Home Improvement Ideas

Is it time for a good Home Improvement Idea or Ideas? Great, Lets discuss a few Easy Home Improvement Ideas for your Home, using Wood as the Product of choice.

Lets start with the exterior of your Home. As you do a walk around your Home what is missing that would help the overall look? Take paper and Pencil to jot down your findings.

Some questions to ask. Is this area of my Home warm and Inviting, in appearance? What will improve the look? What will catch the eye just enough to draw them closer in?

Just basic questions, but they help get the thinking process going, an start the creative process for the Easy Home Improvement Projects listed here.

Okay, you have finished you walk around for each area of your home, and have jotted down several home improvement ideas. Lets see if any of your ideas match the easy ones suggested here.

Easy Home Improvement Projects Exterior:

Wooden Plant Holders along the Walkway. This is a really creative way to dress up the sidewalk to your front door or porch.

A porch swing or Stand alone Wooden Swing set left or right of front door. This one helps create a feeling of welcome, warmth, and peacefulness within.

A wooden door plaque – Customize a little – not just Welcome, include something that says more than come in, maybe something like “This home is always filled with the love of Family and Friends! Welcome to all who Enter”.

Wooden Window Shutters, sized to match the window size. Give the Illusion of working Shutters even if they are Non-Working Shutters.

Wooden Yard Art – Wishing Well, Covered Wagon, Different types of Figures – A person walking a Dog, A lady sporting an Umbrella, Someone close to a flower bed with pruning tool. You get the meaning of it, an can use what will work best for your area, the list is as long as your imagination.

Gazebo or Outdoor Room, both add a sense of “You are welcome here”.

Finally a Wooden deck added on can increase activity space for all.

Easy Home Improvement Projects Interior:

Built in Corner Curio Cabinets, can be in many different rooms – Living room, Family Room, Den, Dining Room, Even Bedrooms. Great for displaying pictures as well as Curio’s.

Custom Cabinet Doors – Replace old doors with creative new ones, saves money by replacing only the doors, not the whole cabinet. Can save even more by reworking the current doors, add custom details, Resurface and add carving on them or If no windows add windows. Lot of possibilities, just use your creative imagination.

Add a Bookcase to the Family Room or even the Dining Room.

Closet Shelves, include a Shoe Rack for the Woman of the Home.

Laundry Room – Add a fold down Ironing Board to one of the walls, yes it can be wood.

A built in China Cabinet – This is a great one, so many possibilities.

Add a Pot and Pan hanging rank in the Kitchen – Can be a great space saver and add a sense of lived in to the Home.

This is a few Home Improvement Ideas that are Fairly Easy Home Improvement Projects. Even One Home Improvement Idea can add warmth, and value to your home.

Have a few suggestions of your own, share them here, add your pictures and ideas.

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How To Remove Weeds From Your Lawn

Even when you have tried many treatments to prevent weeds, they still find a way to annoy you and make your lawn looksvery messy.

Imagine one day, you are mowing your lawn with a push reel mower, and you suddenly find out that the weed have already invaded your lawn. It’s such a disaster, right?

Therefore, it is the time when we have to use drastic method to eliminate them. We should resolve weeds at one time than continue to be annoyed by these uninvited guests.

How To Remove Weeds From Your Lawn

TYPES OF WEEDS

Before learning how to remove weeds, let see how many types of weeds that can occur in your lawn. This will help you to recognize them, as well as choose the right chemical products.

Grassy weeds

This is one of the most common types that can occur in your lawn. Grassy weeds are classified into three small types: grassy winter annual weeds, grassy summer annual weeds, and grassy perennial weeds. They have the same appearance: they all look similar to grass. Therefore, many of us confuse whether these are grass or weed, and whether we should remove them or not. The difference between these three types is that grassy perennial weedis hard to remove in lawn, and there are only few brands of herbicide that can be used to treat them.

Broadleaf weeds

Broadleaf weeds are the general name of dandelions, oxalis, and clover. For the first time, you may see them very beautiful and not harmful, but they are actually taking nutrients from your soil so that your grass cannot grow healthily. Luckily, this type is very easy to identify. They usually have large or tiny leave with rounded shapes. Once you see their pictures on the internet, you will recognize them when you see them in real.

Sedge Weeds

Sedge weeds also looks similar to grass, but they are not grass. They have solid un-jointed stems and usually grow in moist area. You can find some common sedges like wild onion, wild garlic, and yellow nutsedge. Once they appear in your lawn, they will spread rapidly and aggressively. It is one of the reasons that make it hard to kill than the two types above. Moreover, not every herbicidecan kill it effectively. You must choose the specialized products for treating sedges to remove them.

Let Kill Them All!

Chemical products give us fast and effective results. However, they should be the last option, because chemical products affect on the people and lawn health too. Moreover, some chemistries can remain on your lawn for up to 10 months. Therefore, all outdoor activities will be limited for a long time. Thus, try these “natural” treatments:

Using boiling dihydrogen monoxide

You can prepare this at home. It’s very simple and the least harmful. What you need to do is boil a big pot of dihydrogen monoxide (water) with stove, and then pour it over weeds. This method can be used to treat weeds at sidewalk, driveway cracks, or large area before reseeds. Most importance is it doesn’t leave any chemistry on your lawn. However, once you apply it, flowers or plants around the poured area might be killed too.

