Wednesday, April 27, 2022
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Monday, April 25, 2022
Starting a Backyard Garden
Not every homeowner is willing or able to dedicate backyard space to a big garden, but that shouldn't deter you from looking into options for a very rewarding hobby. Whether through simply growing a few herbs or flowers in containers, or by tilling a plot for bountiful harvests, gardening is known to improve physical activity and help us to develop personal resilience and learn to embrace acceptance on a psychological level. If you are a beginner, do not dismay - you will be surprised at the advice you can easily gather just by researching online or at a garden-centre.
Start with a plan based on the time you want to invest and the results you want to achieve, such as abundant foliage or luscious fruits and vegetables. Although each type requires a specific care, indigenous plants tend to be hardiest. After determining growing schedules and sunlight requirements, you need to decide when and where to plant. Make sure taller species do not overshadow neighbouring sunlight-seekers, but also avoid over-exposing those needing shade. Before planting seeds or transplanting slips, condition the soil with recommended nutrients, and ensure water is readily accessible.
Monday, April 18, 2022
Spring Preparation Checklist
Monday, April 11, 2022
Installing an EV Charger at Home
If you are considering purchasing an electric vehicle (EV), you'll need to determine how you will charge it. Invariably, interested homeowners, who have available space, will prefer to have their own private EVSE (electrical vehicle supply equipment), rather than needing to rely on the availability of a spot at a public station. Before deciding on an EVSE, key factors need to be considered, such as the plug design of the selected vehicle, (e.g., SAE J1772), battery charge capacity and typical trip distances.
You may want to consider potential future vehicle purchases that will likely have greater batter storage capacity as innovations continue to develop. In the meantime, consider a minimum a "Level 2" 240-volt service, similar to the service required for a stove or clothes dryer outlet. While a standard household 120-volt plug-in may work, it will require significantly more time to fully charge the battery. As well, you should consider how an EVSE can best contribute to the value of your home. Even if you aren't planning to sell in the foreseeable future, we might all be surprised by the demand for on-site EV charging facilities in residential houses just a few years from now.