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Top Tips for Creating Fabulous Hanging Planters

Hanging planters add an eye-catching pop of color to a porch, patio, or deck. And a wide variety of flowers, herbs, and greenery are well suited to hanging planters. It’s best to choose plants on the small side. Read on for how-tos and tips for creating beautiful displays for any outdoor living area. Popular Sun-Loving Plants for Hanging Planters – Flowering – Geranium, Lantana, Moss rose, Heliotrope, Licorice vine, Verbena Foliage – Periwinkle, Sweet Potato […]

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Outdoor Faucet Repair: Problem Leaks and How-to Fixes

A leaky outdoor faucet will waste gallons of water if not repaired. It also means higher water bills. And a vibrating or squeaking outdoor faucet is just annoying. If you’ve got a leaky or squeaky outdoor faucet (either traditional or frost free), see below for handy outdoor faucet repair tips and how-tos. Fixing a Leaky Exterior Faucet (Frost Free) A frost-free outdoor faucet can prevent damage from winter’s freezes and thaws. What’s the difference between […]

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Fabulous DIY Faux Paint & Gel Stain Finishes for the Modern Home

Need to give your garage door or boring kitchen backsplash a new look? Upgrade your home with a new, exciting look and feel with paint or gel stain. If you’re eager to learn more about DIY faux paint finishes or gel stain finishes, read on. Faux Subway Tile Kitchen Backsplash This ingenious and simple DIY faux finish technique looks just like ceramic subway tile. Perfect for a kitchen backsplash, this small-scale project will add contemporary style […]

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Create an Exotic Hideaway with These Tropical Backyard Ideas

Do you dream of a Caribbean vacation, but a staycation seems more in the budget? Create your own at-home oasis by adding tropic-inspired plants, furnishings, and extras to your outdoor living space. Bring on the island vibe with these how-tos for creating a relaxing tropical backyard retreat. Tropical Greenery Palms and other greenery add island ambiance to an outdoor room. And also creates a sense of privacy. Pygmy Date Palm – The graceful wave of […]

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Deadheading Roses and Garden Flowers – Tips and How-tos

Your roses are blooming beautifully, but now a few flowers have faded. You’ve heard of deadheading roses and you’re wondering – why and how? Flowering annuals and perennials such as zinnias, petunias, and geraniums can benefit from deadheading as well. Read on to learn more – Deadheading Defined Deadhead – No, weren’t not talking about a fan of the 70s rock band, the Grateful Dead. Although it’s a fun thought! In simple terms, deadheading is […]

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The Top 4 Invasive Garden Plants to Avoid and to Remove From Your Garden

Some invasive garden plants look perfectly innocent at first – even pretty. But over time, these seemingly harmless invaders can grow into green-leafed monsters. Poised to take over your yard, they can spread fast. For how-tos on identifying and removing invasive plant species, read on – Invasive Plants Defined – Invasive plants are defined as those that spread quickly outside their normal range. A newly introduced invasive species can quickly take over the landscape because […]

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How to Install a Fire Alarm System and Carbon Monoxide Detector

House fires can start and spread quickly. Keep your family safe by learning to correctly install and maintain a fire alarm system. A properly installed CO detector will protect your loved ones from dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. Just a little bit of planning can make a big difference for your family. See below for instructions on how to install a fire alarm system and a CO detector. First, it’s essential to have the right […]

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3 Inventive DIY Bathroom Storage Ideas For Small Bathrooms

Is storage space tight in your tiny bathroom? Have you run out of space for towels or beauty essentials? Here are a few inspiring DIY bathroom storage ideas and clever hacks to help you create more space and get organized. Create a Basket Wall Rustic woven baskets lining the wall look attractive and provide a great storage option for small bathrooms. Woven baskets are versatile and look nice holding rolled hand towels or beauty lotion. […]

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How-tos for Painting Over Stains on Walls and Surfaces

Did your kiddo recently “decorate” a bedroom wall with a permanent marker? Or maybe you’ve noticed a suspicious stain on the basement ceiling? Painting over stains on indoor surfaces is 3-step simple. First, you’ll need to do a little detective work to figure out the type of stain you’ve got. Continue reading for tips and how-tos – How to Paint Over A Marker Stain If you kid’s creative muse has left a mark, here’s how […]

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Luxurious Bathroom Ideas on a Budget

High-end spas are famous for delighting the senses through beautiful views, relaxing scents, and warm touches. Transform your bathroom into a high-end spa with these luxurious bathroom ideas. Add Warmth and Comfort Towel Warmers – Wrapping your body in a cold towel after a hot shower isn’t the best way to retain body heat – especially in winter. One of the necessities of a luxurious bathroom is having a towel warmer. Your bath towels will […]

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