Organic Gardening – Your Imagination is the Limit When Creating Your Own Personal Water Garden

Creating and building your own personal water garden can be a fun do it yourself project. With the many options for the backyard, gardens and patios are among the top choices. Building a water garden can provide a relaxing atmosphere for you, your family and friends to go and relax in your own backyard.

Planning is very important when you decide to take on the project of building a water garden. The type of water garden you want, do you want a waterfall to create the sound of running water or a garden that you can have fish and plants in. Your imagination is the limit when creating a water garden and there are several methods that can be used.

Container water gardens are becoming a more popular. They are a good choice if your have a limited space to work with. They need a sunny location and can range in size from a small container that hold only a gallon or two of water to larger containers like a tub that will hold several gallons of water. If you are planning on building your water garden on a deck, make sure that you research and check with your local building department if the structure is strong enough to handle the weight of the garden. Decks are rated for a specific weight and serious damage can happen to the structure, even injury. Container water gardens have an advantage, they are easy to build, and easy to maintain.

Raised gardens are another option, they are easy to build but require some masonry skills. These gardens are usually built of concrete blocks, bricks or stone and can be built to a height that is comfortable for your personal needs. They have there advantages, the water temperature in this type of pond stay’s more stable for fish than a container water garden and they are easy to maintain.

A dug water garden with a liner is one that requires a lot of labor to build, digging and the placement of a flexible or preformed liner once the hole is dug. They are a water garden that you can get real creative with, like creating a natural looking or feeling environment. Stone can be placed around it to create a stream waterfall or just to add accent. They are a garden that can be well suited for both fish and aquatic plants, along with having the advantage of incorporating a bog type garden to attract wildlife like butterflies, dragonflies, frogs and birds.

Your imagination is the limit when it comes to have creative you want to be with your water garden. You can add a waterfall that runs into your pond, you can add cascading water features with a series of waterfalls that run over rocks into other small pools before running into your main pond and you can add lighting.

Get creative and start planning your backyard water garden and you can have your own relaxing oasis in your own backyard to enjoy.

Decorate Using Charming Mexican Pine Furniture

Read the fine print, Mexicans have a rich history and deep cultural pride that comes through many generations, this is not better shown any other way than the style of furniture they use for decorating. This style of furniture uses a combination of elements from the Native Indian, Spanish Colonial, Mexican Ranchero, and also Chinese, many consider this style to be Southwestern or the Santa Fe style.

Letting the cat out of the bag, the soft Mexican pine that grows in the Sierra Madre mountains, is what this style of furniture is made from, and also this type of pine gives charm to the attractiveness of the style. Mexican pine furniture like love is eternal and is available in antique, with an essence that will never change, these pieces are both reproduced and authentic.

This style of decorating will add a cozy and rustic touch to your home, because the pieces are created in very warm shades of color, and pieces available include: bed frames, chest of drawers, bookcases, and bedside tables, also this pine is great for making bedroom sets and dining tables. The craftsmen that create the pine furniture are skilled and rare pieces are made by giving attention to every detail. These craftsmen also make pieces for everyday use because rare pieces are often undesirable by home decorators, these pieces are generally cheaper than most wood furniture making this style ideal for economical reasons.

This style of furniture mixes well with other types of wood or glass furniture in many decorating schemes, such as with English decor or schemes when a rustic touch is desired.Because Mexican style pine furniture is generally made using a light colored wood your home will get a new lease on life. The charm of this furniture is that it comes in bright colors such as red, green, blue, and orange.

To the delight of decorators this style of furniture is softwood making it easier to work with than hardwood, it is great for artwork either by stenciling or painting for a personal touch. Because of the light colors used to paint pine furniture designing results are optimum.

Figure it out, to preserve your furniture keep it out of direct sunlight and use a furniture wax regularly.Treating you furniture will extend the lively appeal; but wear and tear will take effect eventually, which will add to its rustic appeal. It is also important to note knots in the wood can create weak links and holes should be given special attention when handling, this type of furniture is also easily dented and scratched.

Another charming quality of pine furniture is the materials used such as finished leather coverings, woven wool and cotton fabrics, hinges of black ornamental iron, drawer pulls, and decorative caps. You will also find tabletops with fieldstone, hand painted tiles, hammered copper, and native rattan.

Decorators may find this style of furniture by shopping online, in furniture stores, or by browsing through magazines, buyers will have options so shop around for the best deals.

