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Make These Changes To Enjoy Your Backyard Even More This Spring

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If you plan to spend a lot of time in your backyard this year, there are many things you can do to make it more enjoyable for you and your family. Below are two of these things so you can get started creating a beautiful backyard. Use Fountains Fountains can create a tranquil, peaceful feeling while you’re sitting in your backyard and hearing water. There are many types of fountains you can choose from.…

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What Your Window Type Says About You

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Designed to let in light and air, glass windows were actually first used by the ancient Romans. Of course only the wealthy nobility could afford them. Not until the 17th century were glass windows inexpensive enough to be a common feature in homes. The many styles of windows in use today reflect our wide variety of tastes. What kind of window do you prefer in your home? Take a look at what your window type really says about you.…

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What Types Of Basement Waterproofing Are Available?

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Waterproofing your basement is a good financial investment because it helps to prevent a greater amount of damage in the future. There isn’t just one type of basement waterproofing system, but many. Here are some of the steps available to help make your basement more waterproof. Water Drainage Water drainage systems go on the outside of your home, and they work to divert water away from your home’s foundation. They might include pumps that collect water and push it to another space.…

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Water Conditioning 101: A Homeowner's Guide

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Knowing that the water you have coming from the taps in your home is good quality gives you an easy feeling when you see your child go for a glass of water or even when you slip your hands into the dishwater. The fact is, water is a huge part of everyday life, so contaminated water can be a huge concern for the average homeowner. For this reason, there is a pretty good chance that the topic of water conditioning will come up at some point.…

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How To Restore Old Wood Furniture

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Scrapes, clouding, and other blemishes are inevitable on wood furniture after years of use. Fortunately, almost any homeowner can restore their wood furniture to like-new condition with the right tools and know-how. Here is a step-by-step explanation for restoring old wood furniture. Strip Off the Old Finish The finish of your wood furniture will have the biggest impact on its appearance, so removing the old finish is a necessary part of the restoration process.…

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3 Home Decor Ideas Using Water Beads

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Water beads are dry, small and hard when you take them out of the package, but expand to marble-size when soaked in water for the manufacturer’s recommended amount of time. The beads are ideal for making home decor crafts, such as table centerpieces for holiday parties and other celebrations. Because they come in a wide array of vibrant colors, such as red, green, blue, purple and orange, water beads decorations are easy to customize.…

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3 Pests That Will Terrorize Your Vegetable Garden & How to Deal With Them

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Having a vegetable garden can save you a lot of money. According to some experts, you can produce about $1,250 worth of vegetables for every $50 you spend on seeds and supplies. Unfortunately, vegetable gardens are popular with a number of pests that can destroy all your hard work in a matter of weeks. Here are three you will likely come across and what you can do to get rid of them.…

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How to Choose Between the Outdoor Flower Pots for Sale

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Certain times of the year are conducive to large sales in the gardening department of your local stores. This is an excellent time to take advantage of the outdoor flower pots for sale. You’ll need to review your specific needs in order to choose the best flower pot, as there are a few different types and each type has its own benefits.  Clay Pots The most common type of outdoor flower pots for sale is clay pots.…

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Tomato, Tomahto? Tips And Tricks For Growing Tomatoes

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A delicious fruit, tomatoes are famously good for growing yourself due to their ease of growth and the (relatively) small size of their plants. But being relatively easy to grow doesn’t mean that you can just plunk a few seeds into some soil, pour some water on it, and automatically reap red, juicy tomatoes right off the bat – as with many hobbies, things that seem simple are rarely as easy as they may appear.…

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