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Guerrilla Furniture Design: How to Make Your Own DIY Yogurt Lamp
Guerrilla Furniture Design: How to Make Your Own DIY Yogurt Lamp

Yogurt usually comes in a sturdy tub, often reused as a poor man’s Tupperware. The glossy sides and heavy-gauge plastic make yogurt containers ideal vessels for casting small pieces of concrete.The yogurt lamp uses two matching containers: one as a mold for a concrete base and one as the support for the lampshade.

What Is a Composting Toilet?
What Is a Composting Toilet?

A Composting What?A composting toilet is a toilet that uses the process of decomposition to eliminate waste instead of flushing it away with water. It turns excrement into soil. It works a lot like the composting process many people use in their gardens only instead of mixing leftover fruits, veggies and yard waste into dirt to speed up decomposition the toilet uses your waste.

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed
How to Build a Raised Garden Bed

Megan has been writing on all kinds of topics since 2012. Her main interests include alternative medicine, running, gardening, and her kids. This year, I decided to use raised garden beds for my vegetable garden. I did a ton of research and decided it was my best option. I live in South Florida, so we get a lot of rain—and our soil is really sandy in some parts, with few nutrients.

How to Care for Tiger Lilies
How to Care for Tiger Lilies

Lockridge is an avid reader who enjoys learning about beautiful garden plants. Among other things, she has worked with a florist. Tiger lilies thrive well untended in nature, so it stands to reason that tiger lilies are fairly simple to grow in your home or garden. Above all, tiger lilies need a sunny location and moist-to-wet soils in order to bloom successfully.

How to Make Compost for a Green Garden
How to Make Compost for a Green Garden

Juli likes fall but is sad to think that winter is next. Writing about gardening keeps her spirits up. Composting is a fairly easy way to feed the plants in your yard. It& 39;s a sustainable way to recycle plant material from your garden and return it to the earth.Fall is an excellent time to begin a compost pile.

Discover Natural Pest Control for Gardens Using Predators
Discover Natural Pest Control for Gardens Using Predators

Living on a farm in Brazil, I& 39;ve gained local in-depth knowledge of food, plants, and traditions, which I share through my articles.Alternatives to InsecticidesEvery day we hear how toxic many of the popular insecticides are to humans. This has left us with a dilemma, as we want to have a beautiful and bountiful garden but the bugs seemed hell bent on spoiling our plans and eating our plants.

The Best Way to Clean the Glass Window of Your Fireplace or Wood Stove
The Best Way to Clean the Glass Window of Your Fireplace or Wood Stove

Steve is the owner of Chimney Works, a Cincinnati, Ohio based company. He also runs The Chimney Outpost, a small business blog.Your wood stove or fireplace insert glass can often have a grey or black film over it. This film can often seem & 34;baked-on& 34; and very difficult to remove. While your first reaction may be to grab a wire brush or some harsh chemical cleaners, you don& 39;t want to damage your expensive fireplace glass or create a fire hazard.

Door Rack Painter Review
Door Rack Painter Review

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. Cabinet Door Drying RackWhen my painting business started doing more cabinet jobs, I realized pretty quickly I needed to change the system for how I was spraying and storing doors. The old way I went about this process was to place cabinet doors on a sawhorse setup, spray two coats on one side, allow the paint to dry, and flip the door over the next day to paint the other side.

How to Grow Blackberries, a Native Plant
How to Grow Blackberries, a Native Plant

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. Berries are one of the delights of the summer. Growing native blackberries is easy and rewarding. Beware though. Birds and animals also like them so you will either have to share your harvest or cover your shrubs with netting to keep them out.

Tips for Applying Stain to a Wood Fence
Tips for Applying Stain to a Wood Fence

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. Why Stain Your Wood Fence?Like paint, a quality exterior stain helps protect wood fencing from long-term damage caused by moisture and the sun. Leaving a bare fence unstained for too long can lead to splitting and cracks in the wood, reducing its lifespan.

How to Get Rid of Spider Mites
How to Get Rid of Spider Mites

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. See that web on the underside of that leaf? It wasn’t made by a spider. It was made by its cousin, the spider mite who got its name because it spins webs just like spiders.

9 Houseplants That Will Help You Sleep Better at Night
9 Houseplants That Will Help You Sleep Better at Night

Kaitlyn is a freelance writer who writes articles that teach people how to lean on their minds, bodies, hearts, and on those around them. Tossing and turning? Waking up in the middle of the night? Or are you experiencing morning grogginess that even a strong cup of coffee can& 39;t chase away? Believe it or not, putting a few plants in your bedroom may be a great way to improve your quality of sleep.