Boric acid baits that you can prepare yourself are a good remedy for wood termites that reduce dust, beams, furniture and logs. Boric acid is available in pharmacies and parapharmacies, on the other hand you only need a little condensed milk. Preparation of the bait. Pour the boric acid into a container (preferably plastic and not metal) and add the condensed milk, stirring with a spoon until you get a soft and homogeneous mixture that you can manipulate with your hands.
The chainsaws are equipped with two-stroke engines, these work with a particular mixture, given by petrol and oil. There are ready-to-use products on the market, but those who prefer to save can also prepare the chainsaw mixture at home, what is needed is a tool to measure the exact quantities of petrol and oil.
When it comes to decorations, Nature is a key element: starting from indoor plants up to the more complex natural painting techniques. Nature, with real leaves, can also help us with the decoupage technique. Decoupage with real leaves manages to give chromatic nuances full of suggestion.
DIY Christmas decorations are the most original, cheapest and certainly the most sustainable ones. The Christmas holidays are upon us and while the Italians are doing the math in their pockets trying to extricate themselves between gift ideas and accessible weekends, the environment takes a big hit: Christmas, unfortunately, involves great waste and a great production of waste.
Among the habits that have assumed a role of primary importance, we find that of deodorising and perfuming oneself. In the formulation of deodorants, substances with a deodorant effect and substances that carry them are used. However, among the substances we can find the presence of aluminum and zirconium hydroxychlorides which act through an irritating action.
Today we will see how to prepare a natural detergent using baking soda and lemon. Many housewives, for cleaning toilets (toilet, sink, bidet, bathtub ...), usually mix a few heaping tablespoons of baking soda with the bleach, this to combine the disinfectant action of the bleach with the whitening of baking soda.
In this article we have seen the more traditional germination method with two great ingredients: soil and patience. Today we will see how to germinate the seeds with the paper towel method or any absorbent paper. To germinate the seeds you will need few materials, cheap and also easily available.
Heating a greenhouse is always convenient: a heated greenhouse increases the yield of the crop, enlarges the circle of cultivable varieties and makes the garden perfect even in the winter months. On the market there are methane burners, condensers, heating systems for greenhouses that use geothermal energy ... in short, the choice is wide, the only problem is that technology costs.
With the magical pallets it is possible to build anything, from the vertical vegetable garden to tables and chairs. To recycle pallets, skills such as patience and creativity are needed rather than particular skills. There are those who have even managed to build a children's home by recycling a large number of pallets.The house in question was built by Antony Mazelin and, given the versatility of the pallets, every good parent will be able to adapt it according to their own space requirements.
How many old furniture closed in the cellar because we don't like it anymore! Throwing them away cries our heart, certainly they won't be of any use in the cellar; maybe a nice diversion for woodworms. But let's see in detail how we can restore old furniture using the decoupage technique. Restoring old furniture, some ideas In addition to stickers, stencils and various decorations, an excellent technique for restoring and renovating chairs, cabinets and tables is decoupage; it does not require special skills and is very economical.
Organic waste, the so-called wet, if collected in a differentiated manner, represents a real resource; in fact, thanks to wet compost, it is possible to make compost at home.Di-it-yourself compost, an increasingly widespread practice, is an operation that consists of creating a composting system to produce an excellent fertilizer for lawns and vegetable gardens.
Have you ever tried to replace chemical detergents with DIY detergents? There are several natural products available at home such as vinegar, sodium bicarbonate, lemon that have degreasing, disinfectant and sanitizing properties! DIY detergents with vinegar pour a quantity on a damp sponge and pass it on taps, sinks and showers: the effect will be very bright!
Homemade candles can undoubtedly exclude the use of paraffin, a very harmful substance for the environment! Although more expensive than paraffin, we can use beeswax, a natural ingredient that will ensure a much better result: a study conducted by R. Homemade candles are simple to make: all you need is the right materials as well as the ingredients at the time of the procedure.
Car washing without water, better known as "dry car washing", is a very common practice both in the commercial sphere (there are many car washes that offer this procedure) and when it comes to "do it yourself". In fact, among the shelves of supermarkets, there is no shortage of products intended for car washing without water, they have affordable prices and allow you to wash the car without flooding the garage!
Stencil decoration can be useful in many areas: to brighten up home furnishings, to decorate a glass surface or to make very original gifts. The stencil is a technique that allows you to reproduce the same shapes, symbols or letters already made using a mask.
Today we will see how to build a vertical planter with recycled objects such as pallets or simple plastic bottles. The process of building a vertical planter with plastic bottles can be replicated with tin cans, glass jars or with classic terracotta pots.
With the arrival of spring, ants reappear in the house. They are not dangerous but not even beautiful to look at (at home) and if they are not kept under control, they risk invasion. The temptation to 'cut short' is always strong: I buy a super-effective spray and the problem is solved.
Today we will see how to make a garden path by placing the elements directly on the ground. What can a path be made with? A path can be built with different materials, including recycled materials such as railway sleepers and old tiles. In specialized shops you will find materials created specifically for the construction of paths: - elements in imitation wood - self-locking - cubes of profido - beole - river stones - pebbles Making a path, the difficulty The difficulty depends on two factors, the type of material chosen and the driveability of the path.
The classic air freshener we use to perfume the home contains pollutants that are harmful to both health and the environment: the writing on the label looks Arabic and this does not reassure us at all! Why not make a DIY air freshener? The systems for making do-it-yourself deodorants are varied, all equally simple, economical and above all harmless to health and the environment.
A DIY chicken trough can be built in many ways, more or less complex. A ready-to-use chicken drinking trough can be purchased for a few euros when it comes to quenching the thirst of a small group of chicken hens (a 5 liter siphon drinking trough costs about 5 euros), the price goes up when you want to buy a drinker for the entire chicken coop: a 30 liter water tank for chickens and hens can be purchased for around 20 euros.
Poor hygiene is never a tempting sight, even in the garden! This is why today we will see how to clean the garden: from the maintenance of the equipment to the renewal of the plants, because you know ... who is trying to understand how to clean the garden, in reality, wants to renew flower beds and vegetable garden in order to restore a new life to outdoor space.