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How do you feel about home security companies? Does it seem like a home security system is too expensive for you? Are you longing for less expensive options? There are many different solutions you need to learn more about. Read on for simple and effective ways to secure your house.

Make your home look occupied at all times. Buy timers so that lights, radios, TVs and all other electronics turn on and off at various times. This will give the appearance that someone is at your house at all times. This can be a terrific method of securing your home and keeping burglars at bay.

Don’t give the keys to your home to a professional cleaner unless you trust them completely. You should not let cleaners have your keys if you feel like you cannot trust them, or if they will be working in your home while you are away. Check out their references thoroughly. If applicable, call the BBB to inquire about their reputation.

Buy a safe for very valuable items in the house so you can keep them inside a single location. This is vital, as you want to safeguard your valuable items in case of home burglary. The safe should be situated in an inconspicuous area of your home.

When looking to purchase a good home security system, it is best that you look at many companies. You’ll find a wide range of prices from different companies. Get a quote from several companies before making a final decision.

Do not open your door for people you do not know. There are many different tactics that crooks use to enter homes, and a common way is simply to walk up to the door and ask for help. You should make sure you only open the door to your home for people that you know and are expecting.

When summer comes around, eliminate all vegetation and dead wood from your yard. These items have a higher chance of catching fire during the hot months. Therefore, you need to regularly clean your yard so that your home is protected.

Check with your local law enforcement agency about home protection plans. They may offer things such as home inspections, engraving tool loans, and other guidance about securing your house. Call them up to find out more.

If you own a garage, be sure to use it to place your car, as opposed to using it as a storage. Keep the car within the garage will make sure no one harms or steals it. Keeping your car in your garage also keeps a thief from knowing whether you are at home or not.

You can only do what’s affordable when it comes to home security. Luckily, there are a number of inexpensive home security solutions you can use no matter what your budget may be. The article above contained some useful tips on how to secure your home on a tight budget. Not only will they provide you with the utmost protection, but they will also save you money.

07 19th, 2013

Burglars and bunnies alike are unwelcome intruders in your home and garden. Easy and inexpensive do-it-yourself tips are available for homeowners and gardeners to help protect their loved ones, home, plants, flowers and food bounty.

Home security doesn’t necessarily require installing a wireless system like the ones offered at Follow these simple tricks to implement some quick and easy burglar deterrence tactics using your yard and natural landscape.

1. Keep bushes, plants, shrubs, vines and trees trimmed back and out of the way of doors and windows. This way if someone is coming toward your house you can see them and they can see if someone is home which will usually scare them away.

2. Homes with second stories should make sure no one can access the second floor on the outside of the house. Keep trees trimmed back, don’t install lattices against the wall and keep items like ladders away from the home (especially on the outside).

3. Use pebbles or gravel instead of mulch and on walkways. This will give away when someone is walking near your home because you’ll hear the stones crunching as they approach.

Your garden, just like your home needs to be free of certain intruders, especially to ensure it will yield beautiful and healthy flowers, plants and vegetables.

1. Put up chicken wire around gardens to help keep animals out. For rabbits, moles and other animals that can dig holes under the fencing, try sprinkling bacon grease, cayenne pepper or mothballs around the perimeter of planter boxes and flower beds.

2. If deer are your problem, you can dispel them with the scent of humans. How? Try putting hair clippings around the edge of your garden. If you don’t have access to human hair clippings, place or tie a bar of soap to each side of the (fence around a) garden. Drill or punch a hole through the soap first so it will let off the smell more intensely.

3. If the cayenne pepper doesn’t’ keep raccoons at bay, you can either try tying aluminum pans together on a string so that they will be startled by the noise when they run into them or place a radio in the middle of the garden on a loud station. The noise should keep away any animal that’s scared of loud noises.

One of the easiest edible plants to grow, tomatoes are very popular in home gardens, whether they are planted in the ground or in containers. Determining the easiest type of tomato to grow depends largely on the environment in which the plant will be grown.

While heirloom tomatoes are popular and hybrid tomato types have received bad press, hybrids are generally easier for beginners to grow. Hybrid tomatoes are a cross between two individual types and are often hardier than heirlooms. Although hybrids are crossbred, these tomatoes are not necessarily genetically modified in a way that harms human health. They Read the rest of this entry »

05 14th, 2013

Creating a home garden is an excellent opportunity to raise some plants and beautify the landscape. Here are five tools that every home gardener should acquire.

A hoe allows gardeners to scrap away the annoying weeds that grow around the plot. It can also be used as a tool for digging shallow beds for certain plants. A hoe is an excellent choice for keeping the rows organized.

Hand Trowel
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05 12th, 2013

Turning the soil in new and established gardens is necessary before planting begins. The old way was to use a garden spade and metal-tined rake along with a lot of physical effort. Fortunately, modern gas-powered garden tillers make preparing garden soil easy to do.

Tillers that have their tines behind the engine are often easier to handle than front-tined models. The tiny tillers that run on a gas and oil mix are best suited to small established gardens that only need already good soil reworked. Till only to the planting depth necessary. Most garden vegetables do Read the rest of this entry »

If you are someone who is deeply interested in making sure that your garden grows well, take a moment to think about these important tips.

Clear Out Debris
The debris that lies in your garden can be a place where pests gather and where disease breeds. As soon as you produce some plant waste, take a moment to pick it up and to dispose of it properly. This keeps your garden much tidier and stronger.

Compost Regularly
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When you have put a lot of time and love into a vegetable garden, you will discover that the last thing that you want to think about is having it devoured by pests, whether they are birds or bugs! How can you make sure that the only ones enjoying your vegetables are you?

In the first place, consider clearing out as much garden debris as you can. Old weeds and garden detritus gives pests a place to hide and they can even breed there. Make sure that you consider cleaning out the places between your plants on a Read the rest of this entry »