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Updating Your Backyard Landscaping With A Personal Touch: Ideas For You

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When the cold and snow of winter finally seem to be letting up and you feel as if spring may finally be arriving, you likely begin to think about your landscaping and how you would like to change or update it. After all, following a long winter, you likely look forward to nothing more than spending some nice time outside enjoying your backyard oasis. If you are looking to update your backyard landscaping and to give it a personal touch but do not know where to start, you may need a few ideas to get you going.

14 March 2016

Tips And Tricks For Finding A Quality Used Dining Room Table

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If you have a large dining room, you're in luck. Because so many people are now downsizing, there is an abundance of quality, used dining room furniture available. When looking for a sturdy, lasting dining room table, there are a few critical elements to consider. The Table Top For a wood table, look for a solid hardwood legs and top, with no veneer that can peel, buckle and raise up from spills.

11 February 2016

Want A Cozy Home? 3 Tips For Making Your House Feel More Like Home

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If your home feels cold or if it is sparsely furnished and lacking in personality, you're probably looking for some easy ways to make your house feel more cozy and more like home. Before you go out and spend a lot of money purchasing furniture and large statement pieces for your house, try working with what you've got. By adding some inexpensive accessories, such as throw pillows, drapes, lighting and a few pieces of art, you can totally transform your living space without having to purchase a single piece of furniture.

18 January 2016

How To Kill And Prevent The Re-Growth Of Corn Speedwell Weeds In Your Lawn

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Corn speedwell weeds are common throughout the United States. You'll notice them growing in the early spring and into summer. The weeds will take over a lawn with a thick bed of leaves that will sprout pale blue and white colored flowers. If you want to have a nice lawn that you can comfortably walk on with bare feet, you'll have to kill the weeds and plant a lush lawn before the weeds have a chance to grow again.

22 December 2015

Tips For Preventing Insect Damage On Stored Fabrics

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Storing your fabric items, whether it's table linens or winter clothing, is a good way to save space and protect these items when they aren't in use. The problem occurs when insects, like clothing moths or carpet beetles, decide these items are an all-you-can-eat buffet. The damage is often extensive since you don't realize these pests have invaded until you decide to retrieve the items from storage. The following tips can help you protect your fabric items during storage.

27 November 2015

3 Tree Diseases That Attack Hickory Trees -- And How To Prevent Further Damage

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Hickory trees are moderate sized trees that are tall rather than wide and full of small green leaves. As a type of walnut tree, hickories also grow nuts that are popular with wildlife. You might enjoy having a hickory tree in your yard to watch birds eat the nuts or to watch the leaves turn colors and shed in the fall. Keep enjoying your view by taking proper care of your hickory tree, which includes learning to identify potential tree diseases and knowing when to call in a tree service company for assistance.

4 November 2015

Living In A Small Home? Free Up Space By Placing These Items In Storage

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Clutter is a common complaint from folks who live in small homes because they have very little space for their possessions. You may already have some items, such as holiday decorations and off-season clothing, in a self-storage facility, but there are several other things that you can keep in a storage unit. Reclaim your home and make the most of a small space by storing the items below at a reputable facility.

1 October 2015

2 Types of Windows to Consider for Your Home

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Replacing the windows throughout your house can be a fantastic opportunity to greatly improve your home in a variety of ways. When picking out new windows, you should consider options that can make your home more comfortable and quiet. More Comfortable One type of window to consider if your goal is to make your house more comfortable is an electrochromic window. This type of window is more high tech than the alternatives in that it is designed to receive an electrical charge.

14 September 2015

Basic Troubleshooting Of Common Air Conditioner Problems

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Many air conditioner problems require the aid of a skilled HVAC technician to solve. However, basic troubleshooting can sometimes solve your problems and get your air conditioner running again. Before calling a technician, here are some of the most common problems and the troubleshooting steps to take.  Air Conditioner Keeps Running When the air conditioner runs for extended periods of time without turning off, it can not only have an impact on your energy bills, but also cause wear and tear to your unit.

21 August 2015

Landscaping Watering Tips For Water Efficiency

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If you live in an area that gets dry in the summer or experiences droughts, watering your lawn and landscaped yard might give you second thoughts. Finding the right balance between efficient lawn sprinklers and water conservation is key. Just because you live somewhere dry doesn't mean you need to throw in the towel on lawn upkeep in order to conserve water effectively. Here are three lawn watering tips when it comes to yard upkeep in dry climates.

31 July 2015