How to kill Virginia Creeper

The Virginia Creeper is a tenacious plant and spreads very fast. It can kill plants it grows on as it blocks them from receiving sufficient sunlight and also contains raphides that can cause skin irritations. Furthermore, if your walls have some cracks, the vine can easily get in and cause damage. Luckily, there are ways

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How to store baby carrots

Forget the name. Baby carrots are just the usual carrots cut down to small sizes. Just like their natural counterparts, they can be stored for future use, albeit without messing their integrity. Here is how you do it. The most obvious way to increase the longevity of your carrots is by maintaining them in their

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How to light a patio heater manually

Patio heaters are a modern marvel that allows you to enjoy chilly outdoor weather without freezing over. While most patio heaters can be ignited automatically, you might have to light it up manually should the auto ignition fail to work. While you may panic thinking that your heater is broken, you don’t have to panic.

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How to winterize a sliding patio door

Glass is a bad conductor of heat and as such, it can result in excessively high energy bills during winter. This predicament is not permanent and it is possible to counter the demerits of your patio glass door before winter comes. This article guides you on how to winterize a sliding patio door. While you

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What to use instead of mulch for landscaping

When it comes to landscaping your garden bed, flower bed, trees, or plants, mulching plays a crucial role. Mulching has a host of benefits to the soil, which include improving soil quality. Often, gardeners experience a lot of issues when looking for good mulch alternatives. These range from, soil erosion, poor soil nutrition, and loss

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How to change oil in a snowblower

A snowblower needs oil for lubrication just like any other piece of machinery. Typically, you should change the oil in a snow blower after the first few hours of use to remove the initial oil and consequently after every 50 hours of use. Even if you do not use it for the whole 50 hours,

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How to get rid of grubs in your garden

Grub worms can be a menace to your garden. These tiny Japanese beetle, June beetles, or European chafer beetles larva can feed on your plant roots resulting in the death of your plants and brown patches on your lawn. Here is a comprehensive guide on how to get rid of grub worms. First, determine the

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How to cut tall grass with a reel mower

No matter how sophisticated electric lawn mowers have become, the old-fashioned Reel lawn mower has managed to stand the test of time and maintain its popularity. Reel mowers have a number of benefits compared to the gas powered mowers. They tend to cut grass evenly as the reeling blade cuts in a scissor-like a manner

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How to fit guttering to a shed

Gutters offer the ultimate source of recycled water and preserve the integrity of your roofing. Installing gutters in your shed is a relatively easy process with proper guideline. Guttering depends on whether your shed has a fascia board or not. Normally the guttering is just below the roofing where it finishes. Get the shed’s gradient

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