Monday, January 26, 2015

Better Homes and Garden March 2014

Anatomy of a Planter
Use Quality Soil - Loose, peat based potting soil is the standard for containers - it’s light and well aerated, and it drains perfectly. Never use garden soil or old potting soil. Amending garden beds with used potting soil is a great day to get rid of it.
Reduce Weight   -  Use a lightweight filler in the bottom of the large pots to reduce the amount of potting soil you need to buy, and to lower the weight of planted containers. . A layer of landscape fabric  keeps soil separate  from the filler below
Allow Drainage - an outdoor planter must have a drain hole. If not,  create one with an appropriate  drill bit.  If not, create one with an appropriate  drill bit. A filter pad at the bottom of the pot will keep soil from escaping.
Protect the Surface - a saucer will catch drain water where you need surfaces to stay dry.  Pot feet are an alternative that lets you easily  clean under planters.

Eye Creams - ultra-hydrating salves that plump crow’s feet, calm  puffiness, and camouflage undereye circles. If you aim is simply to soften lines, try applying your regular facial treatments to the area; you might find they work just as well.
Masks - treatments that deliver potent ingredients directly to the skin for immediate - albeit temporary - results. Moisturizing creams and sheet masks plump lines in minutes. Acne - prone patients are best served by the oil-absorbing properties of clay or charcoal formulas.
Scrubs -  cleansing gel or creams spiked  with grainy bits to  physically slough away dirt, dead skin  cells, and impurities.
Peels - rinse off acidic  formulas that   scrubs - loosen bonds between  the cells to whisk away dead skin.  Glycolic, alpha hydroxy, citric, and salicylic acids are  all common active ingredients.
Oils - lots of cleansers and serum now come in oil - rather than water base versions.  It’s you have dry skin, you might find that beauty oils makes skin feel softer.

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