Archive for October 2nd, 2009

Swimming Pool Accessories for Sport Fans

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Swimming Pool Accessories for Sport Fans

Swimming pools, they have become a staple of summer. Each year, millions of children and adults jump into a swimming pool, not only to cool off, but for excitement as well. If you are a pool owner, regardless of whether or not you have children, you may want to consider incorporating some fun sports games into your pool. If you are interested, this can easily be done with the purchase of a few popular pool accessories. Those pool accessories may include, but should not be limited to, basketball hoops or volley ball nets.

Poolside basketball hoops have been providing swimmers and spectators with fun for years now. Even though more modernized pool accessories have been developed, there is still just something fun about playing basketball in the water. In fact, paying basketball in the pool is so much fun that everyone is likely to enjoy it, even those that do not consider themselves to be sports fans.

First Year Blooms Of Peonies

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

When planting Peonies plant as soon as they are obtained, being careful to set the division so that the top of the buds will be from 1-1/2 to two inches below the final soil grade after the plants are watered and have finished settling. If planted too deep you will probably get pretty foliage with a few or no blooms, and if too shallow, the buds will be exposed and are likely to get broken off by Old Shep when he serves notice on a stray cat or rabbit.

You should expect blooms from three to five eye divisions the first season. Only seven of the 60 varieties I planted in my garden a few years ago failed to bloom the first year. The plants made a splendid display of flowers the third season after planting.

Digging and dividing large, old peony clumps is no easy task, as most gardeners have learned. If the freshly-dug clump is left exposed to the air for a while, the roots will become less brittle and are more easily handled without breaking. The soil which is tightly held by the roots is best removed with a stream of water from the hose.

Tips for Replacing Your Roof in NYC

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

You may need to replace your roof for various reasons such as leakage, rotted wood and many other things. The first thing you should find out is the extent of the damage. A good idea would be to step back and have a look at your roof from the outside. See if there is any sagging and depressions, and missing shingles. If you do not see any visible damage, it is time to perform an inside inspection. If you smell any mold or see cracks forming on the outside, then you need to call a professional.

You will need to do some researching first. Has anyone in the neighborhood had their roof replaced recently? You should talk to them and see which contractor they used and ask how satisfied they were. Look on the internet, and check roofers in your area.

Not all contractors are the same, so it is advisable to get estimates before deciding which roofing company to choose. Note down any pertinent information when you speak with the roofers and ask about the roofing materials they use and the duration of the job, and any hidden charges that may apply.