PHOTO: Frances/FlickrEvery spring, after months of relaxation, the soil jumps back to life and food suddenly begins to shoot up through the barrenness—and not just in the garden, either. Food can be found in the woods, by the creeks, in the ponds—everywhere. This is what makes the spring such a fun time to forage: the endless quantity of wild edibles.
I decided to answer my writing calling after the positive feedback I received. I like to share DIY tips. The Shark Navigator Vacuum is a great addition to any home. It uses the same & 34;no loss of suction& 34; technology as a Dyson at a fraction of the price. But what do you do if your vacuum seems to lose its suction power?
With a master& 39;s in sustainable development, Susette helps Southern California water agencies carry out their water conservation projects.We in the Western world have a habit of using water once, then discarding it, taking more to use just once and discarding that too, without thought. We take what freshwater we can and pollute the rest.
Eugene is an avid gardener and has been passionate about growing things for over 40 years.Twitter @EugenesDIYDen 20 Easy-to-Grow Flowers in Planters and Pots!This article gives you some ideas about easy-to-grow perennial and annual flowers for your planters, pots and flower beds.GlossaryPerennial. A plant that flowers every year.
Eugene is a qualified control/instrumentation engineer Bsc (Eng) and has worked as a developer of electronics & software for SCADA systems.What is a Multimeter?A digital multimeter or DMM is a useful test instrument for measuring voltage, current and resistance, and some meters have a facility for testing transistors and capacitors.
I teach English as a Second Language at a small university in British Columbia, and I write about literacy, teaching, yoga, and travel.Plants for SunPlants for sunny gardens need at least six to eight hours of full sunlight. If they get sufficient water, they will thrive on full sun from dawn to dusk.
I live in the Central Valley area of California and enjoy doing my own repairs around the house and yard. What to Do If Your Pool Cleaner Isn& 39;t WorkingIt& 39;s been looking and feeling a lot like summer these last few days, with temperature highs reaching the mid-90s where I live. I have a swimming pool, but unfortunately, the water isn& 39;t looking very clean.
Gardening with kids is great fun. They love getting in the dirt and discovering all that the garden has to offer. Gardening is a hobby that gets kids outside, away from the electric world of today. It instills a love of nature in them which they will take with them the rest of their lives.There are thousands of plants and flowers, but the trick is to find ones that are more enticing to kids than others.
Jill likes cooking, writing, painting, & stewardship, and studies gardening through MD Master Gardener & Master Naturalist programs. Herbs require little maintenance, and unlike many other popular plants, they& 39;re rarely plagued by disease or pests. They do, however, have basic light, soil and cultivation needs.
Black Spot on RosesIf you have roses or intend to grow them, you& 39;ll probably have to deal with the problem of black spot at some point. Caused by the fungal pathogen known as Diplocarpon rosae, black spot is the leading fungal disease on roses in the world.What does black spot look like?Black spot first appears as feathery-edged black spots on the leaves (usually the lower leaves) of rose bushes.
Jill likes cooking, writing, painting, & stewardship, and studies gardening through MD Master Gardener & Master Naturalist programs. It may sound like an exaggeration, but it& 39;s not: making and using your own compost really can improve your garden, your life and your world.Composting reduces the landfill waste your household generates--and that& 39;s a good thing for the planet.
Rachel worked as a farm manager for 3 years in Pennsylvania. She owned and operated a small farm in Minnesota for 5 years, until 2019. What Is the Best Wood to Burn in Fireplaces?Hardwood, hands down. While it takes longer to ignite than softwood, there are many benefits to burning hardwood, especially if you use your fireplace or wood stove often (e.
Don’t be fooled by what you see on TV or in the paper about dumb criminals. There are some highly trained (possibly military or a law enforcement background) criminals who specialise in home invasions. They wear ski masks or balaclavas to stop people from identifying them; gloves so they don’t leave fingerprints.
I love to share my extensive gardening knowledge with readers, so that they too can enjoy the wonders of all kinds of verdant plant life. Valerian is grown as a medicinal herb, but it also produces sweetly scented flowers that can be used as decorative cut-flowers for the home. Unfortunately, its leaves and roots emit a foul odour, making it not everyone& 39;s choice of garden flower to grow.
I& 39;ve been writing on DenGarden for over 5 years and have over 25 years of experience working in the window and door trade. How to Get in Through a Locked PVC DoorFirst of all, this is not a guide to help people break into other peoples houses. Because people who would do that already know how to break in through a door.
Linda is a seasoned writer and home-decorating authority. She loves sharing design trends, decor ideas, and useful tips with her readers.Pockets of bungalow houses, or “Bungalow Belts” can be found in most American cities. They are typically situated in urban areas along old streetcar lines. Owning a bungalow is like owning a little piece of early 20th century American history.
My neighbourhood used to be a safe one. But over time it’s become more and more dangerous, with criminals targeting this once peaceful place. You might see the lengths we go to in sunny South Africa to protect ourselves, our families, and our possessions, and shake your heads in disbelief. This is what you’re in for when you travel here or decide to live here.
Eugene, an avid self-taught DIYer and engineer, has acquired almost 40 years of experience with power/hand tools, plumbing, and woodwork.Boring a Hole: Picking the Best Drill Bit for the JobWhen drilling any material, the correct bit is essential so that holes can be bored quickly and with ease. If you are a newbie at DIY, this article explains how to go about choosing the right drill bit for the job when boring through various materials such as metal, masonry, plastics, wood, glass, and tiles.
I have more than eight years of hands-on experience in the horticultural maintenance industry and shares many tricks of the trade. Long before I became seriously involved in the study of horticulture, I had a specimen in my home commonly called & 34;Lucky Bamboo.& 34; This plant is seen at retail stores of all kinds, sold as cuttings that are rooted in water.
Dan has been in the HVAC industry for 23 years with experience ranging from installation and service to sales and distribution.What Size Air Conditioner Do You Need?When designing an HVAC system, the first question that needs to be answered is how many tons of air conditioning does the house need? Of course, other questions must be answered, but first, you need to determine the optimal size of the A/C unit.
I& 39;ve been writing on DenGarden for over 5 years and have over 25 years of experience working in the window and door trade. Adjusting uPVC DoorsIs your door dropped or sagging? Is your door catching at the top, side, or bottom of the door frame? Is it worse when the sun is shining or when it& 39;s hot outside?