How to Setup a New Aquarium

Carefully lift the tank into position on top of the styrofoam, making sure it is square with the base. If undergravel filtration has been chosen, the bottom of the tank should be More »

How to Select and Organize a Campsite while Backpacking

Once you arrive at the place where you plan to spend the night, look around for a good area to pitch your tent. You’ll want to avoid obvious drainages (low points that More »

How to Prepare a New Tank

Once the decision to purchase a fish tank has been made, it is easy to get carried away by the excitement, and completely disregard advance planning; and we must stress once again More »

How to Plan a Backpacking Trip Food Menu

Breakfast: Hot cereals are a popular choice. Use one pot to boil water and get your grinder ready for your 11 oz colombian whole bean coffee or if you want to keep More »

How to Pack a Backpack

For years, we taught beginning backpack students to carry no more than 25% of their body weight in their backpack, but this generalization no longer holds true. For a small inexperienced backpacker, More »

Category Archives: Gardening

How to Design Your Garden Steps and Edges Like a Pro

Many gardens have different levels to be connected, even if only from the patio to the lawn. According to this website, one of the common cause of falls in seniors is polypharmacy or another term for taking too many medications. Ramps may be necessary if the garden is used by the elderly or wheelchair-bound, but

How to Design a Kitchen Garden

The wonderful thing about fruit, vegetables and herbs is that there is a variety to suit every situation, whether it’s a small pot on a windowsill or a vast allotment. Even if your family possess just a tiny balcony, your children can enjoy the pleasure of growing and harvesting their own crop. Aside from the

How to Decorate Your Small Garden with Containers

The design of the house and garden should guide all your decisions on style, size, materials and position of all your garden furnishings. After all, nothing looks more pretentious than an unpretentious cottage or modern semi with an enormous grand inn in the middle of the front lawn. If you aren’t experience in the niche

How to Decorate Your Garden with Large Structures

Even a small garden will benefit from some sort of decorative structure, whether it be a tiny summerhouse that doubles in winter as a storage room, or a pretty arch framing an entrance. However, before you start decorating your garden, make sure the basic garden maintenance tasks are done including lawn care. Classical statues are generally

How to Deal with Children Injuries in a Garden

While minor sunburn, quick neck pain, stings, bites, cuts, grazes, thorns and splinters can be treated at home, more serious injuries require hospital attention and the first aid techniques are no more than emergency measures. If you have any doubt or unease whatsoever as to the seriousness of your child’s injury, visit a Pain Clinic in

How to Deal with Animal Hygiene in Your Garden

According to a veterinarian, it’s relatively easy to train dogs not to defecate on flowerbeds. And when they’re indoors, it gets easier to maintain them. If you’re allergic, you could get the best bed sheets for dog hair. On the other hand, cats are a different matter. The best policy is to encourage them to use one

How to Choose Garden Lighting

Nothing has quite such an effect on atmosphere as lighting. An otherwise plain area can be made wildly romantic with cleverly placed lanterns and candles. Lighting can extend the period for sitting outdoors, can be used to highlight features – such as an interesting tree, fountain or statue -and extends your enjoyment of the garden

How to Choose Chairs and Tables for Your Family Garden

Visually, chairs and benches may be decorative enough to act as focal points, drawing the eye towards a particularly attractive spot. They should tempt you to rest, contemplate and enjoy the beauty of the garden. It may be that a warm, sheltered spot is ideal or, if you prefer, a refreshingly cool, shady corner. For

How to Choose a Garden Surface for Your Children

Hard surfaces make for hard landings, and as children spend so much time falling over – whether from a rough tackle at football, a mis-timed jump over the skipping rope or nothing more than tripping over their own feet – a child-friendly surface is called for. Grass The most obvious surface is grass. It looks

How to Choose a Fountain for Your Family Garden

The sound of running water is not only relaxing but extremely refreshing. The play of light on the surface of a pond, the flash of colour and sparkle as sunlight catches a splash of spray from a fountain, all add an inimitable quality which can lift a garden from being merely pleasant to being spectacular.

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