Home & Garden

Home is not only a dwelling with walls and a roof, but home is where the heart is. Our homes and our gardens that we grow and cultivate reflect who we are. In the Home and Garden category, you can ask questions about homeowners' rights and responsibilities, the best plants for your garden, how to do home repairs, and much more.

Asked in Home & Garden, Scattergories and Words Starting with Certain Letters

What are some bathroom items that begin with the letter K?

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Items found in a bathroom that begins with K: If your Name starts with K you could be in there! (or my bath towels!) a kid K-Y Jelly Kaboodle makeup case kaboodles Kaboom kangaroo toy Kaolin Kaopectate Kaser (an old time term for toilet) keepsakes Keratin (fingernails, hair) Keri Lotion Kermit the Frog tub toy! Ketones Key Keyhole Keys, for decoration or to open cabinets. Khazi (aka toilet) kid's bathtub toys kidney stones kids Kids toys Kiehl's lotion Killer smell Kilogram scale Kilt Kimono Kindergartners Kitch Kitchen sponge kite Kite towels Kit first aid kitten (at least in mine, spends his time in the tub) Kiwi shampoo Kiwi shoepolish Kleenex Knees Knick-knack knickers knife Knit wash cloth Knobs Knot Kohler faucet Kohler fixtures. Kohler gold faucet Kohler products Kohl make-up Kohl pencil kool-aid kooties Kotex Kravat used to hold bandages on or as a sling kumquat shampoo or soap. kid's toys
Asked in Home & Garden, Architecture, Home Construction

What is a wrap around driveway?

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A wrap around driveway wraps around the house, leading to the garage behind the house (usually the garage would not be visible from the road).
Asked in Home & Garden, Houseplants, Botany or Plant Biology

Can you revive an adiantium fern?

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If it is not totally dessicated and dead, what I would do is get a small bottle (2 oz. or 4 oz.) of a product called superThrive at a local garden center or nursery . Not expensive, maybe $7. u.s. for the smaller size. Depending on the size of the fern, put it in a container/bucket and put enough water in the bucket to cover the roots and some of the foliage. If necessary, put a weight of some kind on top of the plant to hold it down in the water. Then put 1/2 teaspoon of superThrive in the water, and mix it thoroughly. (if you like, you can put the superThrive in the water first, then apply to the fern). A small amount, a drop or two only, of a dish soap like Dawn will help the water and the superThrive get into the plant's leaves and roots. Let it soak for 24-48 hours, then plant it and keep it in a cool area, no direct sunlight but bright light. If it is going to survive, you will see new leaves emerging from the base within a month or so, perhaps sooner. When you do, carefully cut out all old, dead leaves down to the base. Depending on the condition of the fern to begin with, this can be done before the treatment is applied. superThrive is a plant medicine-enhancer-invigorator, not a fertilizer. Do not fertilize this plant or any plant under stress. Only after it is showing new growth, would I apply a mild (1/2 strength) dose of fertilizer along with another application of superThrive in the water for the plant, on the leaves and the roots too. I have saved many plants, large and small, using this technique. Good luck! :o)
Asked in Home & Garden, Shopping, Interior Design

What size pillow fits a euro sham?

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Use 28" x 28" pillow insert, if you want your 26" x 26" euro sham to be stuffed completely.
Asked in Home & Garden, Antiques

What is gilt brass?

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Quite simply, brass that has a gold wash over it. Vermiel = gold over silver.....Ormolu = gold over bronze....dore = gold over brass. Commonly this was used on drawer pulls, brass feet, and many other metal accents on furniture, mostly so that the brass would not have to be polished...the gold always stayed bright and shiney. This is also a common technique on costume jewelry...thus the brass will not turn green when it touches your skin....until the gold is worn off, or polished off. A very common mistake...gilt surfaces should not be polished....mild soap and water does all the cleaning required...anything more harsh or abrasive only removes the gilt finish.
Asked in Home & Garden, Lawn Care, Environmental Issues

Is Ravenna Grass invasive?

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Any plant is a weed if it is growing in a place you don't want it to grow. Yes Ravenna Grass is invasive.
Asked in Home & Garden, Waste and Recycling, Green Living, Worms

Why do people have worm farms?

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People have worm farms because worms help plants and other living things such as: food for birds. Worms soften the soil for the trees so water can get into the ground easier and can reach the tree roots. They can also have worm farms for fishing bait.
Asked in Home & Garden, Construction Tools

What kind of oil do you use in a skill saw?

