Four Things To Do Before You Leave For That Road Trip

Your bags are packed, the kids are aching to leave, and the cooler is stocked with yummy snacks. Before you hit the road, it is essential to make sure your vehicle is ready for the trip. Nothing is worse than having to make a detour to the repair shop when you have your heart set on exploring the Grand Canyon. 1. Examine Your Tires Take a moment to examine the tread and condition of your tires.

4 Tips To Protect Your Trees From Wind Damage

If high winds or the periodic major wind storm is a concern in your area, you may find yourself looking warily at the larger trees on your property. Fortunately, there are things you can do to make your trees more resilient against wind and storm damage. The following tips can help keep your trees and your property safe. Tip #1: Prune Out Weak Branches The first step to increasing safety is to remove any branches that show signs of disease, such as dead leaves, or that have any visible damage.

Caring For Wood Veneer Topped Tables

Many people find the look of expensive wood furniture very pleasing in the home. If you enjoy this look, but do not have the funds to purchase wood side tables for your home, you may want to consider using wood veneer topped tables instead. Furniture with a wood veneer finish will appear as if it is made from wood, when it really has a thin layer of the expensive wood covering a cheaper material.

Using Wildflowers As Wedding Favors

If you are looking for a unique wedding favor to give to your guests consider using wildflower seed packets. These packets are filled with seeds that will yield lush areas of wildflower blooms to be enjoyed long after you say "I do". Here are a few ways to use wildflowers to be given as wedding favors, making them sure to be a hit with anyone attending a wedding reception. Transferring Into Another Enclosure Try putting wildflower seed mixes into a biodegradable paper so it can be planted as is when the guests get to their homes.

The ABC's Of Maintaining A Water Softener Brine Tank

The small plastic tank that sits next to the water softener in your water softening system is a crucial component of the whole softening process. In fact, without the salt in the brine tank, the ion exchange process that occurs in the water softening process would be impossible. Therefore, maintaining the brine tank appropriately is a vital part of taking care of your water softening system for the long term. Thankfully, there is a simple ABC rule set that you can use to help you maintain the brine tank of the water softening system you have in your home.