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How to Protect Yourself & Enjoy at Outdoor Area in Hot Summer.

How to Protect Yourself & Enjoy at Outdoor Area in Hot Summer.

Creating a variety of angles in outdoor areas such as a gazebo or pergola that can protect us from the sun.

Adding an outdoor shelter around the house, such as gardens, parks, car parking or play ground is certainly valid. This outdoor shelter area can be a place for refreshing after a whole day’s saturation in the house. However, there is one thing that often prevents us from doing activities outside the home, one of which is because we do not want to be in the sun.

Sunlight contains ultraviolet rays, which can be harmful to the skin. Not surprisingly, most of us are lazy to spend a long time in the sun. But, is this justified?

Shade or shelter

The right solution to keep doing activities in the outdoor area without fear of being stung by the sun Outdoor activities are important to maintain freshness and health of mind. If fear of being exposed to direct sunlight is something that blocks your intention to do outdoor activities, the solution is to build shades. Shelters that are built in outdoor areas can help us banish sunlight so that it doesn’t directly hit the skin. Not only for the skin, but the shades can also protect your products that are placed at your outdoor area like your sitting furniture, you cars/vehicles, these shades provide protection from harsh UV sun rays to your car and other products.

As currently I am living in Dubai UAE where the weather condition remains hot in maximum time of the year so installation of outdoor shades is very important as here in Dubai temperature is above 45 Degree in all summers so installation of swimming pool shades, Garden and outdoor sitting area shades and car parking shade in Dubai is very important, it helps to enjoy at outdoor area like dining with family and friends or enjoying in swimming pool these outdoor shades helps us to enjoy out door area also these shades protect car that are park in front of our company or villa.

From the heat of the sun, which can cause damage to your vehicle, that is, you can make a Car Parking Shade to protect your vehicle. With this shelter, we can still go outdoors and enjoy the surrounding scenery without fear of being exposed to sunlight.

Types of Outdoor Shades

And do you know that there are various types of shade, from simple to complex? The following will display some shade ideas that can be used as corners to shelter in the outdoor area.

Want to make natural shade? Lush tree land

Trees are one of the easiest ways to bring shade in an outdoor area. Trees with lush leaves and stems that are not too high can provide shelter for those of us who want to do outdoor activities. The existence of these trees not only provides shelter, but also helps provide fresh air through the oxygen produced.

Awnings, shade which is an extension of the house

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December Gardening Jobs

December Gardening Jobs

 

Even though the shortest day is approaching and there could be frost about, the gardener’s jobs are never quite at an end. Gardening at this time of year relies on being able to take advantage of milder spells when the weather is slightly more favourable.

 

Trees

After the stormy weather of the autumn it’s wise to make a thorough check of any recently planted saplings to ensure they are still securely upright. When replacing tree ties always leave them slightly loose to prevent disturbance from the wind cutting into the stems. Ornamental conifers with delicate drooping branches can sometimes be damaged by severe snowfalls so it can be helpful to bind them with sacking to help them keep their shape. Providing the soil isn’t frozen, this is an ideal month for planting new deciduous trees such as crab apple or mountain ash.

 

Borders

There can still be the remnants of the summer flowering perennials in the borders. Try to finish cutting them down to ground level before composting the stems. Add generous spadefuls of last year’s compost to the soil and dig in thoroughly to provide nutrients for a dazzling show next year. This is also the chance to plant out tulips in a variety of colours ready for the spring. Wherever there are summer flowering bulbs either lift them for storage or provide a mulch of straw or bark chips. Trim back any overgrown plants in the rockery and complete any displays of winter flowering pansies.

 

Climbers and Lawns

Climbing plants such as clematis may need attention to ensure that their supporting trellises are secure. Varieties that flower late in the year such as the vigorous jackmanii and viticella clematis can appear so overgrown that they need to be partly pruned at this time of the year before being finished in early spring. If the weather is mild, lawn edges can be repaired by cutting out a piece of turf then turning it round so that the straight side now forms the new edge.

 

Roses

Rose bushes such as the large-flowered hybrid tea or floribunda that has masses of smaller flowers are available as bare rooted or container grown plants. Both can be planted throughout the winter as long as the soil isn’t waterlogged. Incorporate a large helping of rich humus or manure when planting each bush to give the roots plenty of nourishment. New bushes should not be pruned until next year.

 

Interesting Plants

Even though the weather might be inclement, there are still interesting plants in the garden. Viburnum tinus with clusters of creamy-white flowers and mahonia japonica with spires of yellow flowers will both be in bloom now until March. Winter jasmine and pyracantha will be full of colourful berries while smaller plants such as the Christmas rose will be flowering throughout the winter months. The lemon flowers of the climbing winter jasmine will add a delicate fragrance which makes it a popular choice around the front door. Visit Garden Read More..

Why Being Frugal With Your Home Improvement Projects Means Spending Money

Why Being Frugal With Your Home Improvement Projects Means Spending Money

 

I know the title may sound counter intuitive, possibly even click-baity, but allow me to explain myself so that you understand where i’m coming from.  If you go back to your econ days where you discussed the concept of economies of scale, you’ll recall that everyone has “specializations” whether it’s for a product or service.

