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4 Important Items to Clean (Without Chemicals) at Least Twice a Year!
4 Important Items to Clean (Without Chemicals) at Least Twice a Year!

Terrie is a creative person who loves DIY on a budget and updating her farm house. She enjoys sharing creative tips, tricks, and knowledge.Cleaning these four items without the use of chemicals is easier than it sounds. There are a lot more green cleaning products available now than ever before. You should clean all these items at least twice a year.

Hand-Pollinating Your Cucumber Plants
Hand-Pollinating Your Cucumber Plants

When the Beautiful Honey Bee Snubs Your GardenI have many times planted cucumbers in my garden, hoping for a bountiful crop. But it seemed I only got a few cucumbers or not any at all, despite the fact that I had planted beautiful, bee-friendly flowers all around my garden.So, I decided to educate myself on why the bees had snubbed my garden and did not do the difficult job they do every day during the season, which most of us take for granted.

Common Toilet Troubles and How to Address Them
Common Toilet Troubles and How to Address Them

Ashley represents an independent and locally owned professional plumbing team.The modern toilet is sometimes considered one of the essential parts of healthy living, but the system itself, thankfully, is not that complex. When a toilet stumbles, for whatever reason, there are generally steps homeowners can take to quickly remedy the situation.

Jade Plants: Types, Care, and Propagation
Jade Plants: Types, Care, and Propagation

I love the jade plant and enjoy giving tips on how to grow it in gardens. Jade PlantsThe jade plant, or crassula ovata, is a succulent plant with curved, shiny, oval-shaped leaves that grow upward in opposite directions up a thick stem. Like all succulents, its supple leaves store water for long periods of time.

How to Grow Sweet Peas, a Cottage Garden Favorite
How to Grow Sweet Peas, a Cottage Garden Favorite

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. Do you love sweet peas but find them difficult to grow? The secret to growing them is cool temperatures. Although they are only distantly related to peas, treat them like your cold hardy peas and you’ll have thriving vines in no time.

Lesser-Known Aspects of Tile and Grout: Spacing, Cleaning and More
Lesser-Known Aspects of Tile and Grout: Spacing, Cleaning and More

Jason Mackenzie is the proprietor of Perth Home Cleaners, a reputed and reliable firm that specializes in cleaning carpets and rugs. Tile and Grout: A Lifelong RelationshipTiling accrues multiple benefits in the long run, such as style, durability and cleanliness. That said, there is another factor that has made a significant contribution to the growing popularity of tiles and it is that of versatility.

How to Build a Cob Pizza Oven
How to Build a Cob Pizza Oven

John is a long-time poet, short fiction, and article writer. He loves story-telling and also has a Certificate in Permaculture Design. Building a Cob Pizza Oven—Step by StepMy wife and I were taught how to build a cob pizza oven at a Permaculture (Permanent Agriculture) workshop. We had previously read articles about cob ovens in Grass Roots and Earth Garden magazines and were anxious to give it a go.

Hand-Pollinating Your Tomato Plants
Hand-Pollinating Your Tomato Plants

Susan enjoys taking care of her tomato plants and has a lot of tips and trick for taking care of them. Tomato Plants Are Usually Self-SufficientSince tomatoes are self-pollinating flowers that are equipped with both male and female parts, just one tomato plant is capable of producing a crop. They are normally wind, and occasionally, bee-pollinated, but if not, they could use a little help.

How to Grow Strawberries
How to Grow Strawberries

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. Strawberries are a versatile, easy to grow berry. They grow well in containers, in gardens, as edging plants or even in hanging baskets. Just make sure that they have full sun (6 to 8 hours daily), well-drained, slightly acidic soil and plenty of water.

About Parquet Flooring: Types and Installation
About Parquet Flooring: Types and Installation

What Is Parquetry?In the flooring industry, a parquet is a type of floor made from wooden blocks or strips forming a pattern. Sometimes the parquet can include inlays of other wood types and materials.Parquet comes from the French word ‘parchet’. In the XVII century, parquetry became very popular under the name ‘parquet de renaissance’ after replacing the marble floors in the bedroom of Louis XIV himself.

10 Things to Consider Before Building Your Own Tiny House or He/She Shed
10 Things to Consider Before Building Your Own Tiny House or He/She Shed

With the popularity of television shows about the improved freedom and lifestyle of a tiny house, it is no wonder that a lot of people are considering this move. But before you jump, there are some important things to consider. This list will help you think it all through and make the best decision. 1.

