Posts Tagged ‘outdoors’

The Cruel Truthfulness about Teak Furniture Care

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Lucas helping grandpa sand the patio furniturePreserving and Staining Your Teak

It genuinely isn’t all that necessary to defend teak furnishings. Teakwood is really exclusive in the fact that if you leave it in its organic state, it really doesn’t require any care. If you leave your teak furniture outdoors 24 hours a day seven days a week 365 days a year and not have to worry about it, this is even if the weather conditions in your area are extreme. It is because of this that people really love outdoor teak furnishings.

It is true that after being exposed to the sun for a lengthy period of time that teak wood will start to turn a silvery gray color, but this is a inborn process and doesn’t harm the structural integrity of the wood at all.

Start A Kitchen Composter Program

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Having a compost pile in your backyard is good for you but it is also very good for the environment. It is not troublesome or time consuming if done right. There is also a misconception that compost is smelly and messy , but if the pile is put together right this is not the case.

There are some that would rather buy their fertilizer and soil amendments from their local garden store. I believe it is best to stay as natural as possible, stay away from chemical fertilizers. There really is no hassle in making a compost in your backyard from items that were destined for the garbage can.

When you begin a kitchen composter program the materials that you will need and the items that you will use are free. The cost of chemical fertilizers and other items from the local gardening store are constantly on the rise. With a little bit of time and the right ingredients you can produce the best fertilizer known to man in the convenience of your own backyard.

Compost will provide more of the nutrients and minerals that your plants need. The effects of natural compost will last longer than store bought fertilizers.

Outdoor Instant Shelters and the Perfect Beach Day

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

It’s difficult to say why the memories of summer stand out so prominently in the mind. The extra dose of sunshine and heat seems to awaken the inner child in all of us, drawing us to the beach and the inviting ocean. Whatever it is, there’s nothing like spending a day at the beach with great friends and family.

However, we all know the drawbacks to being out in the sun all day long. The heat can tire you out, and the harmful UV rays of the sun can pose a grave threat to the health of our skin. Besides, when the weather takes a bad turn and there’s nowhere to take shelter, a day at the beach can quickly become a glum ride home.

When you are prepared for any type of weather, you can almost never have a bad day at the beach. By all means, you should hope for clear skies but be ready for whatever might happen. When you are set up with a marquee from Outdoor Instant Shelters, you will be able to fight sun and rain with equal efficiency.

Guaranteeing Comfort and Relaxation on Any Outdoor Adventure

Friday, August 28th, 2009

The great outdoors: they’re there, and they’re begging us to get out and enjoy them. In a country like the one we Aussies have been graced with, there is just no way a person can have anything but a profound love for everything outdoorsy. In this context, it becomes crucial to find every way to make the great experiences of the outdoors (and the Outback) as enjoyable as possible.

Needless to say, enjoying the most sculpted and ordinary urban park or the most untamed and savage stretch of wilderness demands that a person be somewhat (or very) prepared. It’s a matter of overcoming nature, and not letting nature overcome you, a feat which demands a fair share of planning. It is fundamental to be properly dressed for the moment, to have some protective gear, and to be equipped with some sort of shelter to keep yourself and all those with you as snug as a bunch of bugs in a rug.

Planning Out What to Grow in a Garden

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

In order to develop a high quality gardening area, you need to make careful and detailed plans. The route you use to create these plans is variable, though.

The reason you need to plan is because you cannot just plant any vegetable. You need to analyze the area you are planting in to determine if your crops can thrive there. Thankfully, there are tons of plants out there, so no matter what kind of environment you have, you will have a lot of options.

To start it off, the category we’ll go with is sunroom crops. These plants are especially popular among new gardeners. They are fairly easy to grow and you only need to follow a few simple tips to be successful.

Indoor growers will find ferns to be a preferable type of plant. Names of plants in this category include Southern Maidenhair and Spleenwort (I think they sound a bit weird).

Besides these somewhat elaborate crops, there are traditional plants. These include basic fruits and vegetables that can be eaten right off the crop. Most gardeners like to have some of these in their gardens.

The Hobby Called Chainsaw Carving

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

If you are someone who is into the landscaping and professional gardening business, then you would certainly agree that the electric chainsaw is one of the most important tool in your inventory. Though they do not possess the power of a gas-powered chainsaw, the electric chainsaw still has some features that are relatively useful and more suitable for majority of small scale jobs. That includes pruning, hedging, and reconfiguring tree branches.

