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If you’re like most people who have a bit of property, you’d love to have a garden, but you might not want to engage in back-breaking toil to have one. You probably dream of tossing a handful of seeds onto the ground, watering them a little, then watching them grow into healthy plants with gorgeous flowers with not much care. Some plants are actually almost that easy. They do not particularly care about the type of soil, don’t need a lot of water or fertilizing, and do well in sun or shade. Here are some beautiful plants that are low…

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When you think of herbs, you probably think first of delicious flavors and aromas that add a boost to your favorite dishes. Basil and oregano are staples for Italian dishes. Sage sausages can serve as a centerpiece for Sunday breakfast. Rosemary and thyme make a leg of lamb a special treat. However, herbs can also be a beautiful addition to your home’s landscape. Here are many tips and ideas for using these tasty herbs as beautiful landscape. Traditional Herb Garden Many of you may have grown popular herb gardens in your yard, which can be beautiful in and of themselves.…

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For those who are apartment dwellers or live in any other small space, you have most likely experienced the downsides of having a tiny closet. It can be frustrating to try to fit everything into it and you may find yourself getting rid of clothes or stuffing them in other places more often than you would like. If you can relate to the above, take a look at the 10 tips below to help you get the most out of your small closet space. 1. Use Purses to Your Advantage Purses are great storage opportunities that are often overlooked. Many…

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There are few things that can make a home feel more warm and inviting that warm, brilliant sunshine streaming in through the windows. Sunlight can brighten your spirits as well as your home’s ambiance, but you may have one or more rooms in your home that lack ample sunlight. This can easily create a dreary feel in the home, and you understandably may be looking for ways to bring more natural light into the darker areas of your home. There are numerous strategies to consider that impact your rooms in different ways, and a closer look at some of the…

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Showing your lawn a little love and care doesn’t have to be difficult and time-consuming. You just need to know what can easily damage it. Here is a list of eight common things that can lead to lawn damage that you can avoid. 1. Dog Urine Your little best friend might be killing your grass with their daily outdoor restroom breaks. Even if you don’t have a dog, a neighbor’s dog may be passing by and urinating on your lawn. The damage isn’t limited to just dog urine, common culprits include cat urine and bird feces. The concentrated nitrogen can…

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What is A Puff Back and Why does it happen? Simply put, a puff back is a small furnace explosion that could create a huge mess in your home. When the furnace misfires, it sends soot everywhere. The soot will cover your drapes, cabinets, walls, furniture, and bedding. The entire room will also have that nasty smell that you can definitely do without. Think of a furnace puff back like a car backfiring on you. Why does it occur? Puff back explosions happen when the oil burner fails to ignite immediately. The unburned fuel lying at the bottom of the…

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Many homeowners who have been in their current home for a few years may be thinking about relocating to a new home. It is common for homeowners to initially purchase a starter home and to make a transition to increasingly larger or more valuable homes over the years. However, this trend is slowly changing, and many homeowners are making the decision to stay in their current home and to renovate it to increase value and improve functionality for their changing needs. With this in mind, you may be torn about whether to renovative or relocate. A closer look at a…

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Spring is finally here and has come to remind you that it’s time for some good old spring cleaning. Spring cleaning can be a bit of a hassle because of rising temperatures and wind bringing in dust and pollen. With a bit of organization and tricks, you can easily conquer your spring time cleaning routine. Here are six easy spring cleaning tips to make your spring cleaning hassle free. Try them out if you are in need of speeding up your cleaning and possibly toning down its difficulty. 1. Details Make the Difference When it comes to spring cleaning, it…

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In many regions of the country, winter weather can be harsh on your home. With the frost, rain, snow, and wind the season’s storms bring, it is no wonder that “weather” is a verb! Now that spring is on its way, here are some steps you can take to help all the parts of your house look their best. Walkways, Driveways, and Landscaping The ground, trees, and plants around your house will have taken a beating from the winter months. Take a look around your property, at your lawn, trees and garden plants. Trees may have dropped limbs, so remove…

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Help Your Lawn Bounce Back From the Winter. A harsh winter can do a huge amount of damage to your lawn. That’s a simple fact of the season, and it’s a problem that every homeowner needs to solve if they want to have a lush lawn. The people who succeed are the ones who realize that there are plenty of things they can do to help their lawn recover. It will take some effort, but your work will be rewarded a beautiful lawn. Replace Damaged Areas The most important job is identifying and removing any damaged parts of your lawn…

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