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Deck Washing & Staining


Decks are subjected to a variety of weather conditions — from bright sunshine to rain, ice and hail. Foot traffic, spills and outside furniture pulled across deck boards compound the abuse. Over time, wooden deck…

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How to Construct a Garden Fire Pit


Sitting with a warm fire on a chilly night can be a satisfying way to relax or spend time with great friends in an outdoor atmosphere. A backyard fire pit is a convenient means to…

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The way to Keep Waxed Floors Shiny


Paste wax isn’t recommended for all floors, particularly vinyl floors or hardwood or laminate floors with polyurethane finishes. On linoleum or oil-finished hardwood floors, however, a coat of paste wax offers additional protection and keeps…

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How Close to My Well Could I Use Round-Up?


Should you rely on well water for your house and garden requirements, you have to exercise caution to keep your water supply clean. Private well water is not tested or subjected to criteria from the…

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The way to Use a Fence as a Trellis for Gardening Vegetables


Utilizing an present fence to grow vining vegetables eliminates the work of building a trellis from scratch, saving money and space. The fencing you plan to utilize for trellising ought to be sturdy enough to…

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Homemade Alternatives to Liquid Dish Soap


You have unless you eat take out. Liquid dish soap can be expensive, and many people would rather have a more natural approach and cutlery clean. Producing your own dish soap is a process that…

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The way to Remove English Ivy Roots From Block Walls


English ivy (Hedera helix) is an invasive creeping vine with rootlets that cling to a vast range of vertical surfaces like block walls, cement and brick. It is possible to cut English ivy vine stems…

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Weeds That Emit Odor


Wearing gloves for yanking weeds protects your hands against scratches and abrasion and from the odors weeds emit, especially when they’re crushed or handled. Often the odors signal. Occasionally the sap of weeds that are…

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Maggot Parasites at Corn


It’s simple to assume maggots eat anything, especially if you’ve seen them dining on garbage or road kill. These offspring of various kinds of flies, mosquitoes and gnats are pickier than we assume and their…

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What Does It Mean When Tulips Are Bending Over?


Put your nose in a tulip (Tulipa spp.) And you might not smell anything, but it’s their brilliant blooms that command respect — not their odor. Tulips are prized for their distinctive, single flowers that…

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