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Pest Control Planning-3 Methods That Are Safe For Your Home and Family

Pest Control Planning-3 Methods That Are Safe For Your Home and Family

Just the thought of dealing with an infestation of insects or rodents can be enough to send homeowners into a panic. Yet at the same time, the idea of spraying dangerous chemicals on your property can also be unsettling. Fortunately, you don’t have to compromise your family’s safety in order to have a pest-free home. There are many natural pest control methods that are effective for handling unwanted insects and wildlife....

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Replacing Your Outdoor HVAC Unit

Replacing Your Outdoor HVAC Unit

If your outdoor HVAC unit seems like it’s on its last leg, then it’s best to go ahead and replace both the indoor unit and the outdoor heat pump or air conditioning unit at the same time. Unfortunately, this is a necessary evil. The indoor air handler and the outdoor unit work together in a different way than most of your appliances. Here’s why you should replace both systems at once: Matching Systems Work Better Together Since there...

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Garden Drainage: How to Avoid a Waterlogged Garden & Patio

Garden Drainage: How to Avoid a Waterlogged Garden & Patio

Many locations around the world get a lot of rain. With an average of 33 inches of rain per year, this is especially true in the U.K. where it is rare for a day to pass that it is not raining somewhere. Regardless of where you live this can lead to problems with garden and patio flooding. Water can accumulate in the ground and prevent excess runoff from being absorbed properly. Most problems with waterlogging and flooding in most gardens...

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A Project You Can Easily Accomplish with DIY Concrete Supplies

A Project You Can Easily Accomplish with DIY Concrete Supplies

Creating outdoor furniture can be really fun. A lot of people discover that it can be much less stressful to take on compared to other DIY projects because it doesn’t always need to be perfect. Also, you can actually work with old furniture you have and give it a new look or simply make it new again especially if the furniture is already damaged. One project that you can make is an outdoor stone table. This is actually easy using DIY...

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Get Your Garden Ready For Spring

Get Your Garden Ready For Spring

With the winter months slowly coming towards an end and spring on the horizon it is time to start considering whether or not your garden could benefit from a facelift. Many are keen to get back into the garden once the colder weather has started to make a move. First is to tend to any casualties that have been caused over winter – such as removing any dead plants and replacing with new, lively flowers, and also giving some needed TLC to...

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Should You Get Tilt and Turn Windows or Sash Windows?

Should You Get Tilt and Turn Windows or Sash Windows?

It may not initially seem like a subject that would require much thought and deliberation, but homeowners are learning that choosing windows for their property must actually be done with careful consideration. The right kind of windows can significantly affect the appearance and functionality of any space, so making the decision must be treated as an important part of any home construction or renovation project. Your choice of window will...

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Sash Window Buying Guide

Sash Window Buying Guide

Are you replacing your windows to improve your home’s style and function? This is an exciting undertaking, especially if you don’t have a specific design in mind yet because the selection of window styles is vast. It’s good to be open to all the available provisions and find out what makes each option truly special. When buying a sash window (or several sash windows) for your home, it’s important to follow a guide in order to make the...

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Adding The Finishing Touches To Your Garden With Pallet Seating

Adding The Finishing Touches To Your Garden With Pallet Seating

The garden is a very important space for many homes, it provides busy working people with a chance to be outside and relax. In some instances, it really is just treated like another room, and like any room inside a house it needs furniture. But what kind of furniture do you put in your garden? Do you spend a lot of money; do you spend as little as possible? With so many choices out there more and more people are choosing pallet seating to...

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Build Your Own Brick Letterbox

Build Your Own Brick Letterbox

Installing a brick letterbox in your front yard can increase the curb appeal of your home. Building one is a straightforward process that you can finish over the weekend. This project will only require a few tools and materials. You will need a fiber banister brush, a combination square, a handsaw, a utility knife, and a cement mixer (which you can rent). You will also need a 20-kg bag of general purpose cement and bricks. After selecting...

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How to Care For Outdoor Furniture

How to Care For Outdoor Furniture

Outdoor settings make it that much easier to enjoy the backyard spaces we have. Quality outdoor furniture isn’t just great for entertaining during barbeques, on Christmas, or just on hot days in general, it can also be a great aesthetic addition to any home. Unfortunately, here in Australia we live in a harsh climate. The intense summer sun isn’t just tough on us, it can wreak just as much havoc on our furniture as well. But you can’t go...

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Rubber Patio Tiles Protect And Serve

Rubber Patio Tiles Protect And Serve

Many types of outdoor flooring are used specifically for their beauty or all around versatility.  However sometimes, particularly when wet or damp, these same materials can be surprisingly slippery.  Their toughness, while it may have been one of the reasons you chose them in the first place, often also means they happen to be very hard. This can lead to some very dangerous situations.  For areas where you need safety yet durability,...

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Deck Tiles For A DIY Project With No Skills Needed

Deck Tiles For A DIY Project With No Skills Needed

Installing a new deck or patio can often be an expensive project.  However, you don’t have to drop all your cash to get the look of a  brand new one.  Deck tiles are a much cheaper alternative that can help you accomplish your goals with much less money and time spent.  In fact, they are a DIY lover’s dream! Not Your Typical Tile Or Materials These are not the small ceramic or porcelain tiles like you’d see indoors.  Instead, these are...

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