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Drought-Friendly Lawn Maintenance

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There are severe water shortages in many parts of the country, and improper lawn maintenance can be a significant drain on municipal water supplies. While lawns can waste resources and damage the environment, they don’t have to. When properly managed, a residential lawn composed of balanced soil and the right species of grass can be functional and attractive while conserving natural resources. Managing the Soil Soil management is an important part of any lawn maintenance program, including lawns in drought-prone areas.…

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How To Give Your Master Bedroom An Elegant Look

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Are you moving into a brand new house or are you simply redecorating your present master bedroom? Either way, if you have chosen an elegant mood, here are some ideas that might inspire you to create something lovely and unique. Borrow From Your Living Room - If you have an elegant living room, you will probably be able to get some great ideas by just walking into the room to assess what you have done to make it special.…

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Why You Need To Be Diligent About Cleaning Your Gutters

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If you own a home, you are responsible for the maintenance to keep everything working properly. Part of this maintenance is keeping your gutters clean. If you currently do not clean out your gutters twice a year, it can lead to many problems, which are listed below. Pests You may end up with an infestation of mosquitoes, or even worse, termites, if you have faulty gutters. These pests need water to live, and it will not take long for them to find it near your home.…

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Troubleshooting Frequent Issues With The Fire-Tube Designed Boiler

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The fire-tube designed boiler was a common staple in older businesses and homes because it was quite efficient at producing both hot water and heat with various type of fuel from wood fire and coal to natural gas and propane. If you have one of the outdated boilers in your home or business, when something goes wrong it can be almost as bad as trying to diagnose a dinosaur, because the design is a concept that is now unfamiliar to most average people.…

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Proper Placement Of Interior Light Fixtures: 4 Tips

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Finding the perfect lighting for your home may come easily to you, but what about proper placement of these light fixtures. Proper placement such as how high and where in the room your light fixture should be placed is very important, not just for looks, but for safety concerns as well. See below for tips on the proper placement of your lighting in different rooms and areas of your home.…

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Three Ways To Make The Most Of Your Lawn Sprinkler

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When you live in a hot, dry climate, it’s important to make sure that your lawn gets the moisture that it needs. A lawn sprinkler system allows you to spray water throughout your yard within just a few minutes. Use the following guide to learn how to use your sprinkler system as efficiently as you possibly can: Don’t Accidentally Over Saturate Your Lawn One of the biggest problems that arise from having a lawn sprinkler system is a homeowner forgetting that they have turned the system on.…

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How To Install Solar Horizontal Blinds On Your Home Windows

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Summer will soon be here and people will want to find ways to keep their house cool without running up a high energy bill. An inexpensive way to keep a house cool is to install solar blinds on southern, eastern, and western facing windows. The solar blinds help keep your rooms cool by blocking the sun’s warm rays from entering into a room through a window – which also helps to reduce your energy costs during the summer time.…

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Repair And Repaint Your Seamless Gutters So That They Complement Your Home

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After having the outside of your home repainted, repair your seamless gutters and add a fresh coat of paint to them. Once finished, your gutter system will complement the way that your home looks and give it a fresh appearance.  Use The Following Items sandpaper (low and fine grit) hand sander epoxy sealant caulking gun water hose soapy water scrub brush ladder drop cloth paintbrush paint roller exterior paint bucket Sand Rusted Spots …

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3 Fantastic Gift Basket Ideas

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A gift basket is a fantastic way to bundle up a bunch of small, inexpensive items that may not seem very impressive on their own. Everyone loves to receive a fancy gift basket, so there’s really no way to go wrong with this type of gift. Consider the following gift basket ideas the next time you need to give a gift: College Dorm Gift Basket There is one thing every college student has in common: no money.…

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Flushing Common Myths About Septic Tank Care And Maintenance

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When you have a septic system in your home that involves an on-site tank, it can be a little disconcerting when you see all of the conflicting information about how it should be maintained. From online information sites to handy do-it-yourself homeowner guides, you may find your mind in a tailspin with all of the information. Unfortunately, not knowing how to rightly care for your septic tank can easily lead to a plumbing disaster.…

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