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7 Best Herbs for Your Container Garden
7 Best Herbs for Your Container Garden

Dasha is an avid gardener. She loves growing organic fruits and vegetables to live a fit and healthy lifestyle. Happy homeowners in the countryside are already hard at digging in the gardens, and within a few weeks they will see their first harvest.If you aren’t one of them because you live in an apartment or have a small backyard, don’t despair!

The 10 Best Bugs for Your Garden
The 10 Best Bugs for Your Garden

Larry Slawson received his Master& 39;s Degree at UNC Charlotte. He has 15+ years of gardening experience, working with a variety of plants. The 10 Most Beneficial Bugs for Your GardenLadybugsPraying MantisBumblebeesGround BeetlesDragonfliesGreen LacewingMinute Pirate BugBraconid WaspAphid MidgeSpined Soldier Bug 1.

How Adding Perennials Maximizes Your Garden's Potential
How Adding Perennials Maximizes Your Garden's Potential

Lockridge is an avid reader who enjoys learning about beautiful garden plants. Among other things, she has worked with a florist.Perennial plants typically live for three or more years, so you won’t have to plant something new in the area every year. Not only do perennials tend to live a long time, they also make good candidates for division, meaning your one plant can be segmented and replanted in another spot, or given to a friend.

Vegetables to Plant in the Cold Fall and Winter
Vegetables to Plant in the Cold Fall and Winter

Building a sustainable lifestyle through gardening is something Marlene finds rewarding. Sharing tips with other gardeners is a true joy. It’s Cold OutsideWhen the weather starts to turn cold, the harvest from the vegetables you planted in the spring are likely coming to an end. Warm weather crops are squeezing out the last few veggies you will enjoy for this season.

My Review of Zinsser Cover Stain Primer
My Review of Zinsser Cover Stain Primer

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-based PrimerZinsser Cover Stain is an oil-based primer I& 39;ve used a lot over the years for priming cabinets, exterior wood, and wall stains. The primer I use the most now for cabinet painting is Zinsser BIN shellac, but I still use Cover Stain in certain situations.

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs: A Low-Cost DIY Extermination Without Toxic Poisons
How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs: A Low-Cost DIY Extermination Without Toxic Poisons

Don& 39;t Panic!I know the panic, the dread, the embarrassment. This was a horrible experience for me! After trying others& 39; advice and spending months battling these horrible little critters, I FINALLY got my house back! I want to share with you how I did it so that you can do it too! This article describes how to get rid of bed bugs yourself, without using toxic pesticides or paying thousands of dollars on exterminators!

9 Ways to Find a Good Plumber
9 Ways to Find a Good Plumber

Since leaving college, Paul has worked in a variety of roles, including: painter and decorator, general handyman, and freelance writer. Almost all of us will find ourselves in need of a plumber at some point in our lives. It could be a major catastrophe involving major water damage and major expense, or just be minor, relatively inexpensive issue like fixing a dripping faucet.

How to Slope a Shower Floor With Mortar
How to Slope a Shower Floor With Mortar

Bert spent 25 years working as a home-improvement and residential construction contractor in central Florida.Some shower remodel projects, such as turning a tub into a standup shower, turn into a nightmare when the tile installer failed to create a properly sloped shower floor. A shower floor without enough pitch usually puddles and holds water.

9 Air-Cleaning Houseplants That Are Crazy Easy to Maintain
9 Air-Cleaning Houseplants That Are Crazy Easy to Maintain

Kaitlyn is a freelance writer who writes articles that teach people how to lean on their minds, bodies, hearts, and on those around them. Most of us spend more than 90 percent of our time inside. This means that the air we breathe indoors can make a significant impact on our health. The bad news is that our furniture, building materials, cleaning products, and paint all emit toxic compounds like formaldehyde into the air, which we then breathe into our lungs.

How to Make a Garden to Honor Your Loved One
How to Make a Garden to Honor Your Loved One

What Is a Memorial Garden?A memorial garden is a burst of beauty that remembers a special person who has left our worldly planet. Our memories are frozen moments in time that we linger to hang onto. Sadly, we find out that is all we have left, when we lose someone we love and miss.We find we not only want to remember that loved one, but we search for a way to honor them, by finding a beauty that will represent the light their life gave this earth.

How to Grow Crocus for Spring Color
How to Grow Crocus for Spring Color

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. In most areas of the country, crocuses provide the first pop of color in the spring. They have even been known to grow and flower in the snow.What are Crocus?Crocus (Crocus vernus) are perennial plants that are native to the Mediterranean, Middle East and Southern Asia.

How to Use Chalk Paint as a Primer
How to Use Chalk Paint as a Primer

I am an artist who is always exploring different materials, tools, and processes. Although there are many, many online resources that instruct how to make chalk paint, the simplest way is simply adding a slurry of pure calcium carbonate to latex paint. The prepared chalk paint can be applied directly to bare or sanded wood.