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Landscaping Do's And Don't's - Creating A Cozy Western Look And Feel

If your home is filled with western decor products and has that touch, you should think about doing the same outside. Though log, wooden or cedar sided homes lend themselves to a western appearance naturally, and will undoubtedly be improved utilizing western items, any kind of home could be enhance...More...

How to Get a Good Price on Hay

Hay is a hot commodity nowadays. In fact, in the past two years, hay prices have more than doubled in some parts of the country. This has created an overabundance of abandoned horses and livestock on the countryside. Instead of ditching your animals because they are costing you too much, try getting...More...

Cushions Are Meant For Comfort

Ever had that feeling of not wanting to wake up in the morning? Your bed seems to be the most comfortable place suddenly, the pillows are just right and there is nothing better than to snuggle under the thick warm blanket. If there is rain drizzling softly outside the window, there is a slight possi...More...

Instructions for How to Plant Purple Fountain Grass

Purple fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum) is actually a type of red fountain grass with a purplish inflorescence, or flower. This ornamental grass is hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 9 through 11 and treated as an annual in colder climates. Purple fountain grass grows to 6 f...More...

Spiders in Miami, Florida

Roughly 3,500 species of spiders call America home and several of them prefer warm, sunny climates. Four species known to be poisonous to humans live in peninsular Florida, and a relatively new species, dangerous to plants, has turned up in the Miami area....More...

Safety Tips

When it comes to designing nurseries and kids' rooms, safety is your number one priority. You'll find useful childproofing tips and information on everything from product safety to SIDS prevention right here....More...

The Proper Spacing for an Open Patio

As you work on designing patio spacing for your new open patio, you need to consider what you plan to use it for. If it’s going to be a quiet retreat, your design plan may be entirely different than if you are going to use it as the family’s outdoor entertainment center. Patio furniture ...More...

DIY Concrete Picnic Table

The latest “green” building material is concrete. First recognized by Thomas Edison as a durable and multifunctional building material, manufacturers and homeowners alike now mold concrete into furniture such as chairs and bookshelves. Once relegated to the public park, concrete furnitur...More...

How to Build an Adjustable Seesaw

The adjustable seesaw is most appropriate for canine agility courses. A seesaw for children should be firmly anchored and therefore, would never be adjustable. Dog owners will incorporate seesaws among several other challenges for their animals, and they are perfectly safe for this purpose. Making t...More...

Indigo Bunting Diet

The indigo bunting is a small songbird in the cardinal family. The males have bright blue plumage for which they are named. They are found throughout the Midwestern and Eastern states. Their population is at risk from habitat loss as people expand into their natural habitats. This includes a loss of...More...

The Best Ways to Dethatch

Thatch is a layer of your lawn that exists between the blades of grass and the soil. Thatch is normal in a lawn, but if its mass of grass roots and dead organic debris becomes too thick it can choke your grass and leave your lawn vulnerable to weeds, pests and disease. Dethatching removes the excess...More...

DIY Cheap Pergola

Pergolas generally have three levels of wood. The bottom level is made of the largest wood, the top is the smallest and the middle level has wood sized somewhere between the top and bottom levels. With a cheaper pergola, you can build the bottom level of wood, dispense with the top two levels and si...More...

How to Control Mistletoe

Mistletoe varieties include American mistletoe (Phoradendron leucarpum), which grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 6 through 11. In general, mistletoe is not a welcome addition -- it mooches off the host tree, absorbing its water and nutrients. When a large infestation occu...More...

How to Use Bananas as Fertilizer

Bananas are rich in both phosphorus and potassium which are important macro-nutrients plants need. Rose bushes in particular benefit from added potassium; however, all potassium fertilizers are extremely expensive. Banana peels are a natural source of the phosphorus and potassium found in expensive ...More...

Blue Eyed Grass Facts

Blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium), despite its name, is not a member of the grass family. Blue-eyed grass is a type of iris, a perennial that grows in many parts of North America with all the characteristics displayed by that family of plants. Blue-eyed grass has the narrow leaves of the ...More...

Ornamental Grasses for Texas

Plumes of ornamental grassornamental grass image by Richard Seeney from Fotolia.comAlthough Texas is a large state, and its hardiness zones range from U.S. Department of Agriculture growing zones 6 to 9b, Texas has a predominantly desert-like terrain. While choosing landscaping for a......More...

Uses of Barley Grass

Barley grass contains various essential nutrients.barley image by saied shahinkiya from Fotolia.comBarley grass (Hordeum vulgare) is most commonly cultivated for the cereal grain commonly known as barley. Barley acts as a base for malt beer and some distilled beverages, as well as making......More...

How to Compost With Worms & Vermiculture

Composting is an environmentally friendly way of disposing of food scraps and producing a plant fertilizer. Compost occurs naturally over several weeks, but you can speed the process up by adding worms to the compost bin. As the worms eat the materials in the bin, it passes through them and results ...More...