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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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black and decker cm2040 review

Black + Decker CM2040 Battery Powered Lawn Mower Review

Check Amazon Price Black & Decker CM2040 Review Key Specifications:
  • Battery Voltage: 40 Volts
  • Batteries Included: 2 x 2.5 AH Li-Ion batteries
  • Max Run Time: 30 Minutes
  • Deck Width: 20 Inches
  • Weight: 55 lbs
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best garage floor paint

The Best Garage Floor Paint

Your hard work tidying up the garage has finally paid off. Every shelf, crate, and gardening tool have a place to call its own. But something about your garage still feels incomplete. Maybe the next step of your garage renovation is waiting beneath your feet. In fact, no garage is ...
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How To Revive Dead Grass

How To Revive Dead Grass

Whether you’ve had an intensely hot summer, left on vacation for a few weeks, or had a pet leave spots on your lawn, nobody likes to see yellowed or brown killed grass on their lawn. Your home’s curb appeal can tell a story to guests and neighbors, so it’s important ...
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Dremel Vs. Rotozip – Which One Should You Buy?

Dremel Vs. Rotozip – Which One Should You Buy?

You are shopping along, about to buy a Dremel. All of those TV ads have you convinced. It's time to get one of these fantastic, multi-function tools.
But, wait! Right before you checkout, the e-commerce site suggests that you look at this tool called a "Rotozip." And it seems ...
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best cordless lawn mower

The Best Cordless Lawn Mower

Are you sick of pushing that heavy gas-powered lawn mower around the yard? How does a mower that is light, doesn't need gas and is almost silent sound? "Perfect" You say? Well, you might just be interested in the latest generation of cordless lawn mowers.But don't just go out and buy ...
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california design den sheets

California Design Den Sheets Review

California Design Den began in India over a decade ago and currently design their sheets and run the company from California. They recently contacted me asking to review their sheets and write about it on Essential Home and Garden. So they sent us a sample of their 400 thread count ...
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does diatomaceous earth kill ticks

Kill Ticks Naturally With Diatomaceous Earth

Nobody likes ticks. They crawl into your hair, they bite, and they spread disease. Lyme disease – spread primarily by deer ticks – can stay with you for life, causing pain and chronic fatigue. While this disease is most common in the Northeastern US, it’s a danger throughout the country ...
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does diatomaceous earth kill ants

Kill Ants Naturally with Diatomaceous Earth

Whether you’re sitting outside having a picnic or hanging around the house, few things are more unnerving than the feeling of a bug crawling on you. In this case, ants are usually the culprits because they’re attracted to food and other certain smells – things bound to be at your ...
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tool storage ideas

12 Tool Storage Ideas – Keep Your Workshop Tidy!

An organized workshop is a happy workshop, and if you’ve ever had to search through shelves, drawers, and containers to find what you need, you know how important organization is.To some, organization can seem complicated and hard to get started with. However, regardless of your level of expertise, budget, or ...
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dibea v008 pro review

Dibea V008 Pro Cordless Vacuum Review

The V008 Pro is the latest offering from Dibea to enter into the crowded cordless vacuum market. Featuring a new design floor tool and a powerful motor, is this model worth your money? Or should you keep saving and buy one of the more expensive brands available. We have thoroughly ...
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residential service contracts

Residential Service Contracts – What Are They and Do You Need One?

If you’re buying or selling a home, you may have heard of a residential service contract. Sellers advertise them, and buyers ask about them. But what exactly are residential service contracts? And why are they important? Let us clear up the confusion. We’ll explain what a residential service contract is, ...
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what is btu

What is BTU?

If you have ever looked at the specifications of an air conditioner or heater then you have probably noticed the term BTU in the specifications. But what is BTU? What does it stand for? What does it mean? Well this is the article you need. It it we will cover ...
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how to loosen compacted soil

How To Loosen Compacted Soil And Improve Your Lawn

Compacted soil is the slow-moving freight train accident of lawn problems. It doesn’t happen all at once, but it just gradually chugs along, spreading toxic chemicals around the train tracks and causing traffic snarls for miles around. Oh, wait. That’s a freight train accident. Compacted soil might not be quite ...
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best garage fans

The 5 Best Garage Fans – Stay Cool With Your Tools

Winter will be gone before you know it, and your currently cold garage will be baking. Garages are notorious for trapping in heat, and a great fan is essential for keeping cool. However, getting the right fan can be a frustrating task with so many fans to choose, and it’s ...
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water plants while on vacation

10 Ways to Water Plants While on Vacation

Do you come back from weekend trips to find your plants & garden dying for water? Don’t feel like relying on mother nature or your unreliable neighbor to water your plants while you’re gone? Keep reading to learn how to water plants while on vacation so your succulents stay succulent ...
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Minsu NV01 Review

Minsu NV-01 Robot Vacuum Cleaner Review

The robotic vacuum cleaner is all the rage right now, and Minsu have just released their version of this popular product. But is this new addition to the market any good? Should you spend your cash on it? Will it save you time? Well I recently tested this latest offering ...
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drill vs driver

Drill vs Impact Driver – Which tool to Use for Your Next Project

Ask any homeowner and they most certainly have a power drill in their toolbox for routine home repairs and DIY projects. Impact drivers are a fairly new tool on the market that are quickly having people compare the drill vs impact driver. While both tools look relatively similar side by ...
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best garage storage systems

The Best Garage Storage Systems for 2019

It's all too easy to let the garage become the dumping ground for anything that doesn't have a certain spot somewhere else in the house. And unfortunately, it usually means just being jammed on a shelf, or in a corner in the garage and eventually ends up as a total ...
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how to brighten a dark room

How To Brighten a Dark Room – 8 Things That Work

You know that room in your house? Yeah that one - the one that seems to lack natural light and no-one really likes to hang out in it. It feels enclosed, cold and uninviting right? Thankfully, there are some quite simple steps you can take to brighten up that dark ...
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BLACK FRIDAY HOME AND GARDEN DEALS

The Best Home and Garden Black Friday Deals

Black Friday/Cyber Monday are a great time to get awesome deals for your home and garden. With some retailers offering as much as 80% and up off, you would be silly to ignore these huge sales. Keep an eye on this page for all the best upcoming Black Friday deals, ...
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