House Plant Care and for Insect Control

Growing fruit in the home garden can be an interesting, fun and rewarding hobby. This does not happen without a great deal of work. House plant care can be very easy with a few tips to keep them healthy.
Control of pests (diseases and insects) is an integral part of the care necessary to obtain good results. Insect infestations reduce yields and lower the quality of harvested garden vegetables and home fruit plantings. All plant parts may be injured by insects. Some insects bore into roots, seeds or stems. Others destroy crops by chewing on the succulent foliage, stems or fruits. Plant diseases are carried by certain insects. Control can be maintained all season by a combination of cultural practices, mechanical control, biological control and chemical applications.
Cultural practices such as pruning, sanitation, variety selection and selecting open, sites for planting are necessary for good pest control.

How to Use the Spray Schedules

Most fungicide (disease control product) and some insecticide (insect control product) applications are effective only if applied preventatively. The timing of these preventive sprays is based on the growth stage

Maintain your own dream garden with your gardening skills

Spending hours of time with plants and flowers can easily warm up your mood and can bring positive vibes around you. Flowers and plants are the beautiful creation. We manage them in a selective way within our location and named them as dream garden. Having a garden of your dream at your own place can change your home to special and peaceful place like heaven. Every person has the dream of having garden on their front yard or back yard. But having a garden on your place is not an easy work. We have lots of things to care about like designing, cleaning and maintaining it.

Garden not only for the purpose of show of your home. It also maintain the freshness in your home environment. Whenever we feel some uneasiness and stress at ending of the day, you prefer to have a walk on your yard and garden. The flow of the cool air and fresh fragments from the fresh flowers of your own garden can easily made your day.

Generally gardening is preferred for the peace of a mind. But also

This Home Improvement Trend to Stay

Home improvement is a catching trend. People improve the state of their household so that they can enjoy a better life and take advantage of the renovations. Some people opt for home improvements to increase the resale value of their place. Whichever the reason, there is no denying that any change done to the home gives it a much fresher and approachable look. However, most of the renovations are done for the interiors, like getting granite counter tops for kitchen or perhaps installing new flooring for the home. The exterior of the house is an untapped resource of real estate glory. Exterior of the house can be improved by installing designer windows or getting vinyl siding for the house or even constructing conservatories. Curbing your front yard or lawn is the latest mode of renovations.

Suburban areas have a capacity to accommodate a fairly large garden in their front or back yard. There can be several elements incorporated into the landscape provided they can be separated. Concrete curbing offers this advantage. It helps isolate the flower bed from the lawn and

Benefits Fly Spray Around The Yard

Many people wonder if it’s still okay these days to use fly spray around the yard. After all, we live in a time when the notion of spraying chemicals is a totally stupid idea, but what many people fail to realize is that today’s spray bears no relation to those of 30 years ago.

The thing to remember about the use of any kind of spray is that while you might get some visible results when using the spray approach for the adult flies, the real business is often to be done on the invisible front. This is the business of killing of the larvae and the pupae.

The whole approach needs to be integrated in order to get the optimum results and this is a point not easily appreciated by those trying to get the most out of their business and in need of fast results.

However, over a 6-month or yearly period, there is nothing quite as deadly as an organic approach mixing fly traps and repellents (including sprays) with predators.

It’s often a case of each to his or her own. There are those who prefer to keep all chemicals out of their yards whilst others may want to

The Difference Between Condos, Townhomes and Patio Homes

Condos, townhomes and patio homes are a great option for someone looking for an affordable home, those looking to downsize, or an empty-nester who plans on frequent travel. Buying a smaller home requires less maintenance and expenses which can free up your time and resources. Here are the advantages and drawbacks to each type of property from our Littleton Real Estate Agent.

Condos in Littleton

Condominiums are much like apartments, where other units may be above, below, or to either side of you. A condo owner owns the walls and the space inside those walls and has no land rights nor airspace rights above the unit. Parking is typically not attached to the property but a reserved space or detached garage is assigned to the unit. In a condo there is a lack of storage space, so it is important that you make sure your furniture fits before you buy. Condo owners must abide by the HOA guidelines, which may restrict what you put in the window or hang off the balcony. Typically, you will share multiple walls with neighbors so you have to be considerate of them and hope that they show you the same respect by not playing

The Pros and Cons of Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring can be a beautiful choice for your kitchen. It can provide a classic and timeless look to any home. However, kitchens are often high traffic areas in the home that undergo the abuse of daily activities. Is it a logical choice to have hardwood in your kitchen?

