Outdoors

11 Ways To Protect Your Home From A Break-in

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Home break-ins occur much more frequently in the summer months, but can happen anytime.  As a contractor and home investor, I have an ideal level of experience in securing […]

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Clearing The Backyard And Painting The Kitchen

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So today, I went over to the house to trim the overgrown brush in the backyard. I knew this spring season I would need to […]

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Working With Different Grades Of Plywood

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As it’s name implies, plywood isn’t a solid wood, but a material composed of thin plies of wood laminated together. For strength, the grain of […]

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Things To Put In A Compost Bin To Start

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I just finished building my very own compost bin in the backyard!  I’m pretty excited because I’m reducing my waste in a way that’s beneficial […]

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How To Build A Compost Bin

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I created a compost pile for grass clippings and yard debris out of necessity.  The garbage truck in my neighborhood only picks up our clippings […]

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Install A Plastic Storage Shed

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I needed an on-site storage shed as many other homeowners do. I decided to get rid of a public unit at a local business I […]

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Shed Flooring Ideas: Wood vs. Concrete vs. Patio

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So, today I got the call that my shed would be delivered this week.  IN 2 DAYS!  When I ordered it (from a well-known home […]

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Build A Shed Floor With Pressure-Treated Wood

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Any kind of outdoor shed will require some kind of sub-floor, regardless of if it is built from scratch, or built using a plastic shed kit. […]

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All About Adding Mulch To Trees And Shrubs

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I like red mulch.  I have it at my home as do many people in my neighborhood. This recycled wood for trees and shrubs comes in large plastic […]

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How To Tuck-Point Mortar On A Brick Porch

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Tuck-pointing brick or concrete blocks can be a tedious, messy job.  Over time, mortar will deteriorate, especially in freeze-thaw states around the U.S. I had […]

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How To Shovel Snow

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Yesterday and most of last night, it snowed non-stop.  There was white-out and blizzard conditions in Michigan. When I awoke this morning, there was at […]

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How to Install a Loose-Fill Driveway

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A loose-fill driveway is the type of project that you can complete in a reasonable time depending on the square footage of the area. Many […]

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Working With Panel Siding

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In spite of the wide range of paneling styles, the actual core of most panels is the same — either plywood or hardboard. Only the […]

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Planning A Sprinkler System

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A sprinkler system is a convenient and effective way to water large lawns or garden areas. A good system represents a considerable investment — of […]

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