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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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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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does diatomaceous earth kill spiders

Use Diatomaceous Earth To Kill Spiders Naturally

Sure, spiders might be natural, and they don't mean us any harm - but not everyone wants them hanging around where we live! And not everyone wants to use possibly harmful chemicals to get rid of spiders. So how do we get rid of spiders naturally? With Diatomaceous earth! Diatomaceous ...
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how to get rid of dandelions

How To Get Rid Of Dandelions From Your Lawn

To many people, dandelions are a pretty yellow flower that turns into a fun toy for the kids to play with when they go to seed. But to those of us that spend hours and hours looking after our lawns, dandelions are horrible weeds break up that lovely green uniformity ...
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how to get rid of weeds in lawn

16 Ways to Get Rid of Weeds in Your Lawn

A beautiful lawn is truly a work of art that takes a lot of work to achieve. After all the hours you spent spreading seeds, watering the grass, and cutting it in the dead of summer you deserve a spotless, perfectly lush lawn. Unfortunately, weeds have other plans for your ...
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cooker king review

Cooker King Non-Stick Cookware Set Review

Cheap cookware is everywhere these days, department stores are full of brands you have never heard of using all sorts of big words to sell cookware that looks to be great value. However most of these cookware sets are poorly made from inferior materials. This is where Cooker King breaks ...
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oclean air review

Oclean Air Electric Toothbrush Review

I remember when electric toothbrushes first went mainstream. They were big, heavy and the battery life was horrible. But recently there has been a surge of a new generation of electric tooth brushes, and the Oclean Air is one of the recent additions to that group of products. This "smart" ...
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non toxic shower curtain options

The Best Non-Toxic Shower Curtain Options – PVC Free

Part of living a healthy lifestyle is removing toxicity from your environment. From the food you eat to the air you breathe, everything has an effect on your overall health so it’s important to be as safe and clean as possible. There are some obvious hazards in your home – ...
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gas vs electric oven

Cooking Showdown: Gas vs Electric – Which Should You Choose?

Your kitchen is something that you’ll be using practically daily for a long time, so investing in the right appliances is important. Of the appliances in a kitchen, your oven and stove are likely to experience the most use and will play a sizable role in your overall cooking experience ...
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best towel warmers

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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no air from air vent

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

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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how to kill cutworms

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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wattage calculator

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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decking tools

8 Essential Deck Building Tools

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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