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Pollinate Your Garden With Native (Mason) Bees
Pollinate Your Garden With Native (Mason) Bees

Tritrain is an avid gardener and aspires to have a homestead of several acres in the USA.About the Mason BeeMason bees are native throughout the Americas, and there are over 300 species in North America alone. They are part of the Megachilidae family in the Osmia genus. They took the name & 34;mason& 34; due to their tendency to use mud or & 34;masonry& 34; when building their home.

Why Do Snapdragons Come Back Each Year in Different Colors?
Why Do Snapdragons Come Back Each Year in Different Colors?

Megan is a writer and mom of two. She enjoys cooking, running, and gardening. I have lived in my house for several years. I have planted a lot of flowers, shrubs, and other plants since moving in, but I have never planted snapdragons. Yet, somehow, two little snapdragon plants mysteriously appeared near my downspout and water meter.

How to Grow Basil Plants in Your Garden
How to Grow Basil Plants in Your Garden

Sherry had a backyard full of plants in the place she grew up. Sweet basil or French basil is the most popular and easiest to grow herb. It likes to grow under long days, in full sun and well-drained soil. It can grow in partial shade also but will have less vigor. You can grow it in your garden as well as indoors if you are able to provide light for at least 10 hours a day.

How to Grow Raspberries, a Native Plant
How to Grow Raspberries, a Native Plant

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. The very first pie that I ever baked was made with raspberries that I foraged from a bush growing wild on campus when I was in college. Ever since then, I have wanted to grow raspberries.

Tips for Successfully Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets
Tips for Successfully Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets

Linda is hands-on involved in home improvement projects, organization, storage and house cleaning tips and ideas. Refinishing cabinets is a DIY project that requires plenty of time and elbow grease. If you follow these tips your kitchen will look fabulous and you can restore your original cabinets instead of spending big bucks replacing them.

Tips for Painting Vinyl Shutters
Tips for Painting Vinyl Shutters

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. Painting Plastic Shutters vs. Buying ReplacementsVinyl window shutters that are badly faded from the sun can either be painted or replaced, but replacing them can be costly. The price for a two-pack of plastic window shutters costs anywhere from $40 to $100 each, depending on the size and style.

Growing Tomatoes in Containers: A Small Space Bumper Crop
Growing Tomatoes in Containers: A Small Space Bumper Crop

I like to write about DIY gardening and general homesteading tips. I hope to provide readers with ideas and inspiration. The Basics of Growing Tomatoes in ContainersTomatoes are very prolific producers when given the right conditions. It doesn& 39;t matter whether you choose to grow cherry, grape, plum, or gigantic beefsteak tomatoes, they all feed and drink heavy and require full sun.

My Review of the Zipwall Dust Barrier System
My Review of the Zipwall Dust Barrier System

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. Controlling Dust and Over-spraySanding and spray painting produces airborn dust and over-spray that makes a huge mess indoors if a plastic barrier isn& 39;t used to separate the work space from nearby rooms.

Fitting a Window Roller Blind to French Doors
Fitting a Window Roller Blind to French Doors

Arthur strives to balance aesthetics, functionality, and quality with costs when planning DIY projects in the home and garden. Why We Need a Blind for Our French DoorsIt might seem a silly question, with a silly answer (to block out the sun); but the sunlight in question is from the evening sun, coming from a more north westerly direction!

Save Money by Regrowing Kitchen Scraps
Save Money by Regrowing Kitchen Scraps

I love cooking and growing plants—so when I can put those two things together, it makes for a great day! How to Grow Green Onions the Easy WayGreen onions aren’t exactly a hearty vegetable you can eat for dinner, but we enjoy putting them in salads, on top of scrambled eggs, and as a garnish on just about anything.

All About Hydro Jet Cleaning
All About Hydro Jet Cleaning

Ashley represents an independent and locally owned professional plumbing team.When it comes to a clog, plungers are generally the go-to solution. If that doesn& 39;t work, a plumbing snake may be used to remove the obstruction. For the hardest blockages and build-ups, a hydro-jet system may be enlisted.

How to Dry Herbs From the Garden
How to Dry Herbs From the Garden

Britney has her B.A. in Environmental Management and Sustainability, and Cassie has her certification in plant-based nutrition. There really is nothing like walking out to your backyard garden and picking some fresh herbs for an awesome plant-based recipe you are making. You cannot compare their taste to supermarket & 34;fresh& 34; herbs.