Homemade potted citronella candles offer an inexpensive and bug-deterring alternative to traditional landscape lights. Easy way to Say good bye, to bugs! To do: for each angle, you’ll need a cachepot (or plug a standard pot with modeling clay), wax and wick material (can find in craft stores), citronella oil (at hardware store) and a pencil. Tie the wick to the pencil and lay the pencil across the pot.
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Hypertufa planters are lightweight yet durable and make perfect little container garden. Make several and group at different heights. You can also make birdbaths, stepping stones, spheres, or other garden accents using hypertufa. What you’ll need to make a Hypertufa Planter Wheelbarrow or bucket Rubber gloves face mask Portland cement Perlite or vermiculite Sphagnum peat moss Polypropylene fiber Mold of your choice Dowels Sheet Plastic or plastic garbage bags Knife
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.
What a beautiful oasis! Designing an Outdoor Paradise is becoming more popular these days. I think you would agree that this inviting water – garden oasis is absolutely beautiful and maybe a little extravagant. But it is so amazing that there would be no need to be indoors. Another perfect relaxing outdoor idea is to take your indoor space outdoors. And this cozy interior – exterior space would put you in
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
Most sprinkler systems over time due to dirt, algae, hard water deposits, particles and other debris can become clogged. If your sprinkler system becomes clogged, or the water pressure isn't as strong, it is time to clean out or repair your sprinkler system. Sprinkler System Check List – Get it Working Properly: First turn off your system to relieve water pressure. If your system has a filter, check it for
Spring Sprinkler System Start-ups Checklist The calendar finally reads “Spring” and time to put away the snow shovels and start enjoying the warm weather. But, before you put on those shorts and flip-flops you need to crank up the sprinkler system, consider the following as part of the process necessary to reactivate those slumbering sprays and rotors: Make sure all manual drain valves are returned to the “closed” position before you
Without proper preparation your sprinkler system might be damaged by freezing temperatures. Here are some tips on how to prepare your irrigation system for winter conditions if you live in a region where it freezes. How to Prepare your Irrigation System for the Winter Months 1. Insulate your assets Shut off the water supply to the irrigation system. The main shut off valve for your irrigation system needs to be