Indoor Gardening Tips for Jerry Seinfeld

Written by Candee Stark

"I have no plants in my house. They won't live for me. Some of them don't even wait to die, they commit suicide" ~Jerry Seinfeld

Come on, admit your thumb not as green as you want it to be? Are you having trouble keeping your house plants alive and healthy? Can you relate to Jerry on this one? Relax….you’re not alone! Many of us (myself included at times) have felt that fake plants were our only option because we seemed to haverepparttar “touch of death” when caring for plants. Read on to find out how 10 simple changes will make you feel like a “natural born gardener”!

Top 10 Indoor Gardening Tips for Jerry Seinfeld…andrepparttar 113384 rest of us!

1. Plants will "reach" toward a light source, so rotate your plant occasionally to promote straight growth.

2. Pay attention torepparttar 113385 lighting requirements for your indoor plants. If your plant isn't getting enough light it will appear "thin and leggy" looking. You can alleviate this problem by only buying plants appropriate forrepparttar 113386 light already in your home, or by providing an additional light source(artificial lighting). Buying plants that need medium to low light are a "safe bet" for most homes. Think before you buy!

Helpful Hint: Indoor plants can be placed outside duringrepparttar 113387 warm summer months.

3. Use room temperature water when watering your indoor plants. Soak thoroughly but make sure plants aren't allowed to sit in water as this can causerepparttar 113388 roots to rot, proper drainage will alleviate this. Different plants have different watering needs but you can use this jingle to help you rememberrepparttar 113389 basics.....

~Too dry, plant will die Water fills pot, roots will rot! ~Candee Stark

4. Give your plants a bath! Just like children, plants need to be hosed down to rid them of dirt, dust, and grime. It is highly recommended to bath your kids daily but your plants only need it occasionally! Place your plant in your kitchen sink or bathtub and userepparttar 113390 spray attachment to gently rinse it off. Use lukewarm water and allow your plant to air dry before returning it to its regular location

5. Plants improverepparttar 113391 quality of household air but remember plants can suffer if kept in air that is always smoky, stagnate or overly dry. Do yourself and your plants a favor by openingrepparttar 113392 windows and allowing fresh air to come intorepparttar 113393 house at least several times a week.

6. As with humans, most house plants do well in a daytime temperature range of 65-75 and ten degrees lower at night. Pay attention to your plant, if it isn't looking well a change in temperature might be all it needs to get back onrepparttar 113394 right track.

Helpful Hint: Don't overheat your house~your plants will thank you!

7. Keeprepparttar 113395 care tag for each plant you buy. This way you will rememberrepparttar 113396 name ofrepparttar 113397 plant and what type of individual care it needs to stay healthy. I have made this mistake many, many times thinking I would remember how to take care ofrepparttar 113398 plant and after a few months I couldn't even rememberrepparttar 113399 name ofrepparttar 113400 plant!

Guide to Servicing your Chainsaw

Written by Keith Kingston

Chainsaws provide many years of service for very little upkeep. Takingrepparttar time to service your chainsaw will help ensure that your equipment will not let you down. For safety reasons, make sure you only service your chainsaw when it is fully cooled, withrepparttar 113383 spark plug disconnected. If you are working with an electric chainsaw make sure it is unplugged first of all. You should also wear gloves and protection for your eyes.

For safe and effective operation having correct chain tension is necessary. Asrepparttar 113384 chain wears, significant stretching will occur. After five to ten cuts a new chain may need to be readjusted. Separation fromrepparttar 113385 guide bar or binding intorepparttar 113386 wood can occur ifrepparttar 113387 chain is loose. Premature chain and guide bar wear will be caused by a tight chain. A chain that is well adjusted will move easily and smoothly when pulled by a gloved hand. Binding or sagging byrepparttar 113388 chain should not occur. The chain tension should be checked and adjusted if needed before every use.

A manual or automatic chain oiling system is used in most chainsaws. Friction and heat builds betweenrepparttar 113389 chain and guide bar without oil. The oil also helpsrepparttar 113390 individual links inrepparttar 113391 chain operate smoothly at high speeds. Checkrepparttar 113392 oiling system prior to every use.

Tighten all ofrepparttar 113393 screws and fasteners. This process should be done before every use. Before using your chainsaw each time you need to inspectrepparttar 113394 fuel system.

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