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  • The ABC Rules Of Proper Rug Placement In Your House

    Whether you are looking to add some dimension to an otherwise dull space or you like the idea of throw rugs as an element of comfort around the house, adding pretty much any type of rug to the floor in your home brings a lot of benefits. Before you get a little crazy with throw rugs, tucking them in corners, down halls, and even across large sections of flooring, there are a few simple rules that you should keep in mind to achieve the most efficient look.
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  • Preparing For Power Outages

    If you live in an area where you are at risk of losing power quite a bit, then you should make sure you take extra steps to prepare for those outages as they come. While some outages can last only a few minutes and be only a minor inconvenience, there can also be those that last for hours and can be real problems if you aren't prepared for them. Follow the advice offered in this article to know that you are going to be as prepared as possible for your next power outage.
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  • The Most Common Outdoor Decor Blunders

    If you are someone who loves to spend time outdoors, but you often find yourself indoors instead, ask yourself why. Is there something wrong with how you have decorated the exterior of your home? Certain common outdoor decorating mistakes can make time spent outdoors much less enjoyable. Inadequate Lighting To maximize the beauty of your property, do not forget to add the amount of lighting necessary to achieve the mood you wish to create.
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  • Natural Methods To Keep Leaf-Biting Bugs From Grubbing Your Garden Greens

    If you are attempting to grow vegetables in a garden in your yard, you undoubtedly wish to keep pests away so you can enjoy the end product after your plants are harvested. There are several insects that enjoy feasting upon the leaves on vegetables. If you fail to take steps in deterring or eliminating these insects, you may be left with damaged goods as a result. Applying pesticides may be release toxins into the soil, possibly harming your vegetables in addition to insects.
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  • Giving Your Furniture A Facelift

    Rather than tossing furniture to the curb -- literally -- people are shopping their homes for old pieces that can be spruced up or scouring estate and yard sales for that piece that would be perfect for furniture refinishing. But the traditional method of furniture refinishing (such as is done by The Strip Joint) -- stripping and staining -- isn't the only way to give some furniture a face-lift. Read on for some creative ways to reuse that old furniture.
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  • A Guide To Getting Irrigation Systems Installed

    If you want your home and garden to work for you the best way possible, you owe it to yourself to get the help of an irrigation system installation service. These companies can provide you with the work that you need for your home and garden, so that your grass is always plush and cared for. When you get the assistance of professionals, you can count on quality work, but you must also understand some points that will help you out with this purchase.
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  • Want An Outdoor Entertaining Space That Impresses Everyone? What To Know

    You have a big beautiful house and yard and your family loves to be outside. That means it's time to create a backyard that you want to use every day. Creating an awesome backyard where you can host and enjoy yourself is a great way to boost home value and help you enjoy your property. There are some key features you want to add to your property to make it a top-of-the-line and functional entertaining area, while keeping it stylish.
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  • Why You Cannot Just Spray Your Mattress To Control Bed Bugs

    Most people assume that if bed bugs are present, they are in or on their mattresses only. Along with this particular fallacy, many people also assume that just spraying the mattress with an insecticide or pesticide is and effective means of controlling and eliminating bed bugs. The following shows why you cannot just spray your mattress to control bed bugs, and why you need to do so much more than that to eliminate these pests.
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  • Installation And Maintenance Of A Residential Outdoor Water Fountain

    An outdoor water fountain is a great addition to any residential garden. These fountains are beautiful to look at, create a humid atmosphere for nearby growing flowers and plants, and emit soothing sounds of splashing water. Another advantage of having an outdoor water fountain in your garden is that it will attract birds, bees, butterflies, and other outdoor creatures to your yard and create a natural habitat for them to continue to visit.
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  • 3 Different Fence Types And The Benefits They Provide

    Picking a new fence for your property can often be a time-consuming process because there are going to be quite a few different materials to choose from that will all have their own unique set of advantages and benefits. Listed below are just a few of the different fence types that you should consider and the benefits that they can provide. Vinyl Vinyl is one of the most common and popular fence types available due in no small part to the fact that it is one of the least expensive fence types on the market.
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