Outside forces to get a beautiful Yard! Trim, mow, haul, and shovel your way to the best yard on the block with these handy garden helpers. Now that Spring is finally here we are all looking forward to spending more time outdoors in our own little oasis. So create your perfect outdoor paradise with these powerful lawn tools. Briggs Stratton Mow and Stow Engine & Compact Lawn Mower What it
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Has some of your siding begun to rot while the rest is still good? Don’t replace all the boards. Follow these easy steps and just replace the boards that are rotted. Decide which boards need replacing and where to make your cuts. Stagger butt joints if you’re replacing multiple courses. Use a square to mark the cutting lines, centered on a stud. The nailheads on existing siding will indicate stud positions.
Do Programmable Thermostats Save Money? The short answer is yes More precisely, they save families an average of $300 to $400 a year on energy costs. According to Energy Star, an average household spends close to $2,200 a year on energy bills, half of which goes toward heating and cooling empty and unused spaces. In other words, people are spending too much to heat and cool their homes and are wasting
What you will need to make a Garden Bed: Garden Hose Flour or marking Paint Sod Cutter (optional) Sharp Spade Garden Rake Compost Step 1 Using a garden hose, outling the shape of your garden bed. Strive for a shape that allows easy access to plant rows. Mark the shape of the bed with flour or marking paint and remove the hose. Step 2 Remove the sod with the help
HERBS AND SPICE DEFINITIONS The term “herb” has many definitions. It is often defined botanically as an annual, biennial or perennial that does not produce persistent woody tissue. This, however, would leave out many aromatic trees and shrubs that are often used as herbs. A broader definition might be any plant or plant part that is used for its culinary, cosmetic, medicinal or aromatic qualities. Spices tend to be more
Vegetable and fresh food gardens are the rage this year. With all the focus on green living and organic foods, it’s not surprising there is a push towards growing our own food. If you’ve ever eaten a fresh picked tomato, you’ll know that the flavor just doesn’t compare with store bought. In fact, most people probably don’t realize how good vegetables are supposed to taste. For those of you who
Take the guess work out which wood glue to use to make your fix it job complete. If you have ever been stuck when it came to choosing the right adhesive for a wood repair, you know how confusing all the options can be. There are glues that dry instantly, glues that must be mixed with water, glues that should never touch water, glues that work only in certain temperatures and
With so many people concerned about our impact on planet Earth, it’s no wonder that renewable energy has become so popular. One way that you can do your bit for the environment is to have solar panels fitted to your roof which then take the energy from the sun so that you can use it in your home to either replace or supplement the electricity you take from the main
The potential energy savings from reducing air leaks or drafts in the home can be as high as 40% per year. Caulking, filling gaps and adding weather stripping to eliminate a home’s drafts and temperature differences will help to make you feel much more comfortable in your home. Here are some steps you can take to make your home more energy efficient: Save up to 40% on your energy bill by
It doesn’t matter whether you own a home or you are renting, every home needs to be maintained or repaired. As long as you have a roof and four walls that you call home, you will need to repair, install or update that home. And all those home newbies should definitely get prepared with the home maintenance and repair essential tools. It will make it easier to enjoy your home.