Having a gate latch that’s easy to open from both sides will make your gate easy for just about anyone to operate. If you’ve got kids, older relatives, or anyone with reduced mobility who’s not able to reach over the gate to operate the latch, then learning to install a gate latch cable or pull string is worthwhile.
Painting or repainting a wooden gate is one of the best ways to spruce up your home’s exterior and enhance its curb appeal. A good paint job will also protect your wooden gate from moisture damage and rot – greatly extending its lifespan and functionality.
If you have an existing rose bush, learning to grow a new one from stem cuttings is one of the best ways to expand your garden. Most rose bushes can be reproduced fairly easily by cutting and replanting the stems correctly.
When you’ve got ants in your home there are only so many things you can do to get rid of them. Destroying the nest can work – if you can find it. Cleaning up any food sources and wiping down the ant trail with bleach can help, but when the going gets tough, you’ve gotta break out the big guns – ant traps.
Rats are just about the last thing any homeowner wants to deal with, but if you’ve got a rodent problem, tackling it head-on with rat traps is the only way to prevent a full-blown infestation.
If you live in a rainy, wet climate with plenty of precipitation, then the wood around your windows is at risk of rotting. It’s really as simple as that.
While concrete is one of the most durable and long-lasting construction materials available, it’s still subject to cracking over time. Repeated freezing and thawing over winter, the ground below it settling, and tree roots growing can all lead to unsightly cracks in your garage floor, driveway, or sidewalk.
With the possible exception of a smoke detector’s low battery alarm, squeaky door hinges may the most irritating thing to deal with around the house. That high-pitched squeak is enough to drive even the most zenned out among us crazy!
Ever had a shrub or bush that just wasn’t cutting it in its current location? Maybe it’s not getting enough sunlight, or you want to use the space to plant new vegetation. Either way, you’ll need to take care to move a shrub without killing it.
Unless you live somewhere warm all year round, you’ll need to shut off your outside water supply before winter hits. Every year without fail, homeowners neglect to take care of this small detail – leading to burst pipes, flooded basements, and expensive repairs.