Chili pequin (Capsicum annuum "Pequin") are herbaceous perennial plants cultivated for the small, red chilies they produce from summer until the first fall frost. Directly descended from jalapenos, pequin chilies are incredibly spicy and have a Scoville rating of more than 50,000. Chili pequin plant
Wood fences are a common sight in many neighborhoods. These attractive structures can be custom designed to compliment any landscape and home. They offer unique characteristics that appeal to many consumers. Listed below are eight reasons that wood fences continue to be a popular addition to residen
Lemongrass is a useful herb to have on hand if you enjoy cooking Thai dishes or making citrus-scented teas. It is easy to grow year-round, even in cold climates, because it thrives indoors, requiring little more than a sunny spot near a window. However, if your house tends to be very dark in the win
Ever since ancient man discovered the benefits of fire, the fiery flames from wood, gas and other flammable substances have been a welcome presence in our homes. But there are dangers to fire, too, which ...
When you plant grass seed you are fighting the elements, including wind and the hot sun, and you are also fighting other forces of nature such as birds that like to eat grass seed. It is not difficult to plant and grow grass seed; it just requires patience and persistence. The critical part of a suc
One key to a successful lawn is knowing when to plant your grass seed. Factors like time of the year and moisture are important to getting a lawn started.
It takes more than a nice paint job to make a house attractive. Landscaping is an essential part of any homemaking process.
Buffalo grass is a low-maintenance alternative to traditional lawn grasses. It requires no irrigation or fertilization and tolerates most types of soil except soils with high sand content. It grows to no more than 6 inches in height, which eliminates the need for frequent mowing. It is resistant to
A Bali hut is a small tropical style structure that allows you to feel as if you have escaped into your own secret paradise. Making a Bali hut does not have to be difficult, you will require a few simple materials and of course, the time to enjoy your very own haven. For this project, you will need
Sitting out on your deck is an enjoyable way to relax after a long day, but the insects drive you indoors. Screening in your existing porch is a solution to this problem. You gain extra living space yet still take pleasure in the outdoors. This is accomplished with a little effort by the home do-it-
If you are a serious chef or a cook who is tired of trying to slice things evenly by hand, you might consider acquiring a mandoline for your kitchen. You can create attractive cheese or vegetable platters or ensure that your french fries and potato chips are the exact same thickness with little effo
Korean food is characterized by its spicy and savory flavors. Pickled vegetables include kim chee. Cabbage and radish feature prominently, as do tomatoes and various herbs. Certain seeds are just too difficult to get hold of, but other Korean vegetables have made their way into the mainstream Americ
Many people spend their summers with friends and family, gathered around a barbecue with a drink in their hand and a smile on their face as they grill a variety of meats and skewered vegetables. The roots of the Weber-Stephen Product Company began when founder George Stephen created the first covere
To enjoy the benefits of a pool on your property without the lifetime commitment, consider installing an above-ground pool. Unlike in-ground pools, an above-ground pool can be dismantled and moved. This is ideal for families who outgrow their pools or lose interest over time. Above-ground pools also
A time will come when your vinyl pool liner will have to be replaced. These liners do not last forever and will occasionally tear, puncture or begin to deteriorate. When the liner becomes damaged, you begin to lose water. If left untreated, the chemical induced water can lead to corrosion or rust of
When you plan to use landscape gardening for your home, the aim is to make your home look beautiful and also make it the cynosure of all eyes. Now, comes the important question of how can you make you landscape stand out?
Bahia grass (Paspalum notatum), a warm-season perennial grass and native to South America, arrived in Florida around 1913 for use as a forage grass. Bahia grass is sometimes called "highway grass" due to its use as erosion control along highways. This drought-tolerant grass aggressively spreads thro
Homeowners needing extra storage space in a basement or other room might make use of hollow block walls. Cutting a pocket in a hollow block wall instantly gives you access to space you can use to hang shelves, creating a built-in storage fixture. Although it may seem like a difficult task, cutting i
Outdoor brick barbecue pits are an excellent addition to any yard. Not only can they increase the value and aesthetic appeal of a home, they are a great way to entertain friends and relatives, are less expensive than propane grills and are a great option for cooking healthy food, such as lean meat a
Blackberry bushes yield wonderful tasting fruit commonly used in pies and jellies. However, for the fussy gardener, they can be a nescience plant. They can suck up the water source and choke out other plants in the area. Cutting out the stump and spraying it with herbicides usually will not kill the