For years I wanted to grow fruits and veggies in my own yard. Unfortunately, every single time I would plant some seeds, they would fail before they ever took off. It was frustrating, but I simply figured I didn't know enough about gardening to make things work. I was right. After reading a book about garden equipment, I could tell that my irrigation techniques were lacking. Some of my garden wasn't getting enough water, and some of it was getting way too much. This blog is all about watering your garden so that you can maximize your results and improve your supply.
29 June 2017
Strategically placed lighting features around a home can drastically increase security and protect the property and residents. However, you need to put some thought into your lighting system to get back as much as possible from the investment you make in installing it. The following are six mistakes to avoid for the most effective security lighting system around your home: Placing lights too close to the ground It can be tempting to keep security lights low to the ground so that getting at them to maintain them and replace bulbs is easier.
17 May 2017
Starting from seeds is an inexpensive way to grow plants in large numbers. Whether they're vegetables, flowers, or herbs, it's only a matter of planting seeds in the right soil, watering, and letting Mother Nature take over. However, sometimes it's not always so simple and things can go wrong, which is frustrating. Take a look at 3 common problems seedlings encounter, and how you can avoid them. Seeds Never Sprout
10 May 2017
Many homeowners put a lot of work and money into caring for their property. Having the right equipment is essential to taking care of the yard, lawn, or garden. The basics are hand tools like shovels, rakes, and pruning sheers, but for many homeowners, power tools are also key to good maintenance. Let's take a look at three areas of management where power tools or attachments might be needed: lawn care, snow removal, and tree cutting/ trimming.
19 April 2017
Along with the winter season comes that snowfall you dread every year, and even though you're no stranger to shoveling snow, this doesn't mean you enjoy the task. The fact of the matter is, shoveling and throwing snow can be a backbreaking task that takes up much of your free time through the snow seasons. You have probably pondered on more than one occasion the idea of investing in a snowthrower.
15 December 2015
If you live in a forested or rural area, wildfires are a real threat to your home and property. But there are ways to reduce the danger of losing out to natural destruction like this. The best defense against fire from the surrounding area is to design your outdoor space and landscaping in a series of zones -- each designed to do something a little different. Zone 1 -- The Home