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Installing a Wood Burning Fireplace Insert like a Professional

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Simple on Making your Home More Comfortably

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Lawn Maintenance: Is Your Lawn Revealing About You?

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How To Choose The Right Water System For Your Home

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How to Grow Ornamental Grasses

How to Grow Ornamental Grasses

by Guest on Jan 2, 2010

Ornamental grasses have become extremely popular in the past ten years or so, and if you buy them at a garden center they are kind of pricey. Learning how to grow them yourself is actually quite easy. They can be grown from seed, but I won’t pretend to be an expert at that for several reasons. One, I don’t know anything about growing them from seed, and two, I have no desire to propagate them from seed because seedlings require too much care. Continue reading →

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Landscape Irrigation

Landscape Irrigation

by Guest on Jan 5, 2010

Most of the country is now under the influence of the hottest part of the year - even here in normally cooler north Idaho, temperatures have risen into the nineties for over a week. To keep your gardens thriving in these conditions is a challenge, and requires the careful management of irrigation practices. Continue reading →

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Unique Garden Planters - Outdoor Decorating w/Containers

Unique Garden Planters - Outdoor Decorating w/Containers

by Guest on Jan 23, 2010

Container Gardening and Garden planters are a warm and inviting way to add interest to your outdoor decorating spaces. You can spruce up your outdoor living spaces by adding decorative planters that give your plants "pop"! Let's face it, outdoor decorating is "in" right now - it is the hottest design trend going. There are diverse ways you can add your own personality to your outdoor design space. One of the easiest is to use decorative planters for your garden. Continue reading →

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Wind Chimes - Enhance Your Outdoor Decor

Wind Chimes - Enhance Your Outdoor Decor

by Guest on Jan 23, 2010

To beautify the front of your home and enhance your landscape decor, why not use the benefits of beautiful sounding wind chimes? They come in a variety of colors, shapes, sizes, and price ranges, and are sure to be the perfect compliment, regardless of the design. Most homes are especially flattered by such yard features as trellises, decorative mailboxes, birdhouses; unique garden planters and wind chime designs that add a distinct country home décor charm. Continue reading →

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Outdoor Furniture for Garden Decoration

Outdoor Furniture for Garden Decoration

by Guest on Feb 4, 2010

Who does not love to rest and unwind in a quiet and calm place at the end of a tiring day. On another note, won’t it be great to stop by in a green, clean and tidy place before you start your day? You don’t have to go out to find such a place on this earth. Just open the door and look at your garden. Some thoughtful modifications can help you transform your garden into a place of peacefulness and tranquility. Continue reading →

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The Life Cycle of the Tree

The Life Cycle of the Tree

by Guest on Feb 4, 2010

A tree’s life cycle begins with germination. An adult tree will drop a seed to the ground, usually in fall or winter, and the seed will lie dormant until spring. When the conditions are right, the dormant seed will start to receive warmth, water, sunlight and oxygen. This will spark the growth of the baby tree embryo and begin its life cycle. The baby tree will sprout a root, which will instinctively seek out groundwater. If it finds it, the root will then become submerged in the earth. As it takes root, a stem will sprout up towards the sun, usually carrying the seed casing with it, up into the air. Continue reading →

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Understanding When to Plant Baby Trees

Understanding When to Plant Baby Trees

by 411HomeRepair on Feb 4, 2010

Fall or winter time is a great time to think about planting baby trees. Most trees survive better if they are planted or transplanted while they are dormant. If you have baby trees, they may even look dead during this time. A small scratch on the bark of the tree should epose a green layer, reassuring you that the tree is, in fact, alive, but in a dormant state. Trees enter a dormant state when the days shorten and sunlight is in short supply. They need to stop growing and producing during the fall in order to store energy and prepare themselves for winter. When you are taking care of your baby tree, keep this in mind. Continue reading →

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Plants Around the Home. Nursery? or Grow Yourself?

Plants Around the Home. Nursery? or Grow Yourself?

by Guest on Feb 24, 2010

Plants are a great way to spice up your home, start a garden, or give the gift that keeps on giving to a friend, family member, or loved one. When it comes to growing plants, you may think that you have to start from scratch and invest in seeds that you grow throughout the year. However, if you are considering growing plants or giving a plant to a loved one, then you should invest in them from a nursery. This is a great way to find the exact plant you want at the highest quality possible. Continue reading →

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Beautifying Your Home's Exterior

Beautifying Your Home's Exterior

by Guest on Feb 28, 2010

There are lots incentives why homeowners desire an improved home exterior. Maybe you want to sell your home in the future, are bored with the old look or wish to add equity to your home. Painting, landscaping and new window shutters will give your home fantastic results. Learn about exterior paint and the quick curb appeal of your home. Continue reading →

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Great Patio Ideas to Add Life to Your Home

Great Patio Ideas to Add Life to Your Home

by Guest on Mar 2, 2010

The patio has its practical uses. You can use it to enjoy meals with family, or use it as a setting for many garden barbecue parties. You can use it as a place for solitude or a haven for relaxation. You can turn it into a virtual playground for the kids to play or a swimming pool complete with its own shady cabana. You can come up with so many patio ideas to fit all these possible uses. Continue reading →

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