HouseDecorIDeas https://www.housedecor.club Home Decor Ideas and Supplies FREE SHIPPING Online Store Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:12:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 https://i2.wp.com/www.housedecor.club/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/cropped-cropped-Decor-160-x-160-32x32.png HouseDecorIDeas https://www.housedecor.club 32 32 127770445 GARDENING WITH THE MASTERS: Local pollinator projects seek public participation – Cherokee Tribune Ledger News https://www.housedecor.club/gardening-with-the-masters-local-pollinator-projects-seek-public-participation-cherokee-tribune-ledger-news/ Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:12:08 +0000 https://www.housedecor.club/gardening-with-the-masters-local-pollinator-projects-seek-public-participation-cherokee-tribune-ledger-news/ Although there are many pollinators that visit our gardens and get the job done, the queen of the pollination game is the bee. Our bee population has been in serious decline now for a number of years. A quick foray into the world of Google will tell you that parasites, [...]

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Although there are many pollinators that visit our gardens and get the job done, the queen of the pollination game is the bee. Our bee population has been in serious decline now for a number of years. A quick foray into the world of Google will tell you that parasites, climate change, industrial agriculture leading to the use of bee-killing pesticides and the loss of diverse habitat all contribute to the decline of these critical insects. They pollinate 70 of the 100 or so crop species that feed 90% of the world.

Unfortunately, there just isn’t enough time, money or people to do an extensive study in any one small area, searching for answers. However, this is where you can help. Here are two Citizen Scientist Projects that involve public participation and will prove to be fun for all ages.

The first project is the Great Georgia Pollinator Census, or GGaPC. Many Georgia county extension offices are taking part in the Pollinator Census on Aug. 23 or Aug. 24. Coordinated by UGA Extension, this will be the first of its kind in our state. Come join our Master Gardeners of Cherokee County and help record the number and types of pollinators that visit our gardens during late summer. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be an entomologist or bug guru to participate. Just come ready to count visitors on one plant for 15 minutes. We will provide the data sheets and help you with plant and visitor identification.

The second project is the Great Sunflower Project/Backyard Bee Count. All sunflowers are beneficial to bees. But in 2008, an email was sent to people in the southeastern U.S. asking for volunteers willing to plant the Helianthus annus “Lemon Queen” sunflower and then count the number of pollinators visiting them. Lemon Queen has multiple flower heads from one stem, is easy to grow and the plant itself has hundreds to thousands of tiny flowers. Each day, more buds open and provide a long-lived supply of nectar and pollen.

How can you participate in the Great Georgia Pollinator Census?

1. On Aug. 24, join the Cherokee County Master Gardeners at the demo garden at The Senior Center, 1001 Univeter Road in Canton, or The Ball Ground Botanical Garden.

2. Both gardens will have guided census counting times, so show up a little early for parking and instructions.

3. Master Gardeners will be available to assist with every step of the count.

How can you participate in the Great Sunflower Project/Backyard Bee Count?

1. Come to the Demo Garden at The Senior Center on Sept. 14.

2. Guided census counting times of five minutes will take place from 9 a.m. until noon during the plant sale.

3. Master Gardeners will be available to assist with every step of the count.

As you may know, many different types of pollinators — bees, butterflies, ants, beetles, wasps, moths, hummingbirds, bats and, yes, some flies — provide pollination for plants that are very important to humans and responsible for:

♦ 1/3 of the food you eat (that means every third bite you take)

♦ Approximately 1,000 plants grown for food, beverages, spices, fibers and medicines, and

♦ 75% of all flowering plants.

For more information about the Great Georgia Pollinator Census, visitggapc.org.

For more information about the Great Sunflower Project/Backyard Bee Count, visit greatsunflower.org. Both sites have identification cards and downloadable information. You can do additional pollinator counts at any time on any plant in another selected site, park or your own backyard. Plus, you are providing invaluable data for the health of plants and pollinators vital to our state.

The bees and other pollinators are counting on you!

