Aquaponics - The Best Of Both Worlds?

If you're interested in growing plants hydroponically, you might also want to consider trying your hand at running an aquaponics system.  Aquaponics involves growing plants in water but also incorporating fish into the system.  So, how do the two systems compare and can you really have the best of both worlds?  Read on for more information. The advantages of hydroponics and aquaponics Both systems use just water and chemical nutrition in which to grow plants, and presents a number of advantages including: Read More 

Guide for Choosing Teak Furniture for Your Pool Lounge

By now, several homeowners are well-aware that teak is one of the most durable woods available for outdoor furniture construction. Better still, the natural tone of teak's buttery gold colour looks subtle, but it adds visual depth and creates thematic unity in most outdoor environments. However, a majority of them still experience problems integrating the right teak furniture into their outdoor spaces. If you are contemplating furnishing your pool lounge with teak furniture, here are a few things you should have at the top of your mind. Read More 

Tips to Eliminating Roaches from Your Residence

There is nothing worse than finding out that you have a cockroach infestation in your home. These pests have been around for millions of years and this is largely due to how they are adept at surviving with the least possible nourishment available. In addition to this, they are masters at hiding and thus you may find it very difficult to locate where their nest is. An infestation would inevitably lead to unsanitary conditions in your home. Read More 

Extinguishing a Grease Fire: The Proper Methods

If you were to rank the most dangerous house fires in terms of their difficulty to put out, grease fires would top almost every single list. Not only are they easily created when frying or cooking with oil, but the number one extinguishing tool everyone associates with fires cannot be used; it will only make the damage worse. That's right, water can't be used on a grease fire. So, you may ask, if not water, what is the best way to stop a grease fire? Read More 

How to Protect Yourself When Calling a 24-Hour Locksmith

If you need to call an emergency locksmith, chances are you've locked yourself out of your house or car and aren't simply looking to upgrade your locks or have new deadbolts installed. Because you're in an emergency situation, you may be more likely to fall for a scam or be taken advantage of by an unprofessional locksmith. Before you give in to a scam artist or allow yourself to be taken advantage of, note the following tips for protecting yourself: Read More