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Five Cost Effective Ways to Transform Your Garden

Your garden not only adds value to your property but it also gives you a wonderful place to relax or entertain when the weather is nice. Gardens function for almost anything in terms of guest reception; barbeques, a drinks reception area in the summer, a safe outdoor space for the kids to play, or an alternative dining area if al fresco is your preference.

A well maintained garden can be the make or break of a house sale and it certainly acts as a book cover for anyone looking from the outside in. But keeping your garden in tip top condition can be an expensive investment.

If you are looking for a more permanent way to improve the aesthetics of your garden, landscape design and redesigning your outdoor space altogether may be the answer. But if you just want some quick and cost effective solutions for sprucing up your yard, here are some great ideas to get you started.

Plant late season flowers

Most gardens look beautiful in the summer, even with very little care. But how do you keep your garden looking fantastic all year round? Planting late season flowers will ensure that there isn’t a gap in your plant beds when the colder weather creeps up on us and other flowers start to show their wear and tear.

Make your own compost

Compost is essential to making your beautiful flowers grow and making your own compost can be a very cost effective process; shredded leaves, grass clippings, weeds and other green plants in Autumn can be added to a compost pile, ready for the spring. Turn or aerate your compost regularly to speed up the process.

Decorate your pond

Ponds can be beautiful additions to any garden but maintaining them takes a lot of time, care and attention. Add some pond plants to attract natural wildlife and add some pond lights to make your garden look spectacular at night. Ponds are a superb way of making your garden look and feel peaceful and it’s also a good way of connecting with nature.

Use planting pots

If you’re not much of a gardener and you’re struggling with the plant and flower bed upkeep, pots can be a great alternative. They look great no matter how you arrange them in your garden and with regular watering, they will provide great homes for your plants.

Garden furniture

A very quick way of making your garden instantly appear more friendly and welcoming is to add some garden furniture, transforming it into a fantastic space for eating, drinking and socialising. Although some garden furniture sets can be expensive, they make great investments as you can move them from home to home. There are also many cheaper alternatives available from home improvement stores.

Recliners Instead of Office Chairs or How to Make Your Home Office Stand Out

One thing can be said about home offices. The interior decor should be both functional and attractive. Some might like an area that lead out into the great wide open while others will prefer the privacy of their own enclosed office space that still speaks of style and personal taste in the case of unexpected visitors. Whatever your preference be sure to check out the following stylish designs for home offices.

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3 Best Wireless Routers

Internet surfing, socializing on Facebook are receding into the background before online broadcasts of matches and new episodes of the Game of Thrones. At any time and in any place you can connect your smartphone, laptop or tablet to Wi-Fi and enjoy watching. Moreover, in many Ukrainian families, parents and children have at least one gadget, in one way or another replacing the PC. Use its capabilities without restriction will allow the router. (more…)

How to Choose a High-Pressure Washer

The first stationary high-pressure washers appeared in the 30s of the twentieth century after in America the car from the category of luxury moved into the category of common personal vehicles. As technology developed, high-pressure washers were made in a compact, portable version.

High-pressure washers are divided into stationary and portable, which are also called mini-sinks. It should be understood that the dimensions and weight of a mini-car wash can actually be quite significant: “mini” it is only relative to a stationary car wash. (more…)

Review: iRobot Roomba 805 vs 860

When looking for the right vacuum cleaner, choose robotic vacuum cleaners. These cleaners get the job done efficiently. They can save you a lot of effort and time. One such brand to invest on is the iRobot.

They have been making reliable robotic vacuum cleaners since 1990. Two particular models to invest on is the Roomba 805 and 860 models. Check out our detailed comparison of the Roomba 860 and 805 to know which one to go for.

iRobot 805 Review

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The Roomba 805 vacuum has the iAdapt Navigation feature. This is equipped with multiple sensors. The sensors allow easier navigation of your home.

It has the AeroForce 3-Stage Cleaning System. This feature delivers up to 50% more cleaning efficiency than a standard vacuum cleaner. One of the best features you can get is the AeroForce High-Efficiency Filter.

This promotes good indoor air quality. It gets rid of up to 99% of particulate matters. This Roomba is also completely programmable. It works using long-lasting lithium-ion battery. At 8.4 pounds, it is a lightweight machine that you can easily use.

Pros:

  • Price is just right. You might even be able to get amazing price deals
  • Quiet functions. You can operate it without disturbing the household.
  • It is easy to use. You can program it. You can also just press the Clean button.
  • Gets under taller furniture with ease
  • Can get under thinner rugs without getting caught or tangled up
  • Long battery life and easy recharging functions
  • Once power runs out, it docks itself and automatically recharges
  • Works well in picking up pet dander and human hair
  • It works on different floor surfaces like wood, vinyl and laminate
  • When the dustbin is full, it gives a signal
  • If it gets caught, it will “tell” you to move it. It also beeps but not continuously.

Cons:

  • Doesn’t work quite well in the cluttered area.
  • You might need to move foot stools and small tables out of the way and pick up small objects first
  • It can get caught up in thicker/plusher rugs and power cords
  • It’s not a replacement for a heavy-duty hand-held vacuum cleaner
  • It might miss odd corners and spots
  • The filter chamber and the filter itself are small so they will require repeated cleaning
  • You might need to divide the cleaning time if you are cleaning a bigger room
  • It might bump into furniture. Best remove vases on top of small tables or place a padding on the robotic 805 to avoid damaging furniture

Conclusion

Over-all, the Roomba 805 robotic cleaner is a good vacuum for cleaning tile floors. This is based from over-all reviews. It won’t replace more powerful vacuum cleaners.

However, it does a great job in getting rid of dirt and dust on the floor. It also works in cleaning corners of the room with minimum help. It allows you to have more time to do something else.

You can do your dishes or play with your kids while your iRobot works for you. It’s a great buy if you have medium-sized rooms to clean. If you don’t have a lot of clutter in the room, this will work well.

You might need to pick up clutter first before using it. Doing this will prevent your cleaner from being stuck. Most people with pets recommend this vacuum cleaning robot in their customer reviews.

It’s effective in getting rid of pet dander.  Be sure to check the manual and the features first. (more…)

Which Roomba to Choose?

In this article we will tell you, dear buyers, how to choose the most suitable model from the robot manufacturer of vacuum cleaners from iRobot. There are a lot of models, there are a lot of reviews, it’s not clear what to choose for your specific needs. Yes, and often do not want to climb on the forums and read hundreds of pages of positive and negative reviews. We will try to make a small examination within the framework of this article and propose a purchase option that best meets your needs. (more…)

Dirt Devil Bagless Canister Vacuum Reviews

Two days ago I got my new Dirt Devil Bagless Canister Vacuum. Put it through your steps. This is better done (better build quality) than I thought Dirt Devil would. Very impressed. The cord is on the shorter side, but this is a small concession for a very inexpensive vacuum. Brush brushes in Power Nozzle have good results and not very good quality problems.

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