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Backyard Renovation to Suit Children and Adults

When redoing a home it is important to take into account all aspects, including the indoors and outdoors. Redoing a backyard can be fun for the whole family, because when done right, it can incorporate aesthetic appeal and a beloved playground for the kids. With the right design, a backyard playground can fulfill every kid’s [...]
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Top Tips for Laying Garden Turf in Winter

A garden is often a homeowner’s pride and joy and whether you enjoy entertaining in the summer with a barbeque or wrapping up warm in the winter and sitting out on a crisp clear night below the stars in front of your chimenea or patio heater, a lawn really can make or break a garden. [...]
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Landscaping Your Garden on a Budget

Having a great garden is a really good feature for any home. Not only is it a great place to relax and socialize, having a good garden area is also a key selling point if you are thinking about putting your property on the market. If you’re considering doing up your garden and making some [...]
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Think there’s nothing to do in the October Garden? Oh how wrong you are!

October is a joyous time in an autumn garden, as the colours convert; we mow the lawn for the final phase of the year, and observe as evergreens take on a new vibrancy without having to compete with summer blooms. However, although many plants will begin their hibernation period, there are still an abundance of [...]
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5 Tips for Building a Shed on Your Property

Building a shed is a great way to both add value to your home and have a space for extra storage.  Whether you are using it for lawn and garden equipment or just need a little outbuilding to keep some supplies, a well-built shed can last as many years as your home if it is [...]
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Tips For Keeping Your Yard Pristine

If you have lawn problems, you’re not alone. Keeping your yard pristine isn’t easy, especially when you’re up against shaded areas, grass pests, and nuisance animals. Read on for tips on how to get your yard where you want it to be and keep it that way. Holes Small holes throughout your yard are a [...]
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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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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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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 [...]