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Microclimates Are in Your Yard
Microclimates Are in Your Yard

Juli has been gardening in her yard for 18 years. She has almost run out of room for bushes, yet looks for small ones to fill in spaces. What Is a Microclimate?Microclimates are just a smaller version of the everyday climate where you live. Microclimates are made up of temperature, rainfall, wind, and sunshine, to name a few parameters.

Simple Lawn Maintenance Tips
Simple Lawn Maintenance Tips

Michael is an avid content writer and researcher with practical experience in gardening. The Proper Way to Maintain Your LawnIf your lawn already has the advantage of a proper, well-prepared topsoil layer, then a lot of the time and effort you would have invested in the work has already been done. However, this is not the case for most people.

Wildlife Pond Makeovers: Water Features and RGB LED Strip Lighting
Wildlife Pond Makeovers: Water Features and RGB LED Strip Lighting

Arthur has been an online writer for over four years. His articles often focus on DIY home projects. My Wildlife Pond ExperienceI’ve had a wildlife pond in my back garden for over 20 years. During that time, I’ve replaced it four times for something grander; with the occasional makeover in between.This article describes my journey from our first humble pond to our latest adventure incorporating water features, including a birdbath and the newest technologies in pond lighting.

The Best Grain Filler for Oak Cabinets
The Best Grain Filler for Oak Cabinets

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews.Is Grain Filler Necessary for Painting Oak Cabinets?Oak is tricky to paint if you don& 39;t fill the holes in the wood grain first before priming. If you& 39;re painting your oak cabinets white, filling the grain, even with only one coat of filler, will make the cabinets look smoother and less like painted oak.

How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Yard
How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Yard

I& 39;ve been a hummingbird enthusiast for years. I& 39;ve perfected my homemade hummingbird nectar and can tell you how to make your own! You can attract, feed, and nourish hummingbirds in your backyard with a few easy steps! Flowering plants, location, type of feeders, and good-quality food will ensure you have hummingbirds that return to your yard year after year!

How to Grow Red Twig Dogwood, a Native Plant, for Winter Interest
How to Grow Red Twig Dogwood, a Native Plant, for Winter Interest

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. If you are looking for a shrub that has four season interest, look no further than the red twig dogwood. In the spring, it sports white flowers. The flowers turn into waxy white berries during the summer.

Choosing the Best Fish for Aquaponics
Choosing the Best Fish for Aquaponics

I& 39;ve always had an interest in aquariums, aquaponics, and interconnected farming systems. I& 39;d love to share with you the info I& 39;ve learned. There& 39;s something soothing and relaxing in growing your own fish at home. If you& 39;re the type of person that would enjoy setting up an aquaponic fish tank more than how it actually looks like, you are ready to become a fish grower.

Best Primer for Kitchen Cabinets
Best Primer for Kitchen Cabinets

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. Do Cabinets Need to Be Primed?Stained kitchen cabinets should always be primed before painting, preferably with two coats. Even painted cabinets should be primed, unless they were primed before, and the paint is in good condition with no visible tannin bleed.

How to Plant and Grow Hardy Perennial Geraniums
How to Plant and Grow Hardy Perennial Geraniums

I have enjoyed gardening for at least 30 years and enjoy sharing my experience with others. Gardening is my time to meditate and unwind. I love any plant that returns year after year. The perennial geranium will do just that and grow even larger and with more blooms than the year before. Unlike what we usually think of when we hear the name geranium, these plants are true perennials that return every year.

Tips for Buying Healthy Plants
Tips for Buying Healthy Plants

Lockridge is an avid reader who enjoys learning about beautiful garden plants. Among other things, she has worked with a florist. Purchasing plants at the home center can be expensive in the short term; that’s why you should check over your plant carefully before making that purchase. You wouldn’t want to put a lot of effort and money into a plant that isn’t at its best.

Tips for Installing a Metal Roof
Tips for Installing a Metal Roof

Andrew is a professional carpenter who has over 15 years of experience.The modern day metal roofs, that have been manufactured by following the highest quality standards, aren& 39;t worse than any other roof material. It& 39;s also extremely easy and fast to install as the material comes as up to 10 m2 plates.

How to Grow Garlic Indoors
How to Grow Garlic Indoors

Katy& 39;s garden of herbs, peppers and greens is constantly expanding as she learns new techniques and tries new plants!I use garlic in my kitchen all the time, it& 39;s so handy to have a constant supply growing!You’ve got the right idea to grow your garlic inside. In some areas, starting garlic inside is the only way to get it to maturity.