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]]> 35748 Master Gardeners from throughout South, Central Texas receive advanced vegetable gardening training – AgriLife Today https://www.housedecor.club/master-gardeners-from-throughout-south-central-texas-receive-advanced-vegetable-gardening-training-agrilife-today/ Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:12:06 +0000 https://www.housedecor.club/master-gardeners-from-throughout-south-central-texas-receive-advanced-vegetable-gardening-training-agrilife-today/ SAN ANTONIO – More than 30 Master Gardeners from 19 counties recently came to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Bexar County to participate in the Master Gardener Advanced Training in Vegetable Gardening. Texas Master Gardeners receiving advanced classroom training on vegetables. (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Paul [...]

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SAN ANTONIO – More than 30 Master Gardeners from 19 counties recently came to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Bexar County to participate in the Master Gardener Advanced Training in Vegetable Gardening.

Texas Master Gardeners receiving advanced classroom training on vegetables. (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Paul Schattenberg)

“This three-day training is an intensive training to empower Master Gardeners throughout the state with the knowledge and skills required to effectively support AgriLife Extension’s horticultural efforts and Earth-Kind educational programming,” said David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension agent for horticulture, Bexar County.

Earth-Kind gardening is a combination of modern and traditional practices that focus on lower water use and reduced application of chemicals.

Classroom instruction was provided at the agency’s office in San Antonio. Presenters were Rodriguez; Larry Stein, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Uvalde; Jerry Parsons, Ph.D., retired AgriLife Extension horticulturist, San Antonio; and Russ Wallace, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Lubbock. Additional instruction was provided by Molly Keck, AgriLife Extension entomologist for Bexar County, and Master Gardeners with expertise or certification in vegetable gardening.

Classroom topics included site selection, soil testing, fertilization, weed management, mulching,  growing specific vegetables, garden pests, cool- versus warm-weather crops, common vegetable diseases and proper garden irrigation.

Master Gardeners touring the Culinary Garden at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. (Photo courtesy of Lou Kellogg)

“What I enjoy about the training is that it emphasizes the proper tools and techniques for vegetable gardening as well as the right vegetables to plant and how to maintain them,” said attendee Lou Kellogg, a Bexar County Master Gardener. “It’s a very comprehensive look at a variety of vegetables and what is needed to grow them successfully.”

The final day of training included a tour of the Culinary Garden at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, where attendees received additional tips on growing vegetables.

Bexar County and nearby area Master Gardeners also visited the Children’s Vegetable Garden, a collaborative project of AgriLife Extension, the Master Gardeners association and the botanical garden.

“Probably the most important aspect of this training is that each Master Gardener will go back to his or her county and share the knowledge they have gathered here with others in their community,” Rodriguez said. “It’s great that the Master Gardeners themselves are getting to know more about advanced vegetable gardening, but the real benefit of this training is that they can teach others how to be better gardeners and harvest better vegetables.”

Rodriguez said this and other Master Gardener trainings on various horticultural topics are conducted in San Antonio and other locations statewide throughout the year.

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]]> 35746 Join The Newly Formed Secaucus Gardening Club – Patch.com https://www.housedecor.club/join-the-newly-formed-secaucus-gardening-club-patch-com/ Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:12:05 +0000 https://www.housedecor.club/join-the-newly-formed-secaucus-gardening-club-patch-com/ SECAUCUS, NJ — Many know that back in the day Secaucus used to be home to a large number of farms, and also grew many of the flowers that supplied New York City’s flower district. To this day, the nutrient-rich soil of Secaucus proves to be fertile ground for growing [...]

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SECAUCUS, NJ — Many know that back in the day Secaucus used to be home to a large number of farms, and also grew many of the flowers that supplied New York City’s flower district.

To this day, the nutrient-rich soil of Secaucus proves to be fertile ground for growing vegetables, trees and beautiful flowers — some of them even downright tropical looking!

To that end, the Secaucus Gardening Club was just recently formed. This is a brand-new club and looking for members; they just held their first meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 20 of this week.

