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4 Notorious Insect Pests You Should Keep Out of Your Flower Garden

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Flowers are beautiful additions to any home garden. Without proper attention, however, flowers will not flourish. Foes of the home flower garden appear to be as many and as the different species of garden flowers available. Insect pests are not equally destructive; some insect pests usually cause more havoc in flower gardens than others. Home gardeners should continually be able to manage attacks by these insect pests to reduce the extent of damage. Here are some very destructive pests you will should vigilantly look out for if...

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Cheap Ways Of Insulating Drafty Windows

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

When it comes to keeping your home warm during the winter months, one important area to focus on is your windows.  Poorly insulated windows can allow a lot of precious heat to escape, leaving your rooms feeling chilly and drafty.  Replacing your windows with new sealed, double-glazed units is the best option, although if you can’t afford to do this, there are other ways of insulating your window frames and sills.  Read on to find out more.    Fit weather sealing Rubber weather sealing comes in inexpensive...

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How to Clean Double Roller Blinds

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Double roller blinds are perfect for your home because they are able to blend into the architectural style of the home rather than appearing like a piece of decoration. But just like any other part of the house, double roller blinds are able to accumulate dust and small bugs as well as splashed foods. Fortunately, cleaning them is an easy task that only requires a short amount of time. Check the Care Label This is necessary in order to avoid cleaning the blinds in a way that will damage them. Depending on what the care label states, you can...

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What You Should Know About Radiant Floor Heating

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Radiant floor heating is a type of in-floor heating that heats your home from the ground up, instead of going through vents and ducts in your home. This is done through a heat transfer system installed between the finishing layer and substrate layer of your flooring. Here are some things to know about this type of home heating system. There Are Different Types of Radiant Floor Heating The first thing you should know about this form of heating is that there are actually different methods. There are hydronic heating systems that work through...

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How to Build a Simple Grecian Urn Water Feature

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

There’s nothing quite as relaxing as the sound of water gently bubbling over stones on a pleasant summer’s afternoon. You can build your own Grecian urn fountain water feature in just a weekend using supplies you’ll find in a good DIY or garden store and a few basic DIY skills.  Read on to find out how. What you’ll need large, Grecian-urn-style pot decorative stones and pebbles barb fitting PVC female adapter plumber’s epoxy drill with masonry bit waterproof catch basin cinder blocks sand plastic grate...

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Looking Beyond the Energy-Efficiency of Using Double-glazed Windows: 3 Other Essential Benefits

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

The main consideration behind the design of double-glazed windows is to improve energy-efficient in homes. That’s why these window units have an extra layer of glass to provide insulation against the cold weather outside and keep your home warmer, especially during winter. Likewise, the insulation will protect your home against high temperatures outdoors by absorbing some of the solar heat burning through your windows during those excruciatingly hot, summer days. Besides associated energy-efficiency, double-glazed windows provide other...

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5 things you should inspect every year to keep your lawn mower in top condition

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Your lawn mower might be one of the machines that you use the most out of all of the machines and appliances that you use in your home, at least during summer. If frequent use is paired with poor maintenance, this could seriously damage your lawn mower and shorten its life length significantly. To make sure you keep your lawn mower in good condition, there are a few things you should consider doing every year before the lawn mowing season begins. 1.Empty and refill the fuel At the end of every mowing season, you should make sure to drain all...

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The Immediate Aftermath of a Home Burglary: 3 Ways to Secure Your Home with the Help of a Locksmith

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Coming home to find that a burglar has broken into your home, gone through your things and stolen valuable items is every homeowner’s nightmare. Unfortunately, home burglaries are not that uncommon in Australia, with approximately 335,700 break-ins recorded from 2009 to 2010. Immediately after discovering your home was broken into, one of the first people you should call after the police is an emergency 24 hour locksmith. Securing your home from further break-ins can really help you and your family feel more at ease. Here are 3 highly...

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Built-in Wardrobes | 3 Golden Rules For Choosing Between Hinged and Sliding Wardrobe Doors

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Built-in wardrobes are vital bedroom applications because they serve as storage rooms without cluttering your bedroom floors. These built-in wardrobes will hide your clothes, accessories, ties, bags, bed linen and all other items that you can fit into them. If you have an open bedroom wardrobe and plan to install doors, you will need to decide between hinged and sliding doors. Understanding the basic differences between the two types will help you make a decision that works best for your bedroom. Here are some golden rules for choosing...

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3 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Cook With You

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

When you have kids, you want to expose them to all of the greatness of the world, but you also need to protect them from its dangers, and this tricky negotiation is why many parents choose not to introduce their children to the kitchen. With bubbling pots and pans, sharp knives, and electronic gadgets running, it can seem like a space that is just too hostile for a kid’s presence. But spending time cooking together in the kitchen is immensely valuable. It’s wonderful quality time, and you’ll be teaching your kids a very...

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