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Talking Grass | What The Condition Of Your Lawn Could Tell You About Your Sprinkler System

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The whole reason that most homeowners install a sprinkler system on their property is to keep their lawn and landscaping looking lush and healthy. However, if your sprinkler system is outdated, lush and healthy may be the last thing that you get from your grass. If you familiarize yourself with what would cause your lawn to look less than pristine, you can better understand what may be wrong with an outdated sprinkler system. Here are a few of the most common indicators that something is wrong with your grass and what it could be trying to...

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5 Helpful Tips For Storing Musical Instruments In A Long-Term Storage Unit

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Renting a storage unit can be a fantastic way to gain access to more room for your belongings, but it’s crucial that you focus on how to keep the contents of the unit clean and in good condition while they’re packed away. If you’re planning on storing any musical instruments, it becomes even more important to keep the instruments in good shape. The following five tips can help you prepare your instruments and ensure that they can be tucked away without problems arising in the future. Give the Instruments a Deep Clean The...

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Getting Your Windows Ready For Summer

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Summer is just around the corner, and in most of the country that means it’s time to focus on keeping the inside of your house cool and comfortable while outside temperatures rise. Running your air conditioner uses electricity and costs money. There are other things you can do to keep your home cool that will be easier on the environment and on your budget. Your windows may be letting in heat and letting cool air escape from your home. By making a few small changes to your home’s windows you can prevent heat from coming in and...

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4 Plants You Shouldn’t Have In Your Yard

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When you start designing your backyard and adding different plants and flowers, you will probably want to add as many plants as you can find. Unfortunately, there are some plant varieties that you shouldn’t have in your yard. This includes plants that are unstable, are troublesome, spread of diseases, or are toxic and can cause rashes. Here are some plants to avoid adding to your yard’s landscape. Sweet Autumn Clematis This may seem like a beautiful plant to have in your yard, especially when it starts to bloom to show clouds...

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Think You Don’t Have The Room For Nice Landscaping? Think Again!

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If you would love to have a pretty back yard, but think it is too small for anything more than a few plants right against the fence, it is time to think again. Even the smallest yard can be designed to look wonderfully landscaped. Consider these tricks, and use them to create the look and feel you want. Color Bright, warm colors draw attention. To make a small yard look bigger, you need to keep the attention on the entryway and perimeters. Plant reds, oranges and yellows along fences and at the base of the house. Be sure to put in a few...

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Learn How To Make A One-Of-A-Kind Checkerboard Out Of A Table

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Finding the perfect gift to give to someone who seems to have everything can be a bit difficult. If you want to ensure that you are able to give someone a gift that you know for sure they do not already own, make one for them. There are many beautiful handmade gifts that you can create to show someone how special they are to you. The following guide will walk you through the process for making a beautiful one-of-a-kind checkerboard for someone. Gather Your Supplies The first thing you need to create the checkerboard is a small side table to...

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Three Reasons To Trim Your Trees On A Regular Basis

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You dread the annual task of tree trimming, but it’s an important part of your tree’s health and well-being. Outlined below are several reasons tree trimming is beneficial for your tree, as well as your yard. Keeps Your Tree Healthy and Strong When you trim your trees on a regular basis, you allow them to grow as they should and distribute water and nutrients to the healthy, living branches, leaves, and fruits. Unhealthy branches can suck the life right out of your tree—literally. They may be receiving the same amount of nutrients...

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Buying A Bed And Have Chronic Back Pain? Here Are 3 Things To Consider

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It is said that people spend about approximately one third of their entire lives on their beds. Therefore, it’s a good idea to make sure your mattress is comfortable and provides support. That is even more important when you have chronic back pain, as the wrong mattress can add to your discomfort. Here are some things to think about as you search for a bed when you have chronic back pain. Think Twice about Firm Mattresses You may have heard that a firm mattress is a good idea when you buy a mattress, particularly if you have back pain....

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Preparing For An Emergency

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Many people wonder what would happen if there was a national emergency where you would be limited on your food and water supply options. Becoming trapped at home, unable to travel until conditions are safe is a scary thought that can be handled by making preparations in case something were to happen. Here are some ways you can prepare yourself for an emergency situation where you would be unable to travel for an extended time. Food Supply Each time you go grocery shopping, grab an item or two that you will set aside in case of an emergency....

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Choosing The Right Window Treatment For Your Home

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When it comes to dressing up your home, window treatments can do just the trick. Not only do they add a bit of aesthetic appeal, but they can also make your home more functional by adding and reducing light. Knowing which type of window treatment to use for each room shouldn’t require you to hire an interior designer. Instead, here are 4 areas of your home that can be improved with the right window treatment.  Bedrooms If you are looking for a window treatment for your bedroom, there are a few things you need to consider. If you...

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