Archive for June 17th, 2014

The Grass Cutter In Our Yard

It has been a week or so that I didn’t ask my sister to come over, I just don’t have extra to give her but the other day; I noticed that our grass in the yard is growing tall already. And I can’t cut the whole yard besides I and my niece needs to go out that afternoon. I paid my sister every time she comes here, and one of the things she needs to be done is cutting the grass, but I guess she was not able to make it the last time she was here. I saw the grass cutter in the neighbor, I asked him if how much is his labor to cut grass, he informed me of the price right away when he comes to check the yard. I was successful when I asked him to lessen the labor price. Later, he started trimming the yard, and he did a good job. It was so neat that later when my niece and daughter broom the yard, it was just so clean! I guess it was all worth it. I know we are in a tight budget but seeing a clean yard just made me feel light.

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Why Use Artificial Grass?

When it comes to home improvement, few things make life easier than artificial grass. While many people dislike using the material, citing reasons such as tradition, there are several reasons to use artificial grass rather than attempting to maintain an actual lawn.
Artificial Grass is easy to maintain.

Artificial grass looks just like real grass, with one major exception – it doesn’t grow. Because it doesn’t grow, there is no need to hire a landscaping crew to come in and cut your grass, which ultimately saves money in the end. In addition, rain passes through the grass in the same it would natural grass, washing away dirt and other problems.

Artificial grass is environmentally friendly.

Because it is created using eco-safe materials, artificial grass doesn’t harm the environment when it’s installed. And because it’s not real grass, pests and wildlife do not attack it, eliminating the need for pesticides or other chemicals. When you no longer need artificial grass, it can be easily recycled leaving behind no byproducts. There is no better way to be environmentally friendly.
Because it does not need to be watered, artificial grass is perfect for locations where there tends to be a lack of water. On top of that, you’ll save money on your water bill. Within time, artificial grass will more than pay for itself.
Artificial grass will survive where nothing else will.

If you live in a dry area where there is little rainfall, then your experience with traditional lawns isn’t likely a good one. Without proper water, grass has difficulty growing and will take on that familiar bleached look. However, artificial grass will enable you to have a golf course-green lawn with the same amount of lushness that you would see somewhere with much more rainfall. The material might eventually break down over time, but it will take years before you see the first signs of wear and tear.

Artificial grass can be obtained from a number of places. The best place to look is in the artificial turf supply commercial and residential division sellers; these companies offer a number of different artificial grasses to choose from in a variety of colors, as well as installation services. After all, the entire point of purchasing artificial grass is to save time and money – why install it yours

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Organizing Your Pantry

So you have this cabinet in your kitchen but it is always a mess with containers, bottles of ketchup, soy sauce, vinegar everywhere. And somehow, every time you glanced at the kitchen cabinet, there is a big storm going around. You need a streamline with all your things in your pantry.

Tall Order:  Store extras and some occasional use items, there are ingredients that you seldom use that is inside the glass container or a bottle right, store it at the highest shelves of your kitchen cabinet; you might want to place it in front so you can see it every day and there are less chance that you will forget it.

In the clear: When you go to a store, pick a clear container. In that way, you will know what you put in there. And place it in at least not the very bottom but in the second shelve will do.

Hide in Plain Sight: Let’s say, you are stocking 5 kilos of rice or grains and it is in your pantry. You can choose opaque receptacles or vintage sacks; you can also pick recycling sacks. You place this in the very bottom of your pantry.

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Allergy Free

Some people choose to have carpet in their homes; however, many people have mild to severe allergies. Also, people that live in climates that have more humidity can have problems with mold. Carpet fibers, although soft and pleasant to touch, end up locking in debris found within the home. This includes dog hair, cat fur, dust, dirt, mold spores and anything else that falls on the floor. Carpets end up being dirtier than the rest of the home because debris gravitates downward and it is harder to clean. Because of dead skin cells and other debris that ends up trapped in the carpet, dust mites make their homes there. People are not allergic to dust mites per se, but they are allergic to dust mite fecal matter. 

Carpet cleaning is a must to protect its structural integrity. Carpet is especially difficult to clean without the proper extraction. In addition to debris, water needs to be completely extracted and dried from carpet to prevent problems with mold. Some solutions used to clean carpet can cause carpet fibers to break down. Depending upon the amount of traffic a home can incur, carpets can become dirty quickly. 

Although carpet provides soft flooring for the feet and little ones, different types of flooring can provide an easier solution to cleaning and keeping the home free of allergies and mold. Hardwood flooring is easy to clean. A broom and vacuum can be used to remove debris. A damp mop can be used to clean up hardwood flooring. It is easier to remove debris from hardwood flooring than from carpet. 

There are several types of hardwood flooring that can beautify the home. One option is bamboo plywood. Bamboo has the hardened and smooth properties like hardwood, but it is actually made from a type of grass. Bamboo flooring instantly beautifies the home. For homeowners who are ecologically-conscience minded, they enjoy that bamboo is a highly renewable resource. It can take trees upwards of 20 years to grow; whereas, it only takes bamboo approximately four years to reach maturity. Bamboo flooring is slightly more water-resistant than other types of hardwood flooring. 

For those who choose hardwood flooring, rugs and other floor coverings can be used during the colder months to provide a soft and warm surface for the feet. Cleaning removable rugs is easy to do and they are easy to store during the warmer months. 

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