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postheadericon How to Apply Deet

How to Apply Deet

DEET is an acronym for N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide, a chemical repellent that can repel biting pests such as ticks, mosquitoes, and chiggers. DEET was originally used as a pesticide on farm crops in the 1940s and by the late 1950s it was approved for human use. DEET is added in various concentrations to bug repellent products for adults and children. 1 Choose a DEET product that is appropriate for your outdoor activity and age. The lower the concentration of DEET in any bug repellent product, the shorter it will remain effective. While…

postheadericon How to Create Candy Corn Mason Jars

How to Create Candy Corn Mason Jars

Love candy corn and can’t seem to part with it once Halloween is over? Celebrate your love of this sweet confection by creating candy corn-inspired mason jars you can keep and display all year round. 1 Select mason jars. You’ll need to make sure the jars are completely clean before painting them so wash with a mild dish detergent and warm water. Rinse well and then dry thoroughly. 2 Paint a base coat of white, covering the entire jar. Even though you will be layering colors the base coat will…

postheadericon How to Create Blue Roses

How to Create Blue Roses

A blue rose has uniqueness of colour that evokes deep intrigue. It symbolizes something that is impossible to achieve, becoming an ambiguous, smokey mystery. In a romantic sense, a blue rose represents an opportunity, a hope, and a possibility of true, splendorous love. The blue rose is an anomaly that does not exist in nature. Instead, it must be created through the process described starting with Step 1, below. 1 Choose a bunch of freshly cut cream or white roses. Ideally, these will not have been soaked in or treated…

postheadericon How to Create a Wire Cactus Garden

How to Create a Wire Cactus Garden

No time to care for plants, even a cactus? You can still fill your room/home with “plant life,” but without the hassle of having to actually water and feed the living thing. These adorable wire cactus plants are a great way to add interest to your space or make for a friend. 1 Draw/trace a cactus shape onto your paper. You can free-hand it or use a template. Make sure your shape is in proportion to the size pot you plan to use. 2 Trace the drawing with your garden…

postheadericon How to Create a Vintage Style Garden Getaway

How to Create a Vintage Style Garden Getaway

Three Parts:Planning Your Garden GetawayChoosing a Vintage Planting StyleAdding the Finishing TouchesCommunity Q&A Vintage style doesn’t just work in your home – you can extend the shabby chic look to your garden as well. This can transform your boring little patch of grass into an idyllic getaway where you can entertain friends or just relax with a book. Part 1 Planning Your Garden Getaway 1 Think about what you’ll be using your garden for. Try to think of your vintage style garden as an extra room in your house. What…

postheadericon How to Create a Vertical Garden Using Living Wall Planters

How to Create a Vertical Garden Using Living Wall Planters

Living wall planters are the latest in vertical garden technology – and one of the hottest growing trends around the world. You too can achieve that leafy, picturesque look. With minimal space. And minimal effort. Lightweight and sturdy, module living wall planters are compact, versatile and easy to install. Simply mount one or more units to your existing fence or wall, choose your plants, and watch your home come to life. 1 Determine where planter will be positioned and mark holes for the mounting bracket, making sure to keep bracket…

postheadericon How to Create a Veggie Garden for Kids

How to Create a Veggie Garden for Kids

When springtime arrives it’s the perfect time to create a garden that is both kid-friendly and will provide you hearty, home-grown vegetables. If greens are not presently counted among your childrens favorite foods, this may be the way to tempt taste buds without any resistance. Kids are much more likely to try foods that they themselves have grown. 1 Involve the kids with planning the garden. This will only enhance the project for both you and the children, making it all the more memorable. 2 Make it interesting by appealing…

postheadericon How to Create a Sustainable Garden

How to Create a Sustainable Garden

Make use of existing resources and natural strategies for maximising the yield of your garden. It’s reasonably easy, once you learn the basics. Additionally, a sustainable garden will produce vegetables and fruits which are chemical-free and delicious. 1 Find the appropriate equipment. You will need a few basic tools to start with your garden. A compost bin is one of the first things needed. You could make one on your own or purchase one. Compost bins are usually made of plastic or wood. These are used for the production of…

postheadericon How to Create a Septic System for Pet Waste

How to Create a Septic System for Pet Waste

Tired of your garbage can smelling like dog doo? Looking for an environmentally safe and non-toxic way to dispose of dog waste? Follow these easy steps and in less than an hour you can start using your own natural septic pet waste disposal system in your yard. 1 Gather your supplies. All of these items can be found at your local hardware store. Drill Scissors 1″ Forstner Bit (about $12) 6″ Round Atrium Drain Grate (found in the plumbing section – about $7) 6″ x 2′ PVC Riser (found in…

postheadericon How to Create a Rustic Flower Garden

How to Create a Rustic Flower Garden

There is nothing more beautiful than a flower garden. However, you do not want it to turn into a big expense each year. Therefore, a rustic flower garden may possibly be just what you are looking for, to help cut down on expense, while at the same time adding beauty to your yard and surroundings. 1 Do your prep. You first need to decide where you want your Rustic Flower Garden. It is best if it is located in a far corner of the yard. A location near a window,…