For many people, moving into the country is a dream. They want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and have their space to unwind. The trouble is, is that moving to the country isn't as easy as you may think it is. Just as many people who love the idea of it, will also not be sure how to go about it, or whether they can even afford it. So, with this in mind, we have put together our guide not only to move to the country, but also the ups and downs of relocating.
Posted in Homeowners on Dec 19, 2017
Hot tubs can be a lovely addition to the garden and also can be beneficial to health and lifestyle. Here is what you need to know before purchasing one.
Posted in Homeowners on Dec 14, 2017
On a beautiful day (looking ahead because it's December and I do not live in Florida) many of us enjoy going outside and working in landscape and flower gardens along our driveways and pathways, or maintaining our natural areas. We carefully trim our smaller plants and prune our trees.
If your patio is covered with dirt, debris, or other materials, a pressure washer can help. The patio material really doesn't matter; this product works well on wood, concrete, pavers and brick. You do not need to put additives in the pressure washer, although for tough stains, you can try including a detergent in the solution.
Posted in Homeowners on Nov 28, 2017
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.
Posted in Homeowners on Nov 06, 2017
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.
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!
Posted in Homeowners on Sep 07, 2017
The rise of online shopping seems relentless but, when it comes to a product as substantial as a garden building, should people visit a physical garden centre - or is choosing a shed, greenhouse or pergola in front of a laptop or mobile phone just as satisfactory?
Posted in Homeowners on Sep 05, 2017
So, this is potentially one of my favorite pallet projects. It is comprised entirely of reclaimed materials including pallets, cushions, pillows, and the fabric that is almost "reclaimed". The fabric is located at the end of the spool remnants, and the cushions were created using used baby mattresses. The pillows are reclaimed pillow material, so it is a very simple item to build.