Although hoping to find a 4-leaf clover may have been your dream as a child, encountering countless patches of white clover in your yard as an adult may leave a lot to be desired and be diminishing the beauty of your yard at the same time. Learn how to eliminate these common weeds with the following steps. Once you have tackled the problem, plant grass seed where the clovers once were so that your property soon has a consistent appearance that is full of healthy blades of grass.
9 March 2016
A corner seems like such an ideal spot for a pretty mini garden. Yet often this space languishes, disappearing into the background as other attractions gain attention in the center of the yard. This could be because the corner spot presents a problem for planting, or it just could be a forgotten area. Perk up your whole yard by planting a pretty scene in the corner. Solve a Slope Sometimes a corner presents a slope, either leading to or away from the center of the yard.
9 February 2016
Outdoor power equipment is expensive. If you want your outdoor power equipment to last a long time, you need to make sure that you take proper care of it. Here are three tips that will help you keep your lawn mower in good shape for a long time. Store Your Lawn Mower Somewhere Safe When you are not using your lawn mower, you should not just park it on the side of your yard.
15 January 2016
If you have large trees around your home, they can be valuable for adding shade and protecting your roof. They also need to have proper care to prevent damage to your home, such as wear on your roof due to falling branches and fungus from too much shade. If you want to reduce wear on your roof, here are some tips for the care that trees around your home need:
18 December 2015
Seedbombing, or the act of throwing balls of seeds and fertilizer into barren dirt, seems like a great concept on the surface. There's an empty, ugly lot, and you're just adding some nice, colorful wildflowers, right? Unfortunately, there is a lot more that goes into planting wildflower seeds in an appropriate manner than just whim and desire of one random person. Seedbomb the wrong plot or with the wrong seeds, and you could find yourself dealing with a lot of legal trouble.
24 November 2015
If you have always wanted a rustic kitchen and also wanted durable, non-porous quartz countertops, you may think the two don't go very well together. Quartz has been used a lot lately in slick, modern kitchens (think stainless steel appliances and trendy hardware-less cabinetry from Europe). However, you can use quartz countertops in a more country-style kitchen for a seamless look, not a jarring juxtaposition. Read on to learn how.
30 October 2015
Homemade crafts are extremely popular, especially when people want to save money. It is no different when it comes to wind chimes. Homemade wind chimes are unique, interesting and cheap. Whether you're wanting to add some ornaments to your garden, front porch, balcony or patio, here are three fantastic ideas to consider: 1. Seashell Wind Chime If you live by the beach or love the beach and want to bring a bit of it home with you after visiting, you could consider building your own wind chime.
13 October 2015
If you have a fireplace in your home, you might not realize how dirty your chimney is. This could be affecting your home's air quality and keep you from getting proper heat from the fireplace. A dirty chimney also keeps the smoke from escaping your home effectively. Here are some tips for cleaning the chimney and fireplace. Supplies Needed The first thing you need to do if you intend to clean the chimney yourself is gather the right supplies.
15 September 2015
The triadic color scheme is one of the boldest palettes. With the triadic scheme, colors are spaced evenly apart on the color wheel. So, while they're not exactly opposites, the effect is complementary. No matter the saturation of these colors, the scheme tends to be vibrant. Use the triadic color scheme as a foundation for a dynamic effect in your bedroom. Select a Pattern Normally, selecting a patterned fabric is not the first step in decorating.
18 August 2015
Ticks can pose a major concern, especially if they are infesting your yard. Not only can their bite be uncomfortable, they also carry diseases like anaplasmosis. You don't have to spend a lot of time outdoors to be exposed to ticks – they can be brought into the home on pets or you may pick one up simply walking through your yard. The following tips can help you control the amount of ticks in your landscape.
3 August 2015