Doug's Home and Garden Development Blog

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Doug's Home and Garden Development Blog

Hello, my name is Doug and in this is my home and garden development blog. On this blog, I will be passing on everything I have learnt about designing, building and maintaining your dream home and garden. And believe me, I know a lot. I am not a professional contractor, but I have spent the last 2 years working with a range of different contractors to develop my home and garden. The guys have done a fantastic job and I am really pleased with the results they have generated. I hope you find this blog useful and enjoyable to read.


Common Lawn Pest Infestation and How to Deal with It

23 May 2016
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One of the most common turf maintenance hurdles is keeping lawn pests, or lawn grubs, at bay. There are two common lawn grubs which you should look out for on your lawn: Armyworms – These are dull grey or brown worms that look like caterpillars and are mostly active at night. They are especially deadly, and they can destroy your entire lawn within a few nights! Sod webworms – These are transparent worms (they may appear greenish because of the materials they ingest) that are smaller than armyworms. Read More …

Your Guide to Oiling Teak Furniture

11 May 2016
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Teak furniture is a wonderful investment, particularly when you want to convey a sense of luxury in your home. But with almost every luxury material, you have to maintain it in order for it to look its best. When it comes to teak furniture, you'll probably want to think about oiling it so that it keeps its rich, deep colour. Here's how to go about doing that. Make sure your furniture is clean. Read More …

Bedroom Wardrobes | 4 Organisational Tips To Avoid Cluttering Your Wardrobe

25 April 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Wardrobes serve as excellent solutions for bedroom storage because they help to take away clutter from floors. Getting your wardrobes in order is vital to avoid overcrowding it. Learn how to use these savvy tips in your quest to keep your wardrobes clutter-free. Plan Shelving Based On Items You Want To Store A good rule to keep in mind is the fact that uniform shelving may not solve your need to store items inside the wardrobe. Read More …

Non-Slip Stair Treads - Installation Guide For Stone Staircases

12 April 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

A stone staircase certainly adds style to your home, but it can also present a slipping hazard for kids and elderly people.  You can address this problem simply by fitting your staircase with non-slip treads.  This is a simple, inexpensive project that requires a little basic DIY skill and a few hours of your time.  Here's how to do it. What you'll need non-slip stair treads underlayment compound vacuum cleaner clean cloths washing-up liquid tape measure epoxy caulk craft knife vinyl adhesive hand roller metal straightedge If you don't already have the tools for the job in your DIY kit, you'll find everything you need them, and everything else you need for this project, at a good DIY or hardware store. Read More …

Stained Quilt? 4 Steps To Remove Curry Stains From Your Wool Quilt

29 March 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Your wool quilt is probably one of the most comfortable accompaniments to your sleep during the cold winter months. If you're the type of person that eats on their bed while watching television, then chances are you're going to deal with a food stain someday. This guide is designed to equip you with proper steps to remove stubborn curry stains from your wool quilt. Gather Your Cleaning Supplies For getting rid of stubborn curry stains on your wool quilt, you will need white vinegar, liquid detergent, cool water, isopropyl cleaning alcohol, sponges and lint-free cloths. Read More …