home--garden

  • Do's And Don'ts Of Residential Rain Gutter Cleaning And Maintance

    As a first-time homeowner, it is important to understand that your new home's residential rain gutter system is a functional necessity. The rain gutter system channels the water from your roof out away from your home's foundation and to the appropriate storm drain system. The rain gutters prevent water from running down the sides of your home and under its foundation which leads to a flooded basement and cracked concrete slab foundation.
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  • Keeping Your Home Ant-Free When Nice Weather Returns

    During the winter, most people do not worry about insects as they are not in view due to cooler temperatures. When spring and summer arrive, ants will re-emerge, hungry and looking for a meal after their long winter cooped up underground. Taking steps to prepare your home before an infestation occurs is best. Here are a few tips to follow in an attempt to keep your home ant-free when winter is over.
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  • Does The Sun Wake You Up Every Morning? How To Keep Your Room Dark

    If you are sound asleep and the sun comes up and shines directly in your bedroom window, this can be frustrating because it wakes you up. Fortunately, you can keep your room darker until you are ready to get up by using window treatments. There are many different types of window treatments that you can use that will work well for this purpose. Window Shades Window shades are cost effective and simple to install.
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  • Three Common Water Softener Problems To Watch For

    If you've recently invested in a traditional salt-containing water softener, it's important to understand that it isn't maintenance-free. In fact, there are a few common problems that you may face with your water softener. Understanding the most common water softener issues and how to deal with them can help you to head off potential problems before they become serious. Here's a look at a few common issues that you should watch for.
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  • 4 Benefits of Purchasing a Set of Granite Countertops

    Granite countertops are incredibly popular among homeowners looking for fixtures in their kitchen or bathroom. You can get help choosing such a countertop from a number of sales professionals and contractors who can look out for you. With this in mind, consider these four great benefits of choosing granite so that you are well equipped to purchase the granite countertops that you need.  Benefit #1: Granite Countertops Increase Your Home Value
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  • Transforming Your Yard Into A Winter Holiday Wonderland: Ideas For You

    As winter fast approaches and the last of the leaves on your trees begin to fall, you cannot help but think ahead to snow and the holidays. And, if you are a homeowner who always wants your home to look as beautiful as possible, inside and out, you begin to wonder how you can transform your yard from your summer sanctuary into a winter wonderland in time for the holidays. Get to know a few ways that you can get started transforming your yard into that winter holiday wonderland so that you can get started before the first snow falls.
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  • Investing In A Backyard Patio Awning: What To Consider

    Do you spend less time lounging on the backyard patio on hot days? You may enjoy relaxing on the patio more if you invest in a cover for it, and an awning may be the best type for you to get. Find out below what to consider when deciding if a patio awning is right for you, as well as what you are estimated to spend on one. What Should a Homeowner Consider About a Patio Awning?
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  • A Guide To Buying Outdoor Patio Covers

    When you need to be sure that you are providing your patio with excellence and protection, you will need to invest in a high quality patio cover. These adjustable patio covers will help you out tremendously in safeguarding the material of your patio so that you can pay less in overall repairs throughout the years of ownership. To make sure that you are buying the type of patio cover that you need, use these tips.
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  • 2 Landscaping Tips To Make Your Yard Beautiful

    Nice landscaping can transform a yard from drab to beautiful. If you desire landscaping for your home, follow the tips below. Many of these things you can do on your own if you do not want to hire a landscaper. Flower Garden You can make your yard really stand out with colorful flowers. You should consider building a nice flower garden and placing flowers other strategic places. A flower garden can be any shape and size you desire, and they are not difficult to make.
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  • Sun Damage Protection: How To Keep Your Curtains Beautiful

    Light from the sun can be an asset in many rooms. Sunlight can brighten the mood, save money on electric lighting and make plain spaces seem cheery and pleasant. Still, sunlight has its downsides, and one of those downsides is the damage that it can do to your curtains.      At one time, curtains were made with solvent-based dyes that promoted color fastness in fabrics. Unfortunately, these dyes are now known to be bad for the environment, and fabrics today are colored with water-based dyes.
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