Different Types of Gardening and Soil Preparation for Homesteaders
Different Types of Gardening and Soil Preparation for Homesteaders

I am a country girl who loves giving advice to others how to live as a homesteader.On my journey to becoming a homesteader, I realized there are so many approaches to gardening and preparing the soil for planting. I was going to just till up the soil until my eyes were opened to the many different approaches.

DIY Tongue-and-Groove Wood Ceiling
DIY Tongue-and-Groove Wood Ceiling

Samantha is a mom of four who loves crafting, DIY home improvements, and interior design. What to Do With an Ugly Ceiling?If you live in an older house, you probably have ugly patterns on your ceilings. You& 39;ve probably stared up at them countless times, wishing they would go away. I know your pain and I& 39;m here to tell you that there is a solution.

Renovate Your Kitchen or Bathroom Cabinets With Gel Stain
Renovate Your Kitchen or Bathroom Cabinets With Gel Stain

Samantha is a mom of four who loves crafting, DIY home improvements, and interior design.Why Use Gel Stain Instead?Staining your cabinets can be a long grueling process that is enough to deter any homeowner. Typical stain involves a lot of removing cabinet doors, taping, and sanding. Hiring someone to do it for you can be just as hard and even more expensive.

How to Connect a Hose to an Indoor Unthreaded Faucet
How to Connect a Hose to an Indoor Unthreaded Faucet

Penny & 34;Psyche& 34; Skinner is a tech user, providing advice to benefit functionality with frugality.Unthreaded FaucetsMany indoor faucets do not have a thread on the inside or the outside. They also come in a wide variety of shapes and designs. This is great for fitting in with your design style, but can be a challenge when it comes to using fixtures and fittings.

The Best Slide-In Electric Range With Downdraft
The Best Slide-In Electric Range With Downdraft

Brandon has been working with range hoods and rang on and off for the past 6 years and writes about them to help people make wise decisions.When it comes to slide-in electric ranges with inbuilt downdraft systems, your options are very limited. Based on my past work experience with a range and range hood dealer and the many forum posts on the topic in addition to a search through catalogs of various range manufacturers, these are the only models currently on the market:The Jenn-Air JES9800CAS electric rangeThe KitchenAid KSEG950ESS electric rangeQuite a few people have been commenting and contacting me with questions, and I realized that many are not solely looking for a slide-in electric range, but for electric cooktops (not gas) with a downdraft option to replace an existing (almost always) 15+ years Jenn-Air cooking range.

Redwood Spa Step Design Improvements
Redwood Spa Step Design Improvements

This article builds upon two other online articles I wrote. One was titled, & 34;How to Build Redwood Spa Steps& 34;, and the other was a follow-up report on how the steps held up as the years went by under the merciless Las Vegas sun. There were some things I wished I had done differently during my first project, so I tweaked my original design and built a new set of steps.

How to Unclutter Your Clutter
How to Unclutter Your Clutter

I enjoy decluttering my home and giving tips to others on how they can clear up some space.Where Do We BeginIt& 39;s a new year and let& 39;s face it, we all have those closets, drawers, do dads (dusty knick knacks) that lurk around our homes and that no one will ever see. How many times have you opened a closet door and everything in the closet started attacking you?

How to Plant a Quick and Easy Garden in Bags of Soil Without Digging
How to Plant a Quick and Easy Garden in Bags of Soil Without Digging

In addition to being a certified herbalist and aromatherapy consultant, Gina finds the unrelenting allure of gardening very strong. I May Have Found the Easiest Way Ever to Plant VegetablesConsidering that most gardeners don& 39;t have perfect soil, vegetable garden preparation requires tilling the soil, removing weeds, and adding fertilizer and organic matter.

Top 3 Wall-Mounted Range Hoods: Reviews & Comparisons
Top 3 Wall-Mounted Range Hoods: Reviews & Comparisons

Brandon has been working with range hoods and rang on and off for the past 6 years and writes about them to help people make wise decisions.When Do You Need a Wall Mounted Range Hood?Also, popularly referred to as chimney hoods, wall mounted range hoods add class to any kitchen. They are not just elements of style.