Lawn & Garden

How To Grow Vegetables Indoors During The Winter

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    If you are someone that likes to garden or if you would just like to have a small supply of freshly grown vegetables for your table there are a few plants that do well enough indoors during the winter that they are worth giving a try.

    If you are a seasoned gardener then you may already be set up to grow your seedlings for transplanting in the spring. Cold Weather plants seem to do the …

    How To Clear Your Field For Planting Crops

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      If you are lucky enough to have enough land to plant a large amount of crops or maybe if you have a field that has been mismanaged for a long time and you just want to start over you have a lot of options for clearing the area from tall grasses and preparing it for planting.

      The first thing is we aren’t talking about converting a wooded lot or one with a large amount of …

      How To Extend The Life Of Your Fruits And Vegetables To Reduce Kitchen Waste

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        Whether you grow your own garden or buy from the store the value of the food in our kitchen is something to care about. In this How To we will cover some of the ways to care for your produce to extend its usefulness in your home.

        One thing that most of us forget about once our produce is harvested is that it is a living thing and the environment will break it down and …

        How To Pick A Good Property For Your Off Grid Homestead

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          There are a lot of people that are becoming interested in Homestead Living where you get away from the City and you live life out on your own. There are good and bad points about this type of lifestyle and before you jump in you should understand all of the resources and skills you will need so your experience is a good one.

          The most important part of Homestead Living is finding a piece of …

          How To Get A Great Lawn With Sod Or Hydroseeding

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            One of our Canadian friends is asking about a new lot home that has just been finished. It was an owner built with some contractors to provide help and now he is at the point where he needs a nice yard.

            He has been asking around about the costs of putting in a sod lawn and we also wanted to talk with him about the options of Hydroseeding. His main concern is the cost of …

            How To Not Get Screwed On A New Concrete Driveway

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              A Friend is asking about a concrete job they just contracted for. They live in a Southern State and the driveway will be 16 feet wide and 70 feet long with an additional slab near their carport at the home for additional parking.

              The contractor was suggested to them by other contractors that are backed up with work. He has said he is licensed and insured but hasn’t provided proof of it yet and even …

              How To Clean Up A Crumbled Concrete Pathway In Your Backyard

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                A Friend asks us how can they clean up the pathway in their backyard to make it look better and to improve its condition. Its a 3 foot wide concrete pathway that was placed on the back of the home to help with diverting rain away from the home. There is actually a pretty big grate in the path on the side of the home which diverts water out into the street and their …

                How To Cut Out The Lawn Care Service And Have A Great Yard For Very Little Money

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                  A friend is asking for some help with their yard. It seems that they have a few neighbors that are complaining about their property and they don’t have a lot of money to hire professional services.So, we are going to take this opportunity to give a few secrets we have learned over the years to manage your yard and home to get the most out of it for very little money.

                  Honestly if you are …

                  How To Ten Things You Should Know Before You Plant Trees In Your Yard

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                    If you are doing some landscaping or maybe you just purchased a new home and are getting ready to plant a few Trees there are some precautions that you should consider before picking Trees that will outgrow your home.

                    When considering trees that are near your home you have many factors to consider.

                    First is will the tree spread end up extending over your home. This is really not a good thing and all areas will …

                    How To Planning Your Backyard Patio Before You Get In Too Deep

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                      Many people love sitting in their backyard after work or playing with the kids and they want to improve what they have but sometimes they get these grand ideas before really considering what fits with their property.

                      Before you begin any job it is important to plan it out and understand not only how it will look but how it will function for many years to come.

                      A friend is starting a new backyard project that …