Eyelash Enhancers Vs Eyelash Extensions

What woman wouldn’t love to have longer and fuller lashes? However, some women want and expect to have those longer lashes instantly and choose to have eyelash extensions to get those longer lashes.

Other people choose to be more patient believing that natural eyelash enhancers will give them the lashes they want. Let’s look at both eyelash enhancers and eyelash extensions and see which is the better choice.

Eyelash Extensions

Getting Eyelash extensions can change those short stubby lashes to long thick lashes in just one day however, you need to keep in mind that this means you will have to have the time to spend between 1 to 2 hours or more of your day having those extensions attached to your own natural lashes. Some people find having someone work that close to their eyes for that long a period of time quite uncomfortable. Some people have been known to have allergic reactions to the adhesives used to attach the extensions to your lashes.

Eyelash extensions are also extremely expensive which makes it impossible for those on a budget to afford this way of increasing their eyelash length. And considering that you need to have your extensions redone about every 6 weeks the cost of extensions can quickly add up.

Eyelash extensions can also cause damage to your own natural eyelashes resulting in breakage and even the loss of lashes. In addition they require specific maintenance such as you can only use water based eye make up remover rather than oil based and you need to use luke warm water when washing around your eyes as hot water could either cause the adhesive to let go or make it sticky resulting in your eyelashes sticking together and looking a mess.

In some cases those synthetic lashes begin to fray leaving your lashes looking noticeably artificial at best. Some disappointed critics of eyelash extensions have even reported that when they had these frayed lashes removed their own lashes came out with them leaving them with fewer and more sparse eyelashes than ever before.

Eyelash Enhancers

With natural eyelash enhancers you won’t get instantly longer lashes, in fact most take a few weeks to give you the longer and fuller lashes you want. On the other hand, you can apply the product from home in just for a few seconds so you won’t have to put your busy life on hold for hours every month or so in order to get the lashes you want.

Natural eyelash enhancers are also reasonably priced and when compared to those extensions much more inexpensive, costing most people less in a year than having those extensions applied just two times.

Most importantly natural eyelash enhancers don’t damage the lashes you do have and products such as Idol Lash actually condition and improves the condition of your lashes so that they not only grow longer but, stronger as well.

When you weigh the pros and cons of the two methods of getting longer lashes which would you prefer? While eyelash extensions can give you the results you want in just one day the negatives far outweigh the positives when you consider the cost, the damage to your own natural eyelashes, and the extra maintenance required to keep those eyelash extensions looking good.

On the other hand using a natural eyelash enhancing products may take a little more time to get you those beautiful lashes you have been wanting they not only lengthen but, strengthen your natural lashes instead of damaging them. These products are also reasonably priced making them the better value for your money.

Many women who used to swear by those eyelash extensions and switched to an all natural eyelash growth product admit that they much prefer the look and the feel of their own longer lashes over those expensive synthetic lashes.

It’s no wonder that more and more women have been turning from those eyelash extensions to the more natural means of growing their lashes longer and more beautiful than they ever believed possible. Isn’t it time you discovered the more natural way to get those long lashes you have been hoping for?

Things Your Business Should Never Share On Social Media

Social media is a powerful tool. It can be used to reach thousands of people with just the touch of a screen. This power also makes it an incredibly dangerous thing in the wrong hands. Even in the right hands, social media can go hilariously and devastatingly wrong.

Porn

Obviously. However, sometimes it can happen by accident. How can this ever be an accident? Mislabeled pictures, a social media person logged into their personal account by mistake, a slip of a mouse click. It can happen. Just ask American Airlines. The best way to deal with this is to take it down immediately. Then address it. There is absolutely no chance that no one will have seen it. Businesses spend a lot of time and money building their social media presence, so when something goes wrong, it is always seen. Addressing the fail and dealing with it gracefully and with humility is the best way. Simply perform a mea culpa and apologise. Don’t dress it up in excuses, denial or blame, just be honest and move on.

