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Lana Hawkins

Bio: Lana is a student of Architecture and a food lover from Sydney, Australia. She loves writing about interiors, but her specialty is landscape design. She enjoys playing in kitchen and cooking for her friends and family, spending time in nature and learning about other cultures by travelling.

The clutter is a menace that does not just get in our way, for its negative effects spill over in our mind as well. Once it piles up, it impedes our ability to concentrate and think clearly. Luckily, we are not short on ways of summoning tidiness out of this pitfall, and equipping ourselves with creative ideas and low-cost tools. So, take advantage of smart organization hacks in order to transform your abode into the sanctuary of order. Make every inch of space count, and do away with hoarding habits.

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Fit it together

The magnitude of the problem may seem intimidating at first, but let us go step by step, and use the good old divide and conquer tactics. Apart from the willingness to face the mess and chaos, you also need a strategy to defeat them. You should be able to utilize various household items for the task, or create some DIY storage. Think outside the box: Place things not where they are expected to be, but where they fit.

So, why not put some kitchen supplies in a magazine holder, stack hair products in wine rack, and pile up vintage suitcases to form a DIY side table. Also, remember that there is no need to purchase expensive organizers when kitchenware, cookie jars, and bags can be employed as efficient home organisation tools. Versatile furniture is a true blessing, especially if you get your creative juices flowing.

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For example, I have seen some amazing work spaces assembled by cobbling together IKEA shelves and installing a tabletop on top of them. Just find a matching chair, and you got yourself a nice table with plenty of storage space. Moreover, one should make an effort to maximize hidden storage. The visible one, when jam-packed with frippery, can still induce a sense of frustration. An awesome trick for maximizing your space is also playing with lighting. It will definitely make your space management more effective and give the spotlight to your shelves.

Gain the breathing space

Walls are potent instruments for combating clutter, and it is high time to mount some cool storage solutions on them. Hang the metallic equipment such as bobby pins on the magnetic strip, which you can hide on the backing of the medicine cabinet. If you have some spare PVC pipes, turn them into wall holders for hair dryers and other beauty tools. At last, keep the shopping bags and hang them in order to store items you need on a daily basis.

DIY PVC pipes turned into holders

Image credits: Etsy.com & Bobvila.com

Furthermore, the entangling wire disarray is a nuisance which clutters the area which we require for work or entertainment. Fortunately, you may use labelled bred tags to mark the cables for different devices, and tell them apart in an instant. A cord organizer can also come in the form of toilet roll: Feel free to decorate it with a washi tape and be stylish about organizing.

Finally, bear in mind that it is often those little knick-knacks that put us at our wit’s end. Well, rise up to the challenge with a DIY approach, and create Jewellery Stand: Cut the bottoms of plastic bottles and thread them together. Another option is to find an unutilized frame and put some wire mesh, fabric or burlap in it. This frame organizer will also serve as a unique piece of wall art, adding life to dull surfaces. Little by little, your home undergoes a positive transformation, and with it your domestic life.

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Image credit: Themakeyourownzone.com

Falling into formation

It may seem like a mountain to climb, but with smart organization hacks it is possible to get your living environment orderly in no time. Conceal your unsightliness and tone down on the clutter. The art of planning and marshalling your army of household objects is the best strategy to infuse your home with comfort, gain extra space and add some visual appeal. Your life will suddenly become easier, and the time it costs to get organized is nothing compared to accumulated stress and waste of space.

Feeling completely safe and secure in your home and out of it is something that starts becoming a priority as years go by. Especially when you do not have to think about yourself only but your family as well. Therefore, doing everything in your power to protect your home and loved ones is a must if you wish to have some peace of mind. One of the things you need to address is your emergency plan. Here are some pointers:

Make the outside of your home safe

If you live in a house like I do, you might want to secure your outdoor premises. Basically, first thing I did when I started feeling more aware of possible theft dangers is that I got a nice fence around my yard. It is not too high so it does not look like I am trying to hide something. But, it is still high enough that it would be fairly obvious if someone tried to jump over it. We got motion detecting lights outside and these always light up in the evening when someone walks around the yard. Even though our family dog Henry is getting old, the sign ‘Beware of the dog’ and his occasional barking are in my opinion great additions to the general home security.

