A Guide to Home Improvement

Article Written by : Furniture Holic – Online Home Furniture Magazine
Improving home is one best way of recreating a living space to energize the aura of the house and the people living in it. The concept of home improvement has different categories. The most common one is renovation, which alters the existing home structure. However, new constructions, redesigning, redecoration, and repair are also part of the wider concept of home improvement.

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Why You Should Choose Artificial Grass Over Other Grass Alternatives

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Written By: Better Backyards

More people than ever before are opting to either build their new homes without natural grass lawns or to replace their existing grass lawns with alternative lawn options. There are plenty of good reasons why people will choose an option such as artificial grass instead of natural grass. In areas where droughts are common, removing natural grass can save the environment and reduce water bills. Removing natural grass also creates a lawn that is easy to care for and always looks great.

Artificial grass is just one alternative to natural grass. Other choices can include gravel, dirt or even concrete. While these are all options that are easier to maintain and more water efficient than natural grass, in most cases they don’t make as much sense as an artificial turf installation. There are several reasons to select artificial turf over other types of grass alternatives:

Aesthetics: Removing your natural grass doesn’t mean your lawn can’t be green. In fact, you can ensure that you have a green and lush lawn year-round with artificial grass.

Heat Reduction: Gravel and cement get very hot over the summer. It can act as a heat sink and certainly isn’t fun to walk on barefoot. Newer types of artificial turf are designed to be cool to the touch.

Safety: Gravel and rocks create choking hazards for small kids along with unstable footing that can lead to falls and twisted ankles. A properly installed artificial turf lawn is free from divots or holes that can lead to dangerous conditions.

Gardening Book Recommendations

Article written by : Home Improvment – Articles, Ideas and News

Below are a few gardeining books that I have come accross my research as being some of the best in the past couple of years.

1) Mentors in the Garden of Life’ by Colleen Plimpton

Price $16.95
It is a series of short stories about family, friends, life, plants, and how they all tie together over the course of a lifetime. Really, it’s soulful and delicious.

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The Guide to Home Gardening

Establishing a home garden proves not only therapeutic for the person doing the gardening, but also for every person living in the house. Since gardens are full of fresh flowers, plants, trees, thick green grass and other outdoor decorations, it is a good place for meditation and relaxation. Some invest much on their patio, especially those who love outdoor barbeque and retreat activities with friends.

To start and or enhance a garden, it is necessary to consider the space and design of the garden. The amount and type of decorations to be used depends on the size of the area that will be developed. The design tells how much an ideal garden would cost. And contrary to many beliefs, putting up an elegant garden need not be expensive. What is only needed is creativity, a little bit of cash, and practical design. [Read more…]

Tools for Home DIY Projects

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Written by Toolsmith Direct

Every DIYer gets a great sense of satisfaction once they have completed their project. As time grows, most DIYers’ toolboxes would have grown from a trivial box to a full fledged toolbox. To successfully complete a project, the proper tools are imperative. Of course, personal skill and the proper raw material are not to be neglected.  All things considered, here are three tools that you might consider buying, if you have not already. [Read more…]