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postheadericon How to Clean a Computer Monitor

How to Clean a Computer Monitor

Two Parts:Cleaning Your Monitor SafelyFixing ScratchesCommunity Q&A Dirt, fingerprints, and unsightly scratches can make a monitor unpleasant to use. It’s important to use a gentle cleaning method, as monitors are made with a type of plastic than can be easily scratched by rough cleaning or harsh chemicals. This article will show you how to clean your computer monitor without causing any damage, and fix scratches, if necessary. Part 1 Cleaning Your Monitor Safely 1 Turn off and unplug the monitor. It’s easier to see the dust and dirt when the…

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How to Chop Down a Tree

Three Parts:Preparing to ChopChopping with an AxFelling with a ChainsawCommunity Q&A You need to chop down a tree. This is relatively straightforward to do on your own, but you will need to acquire the necessary gear and put some thought into the process. Plan carefully, for the sake of safety: decide where you want your tree to fall, clear the area, and guide it down to the ground. Make sure that you have permission to chop this tree! Part 1 Preparing to Chop 1 Choose a tree. Consider why you…

postheadericon How to Choose Where to Plant Trees

How to Choose Where to Plant Trees

Planting trees near your home has many advantages, and one of the most important is to provide shade from the sun. When placed in the right spots, trees can help cool your home, which helps lower utility costs, and they can protect your home from nature’s other elements, including rain and wind. Another advantage of larger trees could be to provide a sound barrier if you live in an area that’s near traffic or other disturbing noises. No matter what your needs, you will need to know how to choose…

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How to Choose What to Plant in Your Garden

Many homeowners buy their homes based on the presence of a garden, or the possibility to cultivate one on a new lot. However, all gardens require a certain amount of planning and upkeep depending on the type of garden you choose, so it’s best to choose what to plant in your garden based not only on personal preference, but also on the local climate, your budget, and how much time you want to spend gardening. The following steps will show you how to make informed decisions when it’s time to…

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How to Choose the Right Roses for Your Garden

Roses are the flower of love, and every woman loves to receive them. They look great when grown in your home garden, they give off a scent like no other flower, and they come in an assortment of colors. Plant one color or plant many colors. No matter what your choice, your roses will enhance any garden. 1 Decide on color. How will the color of your roses affect your garden? Look at different catalogs, as well as your neighbors’ gardens, to get an idea of the colors you like…

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How to Choose the Right Garden Hose

A garden hose is an essential piece of outdoor equipment, whether your lawn stretches across several acres or you have a simple patio garden to manage. There are many purposes to a garden hose, including watering plants, rinsing off backyard toys and washing your car. Most hardware and home improvement stores have entire aisles devoted to garden hoses, so there are many options. Choose the right garden hose by deciding what you will use it for the most, and purchasing one that fits your needs. 1 Decide the length you…

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How to Choose the Best Time for Watering the Garden

Two Parts:Choosing the Right Time of DayUsing the Right MethodCommunity Q&A The best time of day to water a garden is in the morning, since that gives the plants time to dry off before nightfall. Leaving water on plants overnight can lead to mold. Watering your garden at the right time and using the right method will keep your plants healthy. Part 1 Choosing the Right Time of Day 1 Water in the morning if possible. This is the best time to water your garden because it works with the…

postheadericon How to Choose the Best Contractor for Home Improvement

How to Choose the Best Contractor for Home Improvement

It is not an easy task to find a good contractor. The low level of standards and controls on the market allows almost everybody to be in this business. 1 Educate Yourself. It’s important to educate yourself about the work you want to have completed prior to meeting with contractors. This way, you’ll have a deeper understanding of renovation lingo, you’ll be able to provide the contractor with enough information to prepare an estimate that meets your goals, be able to interpret any estimates that you receive, and to figure…

postheadericon How to Choose the Best Plant at the Nursery

How to Choose the Best Plant at the Nursery

Often there are so many plants at the nursery that you can feel overwhelmed in making a choice and worried that you might not pick a healthy one. Here are some tips to guide you through the mini forest of plants. 1 Be aware that the biggest plant does not always mean the best. A large plant might suffer more shock being transferred from the pot to the garden than a smaller one. If you are going to grow a large plant, such as a 2-3 year old tree, get…

postheadericon How to Choose the Best Trash Compactors on the Market

How to Choose the Best Trash Compactors on the Market

Two Methods:Important FactorsPopular BrandsCommunity Q&A Developments made in the field of science have led to the introduction of several new appliances in the market which are aimed at making the life of consumers easier and simpler. One of the most recent electronic innovations that have gained a great deal of popularity among homemakers is the trash compactor. They are basically large appliances that have been designed with care to decrease the quantity of waste generated in the home environment on a daily basis. Method 1 Important Factors There are numerous…