 

If you’re “specialized” you essentially are skilled enough in a service, as an example, where you can perform that service better than you can perform other services.  The premise would be that you trade your knowledge and expertise in one area you are good at for another service you aren’t as skilled in.  The same holds true for products you sell, if you can acquire the material at a lower cost (and make a higher ROI) then you’re better off selling those products than others where you don’t get the same ROI (maybe even negative ROI).

 

So where am I going with this?  The point i’m trying to get across is that the next time you have a rather larger project you need to get done around the house, you need to analyze if it’s really “worth” you taking on the project.  I’m not talking about the cost of the project, more so the value.  I recently encountered someone who tried to put up new drywall throughout his new basement, but it was a project that was a bit over his head.

 

What ended up happening?  The project took much longer than he anticipated, it was severely over budget, it turned out looking very amateurish, and caused strain between he and his wife.  Not only that, but had he stuck to his core competencies, he could have made much more money doing that than it would have cost him to hire a local drywall contractor.  At least he would have paid less in material and the finished project would have turned out very professional looking.  Not only that, but he ended up buying several tools that added to his overall cost and now they are just sitting in his garage.

 

When thinking about outsourcing, you need to weigh out the risk vs. reward as well.  For example, are you willing to climb up to the roof of your house to do some chimney repair?  Are you skilled enough now to fall off the roof and break your neck?  Do you have the proper safety equipment to avoid this?  If you’re using power tools, do you know how to properly use them without injuring yourself?  Often times we feel like we’re invincible, but I promise that a saw doesn’t know the difference between chimney bricks or your finger – either way it’s cutting through it!

 

Whenever there is a project that needs to be done around the house, I always ask myself if it’s “worth” it for me to do it, or if it’s better off being outsourced to a professional.  Can I make more money elsewhere or … Read More..

Three Things to Consider Before Turning Your Garage Into a Rental Apartment

Three Things to Consider Before Turning Your Garage Into a Rental Apartment

 

No matter how much money you make every year, you might want to look at ways to make even more. If you have a garage that you barely use, you might consider turning it into an in-law apartment or a rental property that lets you make some money every month. Before you look for tenants and check market prices though, there are some things you should consider.

 

Local Laws

You should look at your local laws to determine what your city or county requires of a rental apartment. Some areas will require that you block any access between your home and garage such as a door that opens off your house and into the garage. You may need to add a separate entrance and provide your tenants with their water and electric. Most areas require that rental apartments have their own bathrooms and kitchens as well as windows too.

 

Convenient Features

If you want to spend less time cleaning up between tenants, you should look for some convenient features that will help both you and them such as epoxy flooring. Epoxy flooring is a great option for rentals because it cleans easily and is very durable. You can use it all over the garage floors, but you can also choose different colors to create borders between each space in the apartment. Tenants will also want amenities such as a private kitchen and a bathroom and at least one parking spot.

 

Finding Tenants

Once your garage apartment is ready, you need to find tenants. It’s smart to take a look in the local newspaper or to read ads online to see the current market rate for rentals in your city. You should look for rentals with the same amenities and square footage as your own rental. Many landlords also use property companies that manage their rentals and find tenants for them. Those companies can even do background checks on prospective tenants. Before turning your garage into an apartment rental, you should consider the features and local laws and how you’ll find tenants.… Read More..

Finest Instruments & Residence Enchancment

Finest Instruments & Residence Enchancment

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Working with the improper contractor can make your Cape Cod Remodeling experience a nightmare. They won’t return your cellphone calls, don’t present up for appointments or do not present up in any respect, and their value estimates are vague and unclear. In the long run, you spend so much time worrying that your investment is within the flawed palms that it makes the whole lot extra demanding than it must be.

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A then-unknown Dave Chappelle and Jim Breuer guest-starred within the Season four episode ” Discuss to Me “. This episode set the stage for the Dwelling Improvement spin-off Buddies , which was Chappelle’s first television collection. The sequence premiered in March 1996 and lasted 5 episodes, though 13 had been produced.

Dan Aykroyd makes a guest appearance as a blues-loving minister within the episode “Losing My Religion” through the seventh season, the character he was currently enjoying on the time in the series Soul Man , a collection that was also created by the creators of Home Enchancment that lasted two seasons. Aykroyd helps Tim understand Tim’s son Randy’s determination to not go to church after he begins volunteering at a hospice.

4. Insist on an in depth written contract. A house enchancment contract is a written settlement defining precisely what work will probably be carried out, the supplies used, the start and completion dates, the total cost of the undertaking, and a cost schedule. Oral guarantees are very troublesome to implement; if a provision just isn’t written within the contract, you may have a hard time proving it was a part of the deal. A properly-written, detailed contract will present clear expectations for you and the contractor and assist avoid most of the problems experienced by consumers. Ask for time to overview the contract on your own and make sure you perceive the contract terms. Do not hesitate to ask for clarification or recommend modifications. By no means signal a contract with clean spaces.… Read More..