Create Shade for The Summer in Your Outdoor Space

With the sweltering summer months quickly approaching, start thinking about how you’ll keep cool while enjoying the outdoors. One great way to do this is by installing retractable awnings, shades, or canopies. These devices can provide much-needed relief from the harsh sun, and they can be easily retracted when they’re not needed.

Whether you are looking to block out the sun rays on a hot day or protect yourself from rain showers, House Doctors can help you choose the right solution for your needs. We’ll also handle jobs like repairing decks, fixing railings, and staining stairs to ensure your outdoor space is looking its best.

We can help you create a perfect shade environment for your outdoor space with:

Retractable Awnings

Retractable awnings are the perfect solution for providing shade and shelter in the great outdoors. Whether you need protection from harsh UV rays or want a shaded area to

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How to make a pretty garden on a budget – ideas from BBC Gardeners World Live – The Middle-Sized Garden

June 16th, 2022
Posted In: Garden trends & design

If you want a pretty garden – on a budget – now is a brilliant time to find inspiration.

The garden design ideas at BBC Gardeners World Live, currently on 16th-19th June 2022 this year are very pretty.

Pretty garden ideas from BBC Gardeners World Live

There’s a theme of sustainability, recycling and wildlife friendly running through this year’s BBC Gardeners World Live, 16th-19th June. Sustainability and recycling saves you money too. The top garden is ‘Old is Gold’ designed by the Gordius Team and the picture below is the ‘Metamorphosis Garden’ designed by Rachel Pratt and Mike Baldwin.

Recycling saves you money – you don’t have to go out buy things. See what you’ve got that you don’t use, and how it can be used in the garden.

It’s sustainable because your old things – or someone else’s old things – aren’t being thrown away in landfill.


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10 Easy Pieces: Cast Iron Dutch Ovens

Over the past two decades, my trusty (and weighty) 5-quart cast iron pot has covered a lot of ground, moving with me from Seattle to London and back to the Bay Area. It’s a part of my kitchen arsenal that I could not live without.

Cast iron cookware has long been a favorite with chefs (amateur and professional alike), who appreciate its ability to conduct heat evenly and move from the stove top to oven to tabletop. Here’s a roundup of our favorite cast iron Dutch ovens (deep, capacious cooking pots ideal for making braises, soups, and daubes), which will last a lifetime and add a rustic note to your kitchen.

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Spider Mites On Tomato Plants

Tomatoes are an exciting choice when planning a garden. They’ll gladly drink your beer and even enjoy Epsom salts on occasion. Most people love to add them to their gardens because they’re relatively fast and easy to grow.

But, several pests will attack tomato plants if the opportunity arises. One of these is the infamous spider mite.

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Spider Mites On Tomato Plants

Chances are if you see webs on your tomatoes, it’s not a spider but a fellow arachnid known as the spider mite.

These tiny pests can do a lot of damage to your tomato crop, but they’re not impossible to eliminate.

The Nasty Truth About Spider Mites

The two-spotted spider mite (Phytoseiulus persimilis) is the species most people talk about, but it’s not the only one that will target tomato plants.

There are approximately 12,000 species of spider mites, all in the family of Tetranychidae

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Autumn To-Do Checklist for Southern California Gardeners

Southern California appears to be a type of areas that’s feeling the impression of drought extra critically than many different elements of the nation. But as autumn begins, there’s nonetheless the necessity for conventional harvesting, planting, and backyard cleanup. However greater than that, the approaching winter months will decide subsequent yr’s water provide, the specter of wildfires, and our air high quality. That makes this the time of yr to organize our gardens for the following 12 months. Perhaps we might be lucky sufficient to expertise a wet winter to alleviate our gardens after so little precipitation. Or possibly the drought will proceed. Nobody is aware of for positive. But it surely’s finest to organize for something!

The autumn is changing into a extra dependable time to plant than the springtime now that early scorching days in spring can fry susceptible new progress. So listed below are a number of

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