Beware of the dog sign

Locks and alarm system

You must never neglect the protection of your house or flat itself, even if you think that there is no way for uninvited guests to step into your yard or building unnoticed. Combining the locks of my house with good security system was the best thing I ever did because it provided me and my family with good nights of sleep and made us completely relaxed when we are going out, thanks to different modes and settings such as Home Mode and Away Mode, that can be further customized and accessed from any device as long as you have Internet connection.

Safety codes and words

It is extremely important to be able to actually remember your alarm code easily, especially when in danger and hurry to quickly leave the home. Therefore, we as a family decided on the combination of our birth dates which involves one number from each member and therefore it is really easy for us to remember it but it would not be an obvious guess in any way to an outsider. Moreover, we came up with a safe word that we could give to the security center in case they need to check our identities fast as well as the unfortunate possibility when we would have to call each other for help. Simply texting a safe word is quicker and more efficient than trying to make a call.

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Prepared for the worst

We had long talks as a family about worst case scenarios that could happen. It is of utmost importance to stay calm if you find your house burgled and leave immediately without touching anything to call the police. If you have kids, explain them that in this case they should run to the neighbors and talk to the neighbors about this as well so they would know what to do and who else to call beside the police. Also, thefts might not be the only lurking danger and I always keep the bag filled with necessities and emergency kit ready in the car in case of fire, with our most important personal documents safely stored away in a hard cover folder that can be taken with us in a second.

If you are a responsible adult you would not find it difficult to tend to all the necessary actions for home security. Also, remember to keep your home’s layout neat so that you would not trip in the dark when you have to leave quickly.

If you still fear you missed something and you are not sure how to behave in case of an emergency, I found this infographic by SimpliSafe to be quite useful.

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With the hot shiny summer just around the corner our homes will be filled with light and warmth. In order to let your home shine bright and exude welcoming cheerful atmosphere you have to make sure it is properly decorated. And the walls are just the right place for making a difference. Do not let your wall stand bare and dull, fill it with various forms of art and bring back vividness into your home.

Washi Tape Art

Playing with washi tape is always fun and it makes one easy DIY project. Just get a few roles of your favorite colors and patterns of washi tape and do miracles on your walls. Choose the wall you want to bring back to life and make your own cute polka dots on it. You can also use this tape to write some quotes or inspirational words to keep you going each day, or just play with shapes and colors and create perfect decoration for the boring white wall.

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Washi tape tutorials by Designrulz

Framed Scarf

Who says you can only frame art and photos? Just like any girl, you probably have lots of colorful scarves that you do not even wear. So why not give them purpose and turn them into art? Choose a scarf or two you desire, cut them in half and make a few smaller framed pieces for your hallway’s wall decoration. However, if you think you will regret cutting them, just fold them into the shapes and sizes you desire and put inside a frame. These colorful fabrics can easily change the atmosphere in your home and make a great contrast to pale empty walls.

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Framed scarfs by Apartment Therapy 

Print the Art

Printed wall art is one of the easiest ways to decorate your home. Additionally, it offers you the opportunity to choose from a vast variety of patterns, images, shapes and colors. To add a touch of elegance and style into your living room you can have some wall art prints featuring modern or abstract art; for more relaxing atmosphere have images of your favorite beaches and relaxing places printed. The team at Smooth Decorator bumped into an amazing Australian firm (with affordable art, mind you) called Wall Art Prints. Here’s a sneak peek of their lovely beach art:

Beach art by Wall Art Prints

Sunrise over Cancun beach, Just a step away, & Beach glow by Wall Art Prints

Clipboard Wall Art

Even the most ordinary and seemingly boring item in your home – a clipboard – can pose as an innovative piece of decoration. Take as many clipboards as you want and simply hang them on the wall. Take a few colorful pieces of papers and print out different letters on them. Attach the papers to the clipboards and have fun spelling out some inspirational words, or just let them be an interesting decoration above the desk.

