The alkaline in toothpaste, when applied to a bee sting, neutralizes the acid in the bee’s venom.
Check trees and shrubs that have been planted in recent years for girdling damage by guy wires, plastic protection sleeves, burlap or ropes.
Order spring-flowering bulbs for fall planting.
The hummingbird is the world’s smallest bird and consumes half its weight in nectar each day.
A long time ago seamen were called limeys because they ate lots of citrus fruit. They knew the chance of them returning home alive wasn’t high not because they might be killed by pirates or a deadly storm, but because they might contract the deadly scurvy.
During these hot summer months, leave the grass taller than usual when mowing to protect the soil from the sun.
Take cuttings from plants such as impatiens, coleus, geraniums and wax begonias to over-winter indoors. Root the cuttings in vermiculite, perlite, peat moss or planting soil instead of water.
You can survive without eating for weeks, but you will only live 11 days without sleeping.
Rinse out a wine bottle and fill with water. Replace the cork and hammer a nail through it to create a small hole. Remove the nail and place the neck of the bottle in the soil at a slight angle. Water will drip out and hydrate a medium-size plant for your one-week vacation.
When a cat turns her back on you, it means she trusts you and feels safe enough to take her eyes off you.
For a continuous supply of snap beans, make a planting every two to four weeks until August 1.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway was constructed on 328 acres of land in 1909.
Apply herbicide for broadleaf weeds in the lawn. Never spray on a windy day.
For greener greens, try burying some used coffee ground in your garden to provide much needed acid to soil that has a high alkaline content.
Morning is the best time to water your lawn. Grass that’s damp with dew will absorb water better than grass that’s fully dry.
Avocados are full of healthy monounsaturated fats, fiber and high in antioxidants including Vitamin E which helps prevent the outset of degenerative diseases. Avocados may be the most nutritious fruit in the world.
Paint handles of your yard tools a bright color and they will be easier to spot amid the green of your yard. Doing this will also help to differentiate your tools from your neighbors.
Do not use butter on burns or sunburns. Butter seals in heat, as well as, bacteria that can make the burn more severe and cause infection.
Unsweetened chocolate is chocolate liquor that has been rehardened into blocks.
Snakes don’t have ears. They feel vibrations through the bones in their lower jaw.
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