Using a dropcloth is possibly one of the smartest things a homeowner can do when tackling pretty much any project. Here’s how to drop the right cloth.
The transition between different elements within a yard is a place where gardeners may feel challenged with plant growth and with the element of design. What you put into the space or how you manage it is referred to as the edge or edging. You might hear gardeners ask each other how they edge their vegetable or flower gardens, landscape beds, sidewalks, driveways, patios or other unique landscape features.
The next few months are prime time for planting a garden in Kansas, and hopefully you are planning to put a few seeds and plants in the ground. The best place to get those seeds and plants is almost always right here in Lawrence from local garden centers and organizations. Buying local ensures plants are well suited for the region, and it supports the local economy.
Installing an outdoor antenna is an easy way to stretch your entertainment dollars. Most homeowners can legally install an outdoor antenna, as long as it does not reach more than 12 feet above the roof line, does not create any safety risks and does not impede upon existing neighborhood covenants.
Shamrocks, four-leaf clovers and wood sorrels are often confused as the same plants in the spring and around St. Patrick’s Day.
Changing the engine oil in a vehicle every 5000 miles is one of the best ways to prolong the life of any car or truck. Refer to the vehicle owner’s manual to identify the recommended oil type and oil capacity.
The hardest part of replacing an old garbage disposer is fitting comfortably under the sink.
One of the first tasks many gardeners look to in the spring is lawn care. The grass is starting to green up, and hopefully can wait a few weeks for the first mowing. But maybe there were some bare patches last summer, a crop of dandelions has arrived or you are thinking this is the year your lawn will be the envy of the neighborhood.
Midwesterners should be on the lookout for swarming termites, which are common in the spring.
Mounting a flat-screen television on a wall is a great way to add style and convenience to any room.
Many gardeners (and people who simply enjoy being in the yard in the evening) are starting to recognize the benefits of bats and take an interest in attracting the animals to their yards. Attracting bats is a little more complicated than simply installing a bat house.
If you are ready to plug in that new or used clothes dryer, but the plug on the dryer does not match the outlet on the wall, replacing the cord on the dryer is much easier and more economical than replacing the outlet on the wall.
Replacing an old, worn-out tub spout with a new shiny spout can add new life to an otherwise tired bath. If the diverter on the old spout is failing, a new spout may also increase the pressure of the shower. New spouts will not, however, fix a leaky faucet.
Like all living things, trees have a life span. How long that life span might be is dependent on a combination of factors including species, site, environment, weather events, pest infestations and others. Understanding how these factors work together can help you determine why a tree died, why it is dying, how to extend the life of existing trees and how to choose wisely when planting for the future.
Spring gardening activities are underway in northeast Kansas with two events this weekend and more on the way over the next few months. Here are the top picks for garden inspiration, networking and community building.