Harold's Home and Garden Advice Blog

Hello, my name is Harold. I am quite new to using the internet. My granddaughter taught me how to use this computer so I decided to start a blog. I didn't have an idea for what I should base my blog on. My wife suggested that I start a home and garden blog. I should make it clear that I am not a home and garden expert so all this advice consists of things I have learnt myself or been taught by others when I have been working on my own property. I hope you enjoy my blog and find it useful.

Why Every Verandah Should Have Awning Walls

13 September 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Verandahs can provide you with enhanced convenience when it comes to indoor-outdoor living. However, since these spaces tend to lack walls, it can prove difficult to utilise them all year round, as you will be exposed to severe weather elements such as relentless heat or biting cold. Nonetheless, this does not mean that you resort to making use of your verandah only when the weather is favourable. Awning walls are an economical yet practical addition that would transform your verandah into the perfect entertainment area all year round. Read More …

Perfect Guide for Storing Your Lawn Mower Away for Winter

13 September 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

The cold season isn't your mower's best friend. Many things can go wrong when you store the mower haphazardly without preparing it for the cold conditions ahead. You will not be able to start the mower is the cold affects some sensitive parts such as the engine and the fuel in the machine. While some of these precautionary steps are quite easy to carry out on a walk behind lawn mower, they, you will need some handy tips when working with a ride-on mower. Read More …

The Benefits of Using Concrete Stumps

12 September 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

You have probably walked around a water body and seen the decks elevated with stumps to offer support and some height from the ground. Concrete stumps resemble a single footing in a deck. The stumps are used to offer support to the pier making it stable and durable due to the use of concrete in their construction. They are foundation stumps which entirely support the structure of the house or pier built upon it. Read More …

3 Ways To Ensure That Your New Home’s Garage Is Secure

12 September 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Moving into a new home is an exciting and busy time. As well as getting unpacked, arranging your furniture and settling into your new abode, it's important to ensure that it's a safe and secure place to live. Ensuring that your garage's security is adequate is an important part of this and it's sometimes overlooked by homeowners. Here are three ways that you can ensure that your garage is as secure as possible. Read More …

The Classification of Advanced Trees

7 September 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Trees have quite a significant influence on the environment. Not only do they offer serenity and calmness but also beauty and tranquillity. To retain the beauty of trees, scientists have worked so hard to ensure that they develop advanced trees which have a lot to offer to the environment. The quality of the trees grown is superior from the point of propagation all the way to maturity. The most important thing which has to be considered in the development of advanced trees is the quality. Read More …