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How to locate wall studs

How to find studs in your walls Anchoring pictures and heavy objects to the studs in your walls is the safest practice. Locating the studs is not that difficult and there are a few ways that you can do this. [donate]Instructions Step 1 The most reliable method for locating studs is by... More

How to prune hydrangeas

As each new flowering has depleted, and the beautiful flower-heads on hydrangeas have dried out, these attractive and trouble-free shrubs can be managed with a distinctive pruning method. There's no need to start "dead-heading" early, just enjoy their many spectacular color changes, through to... More

How to improve garden soil

Improve Garden Soil Soil is a living thing with millions of micro-organisms, small creatures and nature's elements even in a single handful. It is a complex part of the natural ecosystem, and the success and growth of one's garden is dependent on this. The physical qualities of a blend of... More

How to build a workbench

How to build an 8 foot work bench The steps below will enable you to build a free standing 8 foot workbench which can also be attached to an interior garage wall. Most home improvement stores will cut the wood to your specifications for a very small fee (around .50 cents a cut after the first 2... More

How to care for a mattress

How to prolong the life of your mattress No matter how much you paid for the mattress on your bed, you want it to last for a long time. Even though it is covered with bedding and the only time you see it is when you launder the bedding and replace it with clean sheets, it still needs to be... More

How to grow Spanish moss

Spanish Moss (Tillandsia usneoides), is an easy to grow epiphyte belonging to the bromeliaca family. It typically will grow upon another living plant, such as a tree branch, but doesn't take nutrition from this support. With lengthy strands of silver-grey leafy stems, Spanish Moss makes for an... More

How to grow kaffir lilies

Kaffir lilies Kaffir Lilies brighten gardens with an abundance of graceful wands of bright, silky blooms, late in summer. Sometimes Kaffir Lilies are known as Crimson Flags because of their sword-like leaves and tubular flowers in pink, rose or red atop stately spikes. They are popular for... More

How to fold socks

Sock gremlins beware! The organization fairy has arrived. For many people folding socks can be an overwhelming chore. Once you have overcome the hurdle of matching the socks, some people tend to fold socks incorrectly causing wear on the elastic. Even still there are those who don't even bother... More

How to grow a vegetable garden in a small area

Grow vegetables in limited space Many gardeners face the issue of space when growing vegetables at home. Either it is because of an apartment style building that they live in, or the garden space around their home is not much. However, with proper planning and making changes to the regular... More

How to make a rain barrel

Use recycled materials Rain barrels can be a real boon to spring, summer and fall gardeners...even those that continue their hobbies during the winter months indoors. Having an abundant amount of good quality natural rainwater for your household and garden plants will help them achieve maximum... More