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Clipboard wall by White House Black Shutters

Fabric Panels

Creating your own fabric panels is probably the fastest way of giving your home a makeover. Find some patterned fabrics that you like and cover empty canvas with them. Have different sizes and shapes of the canvases and look for colors that will only make your home more inviting. Let the floral patterns and geometrical shapes on soft fabrics make your every day filled with happiness and warmth.

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Fabric wall art by DIY Fun Ideas

Living Wall Art

Each home needs a touch of nature in order to be complete and fresh. It may seem impossible to decorate your walls with plants, but there actually is a solution – air plants. These refreshing little fellows are easy to fit anywhere and they just look cute. Take a few smaller wooden boards and put a few nails in it in various shapes. Use colorful strings to create a small network on the board and connect the nails, but make sure to leave enough space for the cute plants.

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Air plants by Apartment Therapy (ETSY roundup)

Never leave your wall dull and empty. As you can see there are numbers of creative ways of decorating them. Choose your favorite and bring your interior back to life.

When I think of summer I almost always immediately think of all the opportunities that we have to gather with our friends in family in our home! The kids are out of school, the days are warmer and the nights start later, all perfect ingredients to a fantastic summer. I don’t know about you but I love making my home as welcoming as possible when guests come over. From making my living room feel stylish and warm to my backyard being functional and fun, I strive to have my house feel like a perfect place for friends and family. And it starts at the front door! Welcome to the people you like most with these incredible summer DIY wreaths!

Dollar Store American Flag Wreath

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This patriotic beauty takes only a few minutes to make, a few dollars to buy and will make your door look beautiful for Fourth of July and beyond!

The Hanging Wreath

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This wreath looks like something out of the forest! Simple and beautiful, the wreath is perfect for dark doorways that need lightened up!

The Letter Says is All

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Credits: sugarbeecrafts

Represent your family name while welcoming guests into your home. This simple to make, rustic wreath is the perfect way to personalize your entrance way.

Flip Flop Wreath

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This is another very easy and inexpensive wreath for your home! Head to the closest dollar store and grab a few pairs of children’s flip flops and grab some old rags or clothes that you are getting rid of and make this! Nothing says fun in the sun like a pair of flip flops!

Succulent Wreath

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Succulent projects have become very popular this year in large part due to the fact that they are so easy to take care of and inexpensive to find! This beautiful wreath will bring your front door to life!

Mini Umbrella Wreath

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I love summer afternoons by the pool with a cocktail topped with a mini umbrella! I don’t know what it is but a cherry on of these can make any drink better! So head to the store and grab a few bags of these to make the perfect wreath for your home.

Take Me Out to The Ball Game Wreath

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Credits: howtonestforless.com

Though never in my life would I put a Cardinals wreath on my door as a diehard Red Sox fan, I do have to say this wreath is pretty adorable even if it would look better with a different team! So grab your favorite team memorabilia and show off your team spirit!

Burlap Wreath for Beginners

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Credits: howtomakeaburlapwreath.com

Burlap wreaths are beautiful but burlap can be a difficult material to use! This amazing tutorial will help you make the perfect burlap wreath for your home, with little to no DIY experience needed!

The “Gone to the Beach” Wreath

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Credits: fynesdesigns.com

Let art imitate life for you beach bunnies out there! This adorable wreath is definitely for a more advanced level DIYer if you are going to sew these cute little swim suits but it’s totally worth it!

Sandcastles and Sun Wreath

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Credits: wordsuponwheels.blogspot.ca

I love upcycle projects and this by far the cutest I’ve seen in awhile! Upcycle those old beach towels and old pool noodles to create this wreath perfect for all summer long!

Wreaths are one of those perfect home decor items that anyone can do! Whether you live in an apartment, house, trailer, dorm or really anywhere else you can liven up your front door with any of these options! Make it so that when you walk in your door, your day and the days of you guests are brightened!

