their creation nearly a century ago, usage myths have been passed down from generation to generation regarding garbage disposals. It is important to be aware of the facts behind these ideas and be wary of their authenticity, especially for the sake of maintaining a functioning system. 1. Garbage Disposals Are Made to Handle All FoodsThere is a wide variety of disposals, some more durable than others, but in general, most systems are made to grind down soft food particles.
I turned an ordinary bathroom into a & 34;Men& 39;s Room& 34; that reflects my own personal style.Tools of the TradeYou can make big changes to your small bathroom with a little splash of paint and some flea-market flair. A trip to your local hobby and craft store can also be a great place to find many masculine accents, as well.
Arthur has been an online writer for over four years. His articles often focus on DIY home projects. My Wildlife Pond ExperienceI’ve had a wildlife pond in my back garden for over 20 years. During that time, I’ve replaced it four times for something grander; with the occasional makeover in between.This article describes my journey from our first humble pond to our latest adventure incorporating water features, including a birdbath and the newest technologies in pond lighting.
Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. While I was taking the Master Gardener course, a fellow Master Gardener was transporting a gangly night-blooming cereus plant. A piece of it broke off and he offered it to me.
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. What to Check When Your Brush Cutter Doesn& 39;t StartYou go out to start your brush cutter, weed whacker, or string trimmer and it won& 39;t start. If you& 39;ve tried a few times and it still won& 39;t start, and you smell gasoline, you& 39;ve probably flooded it.
Sally is a writer, speaker, and communications coach. She teaches her clients how to express themselves with power and impact.Are you part of the creative class that works mostly from home? Are you a freelance writer trying to make a living from your craft or do you write just because it satisfies a creative need and brings you joy?