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How To Go Green In Your Garden

How can we go green in our garden while still being environmentally conscious?Create an organic program for your lawn and garden while not spending a fortune.

Shower Tile Cleaning Tips and Solutions

Shower areas are very different to clean than other areas of the home because most are wet or damp a majority of the time. The market is full of shower tile cleaning products including do it yourself sprays, automatic sprayers, and even steam machines. There are many ways in which to clean the showe

How to Use a Carpenter's Level to Measure

For a carpenter or any home-owner needing to install things and make repairs, a carpenter's level comes in handy. A carpenter's level helps you make sure whatever you're making is level and, therefore, square. Switching between tools while leveling something can throw off the accuracy of your projec

An Introduction to Swim Spas

If you are an ardent swimmer but don't want to go to the local swimming pool, you always have the option of getting a personal pool at home. But a swimming pool requires big space, money and

Types of Memory Foam Pillows

A memory foam pillow is worthy to consider to improve sleeping comfort. They are designed to contour to the natural shape of the neck, shoulders and back. Memory foam body pillows are also made to place on top of your existing mattress to support your entire body. Starting with a pillow is also a

How to Plant Salvia in Texas

There are more than 900 species of Salvia, a fast-growing annual or perennial with spikes of blue, red, white, purple or pink flowers. Also valued for cooking and medicinal purposes, it is a popular choice in flowerbeds. Blooms appear from spring to fall, and it can grow from 8 inches to 10 feet ta

How to Repair Wooden Boats

You can repair a wooden boat in five ways--adhesive bonding, fillet bonding, reinforced fillet, coating and sheathing with glass. Restoration of a boat's seaworthy state depends mostly on whether the design of the boat is old and traditional or modern. The extent of the damage determines the method

How to Plant Green Beans in a Window Box

You might be surprised to learn that you can plant green beans, referred to as bush beans in the agricultural world, in containers such as a window box. There are many types of bean seeds available in garden stores and none of them say green bean. Easy-to-grow varieties to look for include Derby, Bl

How to Plant Strawberries in Texas

Strawberries are a wonderful garden plant, and a favorite of gardeners. Strawberries require a small amount of space to grow, and they produce fruit quickly after they are planted. Unlike the northern states where fruit is produced in the summer, Texas strawberries produce fruit from February to Ma

How to Grow Wild Ginger Plants

Wild ginger, asarum canadense, a hardy perennial native to the woodlands of North America, is not to be confused with its Asian namesake. Though the thin roots of wild ginger do have a similar, subtle spicy flavor suitable for sweet and savory dishes, it is more commonly seen as a functional plant f

Weevils on Hibiscus

The hibiscus is well-known for its large, tropical blooms that come in a variety of colors such as white, purple, red, orange and yellow. These flowers last for one day, blooming in the morning and wilting that evening. While the hibiscus is generally hardy, it is susceptible to infestations of inse