22 Oct

3 home vacuum cleaners reviewed

Choosing a home vacuum isn’t an easy task. There are so many products in every price range, so it’s easy to get confused and frustrated. Here, we’ve provided reviews of three products in very different price ranges so that you can see exactly what the difference is and decide for yourself if each one is worth the price. Continue reading

19 Oct

Tips for trimming trees and hiring a pro

Trimming the trees in your yard can be a yearly chore that you don’t dread at all. Especially if the trees are small and you consistently trim them, it can be an enjoyable task that keeps your trees looking neat all year long. I contacted a friend out in Sarasota, Florida who owns a tree service company specializing in tree trimming in Sarasota and the surrounding areas.

To begin, make sure you are trimming during the tree’s dormant season. There is less chance that you impede the tree’s growing and seeding cycle when you trim it during its “sleep.” Some people trim their trees in the early winter, while others wait until late winter, just before spring. Evergreens aren’t as particular, but they still do best when they are trimmed during the winter. Continue reading

17 Oct

Best way to clean your upholstery

Depending on the type of upholstery you have and the severity of the stains on it, cleaning your upholstery yourself can absolutely be a do-it-yourself job. But there are a few things you should know first! I reached out to a local business owner who does carpet cleaning in New Braunfels. Steve is a great guy who has been cleaning carpets for over 14 years. So let’s jump into the best way to clean your upholstery. Cleaning your upholstery doesn’t need to be difficult, however you need to know what you are dealing with.

For example, every fabric isn’t cleaned the same way. Lift up your cushions and find the tag. You can find a letter code there that will tell you which cleaning products will work best on your upholstery. In any case, use distilled water to clean upholstery since tap water can leave behind mineral deposits. Continue reading

16 Oct

Best vegetables to plant in Spring garden

Who says you have to wait until the heat of summer to have a thriving Spring vegetable garden? There are several vegetables that grow very well in cooler conditions. If you know what to plant and when to plant it, growing your own vegetables can be something you do spring, summer, and fall!

Vegetables that like cooler temperatures do well in some zones planted directly in the ground. If you fear the cooler night temperatures, cover young veggies with a tunnel or row cover at night. Or, if you like having them accessible, consider planting your cool weather vegetables in window boxes or pots on your porch.

These plants can tolerate daily temperatures in the 20s. Some extra-hardy vegetables even do well in the teens! Remember, though, that no matter when and where you plant these vegetables, a hard freeze will kill them. Continue reading