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Top 10 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

I found this great blog here: http://www.itisakeeper.com/11727/home-energy-savings-checklist/ to help beat the heat and make your house more energy efficient. 1. Clean or change AC filters once a month – This tip will keep your air conditioner functioning at its best. The better it can breathe, the more efficiently it can keep your home cool. If you use a room air conditioner, avoid placing any appliance nearby that would … Read More Top 10 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

DIY Fairy Garden

FAIRY GARDENS A fairy is a small, imaginary creature or mythical being of human form that has magical powers. Fairies are said to bring good luck. Creating a fairy garden is a good way to lure fairies and good luck to your home. A fairy garden is a small garden with living plants and little structures used to create the appearance of a fairy’s … Read More DIY Fairy Garden

VEGETABLE GARDENING BASICS

VEGETABLE GARDENING BASICS If you are new to gardening, be sure to read these vegetable gardening basics for beginners. Learning these skills and techniques will make your gardening experience far more pleasant and rewarding. Planning the Garden Location Choosing a location for your garden is the most important step in the garden planning process. Vegetables need at least 6-8 hours of sunlight for optimal … Read More VEGETABLE GARDENING BASICS

Early Spring Gardening Checklist

In the spirit of the Home & Garden Show coming up in Winnipeg this weekend, I am going to be re-posting a series of blog posts from Shelmerdine Garden Centre. Everything from checklists to weed control to fairy gardens! Check back each day to see a new topic highlighted!   EARLY SPRING GARDENING CHECKLIST – FROM SHELMERDINE Make sure you get a good start … Read More Early Spring Gardening Checklist

Spring Home Maintenance

Examine Roof Shingles Examine roof shingles to see if any were lost or damaged during winter. If your home has an older roof covering, you may want to start a budget for replacement. The summer sun can really damage roof shingles. Shingles that are cracked, buckled or loose or are missing granules need to be replaced. Flashing around plumbing vents, skylights and chimneys need … Read More Spring Home Maintenance