Personal problems

We get it, you want to be approachable and personable on social media. Dan from Optus proved that showing a human side is a strong way to build your brand. However, he wasn’t attempting to paint Optus as a brand for the people, he was just reacting in a human way to a complaint that wasn’t going away. He didn’t post his comments in a vacuum, they were in response to messages addressed to his company and he wasn’t espousing his opinions for the world. Your followers aren’t interested in your opinions or your problems; they’re interested in theirs. That’s how the business/consumer relationship works. Regardless of what is going on at home, you have to be the best version of your work-self at all times. Remain professional, address the comments of your followers and don’t bring your private self into the equation. Dan from Optus is always Dan from Optus when on the company account. He isn’t Dan from 12 Smith St, Dan with the marital problems, or Dan who beat his favourite video game over the weekend and wanted to share the video on the company’s Twitter feed.

Swearing

This is a grey area and some businesses have a different view of what constitutes swearing. Your multi-channel retail partners Amazon and eBay wouldn’t even utter the mildest profanity on social media and in many ways this is probably the best approach. Everybody has their own threshold for offence and the danger of trying to run a business is that your own relaxed demeanour might not necessarily mesh with your entire audience. It is better to play it safe and refrain from the darns and the hecks as much as the 100 proof ones.

You never know who is reading your social media output and who they will tell. Where is gets tricky is when people swear at your business, on Twitter especially. Facebook has built-in profanity filters, however Twitter has no such safeguards. It makes it difficult to address the tweet without highlighting its content and exposing your followers to the bad language. The key here is to take the discussion out of the public forum. If you must quote their tweet, censor the language in your reply. You can’t change what they wrote, but you can prevent it being repeated.

Celebrity Eyelashes Without Faking It

We’ve all seen the photos of beautiful models with stunning eyes masked by incredible long, thick, luscious, celebrity eyelashes that really give that WOW factor.

Every woman wants to recreate that effect of beauty and glamour but don’t know how to or assume that it’s born out of expensive mascaras, professionally applied or hand crafted fake lashes individually made.

Look at those photos closely and you’ll see that it’s the lashes that really create the effect so let’s focus on how to do this.

It all starts with long thick eyelashes – some women are fortunate enough to be born with them but for the most they are just a dream – but perhaps that dream can become a reality?

Idol Lash promises eyelash growth in just a few weeks – it’s a growth serum that very simply applied to the lashes line at night to allow it to stimulate growth as you sleep. The results are linger, thicker lashes within just a few weeks.

Whilst an eyelash is similar to other hairs whereas a human hair from the head will continue growing for up to three years and eyelash has only three months before it drops out and is replaced. This means that the time for growth is limited so if you can nourish the lashes and encourage faster growth the result will be longer lashes … simple as that!

And that’s exactly what Idol Lash does – nourishes the hairs and stimulates the growth cycle.

Sure, you can still use mascaras but because you will be starting with longer lashes in the first place the results will be even more impressive plus you will be able to give that little bit of curl which can have an incredible effect.

Idol Lash is not the only product on the market today but it’s one that is clinically proven to work and comes with a 100% money back guarantee.

It’s completely natural formulation consists of protein, vitamins, minerals and natural extracts that are carefully formulated to stimulate growth whilst maintaining nourishment and health. Added to this are natural oils and moisturizing agents to increase blood circulation and retain moisture to make each lash resistant to damage.

Want To Try Eyelash Tinting

Have you ever had your eyelashes, waxed, or threaded before? The mystical effect of perfect eyelash arches is better than getting a fresh haircut at anytime! It brings your self-confidence way up and make your feel just like a goddess!

Such features as your eyelashes give your face geometric balance and make your eyes or eye color stand out bold. Having polished eyebrows requires more than just getting rid of those pesky, stray hairs every two weeks! Traditionally, not matching your lashes to your hair color is an awful mistake to make and is still considered as a no-no today. Well, unless you really want to stand out from the crowd, but I doubt most women are willing to put themselves through that! In today’s world, fashion shows around the globe are stocked with gorgeous models, strutting down the runway with bold, brown, black, or colored arches. Taking a few minutes each week or even day, to darken or lighten your eyebrows adds valuable time to your morning beauty routine. But, you may ask, is there a simpler, more efficient way to tint your eyelashes? Yes there is, and it is called Semi-permanent Tinting!

