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Tips on How to Store Your Summer Tools

Summer means shedding the pallor of winter and drying off from the showers of spring, as the warm weather of the season all but demands spending time soaking in some sun. Whether cooking out in the backyard or taking the time to complete some lawn maintenance, the summer also requires breaking out plenty of equipment [...]
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Backyard Renovation to Suit Children and Adults

When redoing a home it is important to take into account all aspects, including the indoors and outdoors. Redoing a backyard can be fun for the whole family, because when done right, it can incorporate aesthetic appeal and a beloved playground for the kids. With the right design, a backyard playground can fulfill every kid’s [...]
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Winter Preparation Tips to Keep You Safe at Home During a Snowstorm

If you live in an area likely to get hit with winter storms, don’t wait until a blizzard is forecasted to begin making winter preparations. Icy roads are one of the greatest risks to your safety during a snowstorm. Proper winter preparedness will help prevent you from needing to venture out for basic supplies or, [...]
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Best Tips for Proper Gutter Cleaning

Gutter cleaning isn’t an activity people look forward to. Yet, it has to be done every spring and fall. It is one of the unwanted chores usually at the bottom of the priority list. Few people can claim to enjoy removing dry leaves and debris from the rooftop. Cleaning is important otherwise the gutter will [...]
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Top Tips for Laying Garden Turf in Winter

A garden is often a homeowner’s pride and joy and whether you enjoy entertaining in the summer with a barbeque or wrapping up warm in the winter and sitting out on a crisp clear night below the stars in front of your chimenea or patio heater, a lawn really can make or break a garden. [...]
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How to Install Wooden Spindles on Outdoor Stairs

Spindles for stairs are essentially needed for supporting the handle railing and keeping it stable. They provide safety and help avoid accidents due to falling or slipping between the gaps created in the railing and the staircase or its floor. Apart from providing the much needed safety, stair spindles add to the style and grace [...]
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Preparing Your Warm Season Lawn for Winter

In terms of winter preparation, warm season lawns differ from cold season lawns in that they go completely dormant and lose their color (most cool season lawns will remain green although they stop growing), and they will do so much earlier in the season. That means that all of your heavy-duty maintenance, such as dethatching, [...]
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Landscaping Your Garden on a Budget

Having a great garden is a really good feature for any home. Not only is it a great place to relax and socialize, having a good garden area is also a key selling point if you are thinking about putting your property on the market. If you’re considering doing up your garden and making some [...]
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Think there’s nothing to do in the October Garden? Oh how wrong you are!

October is a joyous time in an autumn garden, as the colours convert; we mow the lawn for the final phase of the year, and observe as evergreens take on a new vibrancy without having to compete with summer blooms. However, although many plants will begin their hibernation period, there are still an abundance of [...]
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Build Your Own Pergola

If you are thinking of giving your garden a facelift, then the romantic charm of a pergola might be exactly what you need. This simple architectural structure, of Italian origin, is one of the easiest ways to awaken a dull garden. Building such a seemingly complex structure might appear to be difficult, but you would [...]