Pros of installing hardwood flooring in your kitchen:

Hardwood has an authentic and cozy feel. It can also add warmth to the space. Also, they are a popular choice among homeowners and can add value to your space. According to Home Flooring Pros, “some home flooring pros believe that it will bring back 2+ times its cost when you sell.”

Hardwood floors offer a versatile aesthetic and can be paired seamlessly with almost any type of home decor that you choose. Many people choose this flooring in their kitchen often do so to maintain a consistent look throughout their entire home-or downstairs portion.

This flooring can be long lasting with the right care and maintenance. Hardwood can be easily cleaned when there are stains and spills, as opposed to carpeting. Every ten years or so, hardwood flooring should be sanded and re-finished, which can repair any scratches and make your floors look good

Look for in a Roofing Companies

Finding a trustworthy and reliable contractor requires much more research than just a simple Google search for “Roofing Companies in Richmond, Virginia,” or even a referral from a neighbor or friend. It is important to choose a contractor that is honest and that will get the job done correctly and with professionalism. Here are some guidelines to help you choose a contractor for your home:

Licensed and Insured

In addition to being fully licensed to perform business, insurance coverage is an absolute must. Every employee and subcontractor should be insured. According to GAF, “Not having adequate insurance could potentially lead to litigation between a contractor and homeowner if a roofing employee sustains an injury at the home.” A useful tool is to check out to see if the business is accredited with the Better Business Bureau.

A Reliable, Local Contractor

It may help to choose a company that is more established in your local area. For example, you wouldn’t want to get a roof replacement, then need repairs in 5-10 years, only to find out that the company you used originally has closed its doors. An established contractor can help you put your mind at ease knowing that you can give them

Are You Planning on Installing a Woodstove

Maybe you need some heat for those dreary rainy days or those cooler winter temperatures. Or sometimes you’re going for that nice ambient fire burning in the background in your living room. There isn’t another type of heating appliance that doubles as cooking device unless you include your firepit! So if you’re thinking of installing a woodstove then read on.

According to the Hearth, Patio, & Barbecue Association, a quality brand name wood stove will cost about $3,000-$4,200, including the stovepipe and installation. On the bright side a woodstove will add a few thousand to your asking price if you were to sell your home.

There are many great brands out there such as the Sedore 3000 an old-fashioned wood stove that burns wood, wood pellets and even alternate fuels like corn. A woodstove that is becoming popular is the Woodstock Soapstone Ideal Steel Hybrid stove, which won the very competitive Wood Stove Decathlon in 2013. It has some interesting features including gear-shaped cooktop surfaces and ornamental side panels.

While I am sure that you’ll pick the right woodstove for your needs, before you’re ready to buy, you should determine the exact location of your new woodstove for installation purposes. The

The Dendrobium Orchid Care

As other plants Dendrobium is belongs to kingdom Plantae. Genus is Dendrobium. There are many species belongs to this genus. Nearly 1200 of orchid species are recorded around the world. As other orchids orchidaceae is the family of Dendrobium.

Dendrobium orchid flower is famous for cut flowers. It has a sympodial and an epiphytic growth habit as other orchids in its family. There are many orchid varieties that produce orchid flowers in different colors. The durability is also higher than other orchids. In cut flower production, the flowers are divided into three types. They are phalaenopsis type, cane type and intermediate type. In these three types cane type is not that much suitable for cut flower production.

Read more >>> Phalaenopsis type, cane type and intermediate type Climatic Requirements

Orchid growing is not that much easy. It needs a good attention than other flowers. To keep a healthy plant below factor should be maintained.

Light

Dendrobium is a light prefer plant. It needs more lights than other orchid varieties. But direct sunlight is not good. So light level should be controlled by using a shade net above ten feet in height in a commercial cultivation or pot plants can be place in a

To Burlap Or Not To Burlap for your Garden

I feel strongly that evergreens are an integral part of every garden. As a landscape designer I use evergreens in many ways, to provide structure in a garden with a hedge or to provide a focal point at the corner of the garden to name a few but in all situations the most important thing about the evergreens I use is that they are in fact… EVERGREEN! So it really breaks my heart to see gardens everywhere scattered with burlap.

The thinking behind this popular practice is to protect the evergreens from winter sun and drying winter winds. This can sometimes be an important thing to do for young evergreens, especially ones planted late in the season but it should only be done for the first season. Also in many cases it’s not necessarily the winter wind but the evergreens inability to draw water from the frozen ground. The winter landscape can replicate desert conditions making the plants susceptible to winterburn. Properly watering the evergreens in the fall and all the way up to the ground freezing will help prevent the winterburn from happening.

