Sometimes when you build with pressure treated lumber it will shrink more then expected this is the problem with one of or deck boards. Although replacing the whole piece is an option once you have stained your deck a few times and it has weathered for a season installing a fresh board will mean a mismatch in color.
If you are using an opaque stain that will completely block the grain in the wood this is fine …
In 1984 I got my first taste of CAD Computer Aided Drafting with AutoCad 2.something and since that time there is no way that I would go back to drawing by hand. The features that were available in that software are still pretty much the same and remain the basic tools for drafters, architects and engineers.
Today’s CAD Drafting Software can provide the user with a variety of internal and add-on features. Everything from 3D rendering of your project with animated …
There are many types of mulch that you can use in your garden and just as many reasons to use it.
Most people like the way mulch looks in flower beds and around their small trees but the reason it is used has much more to do with garden maintenance then just its decorative appeal.
Here are a few reasons you may want to use mulch.
To reduce the amount of …
Directory of Governmental Resources and Offices covering Pesticides
Department of Agriculture
Division of Plant Protection and Pesticides
PO BOX 3336
Montgomery, AL 36109-0336
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
500 S Alaska St
Palmer, AK 99645-6340
Arizona Department of Agriculture
1688 W Adams
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Arizona Structural Pest Control
9545 East Double Tree Ranch Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
http://www.plantboard.org/pesticides_licensing.htmlArkansas State Plant Board
Division of Feeds, Fertilizers and Pesticides
#1 Natural Resource Dr
PO BOX 1069
Little Rock, AR …
When planning your garden you can choose from a variety of different plants, bushes and trees.
There are 3 basic types to choose from
Perennials – Plants that survive for many years.
Bushes and trees are examples of Woody Perennials.
These plants will last for many years. Some like evergreens Pines or Holly bushes will keep their leaf structure year long. Others that are deciduous like Oak Trees will drop their leafs …
Proper pruning of plants is something that all gardeners should learn.
For many plants like roses pruning is necessary to improve the growth and flowering of the plant.
Prune your roses in late winter – early spring to promote the next seasons growth.
Summer pruning should be done to remove diseased or damaged stems or for harvesting flowers.
You should also deadhead the flower buds once they have died.
Always make clean sharp cuts …
Planting Vegetables in your garden is really easy to do and will give you months of enjoyment and food.
All vegetables are started by seed but as a home gardener you can take advantage of potted plants to reduce your germination and grow time. Plants are available in early spring right after the last frost. Most Home Stores and Garden Centers carry a good selection but you can also purchase …
There are three basic types of range hoods available for residential kitchens. Each type has its own advantages and features but whatever model you pick there are three main reasons you should get one.
The first is Fire Protection- A range hood made out of stainless steel or enameled steel will act as a buffer in case of grease or other fires on your stove. Since most cabinets are made out of …
Your Stove is one of the most important parts of your kitchen and it should get proper care to last a long time.
There are three different types of stove tops that we will cover.
Electric with exposed elements
Gas with exposed elements
and Electric with Glass Surface
Each type has its own specific features and different methods of maintenance.
Electric Stoves with …
Regular cleaning of your counter tops, cutting boards and refrigerator is necessary to reduce dangerous bacteria buildup in your kitchen. Bacteria can often be unseen and odorless so just because the surface looks visibly clean of dirt does not mean it is safe.
To disinfect kitchen surfaces we need to use a bleach solution.
Prepare the solution by adding 1 cup of household bleach to a gallon of water and then …
Aluminum is one of the most common metals found in our homes. It is in our kitchen pots and pans it is also used in our cars for wheels and window frames and door jams. Other uses of aluminum include paint pigments, electrical wires and components, castings for camera bodies, siding for home exteriors, car engines, and any place where light and durable metal parts are needed.
Aluminum does not rust like Iron or Steel but it does oxidize and discolor.
It can …
It dosen’t matter how careful everyone tries to be… the fact is there will always be accidents but a few simple tricks should let you keep your sanity.
The most important thing is catching the stain as soon as you can.
1) Blot the area with a dry towel as soon as you can to remove the largest volume of the spill.
2) Once you have removed as much of the wine or other liquid …