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What's a Fairy Garden?

Have you been hearing about all the fun and creativity so many gardeners and hobbyists are having with their Fairy Garden? Not sure what it’s all about? Not sure where to get started? Then this is the article for you!

A fairy garden appeals to the whimsical side in gardeners. A fairy garden is a miniature garden complete with...

Springtime Spruce Up

It would seem that Spring has finally arrived, and that makes it the perfect time spruce up your yard and home now, enabling you to better enjoy the warmer, sunnier months ahead. So, just in case you’re still trying to clear the wintertime brain fog, here are a few ideas to get you started!

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Top Tips for Tackling Springtime Maintenance

After a long, cold, and dreary winter the warm breeze and bright sun of spring time can be a breath of fresh air. The only downside? That bright sunshine has a tendency to reveal all of the home improvements and maintenance items that were put off during the winter months. You suddenly become all ...

Great Winter-Time DIY Projects!

If you’re like most people this time of year, you’ve been spending a lot of time indoors lately. Unfortunately, we probably have a good bit of winter weather to get through before we can start enjoying the benefits of springtime.

But before you hang your head in despair, consider breaking...

Top Tips for Kicking Off DIY in 2016

Are you finding yourself excited and ready to kick off the New Year with some great home improvement ideas in mind? You’re not alone! The New Year is an excellent time to plan home improvement projects before the spring, all while completing a few indoor projects while the weather is still ...

How To Build A Pallet Wood Center Piece

With Thanksgiving behind us, Christmas is going to be here before we know it! That means it’s time to break out the Christmas decorations and let the fun begin! Now, let’s be honest, for most of us things are really busy; between decorating, planning family gatherings, cooking, and spending quality time with loved ones, this time of the year...

Must Fix Items Before Winter

With winter just around the corner, time no longer seems to be on our sides, and there are certain home repairs that feel the same way. Whether it's a suspicious water spot on the ceiling, a slight crack in your foundation, or clogged gutters, there are some issues your house may be warning you about, and the odds are...

How To Install Low Voltage Landscape Lighting

Less daylight calls for illumination. You can also enhance the nighttime curb appeal of your home, while adding a measure of safety and security, by installing low-voltage landscape lighting. These exterior-grade fixtures are typically placed along walkways and driveways, but they're also ideal for illuminating steps, trees, stonewalls, fences and other prominent garden features.

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How To Easily Remove A Stump

Are you struck with a bothersome reminder of the tree that once stood there? It may be easier than you think to remove those stubborn stumps! Try a surprisingly easy and simple solution—one that uses a common bath product—to rid your yard of your troublesome tree remains.

Removing a tree from your yard can be a tricky and expensive...

Quick Tip: How To Refresh Wood Surfaces With Mineral Spirits

Are there some wood surfaces around your house that are worse for the wear? If you someday plan on completely refinishing your tired furniture or trim, right now you can revitalize your wood surfaces, quickly and easily, simply by using mineral spirits.

As you go about your fall time, 'getting ready for winter' cleaning routine, take a few minutes...

How To Properly Install Door Weatherstripping

Besides being rather annoying, door drafts force your heating system to work harder to keep your home at a consistently comfortable temperature, resulting in higher energy bills. Properly weatherstripping your doors can go a long way in solving this problem.

According to Energy Star, the installation of weatherstripping can save you up to 20 percent on heating and cooling...

Beautiful Deck Rail Planters

Have you ever wanted a space to grow some hearty vegetables or herbs, from the convenience of your deck rail? If so, then here's a quick and easy guide to building your own. So this year, I decided to build my own.

To complete this project the only things involved are stock lumber, a butt joint design, and basic carpentry skills, so...

Building Backyard Horseshoe Pits

With the overwhelming heat of summer fading, it's a great time to get outside and have some evening fun with friends and family! If you’re looking for ways to make your backyard more fun, why not build a horseshoe pit? While there's certainly more than a few ways to tackle this easy and inexpensive project, we're going to show...

How To Make Beautiful Tin Can Luminaries

Luminaries create an enchanting glow at dusk along a garden path, on the porch, inside the house, or atop a picnic table. They're pretty simple to make, so you can easily create some unique luminaries for both the fall and Christmas season. Here’s how to turn an old sap bucket, coffee can, or soup can into a delightful source...

Maintaining Your Chainsaw

There are few things as useful as a good chainsaw. Whether you need to trim a tree in the backyard, or you're cutting firewood for the winter, you'll be counting on your chain saw to get the job done; and if you want to keep your chainsaw running at its peak and performing the you need it to, you're ...

Building A Backyard Fire Pit: Quick & Easy

There’s nothing quite like enjoying a fire pit under the stars in your own backyard. On a cool summer's night you can cook up a feast of hot dogs and s'mores, and nothing beats a fireside snuggle with your loved ones as you enjoy watching a beautiful and chilly fall evening slip by.

Now while a fire pit can...

How To Build A Raised Garden Bed

For the soil and drainage poor gardener, a raised garden bed offers the opportunity to perfect your environment and control many of the factors that are otherwise left up to nature. Building a raised garden bed allows you to optimize soil nutrients and drainage, even as you prevent soil erosion ...

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