Their meetings will continue on the fourth Tuesday of every month, starting in September. They meet in the story tower at the library. Open to ages 10 years old through 100. Children under the age of 13 should be accompanied by an adult. Please RSVP to club organizers Barbara Hennig – secsparks@aol.com or Mary Ann Mastro –MaryAnnSecaucusGardenClub@gmail.com if you are interested or want to learn more.

Club organizers say: “The goal of this garden club is to unite all gardeners through discussion topics, conversations, demonstrations and shared experiences. Whether you are a seasoned gardener, a beginner, a house plant enthusiast, or have never gardened but want to learn, this club is for one and all. Gardening is educational, therapeutic, great exercise, and provides such a huge feeling of accomplishment!”

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Aluminum Mats Market Growth Factor with key Drivers, Industry Research, Regional Forecast, top players, key companies and end user Analysis by 2025 – League Finals https://www.housedecor.club/aluminum-mats-market-growth-factor-with-key-drivers-industry-research-regional-forecast-top-players-key-companies-and-end-user-analysis-by-2025-league-finals/ Wed, 21 Aug 2019 10:11:49 +0000 https://www.housedecor.club/aluminum-mats-market-growth-factor-with-key-drivers-industry-research-regional-forecast-top-players-key-companies-and-end-user-analysis-by-2025-league-finals/ Sunil Egave Sunil Egave gives a never-seen-before perspective on matters of business and finance. He has a solid experience in the field of insurance, investments, and stocks. Find out what potential of sub-markets within this industry through these well-researched articles. Latest posts by Sunil Egave (see all) The Global Aluminum [...]

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The Global Aluminum Mats Market is brilliantly evaluated in the research study that explores vital aspects such as market competition, segmentation, revenue and production growth, and regional expansion. The authors of the report have provided a thorough assessment of the Global Aluminum Mats Market on the basis of CAGR, sales, consumption, price, gross margin, and other significant factors. We have studied key players of the Global Aluminum Mats Market, taking into account their recent developments, geographical market growth, footprint, market expansion, production, and areas served. Our key findings and recommendations have proven quite helpful for both established and new players in the Global Aluminum Mats Market.

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]]> 35719 The Painting Experts Explain How to Fix Painting Mistakes and Problems https://www.housedecor.club/the-painting-experts-explain-how-to-fix-painting-mistakes-and-problems/ Wed, 21 Aug 2019 10:11:41 +0000 https://www.housedecor.club/the-painting-experts-explain-how-to-fix-painting-mistakes-and-problems/ Painting is undoubtedly one of the quickest and least expensive ways to transform your home. It can update an area, hide flaws, highlight architectural details and so much more. If you follow the 10 commandments of painting, you’re on the road to success. However, mistakes and problems do happen. If you [...]

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Painting is undoubtedly one of the quickest and least expensive ways to transform your home. It can update an area, hide flaws, highlight architectural details and so much more. If you follow the 10 commandments of painting, you’re on the road to success. However, mistakes and problems do happen. If you encounter a hiccup, the painting experts explain how to fix it.

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Blistering can be caused by heat.

Blistering can be caused by heat. Image courtesy of Benjamin Moore.

The paint is blistering/bubbling  

Fortunately, this type of blister doesn’t hurt, but it can be painful to look at. “Paint blisters or bubbles occur when the paint film lifts from the underlying surface,” says Mike Mundwiller, Field Development Manager at Benjamin Moore.

So what causes a paint blister? “The loss of adhesion between the paint film and surface is usually caused by heat, moisture or a combination of both,” Mundwiller says. And it eventually leads to peeling. While it can be corrected, he says you need to figure out what’s causing the problem or it will occur again.

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Moisture is another cause of blistering.

Moisture is another cause of blistering. Image courtesy of Benjamin Moore.

How to fix blistering/bubbling paint

You can scrape and sand the blisters to remove them (if they don’t go down to the substrate). Once the area is smooth, Mundwiller says you should apply a coat of primer and then apply the paint. “However, you’ll need to find and remove the source of moisture if the blisters go down to the substrate.”

