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Boating is often one of the outdoor activities that families and friends look forward to. It is a great way to spend time together and slow down the pace of life. Although boating is already enjoyable on its own, there are more ways on how you can improve the experience. Even more important though is everyone’s safety. It should be your priority to keep everyone safe, including both the kids and adults. Whether you are at the dock or cruising around a bay or lake, boating should not just be comfortable but safe as well. Here are essential tips to keep…

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Every year, homeowners and renters alike look for ways to improve the look and function of their backyards. When it comes to makeovers, some projects are easier than others and can cost you a little or could break the bank. The following suggestions include a variety of items that are relatively easy to acquire and/or build. With a bit of imagination and some elbow grease, you can transform your backyard from a space connected to your backdoor into a part of your home that family and friends will want to enjoy. 1. Add A Deck, Patio, Or Porch A great…

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Taking kids to the beach is a popular activity during the warmer months. However, some families avoid it entirely because of the hassle that it can cause. In other cases, brave parents venture out to the sand, but they end up regretting the decision. Following some tips can help you to have a better beach day with the kids this season. Pack a Bag for the Season The preparation for the beach might be one of the reasons why you avoid it. While you’ll need to restock snacks and products when they run out, consider putting together a beach bag…

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During the spring, your primary landscaping goal is to make your lawn healthy for summer. When summer rolls around, it’s time to keep your lawn looking good, despite the higher temperatures and less rainfall. With the right strategies, you can keep your lawn green and beautiful during the hot summer months for your family get-togethers, parties, and barbecues. Below, we’ll look at some of our favorite tips for summer lawn care to help you keep your grass looking great throughout the season. Water Deeply, Not More Frequently When the temperatures rise, it can be tempting to over-water your lawn. We…

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Do you spot everyday household items and imagine how great they would look if you re-purposed them for your yard? To get started, peruse these ideas and see where your imagination takes you. Give Your Kids the Boot If your brood keeps outgrowing rain boots faster than they can be replaced, why not fasten a selection of them along your fence and fill each one with dirt and plantings? This fun idea can be taken one step further if you nail a thick rope along the fence and use clothespins to hang each boot out to dry. Hitch Your Garden…

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Grilling is central to the full experience and enjoyment of summer. Cookout sessions and backyard get-togethers provide opportunities to connect with friends and family. Check out these ten great grill station ideas for your summer entertaining ventures. Light Up Your Grill Station Lighting is a key factor in setting the mood for any situation, and backyard cookouts are no exception. Not only do you need to have a crystal-clear view of those wonderful foods that you’re grilling, but you’ll want to create a festive atmosphere for your guests as well.  Put colored LED bulbs into your porch light fixtures before…

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Summer is almost here, and you’re probably looking forward to backyard cookouts, block parties, and relaxing nights in your backyard. But if you plan on hosting any of these events, you’ll want your grass to be full and green. Unfortunately, with summer comes hot weather, and this increases the likelihood that your grass will be burnt by the hot sun. Yellow grass always puts a damper on even the most festively decorated backyards. So if you’re looking for some tips to keep your lawn plush the entire summer long, follow the tips below and keep your yard a beautiful emerald…

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Looking for ways to landscape around your pool without breaking the bank? If you’re up for a DIY project, dive in and get started on these gorgeous pool landscaping ideas. De-clutter To create a low-maintenance, attractive design that offers you some privacy, the first step is to de-clutter. Get rid of stuff laying around that really doesn’t have any reason to be there. Move unnecessary items out of the way so you can have a fresh, empty canvas. After de-cluttering your pool area, you’ll uncover new opportunities for areas to be landscaped, and you may even find a few items…

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In today’s increasingly sedentary culture, we all know it’s important to move more. However, not all exercises are created equal. Circuit workouts can get boring, while going to the gym can be frustrating. If you find that you’re going back and forth between exercises, or maybe you’re new to exercise and are overwhelmed by all the fad workouts available, it may be time to go back to some of the healthiest, oldest forms of exercise. Among these is bike riding, which can end up being healthier for your body and your mind. Bike Riding Burns Calories The calorie-scorching effects of…

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Controlling weeds in your lawn might seem like an unwinnable war, but it is one worth fighting. In fact, a lush, green lawn might seem like a vanity project, but healthy lawns serve quite a few purposes. Here are easy tips to help you control weeds in your lawn. Manually Weeding by hand can be dreadful. However, for large, isolated clusters of weeds throughout your yard, manual weeding can be one of the quickest, most effective ways to return your lawn to its thick, natural luster. Gloves For small patches, simply pulling up the weeds by hand, while wearing gloves,…

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