Lawn & Garden

How To – Forcing Bulbs Indoors for Fresh Flowers Anytime

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    Growing flower bulbs indoors is called forcing and it is an easy way to get beautiful flowers at almost any time of year.

    Many different bulbs will work but your local garden center can help you pick a selection that will work best indoors and in the winter months. Many people will pick an easy variety like Paper Whites but be careful they have a very pungent aroma.

    You can begin by placing your bulbs in …

    How To – Starting your Garden indoors from Seeds

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      Starting your garden from seeds is an easy and inexpensive way to get a garden full of vegetables and flowers for not too much work.

      Vegetable and flower seeds are inexpensive and you can get packets in late winter and early spring at local stores or online.

      Starting your garden inside will give you a jump on spring but what do you need to start your garden indoors?

      First you should start by planting those vegetables and …

      How To – Installing A Decorative Vinyl Privacy Fence

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        Vinyl Fencing is relatively cheap to install and easy to maintain that is why it is the choice of many home owners that want to put in a privacy border or secure a swimming pool.

        The product comes in a variety of different styles and colors to match your needs. You can select a basic white panel design that comes in 6 foot heights or you can get simulated wood products to match the color …

        How To – Mowing Your Lawn and Getting that Professional Look

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          Other then the color of your house the size of your lawn and if it is maintained properly really has impact on how your property looks. With just a few tips you can get your lawn looking like you pay hundreds of dollars a month and it will only take you a couple hours a week if that.

          The most important thing that you have to remember when taking care of your lawn is that …

          How To – Winter Garden Maintenance On That Random Nice Day

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            Getting out in your garden or yard in the winter is something that  is pretty rare but sometimes we can have days in the 50’s and thats time to make sure everything is doing ok.

            Because this is not growing season the need to fertilize or cut grass is not something that should be on your list but there are a few things that you can take care of in your yard that are pretty …

            How To – Winter Repair Of Concrete And Driveway Damage

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              Unfortunately there are times in the dead of winter when you need to repair or at the very least patch a section of damaged Concrete or Driveway. I say it is unfortunate because the materials that you need to perform a permanent repair are either not available or will not cure correctly when temperatures drop below freezing.

              In the dead of winter you are likely to find that  mix companies that provide delivery of asphalt …

              How To – Cockroaches Control and Inspection

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                Although Cockroaches may be considered a pest because they look pretty nasty they can also be dangerous to your health causing gastrointestinal and respiratory illness. The latest research also shows that cockroach debris (old shells, body parts, and droppings) triggers asthma attacks in people who are sensitized to cockroach allergen.

                Which homes should be checked?

                Any home with food or moisture in it can have cockroaches. Often, apartment buildings have the worst infestations. A home …

                How To – Replacing Snow Blower Shear Pin Blade Shaft Bolts

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                  Search : Poulan Pro PP40003 6-Pack Of Snow Thrower Sheer Pins & BoltsMany snow blowers have shear pins that break off when you hit something hard to protect the motor and drive mechanism from serious damage.

                  It can happen when you hit a chunk of ice that was kicked into snow at the end of your driveway by a snow plow or if you happen to hit something harder like the edge of the curb, a …

                  How To – Low Voltage Exterior Lighting Options For The Holidays

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                    The Fall season means you will be preparing for a number of coming holidays. With the holidays come visitors and you may want to decorate the exterior of your home to make it more inviting or you may just want to provide some extra light outside of your home so guests that arrive after dark won’t be tripping on the way to your door.

                    The benefit of low voltage lighting is that you normally can …

                    How To – Dried Beans As A Long Term Storage Food Source

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                      Long Term Food Storage is important for many reasons including emergency food sources and even for saving money but how long can dried beans really be saved?

                      Adzuki, Black, Black-eyed, Black Turtle, Garbanzo, Great Northern, Kidney, Lentils, Lima, Mung, Navy, Pink, Pinto, Small Red, Soy, and Split-pea can all be dried and stored.

                      A recent study has shown that Dried Beans can be stored for 30 years. This was the length of the study and it …