Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Matthew did damage, but to some Master Gardeners it was a minor set back BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – After many devastating natural disasters, it was a miracle Discovery Garden, just outside the City limits of Cocoa, withstood Mother Nature's might. Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Matthew did their damage, but to some Master Gardeners, it was only a minor set back. With determination and motivation, a group of gardeners made a vision reality. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Brevard County is known to gather volunteers with a passion in gardening and give back to those with, well, not so green of a thumb.
Succulents, a broad category of plants that hold water in their leaves or stems, are extremely diverse and come in many colors, shapes and sizes, often providing architectural and modern looks to gardens and indoors in bright spaces. The pros at Pike Nurseries are helping even the most novice green thumbs get started with a few simple tips on choosing, growing and caring for a flourishing succulent garden! There are tons of succulents to choose from, all offering distinct shapes, colors and even textures – some in warmer climates can even thrive outside year-after-year while others prefer a bright, sunny window for winter. If looking for a succulent to plant indoors, the experts suggest choosing more textural varieties, such as echeverias, crassulas, flapjack or paddle plants and string of pearls or fishhook trailing succulents.
Whether you are moving, moving out or just want to spruce the place up, renovating your home is a big job, and it can seem overwhelming. However, there are a few ways you can make some cheap home improvements this summer without spending all that hard-earned cash. Michael Pingel, president of Finer Point Renovations in South Bend, has been flipping homes in Michiana for more than 20 years. Pingel says he has learned several affordable ways to improve the value of a home by paying attention to the little things. “There definitely are some things you can do to make it nicer,” Pingel says. Things like painting your front and back doors are often overlooked. In fact, a fresh splash of paint almost
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Plants and flowers we grow in our gardens are more than just to be admired. Stefanie Bittner, owner of Homestead Design Collective and author of "Harvest," speaks with ABC7's Kristen Sze about how to make a two-ingredient cleaner among countless other ideas on how to use plants and flowers in unexpected ways. Watch ABC7's "Midday Live" every weekday at 11 a.m., right after "The View." You can also stream it live or watch it on the ABC7 News App.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — With extreme heat coming to central Indiana in the next couple of days, local experts are recommending you check your air conditioning unit to make sure it's ready to keep you cool. Dave Mejean, co-owner of B&W Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Drains, says most people can avoid AC problems with regular maintenance and by checking specific parts of the machinery. The first thing you can do is choose the right filter for your AC unit. The filter catches dirt and dust in the air and keeps it from flowing into your home and clogging up the AC unit. “What's highly recommended is you use a pleated filter,” Mejean said. “Now you're going to change it more often because it's catching
Melbourne-based roofing pros bring peace of mind and added protection to homeowners MELBOURNE, Fla. , July 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CertainTeed Corporation, a leading North American roofing manufacturer, ...
The beauty of Mount Umunhum and the Los Capitancillos Ridge loom in the background. Mount Hamilton rises to the east for a dramatic front-facing view and you are less than a mile to the start of miles of hiking and equestrian trails. It's hard to imagine that you're still in the Almaden Valley minutes from freeway access, downtown and the rest of Silicon Valley. Perched at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, this pristine property at 1141 Barnes Lane sweeps across almost two-thirds of an acre. Its elevation and lack of backyard neighbors creates a uniquely private retreat and incredible home. About 3,277 square feet of living space is inspired by the beauty and serenity of a Mediterranean style that
Therma-Tru has been named the “Brand Used Most Often” in the entry doors category in the 2019 Remodeling Brand Use Study presented by Hanley Wood.
The Davani Group today introduced a brand-new range of innovative and eco-friendly repurposed marble slabs that combine sustainably sourced stone with cutting-edge production techniques. The Davani Group, creator of bespoke natural stone furniture, tiles, and architectural features, today introduced a brand-new range of innovative and eco-friendly repurposed marble slabs that combine sustainably sourced stone with cutting-edge production techniques. Kanbina produces stone materials as part of an eco-sustainable cycle: waste products from the processing of marble and natural stone are recycled and made into Stonethica slabs through the use of a non-toxic and bicomponent resin. The whole process allows an average of 80% of the starting material to be salvaged and results in products between 98,6 % and 99,4% recycled content that could contribute to compliance with LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), and BREEAM® (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) standards for assessing the environmental performance of buildings.
Arguably, cabinets make or break a kitchen. They take up the most visual space and deliver the most function through storage capacity and organization. That’s also why kitchen cabinets are one of the largest expenses during a kitchen renovation. But if your cabinet body — or carcass, as it’s...