Courtesy Hemera/ThinkstockIllinois’ farmland prices have remained stable in the past couple years, according to a report from the University of Illinois.Unlike many other assets whose values have tanked this past year, farmland prices have not fallen, according to a recent University of Illinois Farm Economics Facts and Opinions report.
Bert spent 25 years working as a home-improvement and residential construction contractor in central Florida. A quick trip to a local hardware store reveals many different types of faucet supply lines, sometimes called water supply tubes. Because the different styles are usually interchangeable, the supply line bought depends on the installer& 39;s preference.
Marlene relies on customer reviews to make informed decisions. When she discovers a valuable product or service, she shares her experience. The Quest for Safe Drinking WaterSoon after my husband and I moved to the country, I realized country living is the life for me. We live among peach orchards, walnut orchards, and rice fields to name the type of farmlands surrounding our modest home.
Linda is a seasoned writer and home-decorating authority. She loves sharing design trends, decor ideas, and useful tips with her readers. We have all been faced with the frustrations of interior design. Whether you decide you want to go in a new direction using existing furnishings or are starting with a blank slate in a new home, there will always be roadblocks to your vision.
Dan has been a licensed journey-level electrician for some 17 years. He has extensive experience in most areas of the electrical trade.Installing a New Outlet Adding Outlets to Existing WallsAdding outlets in your home isn& 39;t particularly difficult. It just takes a little effort and basic knowledge of how to add that outlet.
A fellow human who loves his planet and beyond, with interests that match and never end. One life. One love. Appreciate everything.Learning About Fridge Water LinesWhen hooking up a water line to a fridge ice maker or a door water supply, you want to use the correct materials to ensure the water flows well and everything is hooked up correctly with minimal chance of leaks.
I decided to answer my writing calling after the positive feedback I received. I like to share DIY tips. Give Your Sofa Cushions a Lift!The furniture we have in our homes go through a lot of wear and tear. When you come home after a hard day& 39;s work, you want a comfortable place to sit down and spend time with your loved ones.
Our backyard Paver Patio Repairing your own Paver PatioSix years ago, we had a beautiful 24x12 brick paver patio installed at our house. We had additional landscaping done also but the patio itself cost approximately $4,200 and took 2 men about 4 days to complete.Unfortunately, the ground has settled over the last 6 years and although our patio has never cracked, it began to sink and slope toward our foundation.
Less than thrilled with your pepper plants& 39; productivity? Have you watched your perfectly healthy pepper plants set a plethora of blooms only to witness them all fall off? If this sounds familiar, your pepper plants may be experiencing the all-too-common blossom drop. While this phenomenon may strike the novice gardener as terrifying, the truth is that it& 39;s really not out of the realm of ordinary.
Replacing the rotted wood under the kitchen sink can be a do-it-yourself project if you have the right tools and a few hours to spare. Wood and wood flooring is an easy target for water damage if it is not protected by waterproof materials such as plastic, vinyl, or tile. If the wood is not treated properly after water damage, mold could form and might create health hazards.
My husband and I built a laundry cute in our master closet. It was an easy and satisfying DIY project. Are you one of the many homeowners who has their laundry room downstairs? Do you hate having to walk down the stairs lugging dirty laundry to your laundry room? Why not save yourself time and energy by installing a laundry chute in the floor of your closet?
Cristina is a Florida native and Realtor by trade. She enjoys writing about travel, real estate, and any other topics she finds interesting.The Finished Raised Herb-Garden Sanctuary DIY Herb Garden InstructionsLast winter, I grew a few herbs in pots as a test group to see how well I could grow them and how much I would use them.
Thelma Alberts is fond of gardening. She is a health-conscious person and is fond of making teas out of the flowers and leaves of plants. It& 39;s Important to Take Good Care of OrchidsBuying or planting flowers is very easy, but as you may know, keeping them alive is an entirely different story. I have heard stories of people buying beautiful and expensive orchids to decorate their homes only to lose patience and end up throwing their wilting flowers in the bins a couple of weeks later.
Wormeries are great for producing an organic and nutritious fertilizer for increased plant growth.We actually had one already, masquerading as a compost bin.In actual fact it is a big plastic drum. The earthworms and slugs moved in and do a great job of breaking down organic matter.It is also situated about 100 yards from the back door, in this huge Victorian garden, which feels more like half a mile on a rainy day.
Dan has been a licensed journey-level electrician for some 17 years. He has extensive experience in most areas of the electrical trade. Ceiling fan installation is not difficult, it just takes a little time to get all the pieces put together. More difficult is finding or creating a place to hang the fan from; ordinary electrical boxes of the type commonly used in home construction are not designed to accommodate either the weight of most fans or the vibration they produce.
Dan has been a licensed journey-level electrician for some 17 years. He has extensive experience in most areas of the electrical trade. Replacing A Ceiling Light FixtureThere is absolutely no reason that the average homeowner can& 39;t learn how to replace a ceiling light in their own home and do the work themselves.
My husband and I split all of our wood by hand. Here are our good reasons for doing so and how we split the logs by hand so they burn best. Using Wood HeatHeating with a wood stove is one of the things I look forward to most about winter. It provides a comforting, dry heat and I have so many uses for the wood stove.
As an unwilling host to cute, yet destructive, deer for the past year, I& 39;ve learned which repellent methods work and which don& 39;t. Over the years, I& 39;ve had many deer visit my garden. Although they& 39;re adorable and charming, they totally lack the ability to pick up on social cues. Using bold and blatant tactics, I have attempted to convey that they have overstayed their welcome.
Although aphids aren& 39;t very big (even the largest adults are usually less than a ¼-inch long), they can cause quite a bit of plant damage, particularly if their populations are large.Deformation, stunting and stippling may all result as aphids suck fluid from leaves and buds. Often, leaves with aphid damage appear curled and discolored.
I have had the experience of lawn grubs damaging my lawn. I like to share my experience to help others. It Was an Early October Morning...I was up early just after sunrise. I opened the back door to let the dog outside and was shocked at what I saw.The grass was all torn up. Kind of like a & 34;grass massacre& 34; (see photo below).
You can create beautiful designs using a plastic bag and a paint roller. I& 39;ve used this technique many times with great success. You can join the do-it-yourselfers taking on faux and decorative painting. No longer do you need to feel limited to a single color on the wall, inside or outside! In this article, I take you through eight easy steps to making a fabulous, dynamic effect with two colors of paint, a roller, and a plastic bag.