 

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Whether you enjoy fantasy novels depicting magical beings or perhaps a scientific magazine, it is safe to say that a book worm lies in each and every one of us. And we all know that every book worm deserves a cozy reading nook where he can get lost in his own world. These are a few simple tips on how to assemble your own dreamy getaway space:

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Peace & Quiet

Reading is a process that requires concentration and focus, and like that it is quite logical that your reading nook should be in a calm surrounding. This will enable you to relax and unwind after a long day. It should exude with serenity, so the best solution is to choose a distant corner in your house and transform it in a tranquility nook. This does not necessarily have to be a huge space, only enough for you to feel comfortable. It could quite easily be a small closet space, an unused pantry or a transformed storage facility.

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Warm & Cozy

After you have established an isolated space to create your nook the next step is making it as comfy a possible. There is no better feeling than diving into your seat, snuggling in and parting with the real world for some time. The best way to achieve this cozy ambient is by placing a big armchair or a mattress. Do whatever feels more comfortable and top it off with a set of small cushions and blankets. Another thing that can really contribute to the whole ambient is that you add scented candles or incense sticks that will surely put your mind at ease.

A reading nook with a table and indoor plants.

Illumination

Perhaps one of the most important things when it comes to creating a reading nook is considering the lighting in the space. The best possible option is, of course, enabling as much of natural sunlight into the room. This is why it would be a good idea to create a nook somewhere near a window. If that is not possible, then make sure to invest in some good illumination of the space. Your reading nook should not be dark and gloomy, as this could greatly damage you eyesight.

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Storage & Organization

Lastly, make sure that all your reading material has its own place. While most of us would gladly create an oversized library, the best idea is to add shelving and some drawers. This way, your books wouldn’t be scattered around. It is also a good idea to make it functional in a way that everything is at the reach of your fingertips.

Many will agree that reading is one of the truest pleasures in life. A good book has an ability to take you to a completely new world. It can alter your mind, your vision of the world, help your grow and develop throughout life. With these simple tips, you will create a portal to another dimension in the comfort of your home.

So, you want to live on your own; you are too old to share the place with roommates or your parents any longer, but you haven’t decided where to live. Choosing a real estate property is one of the most important and difficult choices in everyone’s life. Everyone has a different lifestyle, habits, wishes… In accordance with our wishes, interests and abilities we are trying to create and organize our own lives in the best possible way. But, should you choose a house, apartment or condo? Check out the pros and cons.

Regardless of which of the three options above you chose, each of them has its pros and cons. To realize which option is the best for you, smart thing would be to compare them through several universal parameters.
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Maintenance

Condo: Living in a condo doesn’t involve a big commitment when it comes to keeping your living space well maintained. Keeping your condo clean and tidy is easy, fast and convenient. However, living in a condo involves dealing with other tenants when it comes to maintaining the mutual parts of the building (hallways, lights, heating  …).

Apartment: To maintain your apartment, you will need as much time and money as for maintaining the condo. But the big difference between condo and apartment is that you wouldn’t have to worry about the common parts of the building, if you chose the apartment, because there are none. The building is owned by one owner, who is leasing the apartments and taking care of its maintenance.

House: Home maintenance requires more time, especially when it comes to gardening; but many homeowners consider everyday chores as an excellent relief from everyday stress and other obligations.
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Comfort

Condo and apartment: Your financial possibilities and individual choices are crucial for the level of comfort in the apartment or a condo. However, given that residential buildings are mainly located close to all necessary facilities, a gym, shop, park, market and other necessary facilities will be at your hand which is great comfort is to have. Bear in mind that if you chose the apartment or a condo, you will need to have consideration for other tenants and will have to reduce the noise and partying to a minimum.

House: The house is definitely the queen of comfort. Besides the fact that you can customize it and adjust it to your own requirements and preferences, you will be able to fully enjoy the privacy and peace. Also, you can enjoy the fresh air in your own backyard, save money if you make your house earth friendly and have any pet you want.
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Lifestyle

Condo: Condo is an ideal choice for those who lead an active life, regardless of whether it is a family or a single person. People who choose to live in the condo are usually those who spend a lot of time outside, working, traveling or enjoying the various events and outdoor activities.

