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What Kind of Soil Do I Start My Pepper Seeds In?

Peppers provide a variety of choices to the home gardener, with both sweet and hot varieties available. All varieties grow readily from seed when planted correctly. The seeds are more finicky than other summer vegetables, requiring a good potting mixture and plenty of warmth to sprout successfully. ...More...

Homeowners Must Invest in Firewood Racks

When the months turn cold, sitting by the fireplace or fire pit is our best and most comfortable option. It can keep us warm and relaxed as we are continually amazed by the dancing flames. However when everything burns out, we need to add more wood and stoke the flames to allow them to continue givi...More...

The Hammock Effect

According to a 2011 scientific study conducted by French and Swiss scientists and published in "Current Biology," a hammock will help you fall asleep faster than usual and improve the quality of your sleep. Many people in Central and South America have slept in hammocks their entire lives, and scien...More...

How to Make Window Boxes For Your House

Window boxes are to a house like jewelry is to a woman's ensemble, they finish the look. Window boxes fit nearly every type of architecture from Victorian to ranch style to modern. Second story window boxes bring the garden up to the viewer as well as provide interest and color to the facade of...More...

Garden Fire Pit

Garden fire pit is the alternative modern landscaping to outdoor heaters. Their consistent flames remind them of the importance of the fire that has played a vital role in today's development. Indeed, fire is one of the elements in our nature that serves as the most destructive and constructive...More...

How to Make Paper Fire Bricks

With cardboard packaging, newspapers, office papers, instructional booklets, and other sources, many households go through hundreds of pounds of paper a year. Environmentally conscious households have taken to reusing and recycling paper waste instead of sending it to the landfill, but there is anot...More...

How to Get Rid of a Chain Link Fence

You might want to get rid of a chain link fence to make way for a wooden privacy fence, or just to remove a fence that has become an eyesore over the years. A chain link fence has two types of posts. The larger terminal posts are used at the ends of the fence and on either side of a gate. Line posts...More...

Garden Hose Storage Tips

You have worked so hard tending to your garden for it to look perfect. There are no dead leaves on the branches, the flowers are blooming and the only thing that disturbs the ideal picture is the hose that snakes through the yard from its hookup to the faucet....More...

What Is the Difference Between SAE & Metric Sockets?

While the majority of bolt-type fasteners used in the United States conform to one or the other measurement scale, the difference between SAE and metric fasteners (and their corresponding sockets) is as profound as the difference between yards and meters: They are almost the same, but not quite. Eac...More...

Colorful Bushes for My Front Yard

You can plant a bush to fill in large spaces in your front yard, to cover exposed foundations or to provide a privacy screen from your neighbors. While some bushes blend in with different shades of green, others display lively colors to increase curb appeal and make your home look more inviting. The...More...

My Laid Sod Is Turning Brown

Sod provides a green lawn without waiting for grass seed to grow. After installing sod, proper care must be taken or it can start to die and turn brown. Besides care, other problems can cause sod to turn brown, and they need to be corrected before the entire lawn is lost....More...

What Kind of Motor Oil Is Recommended for Toro Zero Turn Mowers?

Toro's residential zero-radius-turn mowers require an oil change after the first eight hours of service, after the first 50 hours of service and then after every 100 hours of service for the life of the mower. For these oil changes, choose a good quality detergent oil of an appropriate viscosity....More...

Three Fire Pit Set Purchase Factors

A fire pit set is a great way to have a romantic evening outside, have a campfire in your backyard, or just stay warmer as the nights begin to cool. But there are a few things you should keep in mind before you make your purchase....More...

Wood Farm Fence Styles

A standard board fence outlines this horse farm.Horse Farm image by William Berry from Fotolia.comThere is nothing more attractive than a long row of fencing bordering a farm. The most important factor in building a farm fence is the purpose of that fence. Different livestock demand......More...

How To Grow Blue Grama Grass From Seed

Blue grama is a native North American grass that can be used for erosion control, lawn and soil stabilization. It is tolerant to a wide range of soil conditions and even endures drought and burning. Blue grama is also used with other grasses but will not tolerate cool-season grasses. It is commonly ...More...

The Best Tractor Lawn Mowers

Lawn tractors help make large lawn jobs less time consuming and provide a more even coverage.Tractor image by Dubravko Grakalic from Fotolia.comTaking care of a large lawn with even the best push mower can be a challenge and hard work. For those with large lawns, that challenge can be......More...

Things to Learn About Window Bird Feeders

A window bird feeder is really a great thing for those individuals who don't have a patio or a garden area. This window bird feeder can be placed on any position that you want, you can hang it on your window or you can place it on a flat place. No matter where you live you won't really mis...More...

Why Will Grass Seeds Grow on Cotton Balls?

Placing grass seeds on a layer of wet cotton balls is a quick and easy way to germinate and grow grass seed for personal amusement, science education or the practical purpose of providing fresh greens for pet guinea pigs or cats. Cotton balls work as a substrate or base material for growing grass se...More...