• 5 Ways To Preserve The Life Of Your Dishwasher

    Dishwashers are one of the most expensive appliances to buy-- and to repair. What's worse, a poorly working dishwasher can become less efficient, costing you more money to operate. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to preserve the life of your dishwasher.  Heat Things Up You can use less water and energy in your dishwasher by heating up the water first. At the beginning of a cycle, the dishwasher runs tap water through the machine until it heats up enough to run the cycle.

  • Travel The World Through Decor Accents

    Want to travel the world but can't afford to leave your living room? You can add an international flair to your surroundings with some simple decor accents. Pillows, curtains, and wall hangings can all be used to help give your neutral toned room a new life.  Here are the best ways to travel the world through decor.  France: Eiffel Tower, French Rustic  The Eiffel Tower is the most famous image related to France, but overdoing this image can make your room look more like a gift shop.

  • 5 Tips For Growing A Successful Wildflower Meadow

    Do you have some unused yard space that you think would make a fabulous wildflower meadow? If so, you can maximize your chances of growing a great wildflower meadow by following a few simple strategies. Here are five ways to maximize your chances of creating a lovely and healthy wildflower meadow: Prepare the Site Properly Even wildflowers that are native to the area usually aren't nearly as competitive as weeds, so you'll need to begin the war on weeds right from the start.

  • Sturdy Eco-Friendly Outdoor Furniture Materials

    Eco-friendly, or green furniture is not exclusively for indoor use.  You can furnish your yard or patio with environmentally-friendly outdoor furniture that's sturdy and yes, attractive.  When looking for furniture from a company like Carol's Design House labeled sustainable and non-toxic, seek out these materials. Hardwoods A variety of sustainably grown hardwoods are used in making eco-friendly furniture.  Here are some of the most popular. Teak Teak is a tropical hardwood.  It's also a wonderful material for outdoor furniture.

  • Xeriscaping Methods For A Drought-Prone Lawn

    Xeriscaping is becoming an increasingly popular landscaping method particularly for gardeners living in drought-prone areas. Xeriscaping is a landscaping method that incorporates the use of plants that require minimal water and utilizing other measures to retain moisture and thus minimizing water need. The following guide shows you how to create a xeriscape lawn and an environment that can thrive with very little water. Using the Right Plants The primary key to xeriscaping is selecting plants that are able to survive with minimal watering.