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      8 Mistakes You’re Probably Making With Hummingbird Nectar

      To attract Mother Nature's version of the hovercraft and keep them coming back, avoid these common mistakes with hummingbird nectar and feeders.

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      10 Outdoor Wall Art Ideas to Add Curb Appeal

      From wall planters to large metal sun+moon signs, these outdoor wall art ideas will have you spending more time outside.


      How to Choose Between Cedar, Pressure Treated Wood & Composite Decking

      Which is the best decking material: cedar, pressure-treated, or composite lumber? Here is a comparison of their durability, appearance, and...


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      Outdoor Patio Tiles: 10 Best Ideas

      Outdoor flooring should be durable, easy to maintain and, of course, stylish! We're sharing these outdoor tile ideas to inspire...


      Jobsite Etiquette Tips for Subcontractors

      Here are some great tips that will keep you and your subcontractors in your customer’s good graces.

      Best-Reviewed Snow Shovels on Amazon

      Upgrade your snow shovel this winter to a product that's Amazon reviewer approved. Find your best snow shovel here.


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      How to Keep Cats Out of Plants

      How do you keep cats out of plants? Try these expert-recommended tips to protect your indoor potted plants from curious...


      Which Exterior Renovation Adds the Most Value to a House?

      Not all exterior renovation projects are created equal. These are the ones that add the most value at resale.


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      Homeowner’s Guide to Outdoor Showers

      Outdoor showers can be rustic or luxurious, enclosed or open. We discuss the different types, the installation costs and what...


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      Guide to Choosing the Best Outdoor Curtains

      Create an intimate open-air space with outdoor curtains, a stylish solution for adding privacy and shade to your patio, pergola...


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      What to Know About Tree Swings

      A symbol of carefree play, tree swings can be dangerous if not installed properly. Add a fun, safe tree swing...


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      What to Know About Plastic Decking and Tiles

      Tired of refinishing your moldy old wooden deck? Plastic decking is easy to install, requires no finishing and is extremely...


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      Porcelain vs. Ceramic Outdoor Tile: What’s the Difference?

      Thinking of tiling your deck or patio? Let's compare your options, porcelain and ceramic, so you can make the best...

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      What to Know About Outdoor Porcelain Tile

      Give up the hassle of stone and concrete slabs. Find out why outdoor porcelain tile is the most durable and...


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      10 Outdoor Shower Ideas and Designs

      It may seem like a luxury, but an outdoor shower is very DIY-friendly! Turn your yard into an oasis with...


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      How To Remove Rust from Metal

      Learn three ways how to remove rust from metal and two ways to prevent rust from coming back


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      Innovative and Safe Sidewalk Salt Alternatives

      Clearing ice from your sidewalk is important for your safety and that of others. Salt is one way, but there...


      How to Repair Small Engines: Cleaning the Carburetor

      Don't Google "small engine repair near me" the next time your lawnmower sputters. Learn how to do it yourself. Small...


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      Where to Store Your RV for the Winter

      If you want to store your camper for the winter, you've got a few options, from simple and cheap to...


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      What to Know About RV Water Filters

      If you own an RV with a water system, understanding RV water filters and how they work is vital. Learn...


      How to Winterize and Store Garden Hoses

      With old man winter knocking on the door, time to reel in that garden hose. Here are a few tips...

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      Should I Buy a Snow Blower or Hire a Snow Removal Service?

      Deciding between buying a snow blower or hiring a snow removal service? Consider the pros and cons so you can...


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      9 Tool Hacks You’ll Use Time and Time Again

      Tools are usually designed with one task in mind, but many can be used for all sorts of jobs.


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      Is Your Snow Blower Ready for the First Big Dump?

      The season's first big snowstorm could be just days or weeks away. Get your snow blower ready for the season's...


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      How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades

      It's easy when you know what you're doing!


      25 Surprising Grilling Facts You Haven’t Heard 10 Times Before

      After mastering these tips from professionals, you'll never look at your grill the same way.


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      Best Zero Turn Lawn Mowers for 2020

      Here are our picks for the top zero turn lawn mowers in six categories.