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Should Houses Be Pressure-Washed Before Painting & How Long Before Painting?


House siding collects a fine film of chalk and soil, and even in the event that you can not see it, then it is important to remove it before you paint. The best means to…

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How to Clean a Vintage Fiberglass Shade


Vintage fiberglass shades are both decorative and durable, but time leaves them somewhat dirty, whether they have been in constant use or forgotten about for decades. Some fiberglass shades have a texture which appears to…

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Differences in Orchids' Roots & Shoots


Normally, roots are plant parts that grow underground and shoots are erect, aboveground structures. Orchid plant parts broaden the definitions of both of these words. Some orchid roots never permeate the ground, and some shoots…

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Red Passion Flower Plants


Red passion flower plants (Passiflora vitifolia) develop since evergreen tropical vines in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 and 11. This jungle blossom originates in Central and South America in which it’s known…

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Horse Manure as Fertilizer to Blackberries and Vines


Blackberries will grow almost anywhere and that’s part of the appeal. This tolerant berry thrives in the poorest of soils in the wild but is happier and more successful in nitrogen-rich soil containing abundant natural…

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How Much Should You Water Tomato Plants Each Day?


Tomato plants thrive in full sunlight in humus-rich, well-drained soil with a pH between 6.0 and 6.8. Although tomato plants can tolerate slightly dry soil, they perform best when the soil stays evenly moist, as…

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When Is the Proper Time to Prune Holly & Rose of Sharon?


Having various shrubs and bushes in your yard can mean that your care schedule for pruning is going to be booked up at various times of the year. But if you’ve both holly and late-blooming…

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How to Wire a 3 Lamp Ballast


Fluorescent tube lighting fixtures use a ballast to control the amount of current that is sent through the lighting tube. The ballast also gives the initial surge of power to begin the arc release within…

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How Frequently Should You Spread Potash in a Vegetable Garden?


Like children, vegetables grow best when well fed. Fertilizers contain essential macro-nutrients, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium — the N-P-K ratio displayed on the tag — and micronutrients, like manganese and calcium, in varying amounts for…

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How to Plant a Holly Hedge


The holly family (Ilex spp.) Contains hundreds of species varying in size, form and leaf colour. Some are ideal for short hedges, while others make amazing, tall screens for privacy. The fast-growing Ilex x aquipernyi,…

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