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Learning About Fire Prevention, Causes and Educating Kids

We all live our lives day to day thinking that nothing bad will happen. We never think that we will be the ones dealing with the cleanup of a house fire. Unfortunately, there are many, many families that suffer the impact of house fires each year. Last year, a close friend of mine was a victim of a house fire and since then, my life has been different. I have spent many hours researching fire prevention, causes, and teaching children about fire prevention and what to do in the case of a fire. It is my hope that my research can help those of you concerned about house fires make the necessary changes in your home and teach your kids what they need to know about fire.



Learning About Fire Prevention, Causes and Educating Kids

Three Tips To Keep Your Grass Thick and Green During Yard Renovations

by Pedro Taylor

If your front or backyard doesn't look as good as you want it to, changing the landscape design is a great way for increasing your home's property value. But if you're not careful, you could end up ruining your grass as you change elements in your yard. In order to ensure that your grass remains as thick as possible through your landscaping, remember these three tips.

1. Don't Aerate Your Lawn Until After You're Done Digging Holes For Grass And Mulch

Aerating is the process of driving air through an object through mechanical means. As aerating is one of the most effective ways to promote grass growth, there are many lawn aerating machines out there. You use a lawn aerating machine by driving it over your grass like a lawnmower.

Your grass will be unusually thick and loose immediately after you aerate it. This means that specific grass blades around the landscaping holes you dig will be especially vulnerable to shifting around and falling out of your soil. To combat this, only start aerating your lawn after you've already dug all of the holes you need for landscaping.

2. Increase The Number Of Times Per Year You Fertilize Your Lawn

If you don't fertilize your lawn at all (and your current grass isn't too thin), start doing it one or two times a year. A good rule of thumb is to fertilize your lawn at the start of every season (March, June, etc.) except winter. This will give your grass more time to grow under favorable conditions and keep any shrubs you've installed on your lawn from hogging all the nutrients.

3. Do The Bulk Of Your Landscaping Work During Either The Spring Or Autumn Months

Summer is a bad time for your lawn because heavy sunlight dries up grass blades. Winter is even worse because your grass has to go partially dormant just to survive.

Don't do any of your landscape work while your grass is at its weakest. If you do, any holes you dig and brick walls you construct will displace and deform even more grass blades than normal.

Since the visual difference between thick and thin grass is so stark, it's important to safeguard your lawn so that something doesn't happen to it. Taking a few measures now to prevent your lawn from thinning out will take much less effort than thickening a lawn that's previously been neglected.