Now, what exactly is Semi-permanent Tinting? Well, here is a small tidbit of information. Semi-permanent hair color seems to have a smaller amount of molecules than today’s temporary dyes. These dyes tend to only partially penetrate the hair shaft. Just for this reason only, the color will most likely survive repeated washing, typically 4–6 shampoos or for just a few weeks. This means you won’t have to continually dye your eyelashes everyday, but instead once every week or so, depending on your washing habits. To find more information about this form of eyelash dying, please click here.

Having long, lustrous eyelashes will make a world of difference to your public appearance. But who wants to put on mascara every day if you don’t have to, right? Although these similar treatments have hit the mainstream, many have yet to try them out. Well, from researching out to do this from various sources on the internet, this is what we have come to find.

How the process works?

They use a vegetable-based dye on both the eyelashes and the eyebrows for added definition. Think of it as a glazing for these hairs, similar to varathane. During a brow tinting, an aesthetician will first apply Vaseline to the skin surrounding the eyebrow or eyelash. This process will protect the skin and prevent the dye from bleeding onto it. Then the tint is painted directly onto the eyebrow. The dye will then set for 10 minutes. Any residue that occurs is gently removed with a soft, wet cloth. Keep in mind however, the tint will not work like a tattoo. The dye will only color the existing hairs and not the root itself. Here is another important tip. If you use self-tanner, it’s best to skip it the week before you come in for your service, as the tanner can react badly with the dye.

Who should really try it?

Although a similar process, lash tinting takes around 20 minutes. “In addition to applying Vaseline around the eye, a protective pad is placed under the bottom lashes to cover the skin below,” explains the eyelash expert. “After the vegetable tint is applied onto the lashes on closed eyes, the dye will set for between five to eight minutes before theapplies a second coat of eyelash or eyebrow tint. After five to eight minutes, the lash pad is taken off and the eye area (including the eyelashes) are wiped clean with clean, wet cotton pads. This is to ensure no residue seeped inside the eye. If this were to occur, the eyes are rinsed with a saline solution.

Getting an eyelash and eyebrow tinting works for everyone! With lustrous, well-groomed brows, it gives your appearance look much more youthful. As well, the brow dye can be customized to any color you wish for. However, eyelash tints seem to work best on people with blonde or lighter-colored lashes. Many people have lashes that fade at the ends. So when they are tinted, they can look a lot longer than normal eyelashes do. This treatment is also helpful for women who have little time to spare. You can run out the door with absolutely no mascara at all and hit the gym, go to the beach or carry on with your daily routine and not have to worry about the mascara running down your face. Sounds great, doesn’t it?

How to make your eyelash and eyebrow treatment last?

The longevity of both the eyebrow and eyelash tinting treatment will last around three to six weeks, depending on your washing routine. However, you can build upon your eyelash tints, colors and shades to keep the look from fading over the course of time. Is there another way to keep the color from fading away? One helpful tip is to avoid oil-based wipes, cleansers or moisturizers. These products will dissolve your tints in quite a hurry and ultimately make your eyelashes return to their normal look. As for makeup wise, wearing mascara or brow pencil over your eyelash and eyebrow tint are absolutely fine.

Are there dangers in eyelash and eyebrow dying?

There are no FDA-approved permanent dyes or tints of eyelashes and eyebrows, so it is important to know what kind of product each salon uses before you set up an appointment for your eyelash treatment . Benefit only uses the best and safest products out there. This has to do with the semi-permanent tint which is vegetable-based. Therefore, there are absolutely no threat or danger of blindness what so ever. Tinting is very safe for all customers, men, women, and even expecting moms! I don’t know any men who have their eyebrows and eyelashes dyed though, maybe you do?

How To Install A Pond

If you haven’t chosen where you’ll be putting you pond yet, see our last post “Preparing to Install a Pond” to help you choose the best area in your yard.

