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Make Gardening A Family Affair

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 by

As adults, we often assume that gardening is designed exclusively for us. Believe it or not, children also love to garden making this popular past time a wonderful family-oriented activity. If you are interested in making gardening a family affair, consider the following ideas to help make your goal a successful one. Why Children Love To Garden Children love to create and there’s no better way to do so than by sharing in the fun of planting a garden. Because little ones also love color, they are naturally drawn to the landscape of a garden. In addition to that, they also can enjoy

If you have the islands on your mind, you will be glad to know that you can bring the charm and decor of your favorite tropical paradise into your own backyard. Even if you don’t live on an island oasis, you can still enjoy all of the benefits with the proper decorating knowledge and a little creativity. Why Decorate With Light Just as many people use candles to create a certain mood or when entertaining outdoors, decorative Polynesian torches add a touch of both light and ambience. If you are hosting an outdoor party with a tropical theme, there’s nothing quite like including

Patio Décor Ideas

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 by

A patio offers a relaxing way to enjoy the outdoors while still getting a sense of home. Believe it or not, the decor that you choose for the patio is just as important as that which you choose for the interior of your home. Granted, you will be spending more time indoors than out, but you cannot make a cake without decorating it with icing. Think of your patio as the icing on the cake and, as such, you have to put a lot of thought into the finishing touches. Have A Seat When most people are on the patio, they enjoy sitting, having a sip of their favorite drink, relaxing and enjoying the

A barbeque is an outdoor meal or party at which food is prepared on a rack over a grill. This popular past time has become a tradition for many families, especially those hosting a backyard party for family and friends. When working with a grill of any kind, it’s important to observe a few safety tips that will ensure a happy and healthy meal for everyone. Inspect Your Grill When the temperatures heat up, so do many outdoor grills. It’s always important to inspect your grill before each use, but especially before the first use of the season. It’s a good idea to look for

If you are like most people, dust is a part of life. Regardless of how much or how often you clean, it still has a way of popping up when and where you least expect it. In addition to being a visual nuisance, dust can also aggravate an allergy condition that may be giving sufferers something to sneeze about. But, don’t fret; you can reduce the dust in your home with a little footwork and a lot of knowhow. Run A Tight Ship Dust comes from many places, including the outdoor environment. If you really want to reduce the dust in your home, keep your windows and doors tightly closed.

Swimming Pool Safety Tips

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 by

Summer is a special time for having fun in the backyard pool, yet drowning is a leading cause of accidental death. Drowning is many times called the “silent killer” as you might not hear a cry for help or the sound of a splash to alert you that a child is in trouble. To keep your summer fun and tragedy free, follow these safety tips: Don’t Get In Over Your Head Regardless of whether you are a beginner or seasoned swimmer, always make sure to swim in a water depth that is most comfortable for you. You should never swim in water that’s deeper than you are used to or that

When moving day arrives, there’s nothing quite like the nagging feeling that you’re forgetting something. But, don’t let the moving blues get you down because there are a few tricks that you can use to make sure that you don’t leave anything behind. A good rule of thumb is that the last things that you use are likely to be those that are forgotten, so make sure to do a final check through the house before leaving. As you are packing in the days leading up to the move, make a checklist of the items you need to remember to pack. If all else fails, use the following

Gardening is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors, but it is also a livelihood for many. Whether you choose to garden solely for recreational purposes or you have business interests planted in your soil, it’s important to keep these things in mind to help your garden thrive. Provide a level planting surface for your garden. If you plant on an incline, you risk water runoff before it has the opportunity to soak into the soil and provide your garden with the nutrients that it needs. Always loosen the soil before planting. This allows the seeds or, if transplanting, the roots to attract and

When you save on energy, you also save money. As a homeowner, there are a number of ways that you can do both and still have the energy to enjoy your everyday life. The Buzz On Bulbs One of the most obvious ways to save energy in your home is to turn off the television when nobody is watching or when the room is empty. Additionally, avoid leaving lights on that aren’t necessary. Speaking of lights, your choice of light bulbs may also have an impact on your energy bill as certain types require more electricity than others resulting in higher energy costs. Keep It Cool During the

If you are planning to entertain outdoors, then you may also be considering the addition of an outdoor music system to help complete your theme. If this is the case, it’s a good idea to keep several tips in mind so that your party will be as smooth as your moves on the dance floor. Avoid Giving Your Neighbors An Earful Music is defined as the pleasing combination of vocal and instrumental sounds, but having too much of a good thing isn’t always a good idea. One of your most important considerations should be that of your neighbors, who may not necessarily appreciate your love