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Winter may be long and brutal, but it won’t last forever. Before you know it, spring will be here and you’ll be able to spend some quality time on your boat in the water. You’ve probably been dreaming of this since you put your boat away. To make the most out of your time and ensure that you are ready as soon as the weather warms up, it’s a good idea to get your boat ready in the spring. Below are the steps you’ll need to take to accomplish that goal. 1. Inspect and Wash Your Boat The first thing…

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Gardens of any variety provide beauty and nourishment to a home, if you grow fruits and vegetables. They are hard work and require tedious care to thrive. Some individuals do not have time to take care of a garden, or they may not have a big enough yard to support a garden. You can think about using an alternative like planter boxes. A planter box is an excellent method to use if you do not have the space or the time for a traditional garden. You can change out the plants in the box and can easily control what grows…

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Here are some of the best ways to take advantage of the autumn equinox. Pumpkin Spice Coffee Begin your morning by waking up early enough to have a cup of hot pumpkin spice coffee that you make at home or grab on your way to work. Don’t forget to have a pumpkin spice flavored doughnut with your tasty coffee, and savor the breakfast while enjoying the colorful leaves on the trees. Go for a Hike or Walk Dress in a light jacket (if needed) to enjoy the cool breezes of autumn while hiking in the woods or walking at a…

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Do you want the beauty of your flower beds to last well into the fall? The trick is to plant flowers that bloom late in the growing season and enjoy cooler weather. Here are some colorful additions to your flowerbed that display their most exceptional beauty in the autumn. Chrysanthemums Chrysanthemums, or ‘mums’ for short, come in gorgeous fall colors such as red, pink, peach, orange and yellow. Not only are mums colorful, but they also come in a wide variety of sizes, from tiny, two-inch mini-mums to huge plants that grow up to several feet across. Planting and caring…

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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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