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.
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.
Posted in Homeowners on Jun 22, 2018
Imagine a perfect, lush green backyard with some solar garden lamps and some cute furniture – picturesque, right? However, these aesthetics are very difficult and time consuming to maintain. An average American spends 150 hours a year tending their yard and spends around 80 million pounds of pesticides on their grass and plants, as claimed by Ted Steinberg. But here’s an easier way around all that hard work – artificial grass.
America’s love affair with outdoor parties and barbecues continue to grow and in sunnier states, a get-together is possible for at least six months in the year. According to Forbes, 75% of American adults own a grill or smoker, and 43% of these use these appliances at least once a month in winter months and much of the joy involves simply being outside in the yard or garden.
This guide will help teach you safety guidelines when using a chainsaw; however, it is not to be used as a substitute for chainsaw safety training. Consult your user's manual and follow all safety precautions and manufacturer's instructions to help keep you safe.
Posted in Homeowners on May 31, 2018
For versatile, easy to install lighting outside your home, solar garden lamps are one of your best choices. Since they draw all of their power from the sun, won’t there’s no tangle, fussing with wires or worrying about the correct way to install a transformer or any of the other hassles that come with installing low voltage outdoor lighting.
When most people build their gardens, they don’t do it with a gas BBQ in mind. Only later, when they start craving a summer cookout, do they start to imagine what their garden might look like with a gas BBQ inside. The only problem? Your garden wasn’t built for a BBQ in the first place!