When you’re thinking fertilizer, the main ingredient is nitrogen. Depending on where you live and what type of grass you have you will need fertilizers with different amounts of nitrogen. Also, the time of year will dictate what fertilizer you choose. For example, in the summer months, you may choose one that has insect repellent built in to control the amount of bugs in your yard while you and your family play and enjoy the outdoors. Continue reading When to fertilize your lawn
Carpet is a great feature for adding warmth to almost any room in the house. The problem? Those cozy rooms attract family and friends, and where there is high traffic, there are accidents. It’s only a matter of time before someone spills a drink on your carpet – sodas, wine and juices can be some of the hardest stains to remove.
Then again, mud that someone inadvertently tracks across the carpet isn’t easy to clean up, either. Then there are countless other random items that can leave unsightly stains on your carpet: oil, blood, permanent marker and fingernail polish, just to name a few.
Here are a few of the best ways we can come up with to remove some of the nastiest carpet stains. Continue reading Best ways to remove stains from carpet
Your family probably lets out a collective groan when they hear that the air conditioning is on the fritz… it means going days, even a week or more, with steamy, stifling air in the house while waiting for the repair person to come. Special thanks to Boerne Air Conditioning Experts at http://www.boerneairconditioningexperts.com for the tips.
That also gives YOU plenty of time to think about how much this little visit is going to cost – not less than 100 bucks, you can bet. And that’s only the case if they don’t find any major issues. An average HVAC repair visit costs about $100 per hour, without parts.
Wouldn’t it be nice to know how to troubleshoot before you have to call the repair company? Read on to learn a few simple things that might be wrong with your air conditioning unit that you can fix yourself! Continue reading How to troubleshoot your air conditioning
If you’ve always wanted a home security system but thought that they were out of your price range, you will be happy to learn that home security has never been more affordable, thanks to home alarm systems that you can install yourself.
Some of the systems that are considered ‘do-it-yourself’ can be connected to a professional monitoring service once they are all set up. Others are self-monitoring systems, so that you can view your home when you are away or see who’s at the front door before answering it.
Let’s look at a few of the top home alarm systems that do not require professional installation. Continue reading Home alarms you can install yourself
If you are looking to sell your home, you know that value is everything. Even if you aren’t trying to sell, you may be considering a home makeover – just short of remodeling – in order to spruce things up a little. Whatever the reason, you’re probably overwhelmed wondering where to start.
There are many small things you can do inside and out to increase the value of your home. Let’s look at a few of them. Continue reading Things to fix or add to improve the value of your home