A backyard BBQ is as much of an American tradition as football, baseball and a love for country music is. According to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, 80% of Americans own an outdoor griller, smoker or BBQ with the 4th of July, Memorial Day and Labor Day being some of the most popular holidays on which families and friends get together for a barbecue.
Greenhouses are an excellent way to extend the growing season no matter where you live. They are also great for providing a steady climate for your plants.
More than 40% of American homes now have a man cave, with an estimated 13% planning to add one within the next year. A man cave can provide a great space for the man of the house and his friends to spend some time enjoying things like poker games, video games, or even just having a social drink.
Posted in Homeowners on Sep 04, 2018
Garden furniture can make your outdoor space more functional and more attractive. To keep it looking its best, try using these tips for storing and caring for outdoor furniture:
Beekeeping requires a lot of learning and advice from experienced beekeepers in order to grow your colony. For easier management, it is recommended to start by keeping it simple while being very keen on the progress of the colony. This way, you will be able to easily spot warning signs of any issues in the hive and in case things go from bad to worse, you will not lose a lot. But yes it’s more than just having bees and a beekeeping starter kit.
The following ten tips will help improve the appearance of your patio.
Why should you grow with LED lights in your indoor garden? In case you haven’t considered using LED grow lights before, here are eight good reasons you should trade out your old-fashioned grow lights for new LED lights.
Posted in Homeowners on Aug 22, 2018
Most parents know the cognitive, emotional, and physical benefits of installing their own backyard playground. Playing out in the backyard promotes self-esteem, decreases the risk of depression, and reduces the chance of health problems such as obesity, high blood pressure, elevated blood cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes. However, what you may not know is that while you're boosting your child's health, you're diminishing the health of the environment. Many playgrounds are made of plastic and 91 percent of this plastic is never recycled. This plastic then heads to landfills where it takes over 400 years to degrade. An eco-friendly playground can diminish the negative impact on Mother Nature, and it can also provide benefits to your child.
Posted in Homeowners on Aug 01, 2018
72 % of Americans do not compost their own food waste, with the main reason being that they find it inconvenient. However, composting your own waste is not only environmentally-friendly and great for your garden as a natural fertilizer, it can also be very convenient when done correctly. Whether you are single or a family of five, make sure to use your food scraps for good by becoming familiar with the what, how and why of composting.