Now that you’ve chosen the best area to install your pond, now it’s time to get started. I’ve attached a video that gives you a step by step guide on installing an in-ground pond. The tools you will need include a shovel, hand compactor, wheel barrel, measuring tape, level, dead blow hammer, safety glasses, string, spray paint, wood stake, and gloves. When it comes to supplies, this video uses an AB York block and AB Wall Cap. You can used different block types and build a different shaped pond than they do in this video. If you choose to do that, I’d would recommend looking for instructions that fit the type of pond you’re looking for. Once you have all the tools and supplies, clear the area around the location you’ve chosen.

With your tape measure, find the center of where the pond will be and hammer in a wood stake in that location. Next you will need to measure the string to be the length of the radius of the size of pond you desire. For this next step, you will need two people. Have one person hold the string in the center of the circle on the wood stake while the other pulls the string away from the stake. Once there is no slack in the string, put the can of spray paint near the end of the string and start walking in a circle and spraying. The next step is to make sure the sizing and location are correct. Once the blocks are in place, mark the outside of the blocks with your shovel. Once you have this outline, you can remove the blocks and start digging. Dig a 12 inch hole within this circle. The rest of the digging process is easier to watch on the video than to describe here. You’ll be digging 3 more inches where the blocks will be placed and adding sand in that area. Use a straight 2 by 4 and your level to make sure the area is flat and make adjustments where needed.

The last steps include putting in two levels of blocks to make sure they are level, remove them, add the liner, then place the blocks back in. Add water, electricity, whatever you need. Again, watch the video for more detailed instructions. They have more information on their website if you need further instruction for this type of pond: www.allenblock.com.

A night addition to your pond would be to add lighting so that you can enjoy your pond in the evening as well. We’ll add a post about lighting in the near future.

What’s The Difference Between Carpet and Rug Quality?

Carpets & Carpet Quality Carpet quality and grades are not all the same. When shopping for carpet flooring, you should be aware of how the grade and quality can impact your satisfaction with the product.

In some cases, there may be a noticable difference when seeing or touching the carpet to indicate a high or low quality. In other cases, the grade is not nearly so apparent. Carpet cost is always a factor, but low-priced carpet is no great deal if it is going to look attractive for only a short period of time before, basically, wearing out. Understanding Carpet Quality and Grades Of course, you don’t have to purchase the most expensive carpet or rug in order to obtain a quality product; you can hit a happy medium where carpet prices and quality meet.

Carpet quality is, in part, determined by the type of fiber used to create the carpet, combined with the twist, density and finish of the fiber or blend of fiber. Density of fiber refers to the amount of fiber or yarn used in the carpet and how close together the tufts or loops are placed. Density is measured at the back of the carpet where the base of each tuft can be seen. Carpet, which is low density, will not wear well over time. Basically, the more tufts you see on the back and the less backing you see, the better the carpet density.

Some carpets and rugs are made from continuous fibers, while others are created from staple fibers, or spun fibers. Actually the staple fiber is simply short fibers spun to create yarn. Wool carpet is an example of staple fiber, as are most all-natural fibers. While continuous fibers are woven into yarn, they contain longer, usually man-made fibers and, unlike natural materials, do not shed.

Carpet can be crafted from nylon which is a synthetic fiber, nylon which is a wear-resistant man-made fiber, olefin which is often known as polypropylene and is a strong, strain resistant man-made fiber. Polyester is a non-natural fiber used for it resilience and lost cost. Polyester is also soft when crafted into a thick cut pile finish. Acrylic may feel like wool but it doesn’t cost nearly as much however it is not yet as commonly used in carpet flooring.

Wool is the main natural fiber currently used in carpets. However, with new eco-friendly products, it is likely we will see a change in this soon but since wool is a renewable resource, it has little negative green impact. It is the most expensive fiber for carpeting and should not be placed in direct sunlight because it will fade. Any of the above fibers can be used to create blends of fibers to craft carpet.

