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2013 December | eGardening Today

Keeping Pests Away

Having a garden can be one of life’s simple pleasures. Tending to it can be its own reward, though it can certainly be nice to reap a bounty of fruits and vegetables or prize-worthy flowers. Unfortunately, all of these benefits can be made impossible by just a few simple vermin making meals out of your hard work. If your garden suffers from four legged intruders, keep reading for some easy tips on keeping them away. All vermin are prey for a predator. Sometimes they’re prey for more than one. Buy urine or imitation-urine of these predators and spread it liberally around your garden. Vermin know what this smells like, because they’ve learned it means danger is near. By spilling the substance all over your garden, they’ll think the same of the area and avoid...

Keyless Front Door Locks Are a Reality

By now, most people are comfortable with the concept of a keyless ignition system on their cars. All you need to do is push a button and your car starts up. Some cars also feature keyless entry systems that allow people to unlock their car doors without having to fumble for keys. But until recently, there hasn’t been similar technology in place to let people get into their homes without pulling out their keys and unlocking their doors. This is changing, however, as new technology makes it possible to not use keys to unlock your front door. While some people may not be comfortable with not physically locking or unlocking their doors, the reality is that today’s keyless front door technology is just as safe and secure as having a triple deadbolt lock on your...