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Bird Watching & Wild Bird Feeders

Did you know each species of bird has its own food preference? Each of them, from the American Robin to the sweet Song Sparrow, likes different kinds of seeds, vegetation, and even insects. When you are looking to attract a certain type of bird, this information is helpful for deciding what to put in your […]
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Fire Pits, Planters, Hanging Baskets, & More For Decorating Your Patio

Is there anything more entrancing than staring into a fire? Most of us have distinct memories of sitting around a campfire or bonfire in the summertime, roasting marshmallows and swapping stories. Gathering around a fire has been a social event going back thousands of years, and for good reason – there’s something about a fire […]
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Installing and Repairing Patio Covers and Gutters

The patio, which is basically a place for recreation right outside of the house, is usually the space between the house and the garden. It is used as a dining area and is typically paved. A gutter, on the other hand, is a channel that diverts rain away to another direction so that it does […]
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Four Questions to Test Your Organic Gardening IQ

1. You see a small round reddish bug with black spots on your squash plants. What should you do? a)Drop it in a bucket of soapy water. b)Leave it; ladybugs are beneficial garden bugs. c)Get more information. Correct Answer: C  Although ladybugs are beneficial garden bugs, the dreaded squash bug is very similar in appearance. […]
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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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Four Tips for Dealing With Woodworms

It’s that time of year again. The warmer weather is here and with it homeowners start to see the telltale signs of unexpected visitors in their homes – woodworm!  So, to help all those who think they have a woodworm problem we have compiled a handy list of the top tips to help ease those […]
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Top 10 Landscaping Tips of 2011

Looking to make the most out of your garden with some clever design? Then check out our top ten landscaping tips for 2011, the year for being water-wise, eco-conscious and spectacularly creative about space. 1. Have a plan No one ever created a masterpiece without having a blueprint, which is exactly what you need if […]
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Decking For Outdoor Hot Tubs

The installation of a hot tub in the home or garden was once the pleasure of the rich and famous, or at least the reasonably wealthy.  However, the cost of such projects has fallen dramatically in recent years and hot tubs are now much more affordable; putting them within reach of the average working man.  […]
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Top 5 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Backyard Space

Summer is the perfect time for being outdoors. You probably have a summer barbecue or two planned and your kids are probably planning on spending hours on end playing in the backyard. But when your backyard is an eye sore, the last thing that you want to do is host an outdoor party or have […]
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7 Outdoor Furnishing Ideas

This summer it’s time to do something exciting. Whether you are wanting to do a total makeover of you outdoor space, or just add an interesting flair, I have seven great ideas that will bring some additional depth and functionality to your porch, balcony, patio, or sun room. 1. Let there be lights! Since most […]