Another reason many burlap evergreens, especially cedars, is to prevent the winter snow and ice from

Love of Wind Chimes

When I was a teenager, and dating my now husband, he helped me buy my first car, a beautiful red 1967 Dodge Dart and that was in 1970. If I’d only known then that it would be a classic car today, I would never had sold it years later. Now many more years later, I never thought that a love for classic cars would spawn a love for wind chimes.

My husband and I have a favorite vacation spot in Tennessee. On the first weekend after Labor Day there is a huge, and I do mean huge, classic car show with 20,000 plus classic cars spreading out between the three towns of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. During a visit to Gatlinburg, we took time out to do some shopping. One of the many shops sold beautiful wind chimes. Big beautiful wind chimes, the likes that I had never seen before. I couldn’t help myself and we bought one of those chimes. The different lengths of tubes that the chimes had made the most beautiful sounds I’d ever heard before and thus began my love of wind chimes.

That was several years ago that we bought those big wind chimes

Request The Quest To Cover The Fence

One of the most common requests I get when visiting a customer is what will grow on my fence?

Well I know firsthand that both popular vines, Boston Ivy and Virginia Creeper, will cover the fence nicely and without the need for trellises to boot! I have both in my back yard that is surrounded by fence with narrow gardens between fence and the pool we inherited when we bought the house. Both vines provide nice fall colour and both are deciduous and lose their leaves in the late fall.

Here’s my opinion of the pros and cons of both of these vines.

1) Virginia Creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Virginia Creeper is five-leaved ivy, or five-finger vine, it is a species of flowering plant in the vine family Vitaceae, native to eastern and central North America.

I didn’t plant Virginia Creeper but I “borrowed” it from my neighbour behind me. We are in a corner house so my backyard faces the side of my neighbours’ garage. When we moved in 8 years ago, the vine was covering their whole garage wall, right up the soffits.

I appreciated those few weeks of the vine covered garage. If I had to look at a brick wall in

Decorating Ideas with corresponding Budget

Recently I moved into my first apartment—I was over the moon excited to decorate and make this new space my own. That was until I realized how expensive home decor can be. All the tips I could find for decorating on a budget required some form of re-purposing pieces you already have. Two problems there; I did’t have any pieces to re-purpose and even if I did I don’t have time to re-purpose things. So I got inventive instead. I have compiled all my favorite tips and tricks that I used to decorate my space on a budget.
1) Paint
A simple coat of paint can completely transform a space. Not only will painting make a space feel fresh it will set a new tone as well. Paint is fairly inexpensive to buy—you don’t have to buy designer paint pick an inexpensive paint in any color that calls to you. If you’re on an extremely tight budget, simply paint a single accent wall or better yet paint your front door.

2) Pillows
This is by far my favorite way to reinvent a space. A lot of people will say that decorating with pillows is not inexpensive, but those people

About Home Textile

Many people do not know what a home textile is although the definition is simple—they are textiles used for home furnishings. Home textiles are used for either a decorative or functional purpose. The purpose of the home textile will help to determine what type of material the textile is. There are a myriad material from man-made or natural fibres and many ways to make the textile as well. To help you further understand what home textiles are we have compiled a list of the most common home textiles.

Decorative Throw Pillows are a smaller, plush, and nicely designed pillow that are used to decorate a space. In recent decorative throw pillows as have become more popular and the styles have become greater. There are a myriad materials used to make them, although they are most commonly made from cotton and polyester blends. These blends give the throw pillows a soft and comfortable feel. Most commonly, decorative throw pillows will be found on furniture that is used for leisure, for example a bed, a couch or an accent chair. More rarely, but still done, decorative throw pillows are used to decorate the floor. This can be done by either placing

Some Features of the bedroom sets

A bedroom sets has two small boxes of springs or a bed base known as a king-sized box of spring. The size of these beds differs around the whole world.

It is not only about the names being unlike from the standard sizes but even the mattresses and beds which have the same name have measurements which are different in various countries. You can also find the size of bedroom sets varying in the same country which manufactures a large number of these beds. Some of these beds are manufactured with heavy material to add comfort to the one who is using them while the others are manufactured with some lighter material in order to keep the costs lower. This can lead to a big difference in the size of the bed and thus reduce the comfort level. These beds are usually given names in accordance with the size of mattress although the measurements in real might be different in terms of width and length. A normal King Size Bedroom Set is known by the name of Eastern King and is 4 inches wider. On the other hand, the California king is known by the name of Western king

The Area Floor Rugs

When thinking of home decoration, many people forget about the floors. Area floor rugs are a great way to tie in your home decor theme, all while providing a function. Area floor rugs provide many more functions than the obvious floor coverage. They provide warmth on a cold floor, such as hardwood or tile, they help to reduce noise in a room that has hard flooring, they protect your floors from damage, and most importantly provide another outlet to show off your home decor style. With a myriad area floor rugs to choose from it’s hard to make a choice. We’re outlining several types of rugs and why they are a great addition to your home decor.

