Jun 2 2016

How-to-Guide on Removing Weeds Naturally

shutterstock_401799625Last time, we talked about some preventive measures you can take to protect your garden from unwelcome creepy crawlies and other four-legged pests. This week, we’re going to tackle another type of pest. By far, the worst pest that will run rampant in your garden isn’t one with legs at all. It doesn’t creep or crawl, it just simply grows. We are of course, talking about weeds.

Here’s the thing. Weeds aren’t really a bad thing. After all, they’re just another type of plant, trying to make their way in a cruel world. However, when you’re trying to grow a specific type of plant, especially one for food, something’s gotta give. And in this case, it’s the weeds.

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May 23 2016

Pest Removal Tips for your Garden

pest-free-plantsAs a gardener, there’s nothing more frustrating than spending time and energy growing beautiful rows of crops only to wake up and find holes in your plant’s leaves. Whether it’s a hornworm destroying your tomatoes or a rabbit making off with the tops of your pepper plants, garden pests come in all shapes and sizes.

This week, we’re going to cover some great ways to prevent pest damage from occurring at all. The key to keeping your plants pest-free lies in two stages: Continue reading »

May 16 2016

A Quick Guide to the Top Vacuum Attachments

vacuum-attachmentsTo get the most out of your vacuum, you should be taking advantage of the attachments. Of course, with how busy most of us are, we sometimes just forget about them or completely ignore using them. This is a shame because the attachments can really bring the entire system together. So if you’re not sure how to use these various accoutrements, don’t let that hold you back from making the most of your vacuum system. So this week, we’re going to talk about the three most common attachments and how to use them. Then finally we’re going to talk about some specialty attachments that can make other cleaning chores a lot easier. Continue reading »

May 9 2016

The Springtime Scents of Aromatherapy

aromatherapy-scentsSpringtime brings many things; from gentle April showers to fields of wildflowers, this season is full of scents and sounds. However, rain stops, and flowers fade, leaving behind faint memories in their wake. Baking cookies evoke different memories in different people, from warm memories to off-putting ones.  Different smells have long been known to evoke strong feelings in people, driving an entire field of study devoted to scents and how they affect us.  Aromatherapy uses various fragrances to help balance and support a person’s mental health and well-being  and we, your friends from Crucial Vacuum would like to help you improve that. Continue reading »

Apr 29 2016

Gardening with Compost 101: Making Compost and Storage

garden-compost-gardenLast time, we here at Crucial Vacuum talked about how to get a garden up and running if your space is limited. This time, we’re going to discuss a way to make your garden better than you ever thought it could be. This doesn’t just apply to apartment gardeners. If you’re starting a backyard (or front yard!) garden, these tips will come in handy for you as well. We’re talking about compost, or Black Gold. Continue reading »