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Poor Soils & Purple Needles on Spruce Trees

To stay in good shape, spruce trees need the correct soil with enough nutrients. Healthy spruce trees usually have green or blue-green needles. When spruce trees become unhealthy due to improper growing conditions, they grow susceptible to diseases and deficiencies that may turn their needles purple

The Best Motors for Lawn Mowers

The best motors for lawn mowers are often used in commercial settings because of their power and efficiency. These motors have high rates of torque and compression, allowing the lawn mower to go faster, take on hills and travel through rough terrain. Companies that make some of the top lawn mowers a

The Importance of Borders and Edgings in Your Front Yards

When it comes to home gardens and playgrounds, it is not enough that beauty dominates the general appearance of the area but functionality should also be carefully planned. When it comes to safety, the children's playground needs the most precautions-this is where innocent children play and hav

Trendy, Fashion Forward Outdoor Shower Enclosures

Outdoor shower enclosures can cost less than one hundred dollars to thousands. A do-it-yourself surround made from treated lumber is a natural material to use when building a permanent shower that will blend in with its surroundings, but almost anything can be used depending on personal preference.

How to Troubleshoot Bench Grinders

Bench grinders are specifically designed for sharpening. Use them to sharpen drill bits, lawn mower blades, chisels, scissors and flat screwdrivers. Sharp tools promote efficiency and will reduce accidents in the shop. Grinders are also great for removing rust and corrosion.

The Advantages of Reusing Large Trees

Whenever someone is doing a major improvement to a piece of property, such as constructing a new building on it, the question often arises of what to do with any large trees on the property. ...

Design Your Home With Marble and Granite Products

Use of marble and granite in construction of large buildings is very popular since ancient times. However nowadays people are more interested in using these products for their home construction. It is not a very common trend in Real Estate industry also to include different marble products in constr

Video: How to Use Cedar Mulch on Veggie Plants

Video Transcript Hi. I'm Farm to Table chef Teca Thompson at tecathompson.com. And today we're talking about how to use cedar mulch on your vegetables. So, I'm just going to start with a big bucket of cedar mulch. You can get this through your local nursery or home and garden store....

White Picket Fence Designs - What You Need to Know

White picket fence designs vary dramatically, enabling homeowners to choose the style they feel will benefit the overall design of their home. Unlike privacy fencing, picket fences leave gaps between the wooden slates, while providing a style, elegant and visually appealing surrounding to any home.

How to Install Double Blades on Riding Lawn Mowers

Most large riding lawnmowers have double blade systems under the deck, as it is easier fro the mower to turn two shorter blades than it is to rotate one large one. Installing new or resharpened blades under your riding mower deck is a necessity when your blades get dull and chipped.

Installation Instructions for Plantation Blinds

Plantation blinds are a type of interior house shutters that hinge on one side of a window and swing inwards. They have operable slats, often called louvers. The louvers rotate to allow light in or out of the room. Plantation shutters have different sizes of louver blades than other forms of shutter

Is There an Easy Way to Untangle the Nylon Thread on a Wind Chime?

It's time to hang up the spring decorations. You open the box containing the wind chimes only to find its nylon strings tangled. In order for the wind chime to look and sound appealing, it needs untangled. Don't rush while untangling the strings; tugging too hard can cause the strings on the wind ch

Why Turn To The Pros For Landscaping

If you want to turn your yard into an appealing garden, then you are faced with many decisions. One would be whether to take the task on yourself or hire a professional to help you ...

Build a Brick Fire Pit

An outdoor fire pit is a trendy addition to a backyard or deck and can add a touch of class to your outdoor decor. Making a brick fire pit can be an easy project and will cost less than purchasing a brass or copper fire pit. With some basic outdoor supplies, which you can purchase at most building a

Pool Fences - Types, Installation and Maintenance

This article covers the different types of pool fencing that is commonly available and also briefly discusses pool fence installation and maintenance. The most common materials used for swimming pool fences here in Australia and ...

How to Inscribe Stone

Inscriptions can be made into many surfaces, including glass, jewelry and stone. There are varying degrees of difficulty when it comes to inscribing on different surfaces and each requires the right tools and a certain amount of craftsmanship. Stone inscription is particularly challenging, but if do

Optimum Height of Grape Arbors

Choosing the height for your new grape arbor means walking the line between too high and too low. If your grape arbor is too high, you will be unable to easily reach fruit for picking, and the vine itself for pruning and training. If the arbor is too low, the hanging fruit and grape vine will make i

Perfect Garden Style Tips Whatever Your Gardening Style and Needs

Be inspired by our garden ideas for summer 2009 and find the perfect style that best suits your personality and lifestyle, be it a classic British garden to a chic urban space.Enjoy your best-ever summer with these six inspiring garden design ideas...