It seems so unfair -- your next-door neighbor can apparently conjure up a lush, beautiful garden out of thin air with no effort at all, while you make a spectacle of yourself sprinkling, spraying, sweating and straining just to keep your plant life alive. If you're tired of the sheer effort you're forced to expend (and the amusement, pity or irritation it evokes in onlookers), here are some subtler, less visible methods to help you keep both your garden and your thumb looking that much greener.
- Old houses offer some amazing exhibitions of craftsmanship and character, which is why some people are drawn to older homes when they begin their search for a house to buy. However, older homes can bring problems, like sketchy renovation reports, old windows, or poor structural condition. One of the most expensive problems can be poor or incorrect plumbing. If you are set on buying an older home, you need to know what warning signs indicate expensive plumbing repairs.
- It's widely known that carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide detectors should be installed in homes that have fuel-burning furnaces, but it's a good idea to understand why. If you are a homeowner who has a furnace in your house that uses fuel, it's important for you to understand how these dangerous gases form and the health risks they pose to you and your family members. Here's what you need to know. Stoichiometry of Combustion
- A hot tub's filter keeps the water in the hot tub clean by removing debris, scum and oils. As these impurities build up on a filter, the filter becomes less effective. Eventually, every hot tub filter will need to be replaced. Tossing a tennis ball in your hot tub, however, will prolong the lifespan of its filter. Standard Hot Tub Filters Last 18 to 24 months Many factors affect how long a hot tub filter will last, including the following:
- Like many new homeowners across the nation, you may already be daydreaming about how you will transform your new home's outdoor areas once the closing is over and the keys are in your hand. If the property has been well maintained, you may only be planning to do some minor landscaping, but if the trees have been neglected or damaged by weather or insects, you may be planning to do more, such as extensively pruning or trimming the trees.