May 9, 2017

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A section of grass lawn showing the roots to the tips.

How to Overseed Your LawnA thick healthy lawn not only looks good but also helps keep down weeds. When your lawn begins to develop bald spots it is time to oversee. This is a page about how to overseed your lawn.


A stone garden path surrounded by lavender.

Designing the Perfect Garden PathA well designed and constructed garden path serves multiple purposes. It can add beauty to your landscaping, divide up areas of your garden, as well as, give you a nice dry place to walk in wet rainy weather. This is a page about designing the perfect garden path.


A ladybug sitting on a leaf.

What Do Ladybugs Eat?Keeping unusual pets can present some questions on feeding and care that may not be solved by a trip to your local pet store. This is a page about, "What do ladybugs eat?".


A rose arbor over a path to a botanical garden.

5 Great Reasons to Visit a Botanical GardenBotanical gardens are beautiful places to visit to see rare and unusual plants. Additionally they have specimens from other areas not native in your locale. This is a page about five great reasons to visit a botanical garden.


Frog shaped card and envelope

Handmade Frog Birthday InvitationA cute little green frog is the perfect motif for a birthday party invitation. This is a page about handmade frog birthday invitation.



Trees marking the grave of the dog Gelert in Beddgelert, Wales.

Beddgelert Wales and its Medieval LegendThis pretty scene was photographed in the village of Beddgelert in Wales UK in the Spring of 2016. The trees you see in the photo mark the grave of a dog called Gelert. This is where the village gets it's name as Beddgelert means "grave of Gelert"


Recycled Soda Bottle Cup - finished lidded cup with ladybug motif

Recycled Soda Bottle CupHere is a way to turn a soda bottle into a cute cup with a lid cover.


Hanging Floral Heart - flower heart on shelf

Hanging Floral HeartThis is a beautiful, easy, and very inexpensive do it yourself decor project. It is perfect for your office, home, or for special occasions such as a baby shower, engagement, or wedding.


Transplant Bedding Plants Quickly - river birch and hornbeam

Transplant Bedding Plants QuicklyWe know almost nothing about what plants know. We do know they engage in chemical and other types of warfare. We know they send out chemical messengers to warn their like kind of danger.


Rice Pudding in cups with cinnamon and almond slices

Rice PuddingThis is my mother's recipe for a super simple rice pudding. In this version I ended up adding raisins, almonds, and cinnamon but that is all optional. I'll show how to alter simple, yummy rice pudding into this cinnamon, almond raisin goodness!



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Remedy for Hair Damaged by a Perm?I had a home perm 8 months ago. I have lost 10 inches of hair due to breakage. I don't feel like it's getting better. My hair is dry all the time and feels like straw. I have been using hair masks and protein treatments, and homemade treatments for 8 months and it hardly makes a difference.


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Name Ideas for On-line Decor and Clothing Business?I live in Navi Mumbai and am planning to open a website offering trendy curtains, cushion covers, bedsheets, and wall decor. I may in the future add a clothing line. Please help me with name suggestions for a trendy decor and clothing on-line business.


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Social Security Disability and Dental Coverage?My ex wife has SSDI; she is the custodial parent. Will her Social Security insurance cover my kids getting braces and pay 100% of the cost?


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Eating Canned Mackerel?Can you eat mackerel in brine straight out of the can?


Caring for a Found Chipmunk - chipmunk in a cage

Caring for a Found Chipmunk?I saved a chipmunk from my cat last night, and kept it in a small cage with hay, birdseed, and water. I checked on it, and it seemed to be dead although it wasn't stiff. I checked its body all over and it didn't appear to have any puncture wounds and no bleeding. It seems to be breathing, but very shallowly.


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14 hp. MTD Lawn Tractor Won't Start?My 14 hp. MTD riding lawn mower will only start with a charger attached at 75 amp jump start setting even with a new fully charged battery. How do I know if it is the solenoid or the starter? The starter is warm after trying a few times which lends me to believe it is the starter.


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Curtain Color Advice?I live in an apartment with taupe walls. I have a green and brown plaid couch and chair, 1 green chair, 2 burgundy chairs, and brown carpeting. What color curtains and lamp shade should I have? I have dark brown curtains up now and a tan lamp shade. Is that too much for one room?


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Found a Duck Egg?I live in a house where my back yard is a canal, where ducks live. We have about 6 ducks, they have chicks and lay eggs frequently. But today, my four-month old female puppy bought an egg to my backyard door. I picked up the egg gently and it had a tiny crack.


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Crochet Bikini Business Name Ideas?I'm starting up a small swimwear crochet business, the image I want to portray for my swimwear line is "tropical". Do you guys have any brand name ideas for me? Thanks


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Duration of Power of Attorney?My mother died. I went to the bank to withdraw money, as I held a POA for her account. The bank put the money on hold and said I need a death certificate and legal document. Do I go to probate court?


Value of Mersman End Table 66-2 - two wood end tables on a painting tarp

Value of Mersman End Table 66-2?I have a pair of end tables that were my grandfather's. I find a lot of info on Mersman coffee and specialty tables, but nothing on the ones that I have. Under the Mersman name is 66-2. The paper tag from the furniture store offers no addition info. Any idea of the age? Any idea of the value?


Value of Porcelain Doll and Figurine - doll on swing

Value of Porcelain Doll and Figurine?I would like to see how much these items are worth; does anyone know?


What Is This Houseplant? - grey green leaved succulent

What Is This Houseplant?I would be very grateful if someone could advise what this houseplant is called? In the past 24 hours it seems to have developed black spot and I'm looking for treatment options (or whether to, unfortunately, throw it to the bin).


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