Leaving for vacation? Make sure you’ll return to find your home as you left it by following these simple steps.
Roses may not be easiest flowers to grow but their beauty and grace make them more than worth your efforts.
Regular cleaning and maintaining of your outdoor furniture will help to keep it looking new for many seasons to come. From wicker, to redwood to PVC, learn the tricks to preserve your furniture investment and ensure years of enjoyment on your deck or patio.
Spring is a good time to paint fences and the exterior of your home, especially wood surfaces. This way, they will be protected from summer heat and sun. Wood decks should also be sealed once a year.
Our love of gardening oftern begins in childhood. Share your passion for gardening with your child or grandchild and plant the seed for generations to come.
When doing tree pruning work, making an extra undercut with your pruning saw will help keep the bark below heavier branches from stripping down and marring the trunk. Make the undercut from below the branch, about 4 to 6 inches out from the trunk. Then cut from the top of the branch, just outside the lower cut. Lastly, use the saw to make a final cut close to the terminal base.
Attic ventilation is critical for not only summer cooling performance but also the longevity of the structure of your house.
Remember that extreme temperatures can build in an attic without proper ventilation, especially with a dark colored roof.
It seems that for some jobs, you need three hands to get it done. Your pliers can lend you that extra hand. Use the pliers to grip the wire or small piece you need to have held. Then wrap a rubber band around the handles to maintain the grip while you complete the work.
When laminating, use 1" vinyl blind slats between your surfaces to align the edges.