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Top Five Tips to Make Your Home Green

There’s been a lot of talk in the last few years regarding recycling and clean living, and it seems to be catching on in a big way. Environmental consciousness and healthy living trends have led to new industry booms as the corporate world rushes to take advantage of our new interests. In this case, that [...]
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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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Urban Gardening and the Effects it Has on Communities

Growing up in middle Tennessee in the late 1960s and early 1970s, I went to school with kids whose families farmed, grew tobacco or operated a dairy farm. These kids regularly missed school because they were turning tobacco leaves during curing, harvesting a crop or transporting said crop to market. Other families had a small [...]
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The Most Beautiful Sea-View Houses in the United Kingdom

So many people wish to trade in their hectic city lives for a place by the sea. There can be nothing more calming than sitting back and watching the sea slowly landing at the foot of your home. There is many an attractive proposition when it comes to buying a house by the sea. Here [...]
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DIY Ant Control

Ants can become a headache-inducing nuisance for many homeowners. Due to their extensive colony network, locating and exterminating them is usually difficult. Luckily, there are many home remedies that work. These remedies are excellent forms of ant control. Homeowners should place slices of cucumber or cucumber peels in areas highly trafficked by ants. Homeowners can [...]
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Advances In Manufacturing Allow Your Shed To Last Decades Longer

It seems that almost everybody has the typical garden shed and more importantly everybody seems to need one. The typical size was always 8 foot by 6 foot with a single door and a small window, and these used to require regular and sometimes expensive maintenance. This was almost entirely due to most sheds coming [...]
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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 [...]
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Suitable Railing Construction Materials for Your Home

A railing installation adds style and a personal stamp of customization to your home which adds to the curb appeal. They are also going to play a serious role in enhancing the security of your property, and in the case of railings used around a swimming pool, they must be effective in stopping unescorted children [...]
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Compost Tumblers Make Composting Easy

Organic gardening has been around since the beginning of the gardening experience. When you are looking into turning your garbage into something that will that will produce dividends, you might want to look into compost tumblers. Most people who are true organic gardeners have already begun their own compost bin, taking time out now and [...]