Blog posts of '2012' 'December'

Home Cure for Sickness

 If you are anything like my family this time of year you are dealing with an annual sickness. It never fails. Every year around this time my kids get  sick and then we all get sick.

After awhile you are great at diagnosing the problem.

My family has been on and off sick for about two months now. 

As I was sitting in my lazy boy tonight holding my sick 2 year old I started to wonder what else I can do to help her feel better. I decided to get online and do some searching. I found a few good tips that I wanted to share. I have not tried any of them yet. 

I am going to take my daughter to the doctor on Monday if she does not start feeling better.

- sore throat: gargle with salt water or drink mint tea.

- Cold and Flu Symptoms: You can try a grapefruit. cut a grapefruit and boil in water, next add honey and drink.

- To treat nausea try  drinking the juice from canned peaches. Burnt toast and black tea are said to neutralize toxins if you come down with food poisioning.

Caring for your Christmas Tree

 Here are a few easy steps you can take to care for your beautiful Christmas tree. 

 Picking a Christmas tree is very important to the tree lovers in your family.

Here are a few easy steps you can take to keep your tree looking good for as long as possible. 

1. If you have a choice to cut a fresh one or buy a pre cut tree it is best to cut it yourself. Cutting the tree yourself ensures that you have a fresh tree that will make it through the holiday season without losing all its green.

2. If your only choice is to pick from a group of per-cut trees stay away from the ones that have started to turn brown. This is a sign that they were cut awhile ago and may not last long.

3. If you have cut your tree be sure to get it in water within 8 hours of cutting it down. After 8 hours the tree may not suck up the water like it should. If you bought a pre cut tree you should shave off about 1/2 an inch. on the end to help it take in water.

4. Check the water level in your tree daily. If it is low fill it. If the tree is not taking up any water you might have the tree too far down in the stand. The water might be having a hard time getting in. 


5. Make sure your tree is not around any flames or electrical devices. Be sure to give your tree lots of room. Make sure you turn off all the lights before you go to bed or leave the house. You don't want to take any chances. They are very flammable trees. 


Mister Landscaper's DIY Kits

Mister Landscaper has many great Kits for all your low-flow irrigation needs.

All the DIY Mister Landscaper Kits have everything you need to set up your low-flow irrigation system. Below you will find a list of all the kits and what they can do for you.

1.  Micro Sprinkler Beginner's Kit with 2 Green Stake Assemblies covering up to 150 sq. ft.

2. Micro Sprinkler Landscape & Shrub Kit with 5 tan Stake Assemblies covering up to 250 sq. ft. (Each kit sold individually.)

3. Micro-Sprinkler Landscape & Shrub Kit with 5 Green Stake Assemblies covering up to 250 sq. ft. (Each kit sold individually.)

4. The Mister Landscaper 50-foot Micro Sprinkler Starter Kit - Everything you need to water up to 275 sq. ft. of landscape, gardens, shrubs, trees, vegetables, and more is found in this all-in-one kit.

5. After many requests, Mister Landscaper has developed a kit with the sole purpose of making it easier to expand your existing Mister Landscaper irrigation system.

6. Vegetable Garden Drip Irrigation Kit covering up to 100' of vegetable rows. (Each kit sold individually)

7. Patio & Potted Plant Drip Watering Kit will drip up to 8 plants or spray up to 3 plants.

8. You will never have to add water to your bird bath again! The Birdbath Dripper Kit is an incredible way to refill your bird bath with a simple addition to your Drip Irrigation System.

If you want to know more about one of these great DIY low-flow irrigation kits visit