Even though you hate to maintain backyard pond or water garden, it is quite essential to create healthy environment in your backyard.
Fortunately if you take care of your garden regularly, rarely it takes much time to end up wet and dirt in the pond.
Properly planned and well established water garden takes care of itself well and requires a little seasonal maintenance.
As soon as the spring arrives and temperatures begin to warm up, you can remove the netting and heater placed to the water pump for winterizing your garden.
In spring season, the aquatic plants get back their life and starts new growth. So, remove all the settings that you have done to winterize your water garden.
Summer is a good time to divide over grown plants in pond. When temperature is warm enough, it brings its own problems for your backyard pond. Pests start to invade gradually.
So, try to eliminate dead leaves and debris from the pond to prevent pests. Keep the water level in check in summer and add more when it evaporates.
Are you worried with moldy or stale smell in your home?
Actually, most of the house owners have this problem and usually go for a bottle of air fresheners that lasts for an hour or two.
Here are few tips that makes your home smell good naturally.
Don’t shut windows
If you close windows of your home always, open them. The actual purpose of windows is to refresh your home and make it fresh all the time.
Not only it refreshes air in your home but also uplifts the lighting of your home. So, make sure to open windows of your home, particularly in early morning and late evenings.
Grow good smelling flowers indoors
There are many flowering plants that you can grow in your indoors. Choose the one that gives good smell to your room and take good care of it.
Keep scented natural products
You can keep pinecones, nuts, wood chips in a bowl and use it for your home decor. They will not only help as good home décor, but also give good smell to your home.
Prevent odors from your kitchen
Whether you want to make little changes or completely remodel your kitchen, any change can have big effect on complete look of kitchen.
If you are looking for quick and easy kitchen decoration tips, here are few that can hopefully help you to change the look of your tiring kitchen.
- Clear the top of your refrigerator
- Creatively display crockery items
- Change the curtains
- Change kitchen accessories with season
Display of cookbooks over the top of refrigerator looks good and attractive. But, if you keep them at your arm’s reach it will be beneficial for you. Apart from cook books, remove all the clutter present on the top of your refrigerator.
Be creative in displaying all glass and crockery items available in your kitchen in their respective racks or shelves. This can enhance the look of your kitchen and avoid tension in searching right items at right time.
With the change in season or if possible every month, change curtains of your kitchen. This little change really adds big difference to your kitchen.
Change all your kitchen accessories and decorative items in kitchen as and when the season alters. For example, replace potholders, tea towels, cup and soccer and other decorative items with those that match with the season.
Oftentimes, we have all been victims of power outages, and of sudden cuts in the power supply.
These are times when we have sweated it out silently and furiously, not knowing what to do about the interruption in power supply.
We have also thought often enough about acquiring a portable home generator, a device that would offer us constant and uninterrupted power supply when the power has been cut off for some reason.
If you are thinking of buying a home generator, then there are some things you need to know:
- There are two types of generators. While one is a portable one, which you can simply install yourself, the other is a larger stationary generator that is connected to the power supply at your home. A qualified electrician would have to connect this for you, while you could easily connect the portable one yourself.
- Next, you have to know about the types of fuels that generators use: gasoline, diesel, natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas. You can choose the type of fuel you want to use by the fuels that are available in your area. After all, there is no point in buying a generator that you cannot use because fuel is not available, is there?
If you want to experience the real fun of a home theater, you have to definitely decorate it perfectly.
Designing and decorating a home theater room is not an easy task when compared with other rooms of your home.
Here are few simple ideas to decorate your home theater room.
If you are installing big screen in your room, decide a theme that suits to theater room. Preferably go for darker theme like room darkening curtains, dark color furniture, etc. that suits to theater room perfectly.
Spacing is also one of the most important aspects to consider while decorating any kind of room in your home.
Don’t add too much furniture that makes the room full and have no space to move around. Look for the space and then decide what all you want to add to your theater room.
A home theater room looks incomplete without perfect seating and that’s where foam bags come into picture. It gives you utmost comfort and suits for people from all age group from kids to adults.