While electric chainsaws do not have the same kick as gas chainsaws, these type of cutters offer certain advantages that makes them suitable for small scale cutting jobs. But all that aside, electric chainsaws has become the perfect tool for an increasingly popular form of art - chainsaw carving.

Chainsaw carving is a new form of art that is getting widely noticed across the globe. Early records of wood sculpted by chainsaws date back to the 1950s. Today, there are thousands of individuals who are getting hooked to this hobby.

Chainsaw carving started out as a marketing gimmick in forestry expos and state fairs. In order to get the attention of potential customers, chainsaw merchants showcase their wares by hiring someone to perform a quick wood sculpture using their chainsaws. The gimmick, needless to say worked. From there, chainsaw carving sort of evolved.

All About Lawn Mowers

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

An eye catching lawn is a status symbol for many homeowners. Households compete for the best looking lawn in the block secretly. Probably because a well kept lawn does reflect a well kept house and a well kept household. A lawn says a lot about its owners. Many homeowners are quite picky with their choice of lawn mower. After all the care of the right lawn mower is the secret to a perfect lawn.

Many types of lawn mowers have been produced to suit our different needs. Gas powered machines are best suited for the larger grounds with high demands. There are electric machines that are built for the smaller sized lawns. My favorite would be the ever dependable manual reel lawn mower.

If your lawn requires heavy and multiple demands, you can go for a gas powered rig. It has side discharge, bag clippings for some, and it can mulch too. Good reviews have been reported for models that have recoil start. Satisfied owners rave on how it gets fired up on the first try almost every time. The gas powered mower can practically carry any demand a difficult lawn requires. Because it is gas powered, it can have issues on it’s effect to the environment. It is noted that most lawn mowers these days have passed the emission standard laws. The need to adjust all four wheels when changing the cutting height is another drawback on some models.

Why Patio Cushions Are A Must

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Spring and summer are all about enjoying the outdoors and the hot, sunny weather that comes with them; though when it comes to furniture, the outdoors demand tough, conservative designs in order to withstand possible conditions not normally faced indoors. Patio cushions are a smart solution to this concern.

It adds to the experiencing of lazing around on a hot summer afternoon to have some outdoor patio furniture. The only issue is the rigid, weather resistant construction common to patio furniture makes it look and feel like they’re missing something important in order to function properly. Without this added element, most patio furniture fails to compete with the comfort of one’s living room or bedroom.

Fortunately, patio furniture manufacturers are becoming more concerned with ways to make their products more comfortable and therefore more enjoyable and useful for their customers. Much effort has been made to come up with different ways to add comfort to current products on the market using patio cushions.

Patio cushions for chairs are so popular that a lot of outdoor chairs simply look incomplete without a pillow to accent and add comfort to the piece. More importantly, why should you be uncomfortable in a hard patio chair when you can add comfort easily and affordably with one of various styles of patio cushions?

Dog Names

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Dog owners will tell you that there is no given formula for choosing a good name for a new dog. Whether they have to think of girl or boy dog names, usually they will choose something that sounds cool or a name they like rather than putting some thought into what the name actually means. Popular boy dog names have a variety of meanings, but more often than not the meaning will not suit the dog it is given to. Below is a quick guide to the top five boy dog names and what they really mean.

In general, one of the first things you have to do when you get a new dog or puppy is think up a dog name for him or her. For most dog owners, this actually takes little thought. They just pick a dog name at random and that is the name by which the unfortunate hound will be known forever. However, there is something you ought to think about when going through dog names in order to make sure that you choose a suitable one.

Have The Market’s Leading Lawn Mowers For Sale

Monday, July 20th, 2009

These days it is important to make sure that one keeps down the cost of living as much as possible. Hard economic times have made us more and more aware of the fact that we have to save as much of our income as possible. This means that we have to make good purchase decisions and it is therefore a good idea to make sure you get the best lawn mowers for sale.

There are various things that have to be taken into consideration when the decision to buy a new lawn mower comes up. Just take a few quick steps to make sure that you take the right decision.

First, you have to ask yourself a couple of questions that relate to just how much you are actually likely to make use of the lawn mower. So one needs to think about how often the lawn needs to be mowed and this will depend to a large extent on the size of the grass you have to cut. If you have a small area of lawn that does not get cut more than perhaps once a month, it makes sense to got for a smaller model. If however, you have a large expanse of grass and need to cut it quite regularly then definitely opt for something bigger.