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Build a Rustic Bench by Recycling an Old Window

Build a Rustic Bench by Recycling an Old Window

by Guest Post on Dec 19, 2010

Step-by-Step Guide Creating Furniture with Cast-Off Windows - Create the bench seat. Measure the bottom edge of the window. This will be the length of your bench. Cut two-3/4 inch thick boards the length of your bench by approximately 7 inches wide, for the seat. Continue reading →

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The Advantages of Artificial Grass

The Advantages of Artificial Grass

by Guest Post on Dec 31, 2010

There are a large number of benefits to installing artificial grass of which the reasons for installing are varied. Obviously, you don't need to spend as much time on the upkeep of an artificial lawn. With fake grass, you can simply enjoy sitting out in the sun and enjoying the yard. Continue reading →

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Five Ways to Spruce up Your Deck

Five Ways to Spruce up Your Deck

by Guest Post on Feb 8, 2011

Although the deck has the potential to function as additional square footage to a home, it is all too often neglected or used as a catch-all for miscellaneous items. With a few updates, a tired deck can be made into a stylish extension of the home. Continue reading →

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Make a Childrens Playroom from a Log Cabin

Make a Childrens Playroom from a Log Cabin

by Guest Post on Sep 12, 2011

When your children need more room to play, there is no reason to pay for an expensive extension to your home when you can save money and create a beautiful focal point for your garden by installing a sturdy, affordable log cabin. As your family has grown, you may have realized that you do not have enough space for its changing needs. Continue reading →

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Is a Pergola Right for You?

Is a Pergola Right for You?

by Guest Post on Nov 18, 2011

Is your outdoor living space too sunny? If you have moved into a fairly new home it can take some time for the trees to get big enough to provide a little shade from the hot summer sun. Is your pool site is too exposed? You might love to relax next to the pool but need a cooler place to sit. Continue reading →

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The Best Types of Perennials for Beautiful Spring Planters

The Best Types of Perennials for Beautiful Spring Planters

by Guest Post on Dec 13, 2011

Fall planting gives perennials a head start over those established in spring. Fewer insects are around to torment or damage plants in the fall. As well, autumn soil still holds heat from lovely summer days, and, during temperate fall days and nights, perennials can set down strong, healthy roots before frost arrives. Continue reading →

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How to Grow Plants in Garden Planters

How to Grow Plants in Garden Planters

by Guest Post on Dec 13, 2011

Garden planters allow you to enjoy plants in areas where a traditional garden is awkward or impossible. In my tiny backyard, I grow nearly everything in containers, at least while the plant and I are deciding whether we like each other. Continue reading →

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Choosing a Shade Sail for Your Outdoor Space

Choosing a Shade Sail for Your Outdoor Space

by Guest Post on Dec 15, 2011

Shade sails are large swaths of fabric installed high above a sunny space to create shade. Since Egyptian times, shade sails have been used to make the summer heat more bearable. Shade sails are a simpler alternative to building a pergola or other permanent shade structure. Continue reading →

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Annual Pond Cleanouts

Annual Pond Cleanouts

by Dan Eskelson on Apr 28, 2012

The annual outdoor pond cleanout is the only major pond maintenance chore required by natural water garden environments. Considering the many hours of enjoyment our pond and waterfall provide throughout the year, these four or five hours of easy-paced work are well worth it. Continue reading →

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Foods That Attract Certain Species of Birds

Foods That Attract Certain Species of Birds

by Dan Eskelson on Apr 28, 2012

Find out how to attract birds, especially cardinals, chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, woodpeckers, grosbeaks, and towhees to a new feeder, mix peanuts liberally with seed and watch how quickly they respond. Continue reading →

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