In Search Of The Best Gardening Tools

There are different kinds of gardens that require different kinds of garden tools. There are shops for garden tools that cater to all kinds of gardens and others specialize in a certain kind of garden. There are also stores for the best gardening tools that offer alternative tools such as natural pest control methods, organic fertilizers and ergonomic garden tools. Most of these shops offer the best gardening tools. So in your search for the most useful tools for your gardening activities, it is important to note what kind of garden you have. The best gardening tools that any gardener may have could be the following: Secateurs are basic pruning tools and one of the most appreciated tools for a …

7 Public Speaking Survival Tips

I used to be terrified of public speaking – now its natural and fun. Dry mouth, fast heart, sweaty palms, blank mind – yeah Ive been there! Its easy to fear public speaking. But I was never just content with overcoming fear. I wanted to be a great speaker. What I needed was a way of calming down and applying simple techniques and strategies to talk like a pro. When Id learned to relax (more of that later) I learned and applied the following four steps. 1 Reassure your audience – they need to know you know your stuff and you are human! 2 Hook them by being interesting and relevant. Tell them why what you are saying is relevant …

Mr. & Mrs. DIY – Through the Thick and Thin of Building a Concrete Countertop

Concrete countertops, recognized first by architects and designers for their aesthetic potential and project versatility, are fast becoming the answer to homeowners demands for a relatively inexpensive countertop alternative that doesnt require a high-level of expertise to install. In addition, they offer homeowners an exciting opportunity to literally try their hands at being creative. Step-by-step books, videos and hands-on training are now readily available for homeowners to confidently engage in such do-it-yourself (DIY) projects as building concrete countertops. Married couple Chris and Ali were excited to take on a DIY project after purchasing their San Francisco flat. A logistical real estate developer/construction manager and an educational specialist, Chris and Ali are also architecture and home design enthusiasts. With a penchant …

Container Gardening Ideas For The Many Different Garden Pots

For container gardening ideas, search the internet, the library or a bookstore. The challenge is to come up with a pleasing container garden design. There are an unlimited variety of containers available for your container garden. These range in size from small house-plant pots to large boxes and planters. Equally variable are the materials from which they are made. These include wood, glass, clay, aluminum, bamboo, straw, plastic, fiberglass, terra cotta, tin, cast iron, zinc, copper, and brass, each with certain advantages and disadvantages. What you select will depend on availability, cost, background, and appeal not to mention the characteristics of the gardening pots. Here are some container gardening ideas. In addition to traditional circular pots and tubs, there are …