There is no true universal standard for carpet grading yet some manufacturers indicate the grade of their products for comparison purposes. If you are comparing carpets from a single manufacturer, you can compare the grade, if given. However, if you are shopping through several brands, it is better to look for a rating that indicates the carpet is meant for high traffic, medium traffic or low traffic. Of course, there is no legal standard in this rating either, but it does give you a better idea of the carpet you are comparing.

Lastly, you’ll want to choose the carpet finish you prefer. You may like plush cut, Saxony’s smooth even cut pile finish, Frieze carpet which has extra yarn twists to better hide footprints. Textured finish might be the right choice for your needs. Berber carpet offers short looped yarns and is great for high traffic. Cut and loop carpet combines cut pile with loops for texture and patterns and can be quite impressive, appearing sculptured and very artistic. Multi-level loop carpet uses several loop heights to add pizzazz to the carpet.

Armed with this awareness of carpet grades and quality differences, you will go into the marketplace as a wise shopper. This will ensure you purchase carpet products which will work well in the areas of your home in which you wish to place new carpeting and the carpet will remain beautiful and functional for many years to come.

Natural Landscaping, Beach Landscapes, Bermuda Grass, Planting Flowers

Natural Landscaping Natural landscaping is one way to make a landscaping design low-maintenance. All too often, people select garden plants based on what looks good in a magazine without considering what plants will thrive in their region.

By using plants that are native to the area and allowing the landscape to be as natural as possible, a lot of the stress and labor involved in maintaining an attractive yard that is easy to live with is removed.

For example, if you live in an area near the ocean, salt-tolerant plants can be used for beach landscapes and the plants will thrive. Natural Landscaping The natural landscaping you create may restrict planting flowers to those species that can survive the salt air, but those that you do plant will be beautiful!

Because natural landscaping employs plants that are native to the region, you will find fewer common lawn problems and will need fewer lawn disease solutions and pest control. This means you will save money on gardening supplies and will not need to use strong pesticides, fungicides and other products that are toxic to humans and animals.

Of course, even if you are planning on natural landscaping for your yard, you will probably want an area of beautiful, manicured grass. Select a variety of grass that performs well in the conditions where you live. Your local lawn and garden store can advise you of the best choice and the benefits of each. Sure, everyone wants a lawn that looks like a golf course and you can have that if you select your species of grass carefully.

It is strange but true that natural landscaping is so frequently rejected. In one landscape, you will find gardeners purchasing Bermuda Grass that in another lawn is considered to be weeds and are removed constantly! It is much, much easier to accept the plants and grass that is native and allow them to grow into beautiful specimens rather than fighting against Mother Nature.

For example, people in Florida struggle to make their lawns look as if they are not beach landscapes while people in New Mexico struggle to make their yards look as if they are not desert landscapes! It is true that the lawn and garden stores love this fact because these people return again and again to purchase more plants after the previous poorly-selected species have died. These people spend a lot of money on supplies, supplements, fertilizers, pesticides, and other products when simply implementing natural landscaping is an easy, simple and inexpensive solution.

If only those people in Florida would realize that they can enjoy an orchid collection outside their homes while people in New Mexico will never be successful trying to grow orchids in anything short of a humidified greenhouse, they would save a lot of time, money, and labor. Let the landscape to be as natural as possible while retaining its appeal will prevent spending your free time in back breaking efforts in this war against Mother Nature.

No matter where you live, well-maintained natural landscaping is every bit as beautiful as landscaping options that must be pampered daily. You get to enjoy your yard rather than consider it a dreaded chore.

There’s A Tent For That! – What’s Wrong with Girls and Gaming? Oh, that’s Right: Nothing!

If you are hosting an outdoor event in the near future, you may be keeping your fingers crossed that the weather holds up, so your guests aren’t drenched, frozen, or broiled. If you think your shindig can’t be accommodated in indoor surroundings to ensure the proper climate and conditions, think again. Read on to learn all the different ways event tents can be customized to suit your special needs and provide a temporary “indoors” for any event.

The basic structural and functional elements of event tents have come a long way lately. Whereas they used to be simple enclosures from weather, now they can practically replace permanent buildings for what would otherwise be tricky outdoor events.