Apartment: Ask yourself: ”How long am I going to stay in this city”? If you buy, you are attached to the location and it is important to know for how long you are planning to stay at one place. The real estate market is characterized by low flexibility lately and buying a real estate to own it for a few years is not a profitable investment. You should know that buying a property includes a number of other costs, taxes, real estate agency fees, etc. Overall, in the short term, that is less than 10 years (especially if your property is financed by loans), renting an apartment is always cheaper and smarter option.

House: The house is the ideal choice for people who like to spend time at home with maximum privacy. House gives a lot of freedom. Large spaces, privacy, nature, doing your favorite hobby in a workshop or a garage, uninterrupted playing or listening to music are just some of the privileges that homeowners have. If you’re thinking about starting a family, this is definitely the best option for you.
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With such important decisions, you need to realistically and objectively view the situation, evaluate your own capabilities, your lifestyle, needs and goals in life. If you think it through carefully, I’m sure you will make the right choice, if you are not sure – lease the apartment.

This is the year when we commemorate great anniversaries: 200 years since Charlotte Bronte’s birth and 400 years since William Shakespeare’s death. In light of those events, all over the world there will be seminars, workshops, celebrations, and book clubs which will serve the purpose of commemorating these great writers. For all of us who have that creative spark, here are writing rooms bound to inspire everyone.

A hidden, secret nook

Similarly to romantic secret passageways behind rich people’s bookshelves we see in movies, you can make your own secret writing and reading nook in your own home. For this, you will, of course, need an empty space in form of cupboard under the stairs (think Harry Potter). You can easily order ready-made bookshelf door which can be attached to the entrance of the space you are trying to hide and completely hide it. Inside you can bring plenty of soft blankets and plush cushions so you can stay for as long as you like. Just make sure you have enough natural light or at least a good lamp so that long hours spent over your book, notebook, or laptop do not damage your eyes.

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Magic mezzanine

If you have high ceiling in your home, regardless of whether you live in an apartment or a house, you can use the space to make your own comfortable mezzanine writing room. Because you don’t have to close it off completely or hide it, there will be plenty of natural light so you can focus on preparing the space. Bring in a desk and a chair for your notebooks and laptop. Or if you are more into writing from an ‘unconventional’ position, bring in a mattress or an armchair and give it a go. Of course, no writer is ever calm without their books, so make sure all your favourite ones are placed on the shelves or simply arranged on the floor beside you.

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Your own library

Is there a better way to get inspired than in the space filled with books? Stephen King said that books are uniquely portable magic, and you will need some magic if you are looking for inspiration to finish your writing. Pretty much every writer and bookworm is fantasizing about having their own library at some point in their lives, but until those dreams become true, you can do what you can to make your own small library. Libraries are so easy to make and so amazing that there is a hostel in Japan which offers you a chance to sleep in small nooks placed among bookshelves – every booklover’s dream!

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It doesn’t matter whether you’re an aspiring writer or not, an enthusiast, or simply a devoted reader, everyone deserves a quiet corner for themselves, their books, notes, and thoughts. And you should look for inspiration in different photos of various book and writing nooks from all over the world. Something will catch your eye and inspire you to create your own space.

The smell and the sight of freshly cut neat grass is a paradise for any homeowner’s senses. It’s not an exaggeration. If you are a fan of minimal landscaping approach, then a simple lawn will do the trick. The fans of lavish landscaping, stop here, this is not a place for you. You reader, who is redoing your lawn for the first time, there are some, mind you, easy things you can do. In order for you to have a great overview of what is needed to keep your backyard and front yard grass under control, we compiled some elementary tips. Let’s start.

