Leaves Turning Yellow and Dropping off Bell Pepper Plants?
Peppers need lots of things, mostly a fair amount of water, but they can also benefit from epsom salts. Place1 tablespoon under the plant when transplanting, or mix1 tablespoon in a gallon of water and spray the soil, or you can use a spray attachment on a...
Homemade Weed Killer and Lawn Fertilizer Recipe?
I know a vinegar mix will kill off weeds, but it will also kill the grass. So be very careful of what you spray. For weeds in cracks and crevasses I use 4 cups white vinegar, 1/4 cup salt and 2 teaspoons of dish detergent. Spray plants especially at root level...
White Hard Water Stains on Spider Plants?
Try using distilled / bottled water. It may just be that your tap water is hard.
Controlling Aphids on My Flowering Plums?
It sounds to me that the aphids may be being bred by ants. Check to see if you have ants in the garden. Ants raise aphids for their nectar. I found if I get rid of the ants I can control the aphids. So I have been spreading corn meal on the dry ground, and...
Removing Mothball Smell?
Put out bowls of vinegar to help absorb the smell. You may also try some eucalptus scented candles. The best thing though is to remove all moth balls that remain, and keep airing out the house. I once had a battle with mice, and my house reeked of moth balls...
How Do I Repair or Replace Frozen Water Pipes?
Freezing can cause hair line fractures in the pipes, which will leak sometime in the future. I think the answer lies in do you know how to do the work yourself, and do you have the time. I would definitely replace all the pipes, as it will save you future headaches...
How Do I Repair or Replace Frozen Water Pipes?
I forgot to mention. Once you have repaired the pipes cover all the pipes with the pipe insulation available at home depot or lowes. That will help prevent any breakage due to cold weather. If it gets really cold again, leave an incandescent work light on in...
Faxing With Magic Jack?
Magic Jack runs off your computer and internet service. So unless you have FIOS or the high end of dsl service you are going to have problems with a fax machine. Without the high end internet service and a brand new computer, you will not have the best connection...
Getting Rid of Mildew on Plaster?
I would take out all of the old plaster and slat. (Nasty job but you make sure all the old mold is gone). Next install new drywall designed for bathrooms. It is mold and mildew resistant. Then I would paint with a mold and mildew resistant sealer/primer. Make...
Teflon Coming Off George Foreman Grill?
For safety, find another one through free cycle, check out the yahoo groups for free cycle in your area. Once teflon has been scratched and is coming off it is a serious cancer risk, both from the particles and the fumes it gives off. As soon, as any teflon...
Where Can I Download Free Videos for Basic Sewing Instructions?
Try searching a u-tube. I think there are videos there for just about any craft or work project.
Free Building Supplies?
There is a great free cycle group in the tampa area. You will find them in yahoo groups.
How Do I Wire a 220 Dryer Plug?
In Ontario, you MUST hire an electrician to do ANY home wiring. There are books for sale all over that tell you how to do it step by step. However, there is just too much of a chance with 220 to seriously injure yourself, including a fatal injury. Hire an electrician...
Can I Use Homemade Fabric Softener to Make Dryer Sheets?
I have used the fabric in the dryer when it was still wet with the fabric softner. Just wring out the fabric so that it is just damp. I used to keep a piece of towel and a jar of fabric softener on my dryer.
Advice for Paying Off a Payday Loan on a Tight Budget?
I was reading on here earlier that the AT&T has a discounted rate for seniors. You may want to look at any discounts available on your regular bills. My mother always said to pay your housing costs first, and always pay cash. We always ran out of money before...
Painting Glass Lamp Shades?
First, wash the shade with TSP. Make sure it is clean! If it is glossy you may have to sand it first. Your local paint or craft store may have a paint that you can use. Perhaps the stained glass paint i.e. the one you use to make a pane of glass to look like...
Where Can I Buy Fels Naptha in Ontario Canada?
I found a site that stated that Sunlight Laundry Bar (it is a pure soap) has been substituted in this recipe for the Fels-Naptha here in Canada since Fels-Naptha is not available (except online and in U.S. dollars). Ill let you know how it turns out. T (09...
Removing Baked on Grease on Ceramic Bakeware?
I tried the dishwasher soap and it worked great! I may try some other ideas after I run out of the soap! Thanks!
Use A Broom To Sweep The Snow
I use a push broom. A bit more expensive but it lasts for years. My preference is an old curling broom, since it has a rather narrow head and was designed to work on ice.
Can I Paint Over Fence Stain?
Also thin the first coat of paint or stain to half and half. That helps it soak in. But I agree, paint is not the thing to use, instead use a solid color stain.
Removing Cigarette Smoke Odors?
If she was a heavy smoker, the smoke has gotten into the mechanism also. I would use baking soda (dry) sprinkle it everywhere, then vacuum in an hour. Coat it again with the baking soda and just leave it to wear off naturally. You can also try the carpet deodorizers...
Preparing for a Move?
My suggestion if you are moving the contents of an apartment, get rid of everything you do not really really want to keep. The less you move, the less stress there will be. Label every bag and box. Do not forget to change your address. Make a list of everyone...
Winterizing an Older Unoccupied Mobile Home?
I took care of houses for realtors for years and once lived in a mobile home. You do need to leave the heat on as winter can occasionally cause stress damage if left unheated. However, you can leave the furnace turned down to 60 degrees. A work light left on...
Hanging Curtains Without a Rod?