If, for example, you have difficult terrain in your back yard, there are now tent rental companies that can construct tents around immovable structures. They can build bridges across swimming pools and erect tents with trees in the middle. If you’re hosting an event on the beach, there are also tent companies that specialize in uneven surfaces, like sand dunes and bluffs.

To separate the zones within event tents, you have numerous options today. A split-level design makes it clear where dining ends and dancing begins, and it’s also ideal for entertaining on a slope. You can also add on a deck or porch to some tents–ideal for anything from wedding photos to guests who smoke.

If you want sturdier protection from the elements, think about using a tent with clear plastic windows, so you don’t have to forgo a view to block wind and rain. For sporting events that are in danger of being rained out, there are giant inflatable tents that can host golf tournaments and soccer games, and there are also mini tents for one or two people, so spectators can be protected from Mother Nature at road races and rowing meets.

Event planners and hosts are no longer limited to a plain, white, one-size-fits-all tent for formal events either. Whether you want a nautical theme, a safari motif, or walls of vibrant color, there’s a tent just for you.

For children’s events, you can find circus themes and even small tents that say, “Kids only!” For something more grownup and exotic, why not try a Moroccan-style tent made of vintage North African fabrics or a romantic tent with billowing gauze?

With all these tent styles and structures, it only makes sense that you’d have a host of extras to choose from these days. Solid flooring can be every bit as colorful as the rest of the tent, and you can also find classic black and white tiles too. There are even carpeting and artificial turf options for luxury and sporting events, respectively.

Climate control in event tents is practically as good as indoor HVAC nowadays. Whether you need air conditioning or heat for a wedding in a snowy field, you can have it.

Lighting isn’t just functional anymore in event tents. You can create any kind of ambiance you want with chandeliers and changing colors (one for the ceremony, another for the reception). Lighting can also make beautiful patterns on the ceiling of the tent–a unique and low-cost way to add to your decor.

Don’t let anxiety about the weather spoil your anticipation of your big day. Talk to an event planner or tent rental company like http://www.joliettent.net today about your needs, and you may wind up with a tent so wonderful you never want to take it down!

The Benefits And Drawbacks Of Idol Lash Products

Idol Lash almost is a charm product that corrects this problem of having short, thin as well as squat eye lashes. The lash development solutions are significantly increasing replacing the eye lashes expansions.

The summary of having thick and black eyelashes provides the general look of a suitable attractive female. It tends to give the complete sensuous look making ladies charming in some way. The internet sites for the Idol Lash item is developed in such a way that it has thorough details concerning the product, but as well focusing a lot more on getting procedures.

The ingredients present in this product consist of the panthenol, which is rather vitamin B5 frequently utilized in hair conditioners, wheat germ, nettle essence, alfalfa, kelp, chamomile and arnica. These are the most identified active ingredients.

The advantages that the Idolizer Lash item often tends to offer for its customers is best discussed by the truth that all the components specified makes lots of consumers to be able to eat the product without any type of concern or fear. If the product brings any type of irritation after that a ninety day cash assurance is supplied for the consumer.

With every little thing entailing research study to determine the product is practical for usage, the clinical research studies reveal the positive results of using Idolizer Lashes as a trustworthy appeal product. In spite of this, idolizer is pricey, and the ingredients are briefly discussed on plan. The free consultancy inquiries area of the web site is not offered, as well as the business email info is not supplied as well.

Therefore after that, the eye lash is surfacing in different brand names on the market, which tend to be much better than the others. On top of that the reality continues to be that the Idol Lash product reinforces the eye eyelash hairs, therefore making them grow much faster and also much longer.

Common Lawn Problems and Solutions

Common Lawn Problems cont… Moles and gophers are two of the most troublesome animal pests that can invade a lawn. Gopher tunnels are distinguished from mole tunnels by the crescent-shaped mound of soil around the entrance of a hole. Neither of these animals wants to eat your grass, but the tunnels they use to find food and plow through your yard, definitely detract from its appearance. Gophers Gophers range in length from 6 to 12 inches. They have thick bodies and small eyes and ears. If gophers invade your yard, you’re going to see a small force invasion. One acre can feed and house sixteen to twenty gophers.