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The colours of grass

First step to consider is, of course, the type of grass. Since you’ll be growing from scratch, you will need to consider pros and cons for every grass type. One of the things beginners need to know is to determine the region they live in and buy the grass they feel would fit nicely into their lawn. Some of the types of grass that “enjoy” cooler climate are: Bluegrass, Fine fescue, Perennial ryegrass, & Tall fescue. On the other side, there are those who fall into the category of “warmer” grasses. People in this region should opt for either one of these: Zoysia, Centipede, Bahia, Common Bermuda, & Hybrid Bermuda. Keep in mind the function of your lawn. If you plan on having family activities, then you need a more resistant type so that it doesn’t wear or tear to fast. Kentucky bluegrass, for example, is a great choice for “active” lawns. It is durable and it can self mend.

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This is a really important step, so think carefully how to approach it. Setting the soil is the key component for a successful grass growth. Don’t forget to test the soil. You can get a soil test kit from local experts (cheaper) or you can have them do the gathering of samples. It might take some time to get through this step, but it will save you a lot of money in the long run. You’ll know exactly what to spend on and how much. Next thing you need to take care of is weeds. You need to make a thorough inspection and banish every single trace of it. This process often includes stripping the land of the top surface, usually six inches (roughly 15 centimetres) will do the trick.  Then it’s time to fertilise the ground. Naturally, there isn’t one way to do this, so inform yourself of different composting techniques.

Preparing the perfect soil for your lawn

The best haircut

One thing you should never ever do is cut your grass the shortest you can. Why? It can stress out the grass and make it weaker. Basically, you’ll end up destroying all the effort you put into it. It’s way better to cut it often and a bit longer.

We are great believers in doing everything with your own two hands, so that you can feel the process. However, when it comes to maintenance tips, cut your losses (literally) and use a lawn mower. Why? Go through these advantages and find out:

  • Ease of use – You can have many benefits starting from accommodations to attachments, if you choose ride on lawn mowers. But one of the most important advantages is ease of use. Especially If you cannot strain your body to push things or stand for long. You can drive it like a car sitting comfortably while cutting the grass as per requirement. It is not just that these mowers reduce your physical strength, but these mowers also help you to cut the grasses in an even manner.
  • Easy to start – The ride on lawn mowers are started like a car. Therefore, you do not have to use your body strength to pull chord to start your lawn mowers.
  • Sun shade design – You may be sensitive to sun exposure and so, you feel really exhausted while choosing push lawn mowers under sun. These models can come with sun shade designs where you can rest and relax.
  • Work with precision – If you have ride on lawn mowers, you can cut large trees and shrubs with ease and precision on the first pass. They also come with several attachments which collect the fallen leaves of the trees and turn them into manure through their grinding features.

Apart from the above-mentioned features, you also need to keep comfort features in mind when purchasing ride on lawn mowers. A few important comfort features found in these lawn mowers are:

  • Cup holder
  • Lumbar support
  • Rubber foot pads
  • High back seat
  • Extended leg room
  • Armrests

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The fountain of life

Again, depending on the region you are in, i.e. the amount of rainwater your soil can receive, you will need to water your lawn in order to keep a steady grass grow. What also plays an important role is the soil type. Not every grass requires the same amount of water. Don’t over-do it but also, if you don’t water it regularly it will wither. At the very beginning, be sure to water your grass on a daily basis. As for the watering schedule, the best time to do it is in the morning. Doing it in the evening just won’t cut it, since you will be left with mildew and fungus.

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These are just some basic tips. There are even some special grasses that require special watering schedule or a very particular soil type in order to succeed. Take into consideration what you read here and always go a step further with your research.

There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing the right swimming pool. Is it just for fun? How big pool do I need? Can I afford it? To answer all of your questions you need to see the pros and cons of in-ground and above ground pools, because these can differ a lot.

Use

When choosing the right pool, think about its use. If you like hosting big parties in your yard, you have a big family that likes swimming, or you just like exercising in the pool, then the in-ground pool is your choice. Its size is the great advantage for this kind of recreation. However, if you need the pool only for your family to cool off during the summer and have some fun, above ground pool is the best for you.

