2015

Three Tree Care Tips To Protect Your Home And Reduce Roof Wear

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If you have large trees around your home, they can be valuable for adding shade and protecting your roof. They also need to have proper care to prevent damage to your home, such as wear on your roof due to falling branches and fungus from too much shade. If you want to reduce wear on your roof, here are some tips for the care that trees around your home need:

18 December 2015

Seedbombing And Legal Considerations: What You Need To Know Before You Throw

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Seedbombing, or the act of throwing balls of seeds and fertilizer into barren dirt, seems like a great concept on the surface. There's an empty, ugly lot, and you're just adding some nice, colorful wildflowers, right? Unfortunately, there is a lot more that goes into planting wildflower seeds in an appropriate manner than just whim and desire of one random person. Seedbomb the wrong plot or with the wrong seeds, and you could find yourself dealing with a lot of legal trouble.

24 November 2015

How To Incorporate Quartz Countertops In A Rustic Kitchen

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If you have always wanted a rustic kitchen and also wanted durable, non-porous quartz countertops, you may think the two don't go very well together. Quartz has been used a lot lately in slick, modern kitchens (think stainless steel appliances and trendy hardware-less cabinetry from Europe). However, you can use quartz countertops in a more country-style kitchen for a seamless look, not a jarring juxtaposition. Read on to learn how.

30 October 2015

3 Wind Chimes That You Can Make Yourself On A Budget

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Homemade crafts are extremely popular, especially when people want to save money. It is no different when it comes to wind chimes. Homemade wind chimes are unique, interesting and cheap. Whether you're wanting to add some ornaments to your garden, front porch, balcony or patio, here are three fantastic ideas to consider: 1. Seashell Wind Chime If you live by the beach or love the beach and want to bring a bit of it home with you after visiting, you could consider building your own wind chime.

13 October 2015

How To Clean Your Chimney

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If you have a fireplace in your home, you might not realize how dirty your chimney is. This could be affecting your home's air quality and keep you from getting proper heat from the fireplace. A dirty chimney also keeps the smoke from escaping your home effectively. Here are some tips for cleaning the chimney and fireplace. Supplies Needed The first thing you need to do if you intend to clean the chimney yourself is gather the right supplies.

15 September 2015

Use A Triadic Color Scheme In Your Bedroom

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The triadic color scheme is one of the boldest palettes. With the triadic scheme, colors are spaced evenly apart on the color wheel. So, while they're not exactly opposites, the effect is complementary. No matter the saturation of these colors, the scheme tends to be vibrant. Use the triadic color scheme as a foundation for a dynamic effect in your bedroom. Select a Pattern Normally, selecting a patterned fabric is not the first step in decorating.

18 August 2015

Tick Management Tips For Your Yard

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Ticks can pose a major concern, especially if they are infesting your yard. Not only can their bite be uncomfortable, they also carry diseases like anaplasmosis. You don't have to spend a lot of time outdoors to be exposed to ticks – they can be brought into the home on pets or you may pick one up simply walking through your yard. The following tips can help you control the amount of ticks in your landscape.

3 August 2015

What Are The Advantages Of Vinyl Privacy Fencing?

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Many homeowners prefer having a privacy fence around their homes. This gives them a more secluded area to enjoy outdoor activities without being interrupted by uninvited guests. There are different types of privacy fencing to choose from that are often built of wood, iron or vinyl. While each of these materials create a beautiful fence, vinyl fencing is often a top choice for homeowners. These are some of the advantages of installing a vinyl privacy fence.

1 July 2015

Hard Water Combined With Winter Weather Can Damage Your Skin And Hair: A Whole-Home Water Softener Can Help

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The winter isn't just a time for long coats, temperate lows and snowplows. For many people, the dry, cold air of winter is also the season that wreaks havoc on the condition of their skin and hair. If you live in a home with hard water, you might be surprised to discover that the hard water is only exacerbating your wintertime hair and skin woes. If you want to increase your defense against the winter weather and keep your skin and hair looking lustrous, you might want to consider installing a water softener in your home.

15 June 2015

Protecting Your Garden Against Urban Pests

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Anyone who enjoys cultivating a garden also knows something about the struggle involved in keeping that garden from being ravaged by urban wildlife. Whether insect, mammal or bird, there are a few ways you can deter local pests from using your garden as a free meal, or a litter box. Bear in mind though, the goal is to make your garden less desirable, not erect an impenetrable chemical barrier. Repelling Insects Without Damaging Plants

25 May 2015