5 Brilliant Ways to Improve Your Garden

Gardening can be a headache especially for someone who doesn’t have a green thumb. We’ve compiled some of the best gardening tips to take your home garden the next level. Have some next level gardening tips? Comment them down below and share the love!

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Egg Shells
Turn your egg shell compost into a calcium boost for your plants. Simply put them in a blender or in a plastic zip lock bag to crush them up into tiny pieces and then sprinkle around the plants!
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Vegetable Water 

Next time you boil vegetables on the stove top, save the water instead of pouring it down the drain. The water contains important nutrients that can benefit your plants. Now there’s even more of a reason to eat your veggies!

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Potatoes
 Don’t trash the bouquet of roses from your bad date! After flowers have wilted, cut the stems and stick them into potatoes so they can absorb the water needed to grow their roots! You’ll have a beautiful rose bush in no time.
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Vinegar
Weeds be gone! Vinegar is a great safe alternative to be used as a herbicide. Not only is it safe to use but it’s super inexpensive and you probably already have it in your kitchen pantry.
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Soda Bottles
Recycling old soda bottles is great for the environment, but you can also use your plastic soda bottles in the garden too! Simply puncture holes around the perimeter of the bottle and plant them next to your plants and flowers. The holes will make it easier for water and rain to reach the root of the plants so they can grow to their full potential.
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5 White Dream Kitchens

 

White kitchens are bright, inviting and can turn any home into a space worth living in. Here is a list of our 5 favorite white kitchens from around the web which will make you fall in love with a clean bright white kitchen.

 

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Signs Your Home Has Poor Drainage

Poor rain drainage is something that can cost you hundreds-if not, thousands, depending on the severity of the problem. The good news is that if you catch the signs of poor drainage early on and hire trained professionals, you can save yourself time, headaches, and money. Make sure to keep an eye our for these signs of poor drainage in and around your home regularly to catch the issue early on.

Mildew and Mold in the Attic
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Attics are great for storing holiday decorations, but they can also become a breeding ground for mold and mildew if your homes drainage system hasn’t been cleaned for a while and causing pools of water on the roof. Make sure to climb into your attic every few months to check for signs of mildew. If you do spot anything, make sure to address the issue right away or it can cost you $4000-$9000 if the roof has to be replaced.

Overflowing Gutters

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The next time it rains, keep an eye out for a waterfall effect coming from the roof of your home. This is a sure tell sign that your gutters are clogged and need to be cleaned. Although cleaning your gutter yourself may seem easy, it can be dangerous and requires tall ladders, special equipment and a professional trained eye.

Pooling Water In Your Yard
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If you return home to find pooling water in your front and backyard, your gutters may need to be cleaned, or the water isn’t being directed away from the yard properly. This is an easy fix by hiring trained professionals who can spot the problem and fix it before it worsens.
Signs of poor drainage is something you don’t want to ignore. What may look like a seemingly easy job to do, cleaning gutters should be left to a trained professional who can get the job done faster and easier.

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