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You don't oil a skill saw. Actually that is incorrect. A Skill worm drive saw, better known as a framing saw does require oil. Specifically, is requires a 90wt gear oil.
Asked in Home & Garden, Household Hints

Toilet tissue roll placed over or under?

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Whichever you prefer. I think it should go under. There seems to be less drag on it and you can select the perfect amount
Asked in Home & Garden, Lawn Mowers and Garden Tools

Parts for weed eater leaf blower model number gbi 30v?

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Try Here: www.ordertree.com The manufacturer is Poulan/WeedEater, model number GBI30V (no space)
Asked in Home & Garden, Building and Carpentry

How do you replace a ceramic wall mounted toilet paper holder that fell off the wall?

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scrape out the old thin set that held it in clean up the area where it came out and use more thin set to adhere it back into the space. *Reads like the answer presumes this is set into the wall. If it is not, but was instead attached to the wall surface, clean off the base and use PL Premium to re-attach it to the wall. This will work even if the wall is tile, but may need some support until the adhesive dries (packing tape will suffice). If you use Tuck Tape as I once did, you will have great difficulty removing it from tile. Regardless of which way it was mounted, ensure that the reason for it falling off is not due to moisture causing the surface to deteriorate.
Asked in Home & Garden, Lawn Mowers and Garden Tools

How old is a mcculloch pro-mac 5000 av chainsaw and are they good saws?

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I have owned a McCulloch Pro-mac 5000AV since 1996 and it has served me very well. I have paired this saw with a Husqvarna 55 (purchased in 1997) for significant woodcrew efforts (downing and cutting dead trees, cutting fallen trees, cutting delivered logs) over the last 13 years and both have been extremely reliable. Both saws have significant anti-vibration designs that work quite well. dwmobrien1@aol.com
Asked in Home & Garden, Holidays and Traditions, Entertainment & Arts

What percentage of people show for a party?

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I think it is a matter of your social circle. Obviously, I am one of those whose guests arrive early and leave early, don't show or find something better to do. Reading online, it seems like it may be a matter of the invitation. Online hints include: Contact them at a good time (like after dinner) Bring in personal interest during your conversation inviting them Give them a role - bring something, guest Recontact them later if they cannot give you a yes or a no at that time In person contact is better than phone The way you ask them might be: I'm having a party next weekend. I'd love it if you could come!" Send the particulars on line or on paper so that they have all the information they need to get there on time and party!
Asked in Home & Garden, Lawn Mowers and Garden Tools

What is a craftsman 30cc backpack leaf blower worth?

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Used? with all attachmen ts about $125-150.00. I bought one in sears for 249.00
Asked in Home & Garden, Definitions, Beds

What is the name of long pillow for supporting regular pillows on a bed?

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body pillow... It could also be called a bolster, especially if it is as wide as the bed.
Asked in Home & Garden, Compost and Mulch

What is compost for plants?

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Compost acts as the natural fertilizer for plant. It also makes the plant healthy and the plant remains free from the poison of fertilizers which can contaminate the water and can damage our digestive system if the fruits or the crop is eaten. Compost can be made at home out of your vegetable waste, egg shells, coffee, etc. or you can buy it already prepared from garden shops.
Asked in Home & Garden, Home Electricity

Does electric company turn power off at the pole?

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No, they turn it off at the electric meter on the exterior wall of your house. Depending on the type of meter you have, they may also be able to turn it off at the central plant. State laws may apply during extreme temperatures, but in general, you must pay your electric bill.
Asked in Home & Garden, Furniture

What does mint condition of a sofa mean?

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Mint condition is that it looks and acts like new, with no cat hair, dust or smoky odors from the house it was in. For used furniture, you will get less than one third to half of what you paid.
Asked in Home & Garden, Trees, Tree Care, Apples

Can you grow apple trees in the tropics?

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Howdy, Coach Dave here and I work for The Home Depot. With over 7500 different types of apples you would think there would be at least one. Unfortunately in true tropical areas this is very unlikely to happen. However, there is subtropical types that are mainly for baking. These are not sweet but they are apples. If you have a a nursery in the area let them know your looking for subtropical apple trees like "Williams' Pride" or "Tropical Beauty" however these are very prone to disease and pest's. There is a tropical fruit called Custard Apple tree. This is not really an apple at all but I heard it taste's great. Most apples tree require 600 to 1000 hours(25-40 days) of chill time (winter weather) for the tree to properly make apples of any type of edible fruit. In conclusion I would recommend trying other fruit like: kiwi, passion fruit, cherimoya, guava, star fruit, or papaya instead. I wish you all the best, Coach Dave