Exploring The Exciting World Of Gardening Substrates

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Exploring The Exciting World Of Gardening Substrates

Substrates. What does that word mean to you? For me, that word conveys potential and opportunity for growth. After all, the type of substrate you select for your garden drastically influences plant growth and yield amounts. Whoa, wait a minute. I'm getting ahead of myself here. First things first, how about introductions? My name is Victor Yardley and I'd like to talk to you about gardening setups with a focus on soil production. I'm glad you're visiting my site. Did you know that you can mix up your own soil formulas to suit any type of plant you have in your garden beds? Are you aware of the sheer amount of manure types and add ins you can throw into the mix to improve nutrient amounts and facilitate drainage? Those topics are just a few of the ideas I will discuss on this site each day. Thanks for stopping by.


Increase The Security Of Your Home: What You Need To Know

Home is where you should feel most secure. You unlock the door to your home, lock the door behind you and should feel at ease, but your locks may not be the best type of locks and could possibly leave you open to a home invasion. To help increase your security and make you feel more comfortable in your own home there are things you can do. Read on for tips.

Change The Locks When You Move In

If you've just moved into your home and received a key from your realtor, you may want to think about either having the lock re-keyed or having the locks changed altogether. The previous owner should have given all of their keys, but think about how many people you may give spare keys to your house to, then think about how many the previous owners may have given out as well. There may be quite a few people that have keys to your home and you don't even know it. Contact a locksmith to have a new lock installed, or to have the locks re-keyed.

Don't Leave Spare Keys Outside

It's tempting to leave a spare key outside in the event you get locked out of your home, but someone that wants to burglarize your home is going to look for these spare keys around your home. Don't leave keys under the doormat, or in a hidden rock (that very noticeably looks like a fake rock). If you think you need a spare key somewhere, leave it where someone would never think to look.

Don't Skimp On Your Locks

If you just have a lock that can be easily broken into, rethink the type of lock you're using. Some locks can be easily "bumped' by anyone. This means someone can very easily break into your home. Think about having numeric locks installed on your home, or having better locks installed by a professional locksmith. Don't forget about back doors or garage entrances as well. Someone looking to burglarize your home isn't always going to go to the front door, they'll use a door that isn't as obvious from the road. 

Other Tips:

  • Don't invite burglars to your home by putting packaging from expensive purchases out at the curb. Wait until the day of garbage day to dispose of this packaging.
  • Don't leave notes for your neighbors or family members while you're away - this tells others that you aren't home.
  • Have a trusted neighbor watch your home while you're away or have someone stay at your home while you're out of town.

You should feel at ease whether you're at home or whenever you're away from your home. Call a professional locksmith, such as Bob's Lock & Key, to help increase security in your home.