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Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder Success Tips

If you live in the U.S., chances are you’ve got squirrels running around your backyard. While fun to watch, they can be a real nuisance, especially if you’re a bird lover. Squirrels can easily ransack bird feeders, leaving them empty of both seed and bird visitors. And then there’s the squirrel proof bird feeder, which [...]
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Three Steps to a Multisensory Outdoor Living Space

Outdoor living spaces provide unique opportunities for relaxing and entertaining. One of the major benefits of being outdoors is the multi-sensory experience. Before choosing enhancements for your outdoor living area, study the sensory experience that already exists. Spend time in the space at the different times of day that you will be using it to [...]
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3 Quick Tips to Create the Perfect Garden

With a little bit of planning creating your ideal outdoor living area is easier than you think. The problem most people have is working out where to start. 1. Design the garden The first step is to assess what you want to use your garden for. Don’t limit yourself to just one thing; a well-designed [...]
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Best Wood for Weather-Resistant Decks

If you’re looking to build or repair a deck for your home, it pays to do your due diligence when it comes to choosing the right wood to use for the deck. Here are some pros and cons of the different types of woods often used for decking. Yellow Pine Decks About 85 percent of [...]
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Beautify Your Home with Garden Sheds and Outhouses

The warmth of summer is the loveliest time to spend extended periods outdoors, taking in the beauty of flora and fauna or entertaining guests. With your own garden being the perfect setting for outdoor enjoyment, your pleasure can be enhanced wonderfully by adding garden sheds and outhouses to your garden. From plastic sheds to wooden [...]
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Designing the Perfect Pool Spot for Summer

The sun is shining bright. Days are getting longer and hotter. The kids are out of school. That means summer is practically upon us, and if you are in Southern California, you need to figure out how to stay cool this summer. Fortunately, if you have a pool, you are already part of the way [...]
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Ten Tips for Outdoor Home Improvement

If starting an outdoor home improvement project seems like an overwhelming task, do not feel like you must go through it alone. Your local home improvement store offers workshops, as well as home remodeling books and magazines with plenty of ideas and project instructions. The following tips will give you some useful ideas for outdoor [...]
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Add Structure To Your Garden With Heath And Heather Shrubs

Heaths and heathers are shrubs everyday gardeners may not know about. Heaths and heathers are a hardy plant that once established is drought tolerant and is an easy care shrub, providing color and shape to your garden. A mass planting of blooming heaths and heathers is a beautiful addition to any garden. The Difference Between [...]
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Fun Ways to “Summer-up” Your Home

Every summer tends to bring with it a sense of excitement. It seems like this summer “energy” started when we were young. I’m sure we can all recall getting out of school for two and a half months of freedom. As a kid there was nothing more exciting than summer vacation. As adults we may [...]
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How To Know What Soil Type You Have

The soil in your garden is the foundation in which all your flowers, vegetables and trees are anchored, but it does far more than simply bind their roots. The type of soil dictates which plants will grow and how well they will grow . It insulates the crowns of herbaceous flowers from cold and dry [...]