Tips & Tricks for Better Container Gardening

Tips & Tricks for Better Container Gardening

November 29, 2017

While container gardening has its advantages, and offers a great deal of flexibility, there are some concerns you need to consider during the planning stages. Some things to heed are the start up costs, water management, micro-environments created within the pots, and challenges in moving heavy containers. Being aware of these issues up front will help to circumvent them before they become problematic.

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How to Transition Outside Plants Indoors for Winter

How to Transition Outside Plants Indoors for Winter

November 22, 2017

When fall temperatures start to dip and winter is around the corner it’s important to move your outdoor houseplants and tender perennials inside to avoid damage from the cold. This process should be done slowly to avoid shocking plants; an abrupt change in sunlight, temperature or humidity can cause stress on plants leading to wilting, leaf yellowing or even leaf drop. 

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When is the Best Time to Compost?

When is the Best Time to Compost?

November 09, 2017

Composting can occur all year long in almost any climate. 

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Fall Leaf Cleanup Tips

Fall Leaf Cleanup Tips

October 19, 2017

Rake when its dry. The leaves will be lighter, saving you energy. Clear you pathways and and decks of accessories, so you have space to work. Keep you heavy potted plants on a plant caddy to make them easy to move when the time comes for sweeping and raking. It will help take the backache out of moving big pots.

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How to Organize Your Small Spaces with Stainless Steel Shelves

How to Organize Your Small Spaces with Stainless Steel Shelves

October 13, 2017

When closet and cabinet space is at a premium, it's all too easy to clutter a home with knickknacks, dishes, books and laundry. When you're working with a space of 1,000 square feet or less, you have to get crafty with how you optimize it for maximum organization and comfort.

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Maintaining the "American Way of Life"

Maintaining the "American Way of Life"

October 10, 2017

Eight in 10 Americans feel manufacturing is vital to maintaining the "American Way of Life". Over the next 10 years, the U.S. will need to fill approximately 3.5 million manufacturing jobs, yet, it is estimated that there will be a talent shortage of two million skilled workers, according to a recent study.

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Moving Heavy Potted Plants

Moving Heavy Potted Plants

September 12, 2017

Really large pots can be hard to move; once they are in position and have a tendency to remain there for a long time. A plant caddy will allow the pot to be moved for cleaning and watering. It's a worthwhile investment to make, so ask your local garden center what they have in stock. Look online if you can't get this locally.

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Combine Open Shelving and Cabinets

Combine Open Shelving and Cabinets

September 05, 2017

Designer Lyndsye Felsman offers advice, howtos and cost information on remodeling your kitchen with open shelving.

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How to Help Animal Rescues During Hurricane Harvey

How to Help Animal Rescues During Hurricane Harvey

August 31, 2017

For starters, if you have room in your home, you can adopt from local animal shelters in your area who are taking in adoptable animals from Texas. This clears space in Texas shelters in to make room for the urgent rescue cases. You can use social media to spread the word about organizations helping shelters. Share posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and do what you can to get visibility to where it is needed. 

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Selecting a Plant Caddy for Heavy Potted Plants

Selecting a Plant Caddy for Heavy Potted Plants

July 12, 2017

Consider putting your potted plants on wheels to take daily advantage of the sun, and you'll get happier, healthier plants. Large outdoor potted plants can be difficult and cumbersome to move around your patio or garden, so you likely won't be too motivated to do it every day to take advantage of the sunlight.

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How to Clean Stainless Steel Shelf Brackets

How to Clean Stainless Steel Shelf Brackets

July 11, 2017

One of the best habits to adopt when cleaning stainless steel shelf brackets is to wipe with mild soap and water in the direction of the grain. Stainless steel has a grain like wood. The "grain" in stainless steel is the direction any finish lines may have made.

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