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How to build a strawberry tower | HowToSpecialist

Mr. HowToSpecialist May 22, 2013 Comments Off This step by step diy woodworking project is about how to build a strawberry tower . Building a tower planter for strawberries is a simple project with a powerful impact on the appearance of your garden. Check out all the alternatives before starting the actual construction, as to choose the right plans for your needs. In addition, take a look over the rest of our garden projects, as there are many things that you could add to your property.   There are several ways in which you can make a strawberry planter, including a pyramid-shaped tower or a basic multi-layered planter. While the first alternatives may look more intriguing, the second option is easier to build, even by persons with virtually no experience in the woodworking field. After choosing the design, we recommend you to adjust the size of the tower to your needs and budget. From our own experience, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, cedar or redwood, as the components will be durable and have a nice appearance. After making the square planters, we recommend you to check if the corners are square and to fill them with soil. Make sure the layers are centered properly, as it is essential to build a strawberry tower with a symmetrical look.     Building a strawberry tower Building a strawberry tower   A  – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 60” long, 2 pieces – 57″ long  FRAME B  – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 47” long, 2 pieces – 44″ long  FRAME C  – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 34” long, 2 pieces – 31″ long  FRAME D  – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 21” long, 2 pieces – 18″ long  FRAME E […]

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How to Make Insect Spray for a Lawn

eHow Home & Garden Garden & Lawn Pests, Weeds & Problems How to Make Insect Spray for a Lawn Although bugs and insects are an essential part of our ecosystem, some of them can be harmful to plants, trees and bushes in our yards. But there is no need to use toxic insecticides to eliminate bugs from the lawn area; you can make a homemade bug spray that will get rid of the bugs without using such chemicals. Commercial bug sprays can get expensive, so you also will save some money by making a homemade bug spray for your yard. There are a variety of different recipes to make a homemade insecticide. Does this Spark an idea? Instructions 1 Place two hot peppers into a blender. Cayenne or habanero peppers both work well. Add 1 cup of water into the blender. 2 Puree the peppers and water in the blender. Pour the mixture through a strainer into a gallon bucket. This will be your concentrated pepper juice. 3 Combine ¼ cup of the pepper concentrate with 1 gallon of water. Add 1 tbsp. of liquid dish soap. Pour the contents into a spray bottle and apply to the lawn and landscaping. 4 Chop 2 garlic bulbs into small pieces. Put them in a quart-size jar that is equipped with a lid. 5 Boil about 1 qt. of water in a pot and pour the boiling water into the jar of garlic. Seal the lid of the jar and allow it to sit overnight. 6 Pour the mixture through a strainer the next day. Transfer the mixture to a spray bottle and add about 3 drops of liquid dish soap. Apply the mixture to your lawn and garden. 7 Remove the peels, skins and ends from several onions. Use roughly […]

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