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Many people who own a backpack leaf blower are unaware as to how to use it correctly. And this inefficient use of the machine can not only lead to accidents but also increased air and sound pollution. Below, we look at five tips that can help you use the blower the right way and enable you to avoid such potential problems.

Plants have a lot of uses. They produce food for humans and animals to eat. They give off oxygen which makes it safe for humans and animals to breathe. Most plants can also be used as medicines. One particular use of plants which is not that popular but also important is that they can be used to drive away pests.

Today's homes are as much about outdoor living as they are about the interior space. Having a beautifully designed garden and driveway can create the perfect space for relaxing or entertaining. Whether you keep it relatively simple or add water features, pathways, sculptures, or other design elements, it is important to choose the right lighting for your garden.

Cutting down a tree in your yard should be a last resort, and in many areas there's laws preventing you from doing so. A common reasons why it may be absolutely necessary is that the tree is dying and could fall and injury people or property. Cutting down a tree can be extremely dangerous. Because of that, it is usually a good idea to hire a professional to do it for you. If you are thinking of doing it yourself, however, you need to invest in the right equipment for the job.

Tips for a Greener Garden

Posted in Gardening on Oct 30, 2017

Tips for a Greener Garden

A greener garden space doesn't just mean one with more plants, being environmentally friendly is a multi-faceted thing. Here are some tips to help.

When amateur gardeners think about fall, the first thing that pops into their mind is dead leaves, cloudy days and the approaching winter. No one would ever think fall could be an ideal time for planting, would they? That’s a wrong assumption! Experienced gardeners and those who do this for a living know that fall is the perfect season to make changes to your garden, either by seeding new plants or relocating the existing large ones.

Growing your vegetables is highly rewarding and can save you a boatload of hard-earned dollars. There is one group of people who can benefit more than just adults and our pockets. Children. This can be such a fun-filled experience for them regardless of their age. They can eat healthier, and they can learn so much about the importance of healthy eating. Children will also come to understand the impact that mass-farmed vegetables have on the environment.

Regardless of your tenure as a gardener, soil aeration is an important step in the gardening process. Soil aeration is the process of puncturing your garden’s soil with small holes. This prepares the way for air, water and nutrients to penetrate the soil. This process helps roots grow deeply and facilitates a strong and lasting garden.

User Map - Oct 4, 2017

Posted in YardYum on Oct 04, 2017

User Map - Oct 4, 2017

Today at the office we were curious about all the different countries our users come from, so we had some fun with the data and generated this map :)

Want to Repel Snakes Naturally?

Posted in Homeowners on Sep 21, 2017

Want to Repel Snakes Naturally?

Although snakes can actually be beneficial for your garden (they often prey on pests that eat your plants, like mice and beetles), they can also be extremely dangerous for your family and your pets. So let’s take a look at some natural ways to keep snakes out of your yard!