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Stringing Up the Garden

If you walk into a garden done in the style of Fedor van der Valk, you had better be prepared to gawk. These magnificent suspended gardens are a new and popular trend in the horticultural world. They have all the allure and the beauty of hanging gardens –but without the pots and baskets. Hanging Gardens [...]
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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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10 Ways to Make Your Home Green Today

Having a green home can start at the construction phase, but if you’re not in the market for a new house, there are plenty of cheap, simple, quick ways to make your home a little more eco-friendly. If you’ve been thinking about jumping on the green bandwagon but aren’t sure where to start, here are [...]
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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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Make the Most Out of Your Swimming Pool with Accessories

Although many see a swimming pool, whether in a leisure centre or at home, as somewhere to exercise and get a few lengths under the belt, in reality a pool can offer so much more to all generations of the family, if you know how to accessorise it and where to get the accessories from. [...]
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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 [...]