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After autumn arrives, you should clean your home’s lawns to prepare for winter. Choose a day when it isn’t raining to complete these outdoor cleaning chores. Here are a few tips for cleaning your backyard and front lawn this autumn. Tip 1: Have the Proper Equipment for This Chore Before beginning the cleaning process, make sure to have the right equipment, including rakes, shovels and containers for trash. If you have a lot of debris to get rid of, then using trash bags isn’t enough, but you can rent a dumpster from a local company. Tip 2: Raking Autumn Leaves…

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When it comes to seasonal plants, mums are a fall staple. Mums come in a variety of shapes and colors, making it easy to add distinctive flair and style to your home garden this season. Below are several ways you can take care of your mums this autumn. Repotting If you have a potted mum, look at the root system of your plant. If it’s been a while since you last re-potted your mom, you will want to transfer it to a bigger container so the root can expand, rather than compact and cut off nutrients. This will revitalize your…

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Beautiful lawns require maintenance, includes mowing, watering and fertilizing as well as making sure that vital nutrients are able to make their way to the soil beneath your grass. Aeration in particular is a required task because doing so allows water and air to penetrate through lawn thatch or built-up grass. Below is a guide on how to aerate your lawn. The Basics of Aeration Aeration is the process of perforating the soil in your lawn with small holes. These holes let nutrients, water and air reach the roots of your lawn, helping them spread deeper into the earth to…

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While spring and summer are the prime time for growing flowers, a fall bloom can be just as beautiful. If you’re not an expert on what types of flowers to plant when the weather starts to get cool, discover some fall flower varieties below. BLACK-EYED SUSANS (RUDBECKIA) A classic flower that looks at home in any garden. These dainty yellow flowers are part of the sunflower family and happily bloom well into the fall. These perennials thrive in full to partial sunlight. ASTERS These striking perennials are favored by whimsical wildlife, so be sure to plant a few for the…

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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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