It may sound like a difficult task, building safety stairs, but with the right tools and with expertise, it can be done well.
First and foremost, plan out the design you want to use for your safety stairs [Staircase Designs].
Make it as simple as possible; there is absolutely no need to have complex designs, as this would probably compromise on your safety.
Remember also, it is extremely important to keep all the stairs you are building the same size, with all the exact dimensions. This will ensure your safety as nothing else will.
Do your math well, because you will need to calculate how many stairs you need to go all the way up, and you will also need to calculate the size of the risers and the runs so that you will have an exact idea before beginning.
Also, calculate the distances between the top and the bottom of the stairs, and the wall that is closest to the stairs.
You will definitely need three feet for the purpose, and if you can keep the width of the stairs to three feet as well, then you would have a good safety staircase.
Having beautiful fragrant flowers arranged in exquisite ways in your living room will not only make your living space special and welcoming, but will also add color to an otherwise normal boring dull room.
Remember, there are several varieties of flowers to choose from, and they need not all be live and colorful.
For instance, you can choose silk flowers or artificial flowers for your arrangements, or on the other hand you could try using dry flowers, or a combination of dry flowers and silk flowers.
You could choose fresh flowers as well, and I personally would prefer using these because they give off a fresh fragrance, and they are so very colorful that you cannot help but smile when you look at them, and when you take the trouble to arrange them carefully, you will then bring great happiness into your home for sure.
For the best and most exquisite flower arrangement in your living room, you could opt for any of these ideas:
- Place fresh flowers in a beautiful vase. Keep the vase as the centerpiece of the table in your living room.
Whether you are an occasional drinker or wine enthusiast, you have to choose right place in your home to store wine.
A wine rack is not only a functional solution for your wine collection, but also serves as an important part of your home décor.
You can find stylish wine racks with various additional options included with it.
You have to carefully choose right wine rack for storing your wine collection and also to enhance the look of your home.
Consider the size of wine collection
First of all before purchasing a wine rack, you have to take a look at your wine collection.
If you want a wine rack to store just a few wine bottles, a simple table top wine rack suits your needs.
Otherwise, if your collection is large, wine racks with many bottle storage options are available. You can go for it.
Location of wine rack is important
Check for the space in your home that is perfectly suitable for wine racks. With wide variety of stylish collection, they will definitely fit at any place in your home.
Whenever you venture into a sop that sells gardening equipment, I know that you would like to buy yourself some good looking lighter equipment, and not even spare a glance at the other sturdier looking ones.
Let me tell you this; you are wrong. Do not be flummoxed and confused with all the great looking gardening tools you see at the shop; if you really want to do some constructive gardening and not simply end up with a shed full of unused gizmos, then take my advice, learn to recognize the features of a useful practical gardening tool so that you acquire only what you need and not what you would like to look at!
Here is a list of gardening essentials, tools that you must have if you really want to hoe that new bed, or if you actually want to plant those bulbs that your neighbor gave you.
- Pruning shears. This is a tool that any discerning gardener would acquire first, and will use to cut those bushes and shrubs that need trimming. Remember; there is no need to buy the most expensive and the best looking shears in the market; a cheaper one would serve you just as well, but do not try to buy the cheapest one because there is no point having to replace the tool every once in a while, is there?
When you are feeling unbearably sweaty and hot, can you think of a more refreshing thing than having a lovely shower, right where you are, in the open, with the cold water running down your body, exhilarating and rejuvenating you? You are right; I am talking about an outdoor shower.
Your outdoor shower can be simple or complicated, elegant to look at or fun to use and you can decorate it like a waterfall, or like an amusing water ride; it is all up to you and how creative you are.
Here are some ideas for your outdoor shower:
- A couple I know likes to wash off before getting into their house. They have placed their outdoor shower near the staircase at the rear of the house. While the side wall is made of smooth river stone, the backsplash is made of slate. These are materials that can be sourced easily, and the trick is to integrate the design as closely as possible to its surroundings; the more natural your surroundings, the more natural your outdoor shower be, so that it does not stand out like a sore thumb.