While pulling weeds this afternoon I chose to ignore the signs of Poison Ivy.
The green leaves had the pointy edges all the way around. As I started to pull
on them as well as a lot of other weeds the thought crossed my mind. I said to
myself, "Hey that looks like poison ivy." Then I decided it was not. I thought to myself,
"Poison Ivy does not grow around the houses?"
We usually come across it in the woods. Not 10 min. later I noticed a red rash
up both sides of my arms. I started to panic and headed for the sink and scrubbed with a bunch of soap!
I washed my arms 3 times and was careful not to touch anything.
My next step was Web MD.
This is where I found the photos and what to do next. Poison ivy causes a red rash.
Later will come fluid filled bumps. The rash is caused by an
allergic reaction to the oil in the plant. It can spread if its on your clothing. As I continued to read
on WebMD I learned that the rash does not show up for about 5 hours after contact with the plant.
I also learned that you can not spread it after the rash has showed up. This is something new I learned.
You need to have contact the oil to spread Poison Ivy. When it seems to be spreading it is actually
still developing from earlier contact. I am not sure what is on my arms at this point but I hope
it goes away. If not I will be heading to the store for some calamine lotion.
I love to drive real slow through my neighborhood and
check out all the great gardens and landscapes! People may think
I am weird at times, but I get lots of great new ideas for my own yard.
Just this afternoon while driving home from church I noticed a porch
with two black rod iron chairs. One on each side of the front door.
They had cut a hole in the seat of each chair and placed a basket of beautiful
little purple flowers. I thought it was a great idea! I see chairs just like it in the trash
every so often. Next time I see chairs like this I am going to garbage pick them,
buy some spray paint and copy the idea. I hope they don't mind ;).
Summer vacation is right around the corner. It's your time to get away
with family and friends. Don't go on vacation a worry about who is taking care of your gardens.
With the Mister Landscaper Timer and low-flow irrigation system you can set the times you
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Using all natural materials in the yard and around the home is
a great idea. All natural materials are safer for your family as well. I recently discovered
tha you can usev
as your pets. The next time you walk around the corner into the kitchen
and realize your child or pet has discovered the cleaning bottle on the
counter and managed to get it down you won't have to panic.
There are many ways to make all natural cleaning supplies right in
your own home. My new favorite is 1 cup boiling white vinegar mixed with
1 cup dish soap. Dump it in a spray bottle and use it to clean counters, stove, floors
bathroom, and much more.
If you are trying to get rid of the weeds in your yard mix 4 cups vinegar, 1/4 cup salt and 2 tsp. soap.
If you have a lot of weeds you can mix 1 gallon vinegar, 1 cup salt, and 1/4 cup soap.
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I never realized how important the earthworm was to our soil.
They are not only good for catching fish. The earthworm is what
feeds our soil and gives it the rich nutrient our plants need.
Earthworms also create tunnels in the soil that allow air and
water to flow through. The earthworms eat the soil which has
decaying matter and digest it. After it is digested through the worm
it is released waste called casting. Casting is full of nutrient
that plants can use. The casting is great for fertilizer.
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The Mister Landscaper Timer can be set to give all your plants the
perfect amount of water at the best time of day. The best part is
that you don't have to be home to water. The timer can be set to turn on
and off while you are away from home. You don't have to worry about paying
someone to water your plants while you are away. The Mister Landscaper
can water all your plants for you.
Harvesting your own seeds is a great way to save money and
get a lot more for your buck. You can save money by collecting the
seeds off your existing plants. You could also ask your friends or family
after the summer has passed and everything is dieing off
or going to sleep.
Once you have your seeds just store them in a dry safe place
till you are ready to plant. You can Google how to store them and
the best time to start growing your seeds. You want to plant
them at the right time. If you start too early the plant may start to grow out of it's
container before it's time to transplant it into the ground.
Another great way to save money is to recycle the containers you usually
throw out. I just washed out my roasted turkey container I bought from
the grocery store. It has a black bottom and a plastic clear cap. I am going to place
some rocks in the bottom and place some soil on top of the rocks. Then I am
going to poke holes in the clear lid. This is going to make the perfect container
to start growing my flowers and vegetables.
By harvesting my own seeds and planting them in a recycled mini green house
I can afford to grow a lot more plants. Gardening does not have to cost a lot of
money. Save your seeds and recycle your containers.
You don't need a lot of land to have a garden. Pots are a great
way to grow all your favorite fruits and vegetables.
The pots allow you to grow your vegetables anywhere.
You can keep the plants out of reach for animals. Weeding will also
be a little easier. If you are one who has a bad back you might
want to place the pots on a table that is waist high. This allows you
to water and weed without putting the strain on your back.
Placing your fruits and vegetables in a pot is great If you live in an
area where the ground is not not garden friendly. For more potted garden ideas
go to Google and punch in "potted garden".