Home & Garden

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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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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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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How To Install A Small Patio

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I finally got around to installing a patio I had been planning since last year.  The patio is going to be 12 feet by 16 […]

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How To Build A Small Retaining Wall

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Building a retaining wall out of simple blocks available at most home stores is pretty darn easy. The hardest part will be lifting the blocks […]

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Correcting Yard And Foundation Drainage

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Improving the drainage outside your home will yield long-lasting benefits. Failure to correct inadequate drainage could lead to disastrous consequences ranging from drowned plants to […]

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Using Flagstone To Build A Patio

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A patio should be more than a bald square of concrete poured behind the back door. Like a deck, it should be an extension of […]

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Planning And Building A Pergola

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A pergola is a vertical or horizontal structure that shades a house or deck, supports a vine, screens a view, or shelters an open patio. […]

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Create A Garden Or Retaining Wall

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Garden walls serve many functions.  They can create privacy, screen out wind and noise, define an activity area, retain sloping ground, or accent a garden […]

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