21 June 2013

How to Reduce Pollution From Factories

Air pollution can have a large impact on people throughout the world. In cities or towns where factories spew carbon and other greenhouse gases, smog and other air quality issues can cause citizens to have trouble breathing or develop other serious health issues. Additionally, winds in the atmosphere can blow pollution from one side of the world all the way to the other side of the world. Therefore, a person in Nebraska could be impacted by air pollution in China.

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If your corporation is concerned about reducing the pollution it creates, it may be a good idea to purchase a thermal oxidizer by Adwest Technologies Inc. This product will help remove a majority of the acid that may be put into the air as a byproduct of factory production. When acid is taken out of the air, it reduces the impact of acid rain that can pollute lakes and kill fish and other animals. Another reason to buy this product is because of the company standing behind the product. Adwest has been around for many years and is now part of CECO International. This means that you are buying from a trusted and wanted brand. You never have to worry about service and maintenance for as long as you it.

How to Identify a Houseplant

So, you found a plant you like for your home, or maybe somebody just gave you a plant and said that it would look good in your place, but you have no idea if the plant will even live through the night in your home. The plant looks beautiful, matches your home but is it a houseplant? This is a common question that most first-time plant owners have when it comes to picking plants for indoor life. Many have no clue if a plant will thrive in their home and make decisions on purchasing plants based solely on how the plant looks, but end up getting frustrated as the leaves wither and the plant eventually dies. They give up and never get another plant again. While having indoor plants can be tricky, it does not have to be impossible. If you have a new plant, or are thinking about getting a plant for your home, the first thing to do identify if the plant is right for indoors.

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A good place to start is to go to your local nursery and just ask about the specific plant. A good nursery will not only identify the plant, but will also teach you the proper way to raise and care for your leafy friend. Another way is to find out how to identify a houseplant at Houseplant411.com. Using a website can help not only identify the plant but to give you some ideas as to what other plants might be right for your home. With a little research and patience, houseplants do not need to become a difficult addition to your home but a lovely compliment to any d├ęcor.

11 June 2013

Refurbished Home Improvement Ideas


Making old items look like new is not only environmental, it's a great way to save money while sprucing up your home. Use some of these great ideas to refurbish items around your home or get renovations Toronto by Woodsmith Construction.

Reupholster some old armchairs

Start by finding some comfortable chairs. The uglier the print, the cheaper you can buy them. You'll be covering them anyway. Get some canvas drop cloths, adhesive spray and upholstery nails. Cover the chair and then the cushion. Some areas you can just glue it down with the adhesive and the others you will have to hand stitch. You can create hundred dollar chairs for under $50 each.

Refinish rusty furniture

It may be a lot of work but refinishing a rusty lawn chair gives a great feeling of accomplishment. You will need a wire brush to get started and sander to smooth out the surface. Again this will take a lot of elbow grease but imagine taking your Grandmother's chair from the 50's and making it look like new!

Not looking for a DIY job? Get help with your home improvements Toronto. If you're thinking about renovating get some tips on making your home decor plan.


Why the Earth Loves Grass

Did you know there are environmental benefits to having grass? Who knew grass could do so much. Read on to find why our environment loves your lawn.
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01 June 2013

How To Improve Your Lawn

Your lawn is probably the most used area of your landscaping but you want it to look nice. Use these easy tips to have a yard you can be proud of.
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Constant use of your lawn will cause the soil beneath to become compact, especially if you have kids or pets. Aerating the soil will make the grass healthier and greener. It will allow it to have proper air circulation and drainage. It will also permit beneficial organism like earthworms to establish a home. You can aerate a small yard with a hand tool or get an aerating machine for a large one.

Make the most of you lawn clippings and compost them. You can then use them to put nutrition back into the soil. Organic and natural fertilizers will also boost the growth and overall health of your grass.

As you probably know watering your lawn is very important. But, did you know it's best to water your lawn longer and less often? It's recommended to allow your grass to get one inch of water about once a week. The roots will grow deeper into the soil and stay greener during droughts or very hot weather. It's best to water it early in the morning.

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Take the time to tend to your lawn and it will show. If you don't have the time it would be worth it to hire someone to do the landscaping for you. Having irrigation sprinklers installed can save you time and money. You can have the sprinkles set to water your lawn on a schedule.

Tip: How to water your lawn an inch
Set shallow containers throughout the yard and turn your sprinklers on. Keep them going until most of the containers measure one inch of water. Run your sprinklers for that amount of time each time you water.