Here's a simple and environmentally friendly way to get rid of them, and you probably have it in your frig right now. It's simple - beer. You have to use it in a special way. See how here: http://the2seasons.com/2012/06/05/lets-get-d...
Commented on Apr 29, 2013
I have used this method for years. It's kid of yucky, but it works.
When I refinished my front door and storm door, I got a little careless with the palm sander and scratched the glass in the storm door. All was not lost though. It got a new life as a
sliding door in my dining room. I love it so much more than the boring hollow core door it replaced, so it was a happy accident indeed. Instead of buying pricey barn door hardware, we used a closet door track from Lowe's. It was intended for bypass sliding doors, so it required some altering. My husband cut the extra track off with an angle grinder. We mounted the track to a 2x6 pine board and mounted the board to the wall using 3" wood screws into the wall studs. You can read more about it at my blog.
Commented on Mar 06, 2013
Autum H, thanks, you answered some of my questions.
This couple are empty nesters, he is retired, she will retire from teaching soon. They have a small yard in Massapequa Long Island with a paver patio. They wanted the sound of water so
they could sit outside, see a pond and small waterfall, and watch the fish and other nature around the pond. We proposed a pond and waterfall with a built in Bullfrog spa next to it, so they could have a ground level view of the pond. Now the fish swim right up to the spa as they feed the fish from the warm soothing bubbling water. http://www.deckandpatio.com/DP_Blog/
I used banana peel to fertilize. I heard this from my son-in-law who is a Master Gardener, then read it on Hometalk. As my roses had been looking sad the past couple of years I was ready to try anything. See 1 mo. results.
Commented on Aug 11, 2012
I will try this. I found that horse alfalfa pellets work too. Do no use rabbit pellets. Put
pellets in water first, then work pellets into top 1 inch of soil around roses. Learned this from a local mastergardener tv personality.
What do you do when you don't have a white kitchen? They are all the rage right now but for those of us who find ourselves with dark cabinets it can feel a little bit like we aren't part
of the "in" crowd. I hope you will read the rest of this over at our blog to find out how you can still create a space that is light, bright and full of charm without breaking open that can of white paint!
Commented on Jun 28, 2012
I would never have a white kitchen! I cook too many tomato based dishes (spagetti, etc.) and
I would say this was a makeover but that wouldn't do this project justice!
Here in New England, we don't condemn homes, we call them historic. When we stumbled upon
this house we knew it would be a rescue mission. With no plumbing, heat and very little outdated electricity, it was suitable for the bees and squirrels, but not for humans. After almost six years of living in a construction site, our hard work is done! The decorating may never end, but the construction has!
Commented on Jun 23, 2012
What an amazing job you did. Sounds like it was a labor of love. I wish you many happy years