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Steps for Finishing Your Basement

Many of us want to transform our basements into a more usable space where we can either work full time or spend our spare time having fun or just relaxing with our friends and family. In addition to plumbing, electrical work (if you’re not 100% confident doing the work yourself, you might want to pop […] More

How to make sure your home is waterproof for the winter

With winter fast approaching us and the UK already experiencing a very high level of rainfall now is the optimum time to make those maintenance improvements to your home that will keep you dry. Adding timber cladding to an extension or new build is a great way to help protect the inner section of the […] More

Tips on How to Use Abstract Stock Photos

Using Abstract Images in Printed Materials When creating brochures and printed material, abstract stock photos can be used as borders to frame sections to highlight text or another image. Perhaps you need a unique design for a banner. There are special situations such as an image of a room with pictures on the walls, you […] More

Natural Pest-Repellent Plants

Plants are naturally the best natural pest repellents, and have for hundreds of years. Many useful plants can also help protect buildings against insects and pests, and are probably living in your yard. Pothos is a wonderful, bold, vibrant green plant with frilly purple flowers that grows in clusters. It gets big, about 4 feet […] More

Giving Your Garden the Boost it Needs to Start Growing

Look at a box of oranges and you will see that they weren’t easy to grow. In fact, most of the time, plants grow easier when they are smaller than they need to be. That’s because they’ve reached a mature size at a certain point in time, making their growth impossible to accelerate without damaging […] More

3 amazing tips for restoring teak garden furniture

Furniture, particularly outdoor furniture can be a bit of a nightmare when it comes to keeping it in good condition. With the environment, general wear and tear, and a whole load of other variables working against you, it can often seem like you are fighting a losing battle. Teak garden furniture is particularly challenging as […] More

The best ways to utilise teak furniture

When you are building the perfect garden for your new home finding the right additions for the outdoor space in the form of furniture, plants, and decor is a very important first step. If you do not think carefully about the type of furniture and decor that you are going to using you run the […] More

Pot-plant gardening ideas for city-dwellers

First, take the time to gather the seeds for two of your most treasured backyard assets: tomatoes and herbs. You can plant the tomatoes in pots of coffee filters or milk cartons with holes punched through for the beans to grow through. Check out http://www.bugman.com/tomato.html for ideas. Or get a whole row of tomato plants […] More

Preventative Measures To Deter Pests Away From Your Home

Have you ever had insects, bugs and other pests descend upon your home? Instead of waiting to take action to defend your home, why not go on the defence before these pesky creatures decide to make it theirs too? You can do quite a few different things to eliminate what pests find appealing, which should […] More

Giving New Life to Your Zen Garden

Even if your Zen-feature dominant garden was perhaps designed and constructed by the most seasoned and experienced of landscapers, it’s never a matter of just having it done once and then enjoying it for the rest of your life. Every garden, particularly one which harbours Zen features, functions as somewhat of a living creature, which […] More