How to Stop Poria from Eating Away Your Home

How to Stop Poria from Eating Away Your Home

When you hear the term “house eating plant” the first thing you might think about is something out of a sci-fi movie. But just like zombie fungus the house eating plant is real, and its name is Poria incrassata. Poria is a wood-eating fungus capable of wreaking havoc inside a home before you even spot the first signs of the pest. The plant can invade the inside of your walls through minute openings and eat wood by soaking it with water from the soil it transports. However, so far there…

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How to Best Claim Compensation for Cavity Wall Insulation

How to Best Claim Compensation for Cavity Wall Insulation

Cavity wall insulation compensation claims are threating to become the next PPI (Payment Protection Insurance) in the growing industry of claiming for something unfairly sold to the general public. If you are reading this article, it is more than likely that you will have already had cavity wall insulation fitted in your home; but not every home in Britain is actually suitable for cavity wall insulation – just as PPI was not suitable [for everyone] as a protection plan for our credit cards, loans or mortgages. Have you been misled…

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How to Choose the Right Drill for the Job

How to Choose the Right Drill for the Job

When thinking of tackling your next do-it-yourself job, take inventory of your tool kit. Do you have the right tools for the job you want to take on? It’s important that you head into a new home improvement job with the right set of tools: it makes the job easier, it makes the work better, and it ensures you get the job done right the first time. Often times, do-it-yourselfers think that they can just use the tools they have at their disposal, but all too often, homeowners find themselves…

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How to Deal With Water Damage in Your Basement

How to Deal With Water Damage in Your Basement

Do you know anyone who has had their basement flooded? If you do, you know how unpleasant this scenario can get. Whether the cause is severe weather or burst pipes, repairing water damage can be tiresome and costly. The worst part of it is that insurance does not cover most of the damage. For example, a standard policy doesn’t cover damage caused by a flood from the sewer system. However, you are likely to find out about this fine print only after the disaster strikes. Cleaning Up the Water Damage…

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Tips for Choosing North London Builders

Tips for Choosing North London Builders

Finding North London Builders does not have to be difficult! There are several different companies out there that you can choose from. Here are a couple of different tips that you can use which should, hopefully, make finding them as simple as possible! Research in Advance You are going to want to start looking for those North London builders months before you need them. Many people underestimate just how long the search process takes! They also fail to realise that the best builders in the area will be booked up…

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A guide to seasonal lawn care

A guide to seasonal lawn care

Do you want your lawn to be the envy of the neighborhood? This is possible, and you can do it all by yourself with the right tips and lawn care! Read on to learn more! It isn’t that hard to tame thin or weedy grass. Tend to your lawn like you would a flower or plant, and you’ll see it flourish before your eyes. Each season is specific. In the fall, it is necessary to fertilize and reseed. Think about sowing grass seed in bare or thin parts of the…

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Use Houseplants to Liven up Your Home

Use Houseplants to Liven up Your Home

Have you ever walked into someone’s house and been impressed by their sense of style, but there was something missing? Something you couldn’t quite put your finger on? What it was likely missing was a taste of the natural world, some indoor house plants can really liven up a home and give it that extra ‘Wow’ factor. But merely choosing any old plant for your home is not likely to work. You need to make sure that you choose plants that are suitable for your type of home and what…

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Guide to buying a log house for the garden

Guide to buying a log house for the garden

Log houses or log cabins have a lot of benefits when added to the home. Having a log house in your garden can make your garden stand out with so much elegance. It can simply serve as a place to relax and have fun. When you have your friends or family over for lunch, the log house is a good place to hangout. You can simply stay in the log cabin when you need some quiet time to reflect. Because of the kind of materials use in making log houses,…

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The Importance of Brand Names When Choosing Garden Power Tools

The Importance of Brand Names When Choosing Garden Power Tools

Garden power tools such as grass trimmers (or strimmers) and lawn mowers are just some of the most essential items in a do-it-yourself gardener’s repertoire. Vital when it comes to producing a neat edge and smooth turf, this modern equipment ranges in price and can vary from bargain basement to mind-numbingly over-the-top. Of course, when buying different types of power tools, consumers generally consider many facets. First off, there’s the size of the lawn in question and the width of the trimmer. A rule of thumb, says that the bigger…

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DIY Hanging Garden Basket

DIY Hanging Garden Basket

With the limited landscapes that most homes have, it can be challenging to find space to plant your favorite flowers. But this doesn’t have to be. You can take advantage of a hanging basket to create a welcoming environment in your front porch or backyard. You can even plant some flowers indoors.  This is a great way to combine your garden with your home. Here is how you can get your DIY hanging garden started. Select a basket Choose the basket that you would like to use. When making your…

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