8 Ways to Get Rid of Wasps and Keep Them From Returning

8 Ways to Get Rid of Wasps and Keep Them Away

8 Ways to Get Rid of Wasps and Keep Them Away As we enjoy the spring and summer seasons, we may start to notice a pesky problem arising; wasps. Wasps are aggressive, territorial insects that will leave you a painful reminder to not get too close. For some people, wasps can …

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8 Fruits & Vegetables You Can Grow in Hanging Baskets

8 Fruits & Vegetables You Can Grow in Hanging Baskets

8 Fruits & Vegetables You Can Grow in Hanging Baskets Vertical gardening has seen a rise in popularity over the past few years as urban gardeners with small yards make the most of porches, walls, fences and trellises in their efforts to grow their own fruits and vegetables. Even people …

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Laundry Basket Turned Strawberry Planter

Laundry Basket Turned Strawberry Planter

DIY: Laundry Basket Turned Strawberry Planter Gardening is becoming increasingly popular, especially as grocery prices continue to increase. Why pay a store to give you food that you can grow yourself? The only problem is that gardening is not the easiest of work for some people, especially if they live …

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The Ultimate Guide To Companion Planting

The Ultimate Guide To Companion Planting

The Ultimate Guide To Companion Planting When you plant your garden, do you plant all the lettuces together? Are the tomatoes segregated from the carrots? Did you know that some plants chemically inhibit or enhance the growth and well-being of other plants and that, whether you are a small-scale gardener …

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How Houses Functioned Before the Advent of Air Conditioning

How Houses Functioned Before the Advent of Air Conditioning

How Houses Functioned Before the Advent of Air Conditioning Greene County via flickr cc Earlier this summer, my next door was complaining to me about how costly his electric bill had gotten due to running his air conditioning system. I was shocked when we compared inside temperatures and bill amounts …

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5 Way To Keep Ticks Out of Your Garden

5 Way To Keep Ticks Out of Your Garden

5 Way To Keep Ticks Out of Your Garden Ticks may appear small and nonthreatening, but the array of potential consequences if they bite you are extensive and serious. In certain specific geographic U.S. locations, nearly half of the tick population is infected with disease. You’ve probably heard of Lyme …

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How To Make A Vertical Veggie Garden In A 55 Gal Drum

How To Make A Vertical Veggie Garden In A 55 Gal Drum

How To Make A Vertical Veggie Garden In A 55 Gal Drum Garden barrels or garden towers are gorgeous but they also save space and water but also people without a large garden can plant vegetables, herbs or any other plants. You can plant several plants in a 4 square …

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How to Make A 5 Gallon Bucket Air Conditioner

How to Make A 5 Gallon Bucket Air Conditioner

How to Make A 5 Gallon Bucket Air Conditioner   Extreme hot temperatures can make your life difficult especially if you are in the desert or a place where electricity to power your air cooler is not accessible. Having an air conditioner that functions well can come in handy during …

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15 Ways to Keep Those Pesky Ants Out of Your Home

Ants

15 Ways to Keep Those Pesky Ants Out of Your Home And Garden Dealing with ants can be a pain and seems impossible, but there are ways to prevent their invasion and get rid of them in an eco-friendly way.  The best cure against an ant invasion is prevention. Not …

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How To Build The King Of DIY Fly Traps

How To Build The King Of DIY Fly Traps I found this open source article for plans to a fly trap. One of the pictures shows it packed full of flies. Think of what a great source of food this could be for your chickens. I haven’t tried it yet, …

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3 Proven Ways to Remove a Tick

3 Proven Ways to Remove a Tick

3 Proven Ways to Remove a Tick Spring and summer bring the ticks out in full force. Everyone has a special trick for removing a tick, but many of the home remedies you read can make the situation worse. If you try to suffocate the tick with petroleum jelly or …

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Outdoor Lighting DIY’s To Brighten Up Your Summer

20 Outdoor Lighting DIY's To Brighten Up Your Summer

20 Outdoor Lighting DIY’s To Brighten Up Your Summer These creative lighting ideas are a cheap and easy way to get your backyard beautiful for summer entertaining.  So lets get creative and bring in a little more light to your outdoor space with these quick and easy DIY lighting ideas. From …

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