Repair wood with lacquer by sealing the pores. Wood pores behave like small straws, funneling moisture to the interior of the wood, just as they did when the wood has been a living thing. Over the years, this moisture causes the wood to break down. It becomes individual and soft wood fibers start to flake… Continue reading How to Repair Wood With Lacquer
A wood finish on a wall, table, cabinet or other piece of furniture is usually durable and appealing, but can be dark and boring. If you are looking to liven up a piece of wood cabinetry or furniture, you are able to do so, without paint. Fabric, paper, art work and photos can be used… Continue reading How to Cover Wood Without Painting
Over 4,000 species of cockroaches exist in the world today with 57 of these found in the United States, many of which make their home with human beings. They are hardy and will live up to a year. In her lifetime, a female will lay a few egg instances of 30 to 50 eggs each.… Continue reading Can Roach Spray Kill Plants?
Overwatered plants are susceptible to root rot and other diseases which may kill them. Too much water essentially drowns plants, keeping their roots from obtaining the oxygen that is essential for them to live and prosper. Providing them with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) helps overwatered plants to get additional oxygen and to keep harmful pathogens in… Continue reading Peroxide for Overwatered Plants
Ajuga reptans, popularly known as carpet bugleweed, is a shade-tolerant ground cover hardy to U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 4 through 10a. This fast plant spreads by runners and is commonly used instead of grass in hard-to-grow, shady spots on lawns and in gardens under trees. Planted under the right conditions and in the proper… Continue reading Ajuga Reptans Planting Time
Sunflowers (Helianthus spp.) Are a well-known garden annual because of the distinctive bright blooms produced. There are numerous varieties of sunflowers and consequently a selection of visual features and uses for these crops. Through plant breeding, more varieties of sunflowers have been created, further changing the appearance of this genus. Sunflower Background Sunflowers are an… Continue reading Why Are Some Sunflowers Dark at the Center?
Cheerful, easy-to-grow, fast-growing, delicious, helpful — all these conditions apply to common sunflowers (Helianthus annuus). Wild forms grow throughout the United States, and many horticultural varieties exist for cut flowers, garden subjects, animal food, bird seed, oil, flour, and also for human food like snacks and in baked goods and cheeses. Sunflowers have inspired musicians;… Continue reading Popular Facts Regarding Sunflowers
When a chimney for a fireplace or wood stove is functioning normally, a sexy fire generates an updraft that sweeps waste gases from the fire up through it. All those gasses are then dispersed to the air. On occasion, a draft can develop that moves in the opposite direction, filling the house with smoke and… Continue reading How to Fix a Chimney Backdraft
Curtain poles and their affiliated mounts are amazingly delicate for as hard as some people pull their curtains. This can lead to the curtain rod and mount being pulled right from the wall, damaging the drywall from the procedure. There is a simple way to correct a curtain rod whose mount has been yanked out… Continue reading How to Fix a Curtain Rod
Quince fruit trees (Cydonia oblonga) grow in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. They are grown for their showy pink or white spring flowers and large fruits known as pomes, which is round like apples or oblong like pears, depending on the quince cultivar. The ripe, fragrant pomes are generally cooked… Continue reading The way to Reduce a Quince