Swimming Pool for Your Home

Cost

In-ground pools are made of durable materials which can be pricey. Even though they provide more space for swimming and relaxing you have to invest huge amounts of money on contractor, materials and other features like lighting, landscaping etc. Plan on building this type of pools only if you can afford it because the price of an ordinary pool can go above 20,000$. On the other hand, there are less expensive above ground pools. These are more economical to purchase and set up. Some common designs can cost up to 1000$, but if you want more luxury the cost does not go above 10,000$. However, the less money could mean less quality which can cost you even more later on.

Swimming Pool for Your Home

Space and size

The size of the pool is entirely personal. If you want to get rid of the grass, the in-ground pool is you choice, but if you want to preserve the landscape and nature then you can choose the above ground one. In-ground pools need more space for building and for the surrounding landscaping. On the other hand, above ground pools usually take up the space only in their size. Also, for both types of pools you can leave some space for installing shade sail posts which can serve as a protection from the sun on summer days, or they can protect your pool. These posts are easy to set up and you can move them wherever you need them.

Swimming Pool for Your Home

Maintenance

If you decided on an in-ground pool you have to be ready to pay for its maintenance. The advantage is that this can be done by professionals and you have to do nothing. However, in-ground pools demand the use of more chemicals and you need to have certain pumps for cleansing the water. In addition to that, winterizing in-ground pools requires more time and money because they need to be properly drained, dried and sealed so nothing would get into the pipes. Contrary, above ground pools are easier to preserve since they do not require water pumps, you can simply drain it and fill it with water again. As far as winterizing is concerned, you can just pour in the necessary chemicals and cover it properly and you are good to go.

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Finally, after carefully weighing on the pros and cons make your decision. If you can afford it, go big; if you only want to have fun, you can go small, too.

On a hot summer day, your lawn gets thirsty just like you do. While you can grab an ice cold glass water on your own, your grass needs a little help. This is where watering and irrigation come into play. You need a convenient and efficient way to water it, and automatic sprinklers are a great option. There are many advantages to lawn sprinklers, least not of which is its cost-effective addition to your gardening regime.

Watering & Irrigation

One of the best reasons for installing automatic sprinklers is that they’re more efficient at watering than you are. How often have you set the garden hose out with a sprinkler head on it, and forgotten all about it? Hour after you realize your mistake, you find one spot has a puddle and the rest of the lawn is desert-dry. It’s equally frustrating with a watering can. Not sure of how much each flower needs, you can end up making several time consuming trips from the tap. After a few back and forths, you can forget which section got what, leaving you wondering just how much water each of the flowers had.

Watering and Irrigation
A sprinkler system, on the other hand, knows exactly how much water has been used so it can ensure that your lawn gets just the right amount of water. They are equipped with measuring system that keeps track of how long it’s been on. It also has sensors that can tell if enough rain has fallen to penetrate the intricate system of roots. It’s best to program them to turn on for an hour once a week as this schedule will encourage the roots to grow deeper and limit weed growth. Whenever you set your sprinklers, your lawn will always get the right amount of water for healthy, bright green grass.

Automatic Sprinkler Systems

Automatic sprinklers also help to conserve water. You can put them on a timer, and you can set them to water at night, when evaporation is minimized because the air is cooler. In times of droughts and water restrictions, you can adjust them to use less water. Sprinklers can also be targeted to specific areas, so that little or no water is wasted on walks or patios. That’s because the sprinkler from EZ Lawnare fitted with an adjustable rotor head that revolves as it discharges water, giving the lawn maximum coverage for the amount of water used. To learn more about how a sprinkler system can help you save money, you should definitelly check the internet and read online comments and critiques. You can easily find some better deals on the Internet than in your local stores and home centers, so, stoping by www.ezlawnsprinklers.ca is a good start.
Automatic Sprinkler Systems

A sprinkler system can be a great time and money saver, and also make the neighbors think you work on your yard all day. That’s a mean feat when you consider how harsh the summer can be for your lawn. Stop watering the old fashioned way – which is to say, the wrong way. Install an irrigation system and see your lawn flourishes.