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Avocado Tree Frost Protection

A severe frost or freeze may kill an avocado tree, especially if temperatures fall and remain below 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Frost damage is evidenced with curly and brown leaves, short discolored twigs and discolored fruit. Since healthy avocado trees are…..

Tropical Style May 20, 2022

Avocado Tree Frost Protection

A severe frost or freeze may kill an avocado tree, especially if temperatures fall and remain below 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Frost damage is evidenced with curly and brown leaves, short discolored twigs and discolored fruit. Since healthy avocado trees are…..

How to Redirect Water to Maintain a Yard From Flooding After Rain

Many homeowners have been plagued by poor drainage at the landscape. Low spots in the yard that collect water support small plant life and eventually become moist, muddy eyesores. If you have areas in the yard that are soggy after…..

Tropical Style May 14, 2022

How to Prune Arrowwood Viburnum

The deciduous arrowwood viburnum (Viburnum dentatum) rises easily in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 8. Its clusters of white flowers appear in late spring. Its popular name comes from the simple fact that Native American populations…..

Eclectic Homes May 8, 2022

The way to Restore Old Leather Reins

When cared for properly, leather will last a lifetime and past. Left untreated, however, leather will dry up and crack over time, leading it to tighten and harden. Old leather reins are common in tack rooms and farms around the…..

Eclectic Homes May 4, 2022

The way to Install an Under-Counter Water Filter

Kitchen water filters provide a convenient compromise between the cost of a whole-house filter system that installs on your primary water line and needs large filter parts, and also a mini-filter module that attaches to the existing faucet. A kitchen…..

Tropical Style May 2, 2022

How to Prune a Gerbera

Florists prize the cut flowers of gerbera daisies (Gerbera jamesonii) for their brilliant splashes of bright color, long cut-stem life and also transportation ease. Home gardeners can enjoy the undemanding and easy-to-grow gerbera daisy’s flashy colours in outdoor landscapes from…..

Tropical Style April 28, 2022

Is the Sweet Potato Vine Drought Tolerant?

With trailing leaves varying in color from chartreuse to purple, the ornamental sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas) makes a striking addition to the backyard. Though a tropical plant, the vine grows well in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones…..

Tropical Style April 24, 2022

How to Fertilize Flowering Tomato Plants

No harvest typifies summer over red, ripe garden tomatoes. Their normal coloring, rich scent and compact juiciness contrast remarkably with tomatoes sold in grocery shops in midwinter. Tomato plants require nitrogen and phosphorus, but never to excess. A healthy layer…..

Eclectic Homes April 20, 2022

Inspection List for Landlords

As a landlord, you should inspect your rental property before new tenants move in and once they go out. Utilizing an inspection checklist is very important to ensure you don’t miss anything during your walk-through and to prevent any potential…..

Eclectic Homes April 14, 2022

Why Is the Fuel Oil Furnace Smoking & Why Won't It Restart?

When your household’s fuel oil furnace fails to restart or starts smoking, it can ruin your day. There are a few reasons for oil burner problems which you’re able to check out and fix by yourself. But there are other…..