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Things To Do About A Rodent Infestation

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Are you tired of finding half-chewed belongings in your garage? Can you hear squeaks coming from the basement when you descend the stairs? Having a rat or mouse problem can be embarrassing, but it's not always your fault. You can run a relatively clean household and can still get rodents trying to move in and take over the place. Unfortunately, getting rid of them isn't always so simple. While waiting for the rodent exterminator to arrive, here are some things you can do to help deal with the situation:

9 December 2016

Keep That Kamado Upright: Ways To Prevent Your Kamado Cooker Intact

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Ceramic covered ovens or kamado cookers, such as the Big Green Egg, are efficient appliances that allow you to complete a diverse number of dishes. But they are also fragile; think about how easily a ceramic dish can chip or break if it falls even a short distance. You have to be very careful with kamado cookers because one crack in the case and you could lose that even heating that the ovens are known for.

20 October 2016

Updating Your Pond's Shoreline To Keep Ornamental Fish Safe

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Having a pond in your backyard is a great way to add interest and intrigue to your landscape. The addition of ornamental fish to your backyard pond adds another element to your water feature, but these fish can lure in predators that have the ability to wipe out the entire fish population in your pond. Here are three simple updates you can make to your pond's shoreline in order to keep your ornamental fish safe in the future.

20 October 2016

Controlling Weeds Without Poisoning Yourself

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If you have been trying to clear your yard of weeds but seem to face a losing battle every year, don't give up. You can eventually win, but you have to try to beat the weeds at every stage, from pre-germination seeds to fully-grown stalks. And if you prefer not to use standard chemical/poisonous herbicides, there are still many strategies you can use. Mulch Them One way to stop weed seeds from germinating is to mulch areas that don't have plants in them, or mulch areas around plants.

26 September 2016

How To Remove Your Stain With A Floor Sander

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If you want to refinish the wood flooring throughout your house, you will probably need to rent a floor sander. In reality, removing the existing stain can be the most time consuming and dirty part of the job. You will kick up a lot of dust that you need to avoid spreading throughout your entire house. This is one of the reasons the prep work is so important. Nonetheless, you can speed up the removal of your existing stain by renting a floor sander.

29 August 2016

5 Advantages Of Having A Water Softener In Your Home

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Living with hard water can be quite a hassle. You may be on the fence about having a water softener installed, but are not sure if it is worth the expense. In reality, a water softener can make a huge difference if your municipal water is hard and full of minerals and sediments. There are many advantages to having a water softener in your home, such as: Cleaner Dishes When your home has hard water, your dishes may always look dirty no matter how nice your dishwasher is or what kind of dish washing detergent you use.

11 July 2016

A Hot Tub Buyer's Primer

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Hot tubs are great purchases because they provide you with hot water therapy and relaxation either by yourself or with company. Buying a hot tub requires you to know how to pick the best tub for your home, finding the best price and taking care of it with consistent maintenance. In that respect, these steps will help you to put all three of those matters into perspective as you shop for the perfect tub.

6 July 2016

Answering A Few Questions Homeowners May Have About Their Windows

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The windows of your home can be among the more aesthetically important features of the house. However, there are many homeowners that may not fully understand the steps that they should take to address some of the more routine issues that they may encounter with their windows. By understanding the answers to the following few questions concerning window issues, you will be in a better position to get the most from your home's windows.

15 June 2016

Tips For Lighting Your Backyard

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Landscape lighting, when placed properly, affects the mood of your yard. If you want to create an air of nighttime luxury, borrow from nature and combine it with a few exotic techniques to creates a backyard paradise. The following tips can help you design the perfect set-up.  Tip #1: Begin with back lighting Back lighting is the most natural-looking choice, so it should be done first before other techniques are added to up the light.

20 May 2016

Choosing The Right Stone Countertop For Your Home Decor, Your Budget, And Your Needs

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When you are designing the kitchen of your dreams, one of the most important aspects is choosing the right countertops. They can make all the difference in your kitchen's decor, and you will spend a lot of time in your kitchen cooking, socializing, and eating meals with your family. When you choose natural stone as a countertop, you are choosing both a durable surface and one that has plenty of character.

26 April 2016