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The Best Snow Shovel Designs

Choosing a snow shovel with a user-friendly design makes the chore safer.Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty ImagesShoveling snow can be a fun chore if you have the right shovel. While many consumers have transferred to snow blowers or electric shovels, you can still shovel a driveway loaded...

How to Care for Large Stock House Plants With Dead Leaves

While a few dead leaves are to be expected on house plants, an unusually large number of wilted, crunchy leaves are an indication that it may be diseased or rotting due to an insect infestation or improper care. Spider mites are a common insect that infests house plants, as the plant's soil provides

Ornamental Orange Tree

Gardeners select ornamental trees more for their looks than for their fruit. The smaller orange trees, which commonly grow between 3 and 6 feet tall, can grow outdoors or in containers. Most ornamental orange trees yield bitter or sour fruit, though the trees produce sweeter fruit with age.

Your Options With the Antique Wall Clocks

Antique wall clocks can serve both as objects for collection and for time keeping. These can be much better suited to add glamor to your home than even some of the finest modern decorative clocks. However, there are some considerations that need to be made.

The Best Way to Dispose of Antifreeze

Disposing of chemicals is something many people do incorrectly. Antifreeze is one of those chemicals and should not be thrown in the trash, poured on the ground, or poured down the drain. Antifreeze has a number of negative effects on the environment, and it's toxic to animals and people. If antifre

DIY Birdhouses

While bird houses are easily obtained commercially, making your own birdhouses allows you to tailor them to your decor and personal tastes. Birdhouses can be made from various materials, from gourds to old boots to small logs, ceramics and cedar boards.The first thing to decide is what bird you are

About the Privet Variegated Plant

A member of the olive family, Japanese privet (Ligustrum japonicum) is an evergreen shrub or small tree characterized by leathery, glossy foliage, white flowers and copious numbers of berries. Variegated privet (Ligustrum japonicum cv. Variegatum) is a popular Japanese privet cultivar that offers gr

Chicken Soup for the Soil

Keeping Your Soil Healthy Your soil is the most important part of your garden, but too many people forget to nurture their soil.Soil is a living thing, containing microbes, fungi, insect life and g...

How to Unscrew Stripped Allen or Torx Bolts

Most of us have had the pain of working on a project and stripping out a Torx or Allen head bolt. It can be very frustrating if you're dealing with softer or cheaply made bolts and screws. They have a tendency to strip out very easily if over tightened. One of the best ways to extract the bolt is t

How to Adjust a 64.5 Band Saw

A band saw is a power tool used to cut lumber. It has a continuous band of metal with teeth along one edge. Band saws are made by many manufacturers and are available in a wide range of sizes. They are used for straight and curved cuts. A band saw can come out of alignment and need to be adjusted so