Anthracnose: A Disease Every Tree Owner Should Know About
26 February 2015
While many tree diseases, such as Dutch elm disease and walnut blight, are species-specific, anthracnose is a disease that can affect many different types of trees and shrubs. If you have trees of any sort on your property, knowing a little about this common fungal infection can help you prevent, identify and treat it as needed.
What causes anthracnose?
Anthracnose is caused by four different species of fungi. Different species of anthracose fungi affect different variety of trees, but the symptoms are similar regardless of the species.
3 Fun Ways To Paint Your Baby's Nursery
19 February 2015
Preparing your baby's nursery is one of the best parts of waiting for them to arrive. You get to choose everything from the rugs on the floor to the paint on the walls, and all of the decor in between. One of best ways to personalize your baby's nursery is going to be to paint the walls. This will likely determine the whole color scheme for the room, and will allow you to tie everything together.
Tips For Preparing For A Plumbing Emergency
12 February 2015
As any homeowner knows, many problems can arise around the house as things wear out and break. But few problems are as stressful as a plumbing emergency.Whether you are dealing with water leaking everywhere or a disgusting overflowing toilet, plumbing emergencies can be expensive to fix and a huge mess to clean up. You can't ever pinpoint when a plumbing emergency will occur, but you can use the following tips to help yourself prepare:
How Can I Tell If My Pipes Are Frozen, And What Can I Do About It?
9 February 2015
Pipes usually freeze when temperatures drop into lows well below freezing. Knowing how to identify whether or not your pipes have frozen will help you to resolve the problem appropriately. Many homeowners can thaw their own pipes without calling a plumber for help.
Signs of Frozen Pipes
If the outside temperatures where you live have recently dropped below freezing, then your pipes may have frozen. Look for frozen pipes in unheated and uninsulated parts of your house, like the attic, basement, garage and inside cabinets.