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Things to Know about Mosses

Moss can easily be seen growing in the woods or covering rocks in shady, wet environments. Japanese gardens use moss to create a tranquil atmosphere with hues of deep greens and soft surfaces. Peat moss, , cushion moss, fern moss and rock moss are a few of the moss varieties that can be use to create a unique garden that is low maintainence. Nurseries are one of the places to buy moss. Online sites also have…

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Added by Karen Cole on September 24, 2016 at 12:49am — No Comments

The Advantages Of Planting Evergreen Trees For Privacy

Decorating your own yard is a fun and healthy way to make lasting memories and a beautiful touch to your home. The question is, where to start? Do you stick to one type of plant, flower, or maybe even a garden of fruits and vegetables? It all depends on your taste, and what needs you are trying to accomplish. Let’s not forget budgeting, spending can be limited and may lead you to changing plans to adjust to your wallet.

A popular and simple start to home landscaping…

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Added by Karen Cole on September 23, 2016 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Top 5 Non-Toxic Halloween Cloud Dough Methods for Kids

We all know about sensory play games right. It is an activity done to improve the senses of toddlers. Sensory play games are developed to stimulate their senses like smell, touch, sight, listening. But be aware of the activities done with chemical or any harmful material. Kid’s skin is so soft and it can create rashes or eye-itching problem with chemical color. To avoid this type of activity we come here with Halloween cloud dough methods for kids.…

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Added by Liza Ray on September 6, 2016 at 3:06am — No Comments

Why should You Install Drip Irrigation System?

Before heading out in search of Irrigation equipment for sale, it is very important first to understand the type of irrigation system that will suit your requirements. Drip irrigation system is one of the most commonly preferred types of the irrigation system as it offers a number of benefits over other kinds of system. Some of their most common advantages are mentioned in this post.…

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Added by Anjali Dixit on August 31, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Led Headlights replace HID?

A. Who Should Use HIDs?



Many people are choosing to upgrade to HIDs, but a certain percentage of them will eventually go on to switch to LEDs. While HIDs are brighter and more efficient than halogens, they are prone to failure over time in a way that LEDs simply aren’t. If you are on a tight budget and you are looking for a quick, short-term fix, you may want to consider HIDs. However, don’t be surprised if you end up changing your headlights several times over the next few years,…

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Added by Dylan on August 31, 2016 at 12:00am — No Comments

What is in your soap?...

Di-n-butyl Phthalate (phthalates)

Di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP) is a manufactured chemical that is added to plastics, paint, glue, hair spray, nail polish and other household products. It is commonly…

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Added by Hemp Natural Soap on August 23, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

What is in your soap?...

It’s surprising that the very products we use on our bodies to keep ourselves clean could actually be causing damage to our selves, the environment and the aquatic systems. When we bathe, most of us use a regular soap bought from the store. Unfortunately, most commercial soaps contain harsh chemical additives to make them lather properly. Soaps…

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Added by Hemp Natural Soap on August 16, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Hemp Fact Friday

Hemp Protein

Is made from…

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Added by Hemp Natural Soap on August 12, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Low-Flow High Pressure Shower Heads Conserve Water

Generally speaking, taking a shower is considered more water efficient than taking a bath. Many also consider a shower the cleaner, healthier option since it's a steady stream of clean water unlike a bath where you sit in the water containing your own filth. However, taking a shower can use up quite a bit more water depending of the duration and the gallon-per-minute rating of the showerhead. Installing new…

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Added by Antonio Garcia on July 21, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

How to Keep Mosquitoes Away While Gardening

The joys of gardening are ample in the summer: plump tomatoes ripening in the sun, colorful flowers waving in the breeze, butterflies stopping for a sip of nectar. It’s even more fun when you get your children to join you in tending growing things out in the sunshine and fresh…

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Added by AliLawrence on July 18, 2016 at 5:10pm — 1 Comment

7 Beautful & Low Maintenance Window Box Flowers

     One of the favourite trends for summer when it comes to flowers is growing them near windows. Window boxes are the perfect choice for anyone who has sunny windows and wants to experiment with decorating the exterior with some plants. Although the window seems like the perfect environment, not all plants are suitable for the purpose. Don't let your window box project fail by choosing inappropriate plants. Do your homework in advance and prep yourself with the best…

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Added by Abby Lees on July 18, 2016 at 7:24am — No Comments

5 Handy Ways to Kill Weeds

The garden is the place where people with houses like to spend most of their free time. It's nice to have a garden where you can spend some time relaxing or taking care of different vegetables and fruits. Nowadays most people live such fast and full of stress lives, that it's actually nice to be able…

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Added by Jane Wilson on July 12, 2016 at 7:52am — No Comments

How to Grow an Orchid Flower

The orchid flower is one of the most beautiful additions a garden may have. It is the mark of the caring and expert gardener, a flower that proves that your reliable gardening can get you places. Adding one to your own garden will greatly improve the landscape and will make heads turn in envy. And for all its greatness, the orchid flower is also one of the most capricious things you could grow in the garden. Its different varieties – all 30,000 of them – usually require different treatment…

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Added by Aimee Howard on July 6, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

Be Fancy! Cook With Flowers For Gentle Taste And Modern Look

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Added by Evelyn Jenson on July 5, 2016 at 1:36am — No Comments

Guide to Homemade Eco-friendly Holi Color Powder for Kids

Holi – the celebration of colors – fills for all intents and purposes everyone with energy and power. Rather than various celebrations, Holi is one occasion where the clothes, planning enhancements, makeup and marks don't make a distinction by any stretch of the creative energy. Regardless, one thing that makes a distinction is a quality of the colors being used in light of the fact that a moment of rash fun may whole to a lot of skin detriment later.…

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Added by Liza Ray on June 28, 2016 at 3:28am — No Comments

Canning

Our family has started the canning season with fresh strawberry jam. After we sanitized the jars we are left with a filmy glass. Does anyone have any suggestions. We are using filtered water to boil and clean them. I read vinager, but my wife is worried it might leave an additional test behind.

Added by Dave on June 18, 2016 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Do Black Roses Actually Exist In Nature?

The short answer is No, but the long one is way more interesting.…

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Added by Ian Bennett Morrison on June 13, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

New ducks

Our family recently got a duck(Lilly)It loved following us around the yard and would sit by our side. A friend of ours has lots of ducks and had a female that would get attacked everyday by one other duck. Our family welcomed her in our family so she could be happy. But ever since Lilly won't come by us and only wants to be around the other duck. When we let the two out the second duck wonders far off and Lilly is close to follow. We are not sure if we should keep the second duck. I think over… Continue

Added by Dave on June 12, 2016 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Quick and Painless Pickles

I admit, I've always been intimidated by making pickles. The process seems like it requires too many ingredients, the most important of all being patience. I was thrilled to find this recipe for pickles from the New York Times that has only FOUR ingredients and barely that many steps. The whole process takes about forty minutes, fully half of which is doing nothing. This recipe yields about two…

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Added by Sophie Friedman on June 3, 2016 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

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