See if there is a freecycle group in your area, on yahoo groups. Someone may have extra curtains rod that they will give to you.
Neighbor's Dogs Digging Under Fence and Getting Into My Yard?
Dogs will be dogs. However, they would not be digging their way into your yard, if a) there is something they want to get away from or b) there is something they want in your yard. Spend the money to put cement or concrete blocks below the fence as suggested...
Removing Crayon from Walls and Furniture?
Toothpaste and a scrub brush.
Keeping Track of Passwords?
I use a program called roboform, but it is now a pay per year program. There are free ones out there, just make sure that they have a high level of encryption, and put a password to access your passwords. Paper record keeping is okay, if you live by yourself...
Smoke Odors in My Apartment from Neighbors?
(format_html) Get your land lord (or you) to seal your outlets and light sockets with caulking. Buy her an electronic cigarette as a present. Eucalyptus oil in a burner or in a candle will help you breathe - the candle deals with the smoke and the oil helps...
Can I Use Florescent Lights to Start Seeds?
I use the compact full spectrum flourescent bulbs in a regular light fixture and make sure the plants are located near the light. Best of all the full spectrum lights are good for your health too!
Cleaning and Reusing Metal Tins?
Clean them with the solvent for them. Depending on what the solvent is, that could be water, paint thinner etc. Try nail polish remover also, as that is a common solvent.
Removing Butter Stain From Clothing?
I presume that it is dry clean only. If you put it in a dryer at any time with the stain on it. The stain is set. I would suggest at this point that you take it to a dry cleaners and tell them about the stain. They have more cleaners available to them.
Removing Baked On Cooking Spray?
There are certain pans one never uses cooking sprays on but you have to use oil based coatings, like cast iron. I use steel wool and elbow grease.
Looking for Antique Brass Box Feet?
Try lee valley.com - hardware catalog
No Fee Work from Home Jobs?
There are legitimate work from home virtual call centers. I work for liveops.com, however, please note that you are required to pay for the background check before you can work for them. There are other virtual callc enters and they are legitimate, but again...
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Organizing the Pantry?
Divide the shelves into sections. The hardware stores sell drawers that pullout for shelves. Or construct your own.
Painting Bathroom Tiles?
If the tiles are glazed, you must sand them first to remove the glaze. A good hand sander and 80 or 60 grit is good to use. Sand off the glaze. Next, use a good primer thinned with water if latex, or paint thinner if oil based. Use this for the first coat. The...
Seasoning Cast Iron Skillets?
Place aluminum foil on the bottom rack of your oven or use a cookie sheet wide enough to hold the frying pan. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. I presume there is little rust, so scour it off with steel wool and rinse lightly. Dry pan. Heat the pan on top of...
Seeking Home Cleaning and Organizing Tips?
You are probably feel overwhelmed, so motivation is the key to that. Do not try to do it all at once. Start with a small area like the kitchen counter or the bathroom. Keep in mind that it will look like more mess while you sort. Reward yourself! Then keep...
How Can I Remove a Tree Stump?
It all depends on how you mean easily, lol. For me that means picking up a phone and paying a professional to remove it. The easiest method I know of if I was removing it myself, would be to cut the stump using a hatchet and saw, or if you can take a chain...
Christmas Gifts for Grandchildren?
Make a list of the childrens name and ages, decide on how much you can spend for materials and then make age appropriate gifts. There are places on the internet to find directions to make building blocks, gift books, coloring books etc. For older children perhaps...
Removing Odors and Labels from Plastic Spice Bottles?
I use vinegar for the smell. Just put the vinegar in the bottle, and leave it for the day, and then wash with your dishes. I use a product called goo gone for the labels.
Composting Dog Waste?
I agree, do not compost animal feces. Feces carry diseases that can harm other animals. I know of no composting book that recommends even burying animal feces.
Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder?
For squirrel proof feeders you need to hang cap over the hanging feeder. Usually this cap is wider than the feeder and of metal.
Getting Rid of Mice Naturally?
Find all the entrance holes to your house, anything larger than the size of a quarter. Fill holes with steel wool (medium to fine) and one moth ball. Also place steel wool and moth ball into any holes around pipes like under sinks. Close up any access that...
Removing Scratches From Wood Table?
If this is a stained and finished wood surface you can sand down and refinish the table or the use the product - Liquid Gold which is a kind of furniture polish that minimizes scratches. You might also try using wood filler and stain the filler to match. I...
Setting Up a Household Budget?
My mother always said to pay your living expenses first rent (mortgage), utilities, bills first. She used to put the cash into envelopes to pay the bills. Paper budgets are wonderful tools if you have enough money, lol. I have a list off all the bills I have...
Unclogging a Pipe Under the House Without an Auger?
I agree with the other suggestions. It sounds like a backup problem to me. In the meantime, maintain your own drains by putting 2 tablespoons of yeast down the drain weekly. The yeast helps to get rid of grease and food. I buy my yeast in the bulk food store...
Removing Sticky Residue?
I use a product called Goo Gone, you spray it on and wipe it off (sometimes I use a plastic scrubber to help).
Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping?
1) the circuit breaker has gone bad (they do that) 2) you have way, way too much on that breaker! I would bet that the breaker trips when the heater comes on. The heater should be on its own breaker. I agree with everyone else, call the electrician now!
You prune in spring. Cut them back to about 1 ft or so from the crown at the base of the plant. Cut in a fan shape. See any good gardening book or search online for how to make the actual cuts when cutting the rose branches.