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Transforming your Home Hot Tub Enclosure into a Mini Greenhouse

Who wouldn’t want a nice greenhouse in their home? Here, you can carefully take care of plants, have a nice space all to yourself, and simply enjoy the very best of nature. It’s like having your very own jungle or forest where you can relax and be at peace! And the best part about it is that you have all the control in the world. Whatever plant you want in your greenhouse you can have, from the types of flowers that will give off the scents you want to the vegetables that you can incorporate in your meals with the family.

But how can you build a greenhouse? it’ll be a lot easier if you already have a gazebo in your backyard. Spa enclosure make fore great greenhouses—they’re the right size, they’re intimate. and you can fill it with as many plants as you want. From both inside and out, a gazebo greenhouse will be quite a sight indeed! Here’s how you can make one! (more…)

How to Keep Your Family Warm This Winter

Keeping warm and healthy in winter is essential, but with so many things involved, the cold season often finds many people underprepared. For you to keep your family comfortable during winter, you will not only need to provide them with comfortable clothing but also prepare your home to keep cold air out and keep warm air in. All this should be done without contaminating the air indoors.

This guide details a couple of things you can do to get your family ready for winter. From heating the home to preventing dampness, these things are essential for every home. Read on to help with your preparation for the winter.

  1. Programmable Thermostat.

That you need a thermal-regulator in your house is a no brainer. (more…)

Why You Should Use a Moving Service

When it is time to move, you might consider renting a truck and taking care of this task yourself. However, there are quite a few advantages to using a moving company. Unless you have a lot of experience and several friends that are willing to help, moving can be quite an undertaking.

Moving is Strenuous

You may be physically fit, but when it comes to moving heavy items all day long, it can take a toll. In addition to all the packing and toting boxes to the most convenient area for moving them, you will be lifting heavy items. Appliances and furniture can be bulky as well. Do you have to navigate tight corners or stairs? This adds to the physical exertion. The last thing you need to do is pull a muscle or strain your back in the middle of moving. (more…)

The impact of global warming on gardening

D.C. Urban Gardeners took to the airwaves yesterday in a radio discussion about the impact of global warming on gardening.

An official from the U.S. Department of Agriculture stole the show, however, when she acknowledged that publication of a sophisticated new hardiness zone map based on the most recent climate reports has been delayed because some of the mappers have been in Iraq, and for longer than expected.

I was invited to appear on Pacifica Radio’s weekly “Earthbeat” segment to outline ways that we gardeners can reduce our carbon footprint and help alleviate the affects of global warming.

But ahead of me were, first, Patty Glick of the National Wildlife Federation, and author of that group’s publication, “A Gardener’s Guide to Global Warming,” along with Kim Kaplan of the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service. (more…)

Tips for the sophisticated decorator

When you have a picky, sophisticated style, it can be difficult to decorate your home. Learning to appreciate the little things will keep you in the loop with life and loving your home, sophisticated or not.

Decorating your home can be difficult. We all know that. But if you’re one of those people that has a slightly sophisticated taste, if you yourself may not be a sophisticated person, decorating your home can be a veritable nightmare.

As a Home Decorating Sophisticate, or HDS as it were, you have a refined taste in furniture, flooring, sashes, throw pillows, drapery, rugs, lighting, hanging artwork and pretty much everything else that comes through your line of vision. You can sense imbalance in your sleep and your aura blends with Zen decorating on an ultimately frightening level. (more…)

Choosing the Right Driveway Alarm System for Your Home

It does not matter whether you have a home security system or you want to improve the existing one; you need the best driveway alarm. With a driveway alarm, you can detect nearly all movements at the entrance of your home. It is unfortunate that most homes are not fully protected. Most of them have a few closed doors and windows protected by the security systems.

However, the process of finding a driveway alarm can be quite overwhelming and confusing. The truth is that it is quite difficult to get all the driveway alarms straight. (more…)