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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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5 Best Towel Warmers to Keep You Toasty in the Bathroom

Whether you’re taking a steaming hot shower or nice bubble bath, few things are more relaxing than letting the heat take all your troubles away. Unfortunately, a good thing doesn’t last forever, and you’ll have to get out of paradise at some point and face dreaded cold bathroom floor. Fear ...
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6 Causes of Low Air Flow From Your Ducts

Coming home to a perfectly cool home in summer and a toasty home in winter after braving the harsh outdoor conditions is one of the best feelings there is. Unfortunately, your HVAC doesn’t always let you come home and relax – especially if you have rooms that seem like they’re ...
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Different Types of Chainsaws – A Buyers Guide

Different Types of Chainsaws – A Buyers Guide

When it comes to getting work done around the house, you’re only as effective as your tools. There’s a reason that as time and technology have advanced, so too have the tools used to fuel these developments. This innovation has trickled into the home improvement industry as well, with power ...
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Dibea D18 Cordless Vacuum Review

When someone mentions stick vacuums, most of us immediately think of one brand in our mind - Dyson. And this has been with good reason, up until now. There are numerous brands releasing their own version of these handy cordless vacuum cleaners and some of them can are actually quite ...
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Cutworms – How To Identify And Get Rid Of Them

One of my worst gardening experiences entailed going out to what had been a healthy, vibrant garden, only to find those healthy plants literally cut through and lying on the ground. For the home gardener and the farmer alike, pests are one of the biggest impediments to healthy plants and ...
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Electric Space Heater Cost Calculator

“How much does it cost to heat my room?” is a super-complicated question to answer. Heating a room depends on a plethora of variables - how many windows you have, how well the room is insulated, the temperature outside…. The list goes on! It’s near impossible to accurately determine. However, ...
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8 Essential Tools for Building a Deck

If you’re an avid entertainer but don’t have an outdoor space to accommodate your company, you’ve probably considered adding a deck to your yard. However, taking on a project like building a deck can be intimidating for those without experience or the proper decking tools. If the idea of building ...
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5 Must Have Lawn Care Tools

5 Must Have Lawn Care Tools

They say the grass is always greener on the other side, but they didn’t mean on the other side of your fence! If your neighbor’s lawn is lush and green but you can’t quite get yours on par, it might be because you don’t have the right lawn care tools ...
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The Complete Guide To Mondo Grass

Mondo Grass is an incredibly resilient type of plant that is both tough and durable. It will stand up to everything from shade to deer - all it needs is to survive is moisture. You’ll find that you maintaining this plant is quite easy and it doesn’t take a lot ...
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The Best Cookware Sets – A Buyers Guide

Whether you are looking to replace your done and dusted old cookware set, or whether you are gently treading into the exciting world of quality pots and pans, an informed purchase and choosing the best cookware will make sure that all your delicious recipes get the wonderful cooking they deserve ...
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How To Calculate The Air Conditioner Size For Your House

So it's time to either install air conditioning in your house for the first time, or to replace your old run down unit. But what size do you need? Well I'm not going to lie and tell you the answer is easy like so many other sites will. In fact, ...
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The Best Garage Heaters – We Compare The Top Models

Does your car struggle to start on cold mornings? Does your garage carry the chill like Jay-Z? Does your garage double-up as your workshop? If the answer to any or all of those questions is yes, then you need a garage heater. If your garage offers protection from just the ...
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Home Insurance vs. Home Warranty: Which Is Right For You?

Home Insurance vs. Home Warranty: Which Is Right For You?

If you’re buying a new home, you’ve probably been advised to research insurance and warranty policies. But it’s a mine-field. Should you just go for the cheapest supplier, or do you plump for the most expensive - because they're going to offer the most comprehensive deal, surely? Not necessarily. Buying ...
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How To Get Rid Of Grubs

Having grubs in your lawn or garden can be a right pain in the proverbial backside. Just knowing they are there in the first place if difficult, as the signs of having grubs can be very similar to other common problems. And when we do know that they are there ...
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Types Of Paint Sprayers - Which Is Right For You?

Types Of Paint Sprayers – Which Is Right For You?

Do you have a large surface area to paint? Perhaps you want to avoid the unsightly brush strokes that become embedded into the finish when dry? Maybe you need to get a paint job completed quickly, and don't have the time for multiple coats? You need a paint sprayer. A ...
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Garden Umbrellas – A Guide For New Users

Is it a hot summer and all you want is to do is enjoy some outdoor sun but its scorching? This is where a garden umbrella steps in to provide sun protection and shield you from those summer showers. Resultantly, you can relax in a cool customizable shade and enjoy ...
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Spectracide vs Roundup – The Showdown

Weeds are the thorn in the side of most gardeners - you spend hours clearing your beds, and a couple of days later they've overtaken again. Perhaps you have a path or a paved patio area that has an annual infiltration from pesky weeds and grass that spread underneath the slabs, ...
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4 Shower Wall Options For Your Next Bathroom Renovation

Are you renovating your bathroom and hoping for something a little more exciting than the same old, same old? Maybe you're looking for a particular style, but the costs of installation are too high? Shower walls need to be water-tight, stylish, and easy to clean. If you're considering your shower ...
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Choosing The Best Internal Wall Insulation For Your Home

While many of us may be unaware of the importance of properly insulating the walls of our home, the fact is that up to 35 % of heat gets lost because of poor insulation. This is not only a matter of comfort and quality of life, but it can also ...
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Muddy Dog Yard Solutions: 5 Solutions Worth Considering

Dog owners know their beloved dogs need outdoor exercise and fresh air. Beyond daily walks or weekly visits to the dog park, this exercise usually comes in the form of running and playing in a yard or dog run. Dogs of any size can eventually wear a path in a ...
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