Using salt

Simple spicy can help you deal with our uninvited guests. Combine rock salt with vinegar with the ratio 1:1, and then spray it on the weeds. To get higher result, you can add citrus, clove oil, or even liquid soap. In fact, these ingredients it selves have abrasive effect that cause high temperature to the objects that have contacted them. Therefore, this mixture will make weeds weaken. Besides, this recipe can be used to treat weed spots, meanwhile not harming grass and other plants. You can use this method after mowing your lawn with a self-propelled mower to increase the efficiency of it.

Fire like you don’t care

This non-chemical treatment helps you kill weed almost immediately. By using a flam-weeder available in almost gardening stores. A little flame with heat can kill weeds, but not burn the whole house. However, this method can burn other grass as well and it is only suitable in case you intend to reseed lawn.

Harder Treatments

Herbicides are the most effective option among all. We’ve learned how to determine types of lawn weeds in the first part of this article. Now, it’s time to choose herbicides. Herbicides are classified into several types that you don’t need to know all of them. Here are some common terms that are usually seen on the package:

Pre-emergent herbicides

Pre-emergent herbicide is the herbicide that prevents weed’s seeds to germinate. We usually apply this before any sign of weeds appear. On the other hand, this type of herbicides is used for treating grassy weeds, and it doesn’t affect the established lawn.

Pre-emergent herbicides also work best in treating weed spots. In case you want to limit chemistry using in your lawn, then use this one with small pressure prayer over the spot.

Post-emergent herbicides

If the previous herbicides are mainly used for treating before seeing the sign of weeds, then this one is to kill existing weeds. Post-emergent herbicide kill weed by attacking the foliage or flow systemically to the roots of weed. This type of herbicides can be used for both grassy weeds and broadleaf weeds.

Unlike pre-emergent herbicide, this killer requires attention when applying to lawn for best results. Generally, post-emergent weed killer is applied in a clear and cool day, when the temperature isn’t too high (12-16 ̊C) and it has no rain. Meanwhile, never spray this product on a windy day, as it could influence to your family safety and to your own health. Finally, read the instruction from manufacturers carefully to ensure that you’ve applied the right rate and amount.

Not all post-emergent herbicides can treat sedges. In fact, there aren’t many products treating them. But you can still find available products that treat yellow and purple sedges. For the rest sedge weeds, we need to identify them first, then choose appropriate method to remove them for best result.

Conclusion

Weeds are enemies of grass. They will invade your lawn once they take all nutrients in soil. Therefore, we should always prepare a weed removing solution, in case any sign of them appear. Removing weed isn’t hard. I believe that with the information above, you will know when to take action and how to choose the right herbicide. This article hasn’t covered all knowledge about weed removing, but it’s enough for a home gardener to have a beautiful and green lawn.

 

 

 

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What Makes Anime So Popular?

On its origin aspects, historians stress the US occupation of Japan, and stresses that manga strongly reflect U.S. cultural influences, including U.S. comics (brought to Japan by the GIs) and images and themes from U.S. television, film, and cartoons. Destiny – This is one of the most addictive games available out there for PlayStation 4 users. Your kids will be able to watch the movie to their heart’s content and you will not have to contend with their fits of temper. After users pay the small one time fee they have full access to download any Xbox 360 game of their choice. Featuring iconic characters, famous attacks, and epic battles authentically created from the original manga series, Dragon Ball Z® for Kinect lets players unleash their inner Super Saiyan with no controller in the way! However, manga enthusiasts consider Lolicon to be legitimate manga worthy of publishing.

Become top tennis player in this currently one of the best tennis Wii games on the market! If no goals are associated with a plaything, it is a toy (Crawford notes that by his definition, (a) a toy can become a game element if the player makes up rules, and (b) The Sims and SimCity are toys, not games.) If it has goals, a plaything is a challenge. Therefore, these games are often designed to be played with a variety of guests throughout the party area making them ideal games for a Prom party. The games are standalone for the most part not requiring you to play previous installments or like this dragon city hack.

Dark Souls is one of the few games that comes close to offering a similar level of detail to Skyrim and will appeal to hardcore gamers especially. In fact, come to think of it now, I wonder what makes you think it’s completely right that you can always dish out mind games to guys at will but they can’t and shouldn’t do the same to you. Anime usually takes influence from light novels, manga and other traditions and culture. In fact that really what makes an adventure game different from an action game.

One proof is that when Super Buu absorbed Piccolo and Gotenks and fought SSJ3 Goku, Goku could still hold his own pretty decently against the combined power of Super Buu, Piccolo, and SSJ3 Gotenks like Gohan did. Red Steel 2 – Second version of famous Red Steel game brings action based sword fight also with gun shooting. Red Steel 2 – UBI soft sequel to the first game which was not a big success, but as they promise this one is going to be the top in 2009, when we talk about action sword fight and shooting. Not all games can be downloaded right away, especially if you are using a mobile device.

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