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Installation Instructions for Automatic Gate Opener

Fences and the gates that allow us to pass to and fro are day-to-day necessities for many farmers and other property and business owners. Gates serve the useful twofold purpose of allowing those whom we give permission to enter our property and keeping out others who are neither invited nor welcome....More...

Modern Street Furniture Success

In this world, a lot of things are mobile; this includes people and money. For cities that make it a point to invest in these areas, this would mean competition. That is why it is important for a city to be a good place to study, live, work, and visit. This is the reason why more and more localities...More...

How to Build a Pit BBQ Grill

Grilling outdoors is a popular activity during the summer and fall, but propane and charcoal grills can be expensive to purchase and maintain. If you like the flavor of grilled food and enjoy cooking this way, consider the less expensive option of building a pit BBQ grill in your backyard. A barbecu...More...

How to Refinish a Teak Deck

Regardless of the wood type, refinishing a wood deck is not as difficult as it is time consuming. With the proper tips and tools, however, a major deck refinishing project can be rather simple and will go much faster. There are many tools to use when refinishing a teak deck, and this article will me...More...

Landscape Design

Landscape design is an important aspect of designing your property. If you have land surrounding your house, you can plan and design a beautiful landscape to give you extra living space or add aesthetics to the building. Landscape design can be done for homes, public places and corporate establishme...More...

About Wood - Part 1

What is wood? Wood comes from the trunk (main stem) of trees. A tree's stem serves two main purposes: • to support the branches, leaves and lowers of the tree, holding these irmly, even against ... ...More...

Building a Sloping Retaining Wall

About Retaining WallsRetaining walls are great for stopping erosion and keeping yards level and neat. They add sight lines, increase functionality and can prevent soil from running off your yard and into a driveway. They can be built of stone (commonly granite blocks and boulders),......More...

Do Charcoal Briquettes Remove Odor from a Closet?

Charcoal not only cooks a good hamburger on the grill, it is good for getting rid of unpleasant odors. Charcoal readily absorbs lighter fluid in a grill, and it also absorbs moisture and scents from the air. Charcoal is made by exposing wood or nutshells to very hot temperatures. What is left ove...More...

How to Make Bricks Out of Sand Without Water

Sand is the majority ingredient in making all bricks. There are many varieties of bricks available. A sand lime brick is made with no water. The chemical hardening process can be sped up using steam. The sand and lime ingredients form into calcium silicate. The sand lime brick was invented in the ea...More...

Tree Problems? Hire an Arborist

An arborist is a landscaper of trees. They can provide you many services from branch pruning to snow removal to protect your home and preserve trees on your property....More...

Green Deck Cleaning

Every year tons of toxins are absorbed into the ground as a result of outdoor cleaning, such as deck, car and pet washing. The average American uses about 40 pounds of toxic cleaning products per year. These products make their way into our environment via various routes. Using "green" or environmen...More...

How to Remodel a Screened Porch

A screened porch adds valuable outdoor living space to a home. Bugs stay out, but the breeze and outdoor feeling comes in. A screened porch remodeling project updates the space to fit your lifestyle and design preferences. Whether your screened porch is damaged or simply needs a new look, remodeling...More...

Do it Yourself Lawn Care & Corrective Maintenance

Lawn care can make or break the aesthetics of your landscape. Many people have a hard time knowing when the right time is to fertilize, mow or conduct corrective maintenance for their yard. Research your grass type. Cool weather and warm weather grasses have completely different time frames. Numerou...More...

How to Use a Ride-on Mower

Ride-on mowers make the work of cutting grass easy and maybe even enjoyable. They aren't difficult to operate, nor are they difficult to maintain. New features include roll bars for safety, automatic shut-off switches to prevent accidents and more comfortable seats for less wear and tear on your b...More...

How to Set Up Stepping Stones With Flagstone

Setting up stepping stones with flagstones will create a walkway that is a unique and natural accent to your home and lawn. Laying stepping stones eliminates the difficulties in installing a less attractive concrete walkway, and a stepping stone walkway is much simpler to repair. With a few basic to...More...

Homemade Hot Smoker

A homemade hot smoker can be made out a variety of materials such as a 10-gallon metal barrel, a trash can or a tabletop charcoal grill. The charcoal grill will act as the body of the smoker. Unlike an ordinary gas or charcoal grill, a smoker uses wood chips to infuse the food with flavor, using ind...More...

How to Dry Wood for Burning Wood Sheds

As the price of fuel oils soars, many Americans are turning to wood as their primary source of heat. Not only is it less expensive to heat with wood, many believe it provides a cozy down-home feeling that can not be matched by oil burning furnaces or forced hot air. It does, however, involve a bit o...More...

Plants That Have Seeds With Hard Outer Layers

Seed plants are plants that produce seeds. They can be loosely divided into two groups: plants that produce seeds protected within a fruiting body, which can be hard or soft, and plants that produce "naked" (unenclosed with no fruit) seeds, such as coniferous trees. Seeds from both types......More...

How to Make a Rock Garden

Building a rock garden is easy, adds a landscaped look to your yard, and requires little maintenance once built. Choosing Your Location - The most important aspect of building a rock garden is selecting or constructing in an area with good drainage since most Alpine plants don't grow well in wa...More...