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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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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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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 […]
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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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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 […]