Downspouts Are Boring – Try These Two Rain Chain Ideas

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If you're thinking about completely replacing gutters, or need to have some repairs done, consider the idea of changing your downspouts to rain chains. While old-fashioned downspouts will work, rain chains add a decorative addition to an essential fixture of your home. The Original Rain Chains Rain chains first appeared a few centuries ago in Japan. The concept was designed to make sound ecological use of the rainy seasons. By using small buckets with holes in the bottom and attached to one another, the water could be gently filtered down into separate containers, or diverted to places where the water could irrigate plants.

30 November 2016

Cleaning Your Flagstone Surfaces

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A flagstone pathway or patio has a natural yet dignified appearance, which works well in both formal, traditional landscape designs as well as more cottage-like or natural designs. Flagstone is also relatively easy to care for. Most flagstone is dry laid, which means it doesn't have concrete or mortar joints. This means that cleaning can be quite easy if you know what to do. The following can help. Choose a cleaning method

10 November 2016

Lazy Lawn Guide: How to Pick Out a Tree and Bushes That Require Less Work

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Sometimes your lawn needs a little bit of oomph in order to look fantastic. If you want to give you yard more curb appeal, you may need to add a few plants and bushes. If you are interested in a prettier yard but not in doing more work to maintain it, you will need to select your plants wisely. Here is how you can select the right trees and bushes for your own lawn.

12 October 2016

Three Plumbing Care Tips To Follow

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A house's plumbing system is often one of the most complex and important parts of the home. Sadly, homeowners are often unaware of the steps that they should take to help mitigate some of the more common issues that their plumbing may encounter. In order to make sure that you are prepared to care for this part of your home, you may benefit from learning a few plumbing tips. Clean The Aerators

16 September 2016

4 Tips For Dealing With A Mosquito Infestation In Your Backyard

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In addition to causing itchy and painful bites, mosquitoes can also carry diseases, so if you have a mosquito infestation in your backyard, it is important to take the proper steps to get rid of them. In most cases, being proactive can greatly reduce or even eliminate the amount of mosquitoes in your backyard so you can enjoy your outdoor living space. Use the following tips if you have a mosquito infestation.

16 August 2016

Improving Your Home Theater Experience With Proper Furniture Placement

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If you are in the process of installing a home theater, you are most likely scouring through the instructional handbook or online literature in an attempt to get the best possible sound and viewing pleasure from your investment. While these guidelines are helpful in teaching someone how to place speakers, the television, and subwoofers, it's important to remember that the furniture placement in your room will also have an effect on your experience.

26 July 2016

3 Easy Wallpaper Removing Hacks Every Homeowner Must Know

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If you move into an older home, there is a good chance that you will find some type of wallpaper that looks like it has been hanging in place since the home was built. While modern wallpaper designs give you the ability to transform a space quickly, outdated wallpaper can be a tasteless eyesore to contend with, and even worse, it can seem very hard to remove. If you are facing a wallpaper removal project, you could spend hours scouring the internet to find the best tips.

29 June 2016