Tag Archives: Outdoor Living

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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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Caring For Your Soil

Soil is the lifeblood of any garden, without it your plants and vegetables will never reach their full potential. There are number of common reasons why you may find that your soil is poor such as poor drainage, poor fertility or pans (hard layers) Soils are usually poorly trained either because they have a makeup [...]
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Protecting Your Patio From Pests

Summertime is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy time spent relaxing on the patio. However, common outdoor pests can put a damper on anyone’s outdoor enjoyment. A patio can be beautifully decorated and landscaped, but if pests move in and take over, even the most beautiful patio can turn into a no-man’s land [...]
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Outdoor Decorating That Is Attractive and Functional

When spring is in the air and the snow is melting, we can look outside and see the first signs of green life and birds returning north. We can also see how much yard work needs to be done. While many people love gardening, landscaping and outdoor decorating many others find it a chore. But [...]
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15 Lovely Park and Garden Pergolas

It’s time for inspiration: see these lovely pictures of arbours and pergolas. Ever planned to build one in your garden? The large wooden pergolas fit well to large gardens with wide paths, that’s why they are often used in the public parks. If your garden is smaller you’d better consider wrought iron arbour or a [...]
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Ant Control Options for Your Home

Ants are found almost everywhere in the world, so it’s not surprising these tiny bugs are pestering you. There are about 12,000 ant species in the world and in New England alone roughly 10 of the area’s 100 species are considered pests to your home. Permanently removing ants from your home is not always as [...]
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Organic Gardening Tips

Starting your own garden is becoming much more than a popular trend as people around the country are reaping the rewards of fresh, healthy produce from their own backyards. Whether you live in a rural community with lots of acreage or you are a land-strapped urbanite, there are countless options for starting your own organic [...]
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Mini-Projects for Easy Yard Maintenance

While most people associate backyards with high maintenance and heavy labor, I prefer to think of my backyard as a haven to escape the mundane chores of daily life: the shopping, cooking, cleaning, tidying up, congested traffic, multi-tasking and all the other responsibilities that constitute my very existence. Putting on my overalls and stepping out [...]
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Halloween House Light Display Ideas

Transform the outside of your home into a scary Halloween haunted house with these spooky Halloween lighting display ideas; light your windows and create a Halloween topiary.
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Outdoor Showers and Spa Tubs

Having an outdoor spa and shower at home makes living at home like being at a resort, except with a bit more of a self-service operation. Still, having a hot tub gives one time to relax and get away from the daily grind whenever you want!