This type of rug is one of my favorites, they’re all throw backs that are coming back in style. We’re talking about shag rugs, flokati and sheepskin rugs. These plush and thick rugs bring depth to a room by providing a three-dimensional aspect. The plushness also makes these rugs heavenly to walk on- making them ideal to place in a common seating area. Just imagine running your toes through the soft, thick fabric of a sheepskin rug while you relax on the

Modern Versus With Contemporary Decor

With home decorating terms and their considering meanings being forever changing, it is hard to keep up. Two terms that are particularly confusing are the difference between modern design and contemporary design. This is due to the fact that professionals are using these terms interchangeably, which does make sense. As of late contemporary design has become popular, which inadvertently does make it a modern design. To help you further understand we’re diving into the subtle differences of modern and contemporary design.

Modern Design
Modern design derives from a specific point in time. If you have a home with a modern design it usually; has a stark design, an open and airy floor plan, and a cohesive design is implemented throughout the home. The coloring of a modern home is usually based in either black and whites or saturated colors with warm earthy tones. Modern designed home decor has clean lines, embraces simplicity, and is often thought of as being sophisticated. Since a modern designed home usually has less decorations the larger home furnishings are usually used as the main decoration, which is why it is important to separate these pieces throughout your modern home. It is also important to

About Rustic Luxe Design

Rustic luxe design can be described in many different ways. It is a design style that has a little bit of everything. Rustic Luxe design is a great balance of both masculine and feminine pieces. The masculine aspect is brought in by metals and natural materials, such as wood, while the femininity is accentuated through light colors and a myriad textures. We’re going to dive into rustic luxe trends to help you achieve the look.

Every aspect of your home can become part of your decorating theme, including your doors. Rustic luxe designed homes often feature sliding barn doors. These doors are normally used to close off areas such as closets or pantries. Simply described; they are stylish doors made of wood which usually feature moldings and a natural or neutral color. Sliding barn doors sit upon metal sliders. They are a fun way to separate a space while still creating an open feel all while adding to the rustic luxe design.

In the kitchen a sliding barn door is perfect to close off the pantry, but the rustic luxe design doesn’t have to stop there. The kitchen is the perfect place to implement this design because it is easy

Reasons You Should Decorate with Taupe

Sherwin-Williams recently announced its Color of the Year for 2017: Poised Taupe. Susan Wadden, top color picker, describes this color as, “what happens when cool gray gets together with brown and has a baby.”

What exactly is taupe? Taupe can be defined as “a moderate to dark brownish gray, sometimes slightly tinged with purple, yellow, or green.” The word taupe, meaning mole, originated in France in the early 1900’s.

How do they choose the color of the year? In an article from Custom Home, Kayla Devon notes:

“At Sherwin Williams, six team members substantiates their color picks from a concentrated industry and presents a color story to all other team members expressing what the story says about cultural sentiment. From there, four final color stories are determined, which Jordan says is significant because there are different tastes and different things happening simultaneously. When it comes to choosing the color of the year, Jordan takes over, searching for the story with the strongest message and the color that communicates the larger picture.”

After choosing the Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year for 2016, Alabaster, Jackie Jordan stepped down; which gave room to Sue Wadden to enter the role as top color picker. Although we

A Kitchen Renovation with Granite or Quartz

Kitchens are the heart of the home, it is where you prepare your meals and where family comes to gather together. A kitchen remodel is a large investment; however, it can also have the most bang for your buck. Thus, kitchen remodels are becoming increasingly popular. According to Home Advisor, your kitchen remodeling budget will be broken down by:

Design fees: 4%
Installation: 17%
Appliances and ventilation: 14%
Cabinetry and hardware: 29%
Countertops: 10%
Lighting: 5%
Flooring: 7%
Doors and windows: 4%
Walls and ceilings: 5%
Faucets and plumbing: 4%
Other: 1%

Even though countertops only account for an average of 10% of your budget, choosing the right countertops can either make or break your kitchen remodel. The top two countertop materials on the market right now are granite and quartz. However, what are the pros and cons of each of these options?

Appearance

Granite offers a natural stone aesthetic with many variations in the colors and markings. Some may prefer to have a natural look to their countertops, while others are turned off by the variations.

Quartz offers a more consistent look and comes in a variety of colors from neutrals to striking colors of blues, greens, oranges, and so on.

Cost

In real