Gophers are found from Indiana west to the Pacific Ocean. Gophers push soil out of their holes, creating distinctive fan or crescent shaped mounds on the surface of the ground. After digging a mound, they may close up the entrance of the hole with a soil plug. Their tunnels are about two inches in diameter and follow no pattern. They can be few inches to two feet below the soil and can run significant lengths. The best way to control gophers is to drive the pest away. In order to do that, you must find all the entrances to its tunnel. Tip To identify all the entrances to a gopher hole you will need a lawn mower and a hose. Step 1: Place one end of the hose in the gopher hole, then seal the entrance. Step 2: Place oil in the end of the exhaust to create smoke. Step 3: Place the other end of the hose on the exhaust This will cause smoke to fill the trails, allowing you to see all the entrances. You may also see gophers emerging from these holes. Once all the holes are identified, you can seal them with piles of soil while you continue to blow exhaust from the power mower into the tunnel. This will kill the entire inhabitant with poisonous carbon monoxide fumes. You can also put sulfur into the holes and seal all the entrances. Gophers will also abandoned holes with ammonia soaked sponges. Moles Another common animal pest is the mole. They do not eat plants, but they do eat lots of grubs, beetles, earthworms and other soil dwellers. Although that aspect of the mole is attractive, unfortunately, it damages the root systems in lawns by burrowing close to the surface in its search for food. Moles can also spread disease among the plants and grasses. Moles are found throughout the entire United States. In their search for food, the mole will make an extensive network of tunnels. Believe it or not, only a couple moles probably make all those molehills in your yard.

This is where they differ greatly from the gopher, where you may have dozens. To control and rid your yard of moles, you must first know which lanes in your yard are used as travel lanes. The following describes the best way to make this determination. Tip Determining Travel Lanes for Moles Step One: Mark all molehills in your yard with stones or stakes. Step Two: Gently step on several places in all the hills just enough to disturb the hill, but not crush it. Step Three: Mark all the places that you disturbed the trail with a stone. Step Four: Check the areas again the following day, and every day thereafter to determine which spots you disturbed are restored. This will tell you exactly which lanes are the travel lanes for the mole. Once the lanes are determined, you may begin trapping the moles for eradication. To trap a mole, place a trap only in the travel lanes. You can restore your lawn by using a lawn roller or similar device to flatten the hills back flush with the ground. Dog Urine Another common problem that cannot be controlled by general lawn care and maintenance is the presence of dogs that enter your yard and use it as a restroom. Outside dogs cannot be controlled, but if it’s our own dog, make sure it has a designated place to relieve itself, other than on your neatly manicured lawn.

Female dog urine is especially harmful to lawns. This problem can be distinguished from other diseases and insect invasions in that there will be a large brown spot, surrounded by bright green lawn. Once a dog begins urinating in a particular spot, they’re likely to continue to do so until trained otherwise. If yours or someone else’s dog is urinating on your lawn, killing your grass, the best remedy is to first, take care of the problem, then secondly, water that spot thoroughly to wash away the urine residue. Eventually the grass will rejuvenate itself. If it doesn’t, you may need to reseed the lawn in that area. Repairing Bare Spots in the Lawn Disease , insects , and lack of prior maintenance, as well as many other reasons can cause bare spots on your lawn. Once you have decided to take the steps in maintaining your lawn properly, it is important that you repair any bare spots that remain after the treatments begin.

Also, it may be necessary from time to time to repair bare spots that were created by disease or an invasion of pests. It’s important to repair the bare spots to prevent more damage to your lawn. Your lawn holds soil in place and when grass is not growing, weather and foot traffic will create ruts. These ruts may increase the size of the bare spot. Also, if grass is not growing in an area, weeds will probably thrive there. Weeds are much more adaptable and can thrive in the worst of conditions. Even the conditions that caused that bare spot in the first place. Eventually, the weeds will seed themselves and spread into other areas of your lawn. This will cause you additional work in the long run. An actively growing lawn is your best defense against weeds.