To stop paint from blistering or bubbling, Mundwiller says you should always start with a clean, dry surface. “Apply primer-sealer over any stains and give it time to dry completely,” he says. “Always make sure that the paint is completely dry before you expose the surface to moisture,” Mundwiller adds. He also recommends using (or installing) exhaust fans or vents in high-humidity areas. 

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Allow each coat to dry before applying the next one.

Allow each coat to dry before applying the next one. Image courtesy of Benjamin Moore.

The paint is cracking or flaking

When you see a hairline crack, don’t ignore it. “Cracks in paint can start small, but will worsen over time if they are not fixed,” Mundwiller says. Cracks or flakes can be caused by a variety of issues, including not preparing the surface or applying oil-based paint over latex paint. “Also, if you use a cheap paint, it’s not going to adhere properly or be flexible,” Mundwiller says. Sometimes, the paint is old, or it’s being applied in the wrong environment and, therefore, is drying too quickly.

Extreme cracking, sometimes called ‘alligatoring,’ is caused when a second or third coat of paint is applied before the previous coat dries completely, or when the undercoat is incompatible with the finish coat,” he explains.

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Always remove loose paint.

Always remove loose paint before repainting. Image courtesy of Benjamin Moore.

How to fix cracked or flaking paint

You can use a wire brush or scraper to remove loose paint (if the cracking isn’t down to the substrate). “Then, sand the area to feather the edges, prime any bare spots and repaint the surface,” Mundwiller explains. You may need to use a filler if flaking happens in multiple layers of paint.

“If the cracking goes down to the substrate, remove all of the paint by scraping or using a heat gun, sand the surface until smooth and even, prime, and then repaint with a quality latex paint,” Mundwiller says.

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For a perfect finish, use the right amount of paint.

For a perfect finish, use the right amount of paint. Image courtesy of PPG Paints.

The paint is spread too thin

Colors are powerful and that’s why your color choices are important. But it’s also important to use the proper techniques when painting. A common mistake is spreading paint too thin, according to Jenny Burroughs, PPG Paint Brand Senior Product Manager. “Always ensure that your brush is evenly covered but not soaking wet, and follow the paint manufacturer’s instructions for application,” she says.

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Touch up paint should be seamless.

Touch up paint should be seamless. Image courtesy of Sherwin-Williams.

Touch up mistakes

Sometimes, you don’t need to paint a whole room, you just want to touch up a small area. “It’s not uncommon to see a noticeable difference in appearance between the original finish and the touched-up areas,” according to Mark Eichelberger, Senior Product Manager of Architectural Paint at Sherwin-Williams.

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Always clean the surface before applying touch-up paint.

Always clean the surface before applying touch-up paint. Image courtesy of Sherwin-Williams.

“To avoid this, I recommend trying to clean marks with a soft sponge and liquid detergent before touching up,” he says. If it’s possible, he also recommends using the original batch of paint and a similar applicator to the one used in the original job.

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New boards must be properly cured.

New boards must be properly cured. Image: BondRocketImage/Shutterstock

Deck staining issues

Interior paint isn’t the only place you can run into issues, either. Staining a newly replaced deck can produce undesirable results. “People do not allow for proper curing time. Once cured, they also don’t know that they have to remove the mill glaze prior to staining,” says Michael Nungesser, Owner of Five Star Painting of Central Georgia and Fayette/Coweta.

“Allow 30 to 60 days for new boards to cure,” Nungesser advises. He says that most homeowners aren’t aware that the new decking has a mill glaze (a glossy film that forms on the deck). The glaze can be removed with a wood deck cleaner, but Nungesser says this is another area prone to mistakes. “People often wash a deck with bleach and don’t neutralize the bleach with a wash prior to staining.” He also warns against using a pressure washer since it will impregnate the wood with water. For the best finish, he says to “allow the deck to dry to 20% moisture, and then apply two new coats of stain.”

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