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how to build a garden pond

The Ultimate Garden Pond Guide

Ponds add a unique aspect to your garden, improving the atmosphere of your outdoor spaces, providing a great habitat for wildlife and can even add value to your property! It doesn’t matter if you have limited space or resources. DIY Garden ponds can be designed to fit almost any backyard

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The Best Gas Weed Eater – The 8 Top Models of 2020

A lawn mower is certainly an important tool to look after your lawn, but there is one more tool you’ll need to ensure your lawn’s edges are perfectly aligned. This is where a weed eater comes into the picture. These specialized devices are fairly easy to operate and allow you

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BEST NON TOXIC COOKWARE

The 5 Best Non-Toxic Cookware Brands

Plates, bowls, pots, and pans – we use them every day in the kitchen and trust that they’ll meet our needs. To be specific, we trust that the tools we use to cook and serve food each day will keep that food pure and potable. You might take this for

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fastest growing vegetables

15 of the Fastest Growing Vegetables

Regardless of the season, it’s never a bad time to try out your green thumb. While growing flowers and house plants is rewarding in its own way, growing your own vegetables will provide you with a satisfying fruit (or rather, vegetable) for your labor. You can even grow vegetables for

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pellet grill vs gas grill

Pellet Grills vs. Gas Grills

Nothing beats the taste of a perfectly-grilled steak or the experience of grilling burgers for friends during a backyard BBQ. But what type of grill will give you that incredible flavor and ease of use? Seems like there are hundreds of types of grills on the market these days. For

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mattress on floor

Can You Put a Mattress On The Floor?

Can you sleep in a mattress on the floor? It is a question that many people moving out of home for the first time have asked. Yes you can, but there are certain things to be considered. Choosing a Suitable Mattress Obviously, you are not going to go out and

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best gas cooktop

The Best Gas Cooktop – Our Top Reviews

Gas cooktops are hardly rare; they’ve been fixtures in homes for eons. But if you don’t already have a gas hookup in your kitchen, it usually seems like most people just opt for the easier-to-install electric option. However, I am here to tell you that you should consider it. Gas

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mosquito repellent plants

18 Mosquito Repellent Plants

The time of the year is fast approaching when bugs of all kinds will be in full force. Mosquitoes are possibly the most common pests during warmer weather. If you are looking for natural ways to kill mosquitoes, you’ve come to the right place. Here are 18 plants that could

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How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes Inside the House

Every year, there are thousands of mosquito-borne illnesses reported in the United States. These include the West Nile virus and Zika. Eliminating the risk of getting a mosquito bite will ensure that you and your family stay healthy. Keeping mosquitoes away from your property all together is mainly about breaking

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how to kill mosquito larvae in water

How to Kill Mosquito Larvae in Water

We’ve written in the past about the best mosquito killer for getting rid of adult mosquitoes. But killing adult mosquitoes is only part of the equation. To eliminate your mosquito problem for good, you need to get to the source. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing, stagnant water. Those eggs

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how to remove toilet bowl stains

How To Clean Toilet Bowl Stains – 7 Methods

No-one likes cleaning toilets, and it’s even worse when there are hard water stains (or other types) in the toilet bowl that just won’t come off. These stains look unsightly, and they also make it feel like you haven’t done a good job of cleaning the toilet bowl! Well you

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top loading washer in small laundry

Small Laundry Room Ideas with a Top-Loading Washer

With the average American family handling 8 to 10 loads of laundry each week, it makes perfect sense that every home needs a functional laundry area to handle the never-ending demand for clean clothes. You don’t need very much space to create a functional laundry room. Top-loading washers are convenient

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How to Remove Scratches from a Glass Stovetop

Fancy glass stovetops have become the latest craze in kitchens because they are easy to clean, require little maintenance, and go with a contemporary kitchen style. But what happens when someone is careless while cooking and scratches the exterior? If you used the wrong cookware and accidentally caused damage, there

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fall lawn care guide

A Simple 4-Step Fall Lawn Care Schedule

Fall is such a beautiful time of year. The grass stops growing so fast and you don’t feel like you have to mow every week or so anymore. Colors start changing and lawn care becomes something totally different than during the summer months. Many people think fall is the time

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The Best Mosquito Killers – Keep Them Away For Good

There’s nothing quite like spending time outside, in your own backyard, enjoying the warmth and good weather of the summer months. It’s the perfect time for hosting gatherings of friends and family. Even just firing up the grill and eating outside with family. But, there’s one summer plague that it

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composting yard waste

Composting Yard Waste – Recycle in Your Garden!

Grass clippings, prunings, and other cut-offs from the lawn or garden are thrown away by most people. This is a huge waste, because all of those things can be reused. You can compost them to recycle the nutrients in your garden, improving your soil without using extra fertilizer. Buying your

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types of roof vents

The Different Types of Roof Vents

So who cares if your roof space or attic is hot in summer and cold in winter…right? WRONG! Both of these issues can cause problems which will end up hitting you right in the bank balance at some point down the line. It just may be that the solution to

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8 of The Best Electric Fireplace Reviews

Have you ever wanted a fireplace but thought that it was too much work to build one or that it was way out of your budget?  Thankfully, there are electric fireplaces that are inexpensive and easy to assemble. With these cost effective pieces of technology you won’t have to worry

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snapper 82v mower review

Snapper XD 82V Battery Mower Review

  Check Amazon Price Today we are going to take a look at the Snapper XD 82V Electric Cordless Lawnmower a powerful convenient cordless lawnmower that is efficient, easy to use, and can handle all types of lawns.  In this review we will cover the basic spec, some of the

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