We’ve just had a discussion on charming Mexican Furniture, charm is the quality in furniture that makes us satisfied with the appeal. Let charm be your motivation and begin decorating with Mexican Pine Furniture, your home will have a glow that will cast a becoming light of warmth and coziness. Look for more articles and discussions by me on home decor, I desire to discuss more with you on this intriguing subject.

The Benefits of Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring will make a lot of people happy. There’s just something about a gorgeous hardwood floor that is so warm and inviting. You can always expect to get compliments when you have a lovely floor. But what is it that makes them better than any other floor?

Hardwood floors have a lot of excellent points about them that you just can’t find with some other flooring options. This is especially true with carpeting. The first is that they are excellent for almost any home. All you have to do is decide on the wood species, width, and grade, and then sit back and enjoy the results. It’s hard to go wrong with hardwood floors. Another of their top benefits is durability. High quality floors installed by professionals can last for a very long time. Carpeting can eventually get matted down, not match the room any longer, or get too damaged overall and need to be replaced. In order to replace a hardwood floor, it needs to be seriously damaged – and that takes effort. Even after decades, a floor can look exceptional in one room while other floors start to show their age.

Cleaning is a breeze with a hardwood floor. Spill something? No problem. It can be quickly wiped up without any worries. This is because these floors are given the right protection and coatings in order to withstand such spills or messes. A glass of wine is not an issue. Carpeting, however, is another matter entirely. Without just the right cleaning products, you may be left with a stain on your carpet for years to come. A quick soft cloth takes care of dust bunnies, and with a bit of solution made for hardwood floors, you can get a gorgeous like-new shine in a matter of minutes.

Some people may think that all floors are the same in how they look. But this simply isn’t true. The sheer number of options available to you means you can choose just how the finished floor will look – and, in fact, making a decision amidst all those options may be the most difficult part! There are many wood species that you can utilize for flooring, and each of them will have a distinct color and grain pattern. Wood grades mean you can choose from ultra clear cuts to a rustic, rugged look. You can even request reclaimed lumber for an even more weathered look, giving your floor a worn yet well-loved style that not many homes can claim.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Conversion – Should You Choose an AC or DC Motor?

One of the choices you will have to make when undertaking an electric vehicle conversion is deciding whether to install an AC or a DC motor. Both have different characteristics and challenges associated with them. So which is right for you? The following points may help you to decide.

What do the terms AC and DC mean?:

AC stands for alternating current, and DC stands for direct current. Most commercially produced electric or hybrid vehicles use an AC motor, these motors are lighter than their DC counterparts, and can have a device fitted that will provide charge to the batteries as the vehicle slows down. This is known as regenerative braking, the AC electric motor that drives the car is used to slow it down, when the motor spins it generates a current that is used to pass charge back to the battery pack.

However AC motors present many more challenges when they are installed, and are very expensive to buy. For this reason most amateur home builders opt for the DC motor.

Save even more:

There are many sources of suitable DC motors. Used ones can be picked up for very little cost, and even reconditioned ones can work out very inexpensive. Used or reconditioned is a good choice to make because these motors have a very long service life, and will last a lot longer than a traditionally fueled engine.

This is because electric motors have only one moving part, whereas a diesel or gasoline one has many hundreds. In an electric power plant there is little heat generated, therefore no cooling is required, and no parts move against each other so it needs no lubrication either. There is very little to go wrong, so your motor will give many years of trouble-free service.

Motor size:

The vehicle you choose to convert should be as light as possible, as the more weight you can save the more usable and practical your finished vehicle will be. When choosing the motor size you should be careful not to fit one with a lot of overcapacity, as the weight of the motor will be a factor. Plus the larger the motor the more batteries you will need in your storage bank, and batteries are heavy as well.

It is a balancing act, decide on the range you want from your vehicle and the performance you need too. Your conversion plans will help you with this calculation. Getting this right will save a lot of heartache later. Finding your project can’t go as fast as you want or has a limited range will be difficult to fix after the build, so spending time to get your motor selection right will be well worth the effort.

A do it yourself electric vehicle conversion should be a rewarding and enjoyable project. Motor selection is an important part to get right. Making your own is a lot cheaper than buying an electric car from the showroom, and your motoring costs will be greatly reduced, plus you will be helping the environment too.