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Home Security Tips

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 by

Making sure that your home is secure should be a priority in your life not only because you want to protect what’s rightfully yours, but more specifically because it could be the most important thing that you do for your family and for yourself. Lock Your Locks When it comes to home security, the single most important thing that you can do is to make sure that both your windows and doors are locked. We no longer live in a time when it’s safe to go to bed at night with the door unlocked or the windows open, so do yourself and your family a favor by double checking those locks and

Hot Decorating Tips

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 by

Let’s face it. There are two kinds of people in the world-those who have a knack for being creative and those who are seriously lacking in decorating skills. The good news is that it doesn’t matter which category you are in because there’s always something new to be learned. If you want to know how to add some new life to your home without spending a fortune, here is how to get started. Spruce Up Your Walls If you need a quick and affordable way to decorate your otherwise bare walls, consider adding a square of your favorite gift wrap to a standard photo frame and

How & When To Prune Roses

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 by

To many, a rose is one of the most beautiful flowers in existence. They can symbolize many things, including passion, love, friendship, innocence, etc. By definition, this fragrant flower is typically found in red, pink, white or yellow and is borne on a prickly bush or shrub. Because proper maintenance is a must for these beautiful blossoms, knowing how and when to prune is essential. Understanding The Pruning Process To prune is to trim a tree, shrub or bush, by cutting away the dead or overgrown branches and/or stems. Once you remove the unwanted areas, your shrub will be more likely

How To Care For Your Lawn

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 by

If you love your lawn, it’s only natural that you would want to give it the proper care to help give it a healthy appearance. After all, your landscape is one of the first things that people will notice when they arrive at your home. Your lawn can either make or break your curb appeal. Grooming If you have weeds, remove them with the proper tools or by pulling them out of the ground manually. An important part of grooming your lawn is mowing it regularly to give it a manicured appearance. Feed Your Lawn Yes, even your yard gets hungry and what it craves more than anything is

When choosing the perfect grill, it’s important to understand the different types and their functions, but also how each relates to your particular needs. Types Of Grills A charcoal grill is a popular choice among many who enjoy cooking in the great outdoors, but it also takes a little more time to prepare your food with the intense smoked flavor that’s a trademark characteristic of charcoal-grilled foods. A gas grill, which averages out to be less expensive than charcoal when calculated on a per use basis, is also a popular choice. It’s important to note that gas grills,

How To Start A New Garden

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 by

Congratulations on your decision to start a new garden. Regardless of whether you are a novice or seasoned expert, you can enjoy the benefits of a garden with nothing more than a little knowledge, some seeds and the proper tools. Step # 1: Pick Your Plants Before you start a new garden, the first and most obvious step is to choose your plants. Some things to consider when making your selection include your geographical region, climate, soil condition and the size of your space. Different climates demand different plants, which means you must choose wisely in order to get the most out of

An aquarium is designed to simulate a natural environment for freshwater life. Speaking of freshwater, the fish that are found here are, as the name implies, those which are found in fresh water and not from the sea. If you want to start a freshwater aquarium in your home, keep the following in mind to help your fish-keeping hobby a swimming success. Choosing The Right Aquarium Aquariums are available in a variety of sizes and styles, but your most important consideration is the type and number of fish that you will be housing. If you plan to have a large freshwater fish community, you

Believe it or not, your garage is not only made to house your automobiles. In fact, you can use it for storage or even a work area for small household projects. Whether you decide to keep tools, lawn care equipment or other accessories in the garage, organization is a must. Maximize Your Workspace If you use the garage for small woodworking projects or other chores that require a sturdy surface, consider installing a fold-down table on the interior wall. When not in use, you can simply lift the table back up and into place. This is a terrific idea for those who have a small garage or

Landscaping Design Tips

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 by

As a homeowner, you can use a number of landscaping design tips to make your house look just as polished on the outside as it does on the inside. Create A Path One of the first things that a guest will notice as they walk up to your home is whether or not there is a defined path. Instead of simply allowing the lawn to be trampled down and act as a pathway to your front door, consider installing a stone walk. Not only will this be more visually appealing, but it will also keep both you and your guests from walking through the mud on a rainy day. Make Your Mailbox Marvelous The way that

Maintenance Tips For Your Home

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 by

Whether it’s spring, summer, fall or winter, it’s important to take the necessary steps to keep your home standing tall every day. Gutter Clutter It’s always important to make sure that the gutters on your roof are cleared, but it’s especially necessary during the autumn months. During this time, trees begin to change and leaves begin to fall, which means your gutters can easily become clogged. If this happens, it could prevent rainwater from properly draining and may even result in damage. It’s also important to check your gutters throughout the year for a