50 Specific Actions of Green Living

When trying to go green at home, these 50 specific actions of green living can help you save energy, save money and save the environment. Find specific actions to take to live greener around the home, in the yard, in the kitchen, in the bathroom and in the laundry room! Let’s begin to do our … Read more50 Specific Actions of Green Living

GARDEN DREAMS.

One of the great things about garden tours is the way they inspire us. Those of us whose homes aren’t on the tour can take a look around at the perfect KLCC KLCC Kuala Lumpur City Centre (Malaysia)  in Bloom Garden Tour gives rise to these same kinds of gardening dreams. The intent of this down-to-earth … Read moreGARDEN DREAMS.

Sealing Your Patio Pavers – 11 Keys to Successfully Sealing Your Patio

When my neighbor first decided to install a paver-block patio behind his home, he chose paver stones for several good reasons. He thought they would last longer than other materials like wood, or poured concrete, he thought they had a really “rich” elegant look to them and most of all, he thought that they would be maintenance free. Well, he almost had it right. They do look great and they’re incredibly durable, but it wasn’t long before he learned that they aren’t completely maintenance free.

After several seasons of rain, snow and sun, the patio just didn’t look as good as it first did when he had it installed. The sun was beginning to fade the color in some areas, the sand between the stones had been washed away by the rains and weeds had started growing in the gaps between the pavers. He even began to see ant colonies beginning to form using his precious paver sand as their new home.

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How to build a homemade mosquito trap

Making a homemade mosquito trap is simple and cost effective. Sure there are several pricey traps on the market that could cost you hundreds of dollars. Why should you spend that money when a handcrafted mosquito trap works just as well and costs less?

Mosquitoes are a burden to us all and carry a variety of harmful diseases. Every year you spend a small fortune on ways to repel, control, or trap mosquitoes. With tough economic times and increased cost of living we find ourselves getting creative to save money.

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Slate: Seven Surprising Facts!

Many people consider slate for use in their building or remodeling projects. It is an attractive and highly desirable material for many applications. But you may be surprised to learn these seven surprising facts about slate. 1. Slate is a type of rock formed when shale (made of clay minerals) is compressed extensively and exposed … Read moreSlate: Seven Surprising Facts!

The new smoking law in South Africa

According the World Health Organisation (WHO) tobacco kills half of those who use it and it estimates that about 700 million children or almost half of the world’s children inhale air polluted by tobacco smoke. The new South Africans laws strengthen existing legislation on smoking in public places, regulating the manufacture of tobacco products, the … Read moreThe new smoking law in South Africa

100 Great Romantic Ideas

1. Bury a “Time Capsule” together with trinkets, love letters or other romantic sentimental items. Then, draw up a simple map and store it in your safe deposit box. Date the map and decide together when you’ll dig up your romantic treasure. 2. Create a special music disk together of love or fun songs. Have … Read more100 Great Romantic Ideas

Choosing the Right Paving Stone

Paving is the art of covering or laying a road or a walkway by using concrete, stones, bricks, tiles etc. Therefore a paving stone would be a stone used for paving. The paving stones have an advantage over concrete as they are stronger which most people don’t realize. Apart from the strength Paving stones add … Read moreChoosing the Right Paving Stone

How to remove iron stains from clothes

Iron stains are easily removed if you know how to remove iron stains from clothes properly. Most of us can identify that yellowish brown stain that appears on our white clothing and suddenly we become panicked that we are never going to be able to remove it but with a little effort there are several … Read moreHow to remove iron stains from clothes

Choosing the Best Deck Sealer

CHOOSING WOOD SEALERS Contractors are always asking us to recommend a sealer for them based on our experiences. This has become a challenge for us in a way because there are more sealers available than ever before. Years ago we tried every single sealer available, but with the widespread reformulating we saw in the last … Read moreChoosing the Best Deck Sealer