Having a beautiful green, full, and natural-looking lawn gives homeowners a sense of pride and plays a big part in defining a “home.” When it comes down to your landscaping options, you may face many decisions, including whether you should hire a professional, or if you can do it yourself. This blog will help you with some of the basics in keeping your lawn cared for.
They say Summer is the time to be doing outdoor activities, but who wants to even step outside when it is over 90 degrees, sometimes even over 100 degrees?! Unless you’re in a pool or at the beach cooling off in the water, that is the only reason I can think of wanting to do any outdoor activities. Now that it’s September and September marks the beginning of the fall, which means cooler weather, there are plenty of activities to do without even having to break a sweat. Continue reading
There is no written evidence for a “Friday the 13th” superstition before the 19th century, it has actually seen its’ most popularity in the 20th century. The earliest known documented reference occurs in an 1869 biography of an Italian man by the name of Gioachino Rossini, who died on a Friday the 13th. There are several theories about the origin of the superstition of Friday the 13th. One popular theory is simply that thirteen is an unlucky number, and that Friday is an unlucky day. Putting the two together, I guess you could say it’s double the bad luck. There are many other theories, but we’ll save that for another time. So much for Friday the 13th, I sayHollywood is to blame! On an ending note, everyone keep on your toes on this “unlucky” day!
Do you have pallets or pieces of pallets laying around, waiting to be thrown away? Well don’t throw them away! More and more people are actually paying a pretty penny for furniture made from pallets, as pallet furniture is becoming quite a trend. Save your money and save your pallets because I have several ways you can reuse your pallets and turn them into something original, useful, and unique. Continue reading
Believe it or not, 40% of the U.S. workforce could actually work from home. With technological advances making this possible, only 2.5% of workers telecommute. If 40% of workers who could telecommute would work from home just two days a week, it would reduce yearly carbon emissions by 53 metric tons. Not only do fewer cars mean less pollution, but also less car accidents. In 2008, there were over 34,000 traffic fatalities. For every hour you’re on the road, your chance in being in a car accident increases, this can’t happen if you’re at home. Continue reading
We all know a weed when we see one, popping up in our lawns, spoiling our landscape’s beauty. Some weeds require certain methods to eliminate them, so it is helpful to know what weeds you are encountering. Weeds are classified as either annual, where the growth cycle is only one season, or perennial, where the growth cycle is two years. Annual weeds are further classified as summer or winter. Winter annual weeds die when the weather turns warm, and the summer annual weeds die in the fall. Houston weeds are often winter annuals, as the heat here will kill off almost any plant! Continue reading
The mosquitoes are members of a family of flies. Even though a few species are harmless or even useful to humanity, most mosquitoes are considered a nuisance since they suck blood from vertebrates, many of them attacking humans. When feeding on blood, some species of mosquitoes can transmit some of the most harmful human and livestock diseases. Some say mosquitoes are the most dangerous animals on earth. Continue reading
I think we can all agree that saving money is so much easier said, than done. There’s much more to it than just spending less of it, although that alone can be quite challenging. How much will I save? Where will I put it? How can I make sure it stays there and I don’t spend it? All of these questions come into consideration when deciding to save money. Set realistic goals and keep your spending in check while getting the most for your money. Continue reading