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How to Care for Carnations
How to Care for Carnations

Lockridge is an avid reader who enjoys learning about beautiful garden plants. Among other things, she has worked with a florist. Carnations are the traditional Mother& 39;s Day flower, according to FTD, a premier floral retailer. Like other flowers, each color of the carnation evokes a different sentiment.

How to Calibrate a Hayward Goldline Aqua-Rite or Swim Pure Plus Pool Salt Chlorine Generator
How to Calibrate a Hayward Goldline Aqua-Rite or Swim Pure Plus Pool Salt Chlorine Generator

Rob is a pool-service industry professional with over 20 years of experience. Step 1: Adjusting Salinity (Salt) levelBefore the chlorine generator can be calibrated correctly, the salinity—or salt level in the pool water—will need to be at the correct level. For these systems, it should ideally be between 3200-3600 ppm (parts per million).

Growing Cannabis the Easy Way
Growing Cannabis the Easy Way

Samuel Barrett lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and has far too many hobbies, many of which you can read about here. A New EraCannabis is big business. Once maligned as a dangerous drug by the federal government and society in general, it has recently made a 180-degree turn in its acceptance for medical and recreational usage.

Identifying the African Nightcrawler Composting Worm
Identifying the African Nightcrawler Composting Worm

Vermicomposting is fun, challenging, and faster than hot composting. I compost with red wigglers, African Nightcrawlers, Alabama jumpers. Overview of the African NightcrawlerAfrican nightcrawlers are one of the best choices for composting worms, if you can control their environment enough to keep them happy—they have specific temperature requirements.

Do I Need to Dig My Vegetable Plot or Allotment Every Year?
Do I Need to Dig My Vegetable Plot or Allotment Every Year?

Cindy has been a writer for a number of years. She enjoys sharing her life experiences and what they have taught her. The Answer to This Question Is: Not NecessarilyIt might surprise those of you who are used to digging over your vegetable allotment religiously every year (probably dreading this backbreaking chore coming round again) to know that depending on the type of soil you are working with, you might very well be able to avoid the whole task almost totally.

Tips for Successfully Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets
Tips for Successfully Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets

Linda is hands-on involved in home improvement projects, organization, storage and house cleaning tips and ideas. Refinishing cabinets is a DIY project that requires plenty of time and elbow grease. If you follow these tips your kitchen will look fabulous and you can restore your original cabinets instead of spending big bucks replacing them.

My Review of the Purdy 18-Inch Roller Frame
My Review of the Purdy 18-Inch Roller Frame

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. Painting With an 18-inch Roller FrameThe benefit of painting with an 18-inch roller frame is the time it saves when rolling out walls and ceilings. I used a 9-inch paint roller for many years, but I& 39;ve since switched to an 18-inch roller for a lot of the interior painting I do, especially big ceilings.

How to Keep Birds off of Tomato Plants
How to Keep Birds off of Tomato Plants

You can keep birds off of tomato plants naturally without the use of toxic substances and save money on expensive bird repellent and deterrent methods and products.Here, I discuss briefly how to do this in regards to tomato plants. If you are having bird troubles elsewhere, I also wrote an article titled How to Keep Birds Off Patio Furniture.

How to Deal With Frost on Your Pumpkin Patch
How to Deal With Frost on Your Pumpkin Patch

When he& 39;s not writing poetry or political articles, Ralph fills his time by researching various topics that are influencing society today. If you happen to be a Halloween junkie like I am, then you likely grow your own pumpkins. The cost of purchasing over a dozen pumpkins at the farm each year was probably one contributing factor.

Tropical Taste of Hawaii: The Peculiar Peanut Butter Fruit
Tropical Taste of Hawaii: The Peculiar Peanut Butter Fruit

The author lives in a quiet seaside community in lower Puna on the Big Island. He& 39;s an avid gardener, traveler, and photographer. Peanut butter fruit (botanical name Bunchosia grandulifera) is a small tropical fruit tree native to South America. It is grown in gardens and farms in Hawaii, mainly as an attractive ornamental plant.

How to Declutter Your Bookshelves Without the Guilt
How to Declutter Your Bookshelves Without the Guilt

Jennifer Wilber works as an ESL instructor, substitute teacher, and freelance writer. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing and English. Why You Shouldn’t Feel Bad About Decluttering BooksBook lovers across the internet were outraged when Marie Kondo, author of the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing suggested that, sometimes, books can be nothing more than clutter.

SuperDeck Stain Review
SuperDeck Stain Review

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. SuperDeck Stain Pros and ConsSuperDeck, which has replaced the DeckScapes product line, is a Sherwin Williams deck stain sold in a waterborne and oil-based formula. I typically stain two to three decks per year and use this product for most of them.