The Ultimate Guide to Rainwater Collection in 2020

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The capture and harvesting of rainwater is such a simple and easy concept that it seems to go without explanation. But some people are still unaware of this practical and beneficial practice and here we will discuss the “hows?” and “whys?” of rainwater collection. With the environmental green movement gaining traction around the globe, age … Read more

Pros and Cons of Raised Garden Beds: Our 2021 Analysis

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As the weather warms and spring turns to summer, many people are discovering—or rediscovering—the joys of gardening. Among other considerations such as which types of flowers and vegetables to grow, home gardeners must also decide whether to plant directly into the soil in their yards or follow the increasingly popular trend of installing raised garden … Read more

Recommendations for Urban Gardening In 2020 and Beyond

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As more Americans have moved into densely populated cities and multifamily housing units, the available space for backyard gardening has shrunk considerably, but the human drive to cultivate plant life is as powerful as ever. Fortunately, so-called “urban gardening” offers plant-loving city-dwellers a variety of options for growing lush greenery, flowers, fruits and vegetables in … Read more

Above Ground Pool Maintenance: Our Top 10 Tips And Tricks

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As the weather heats up and the calendar turns to summer, the allure of an affordable above-ground pool becomes almost irresistible. Unfortunately, many of us will be too intimidated by the prospect of above ground pool maintenance to take the final step toward installation. While the maintenance requirements of an above-ground pool are significant, with … Read more

How to Secure Sliding Glass Doors Properly: 5 Great Ways

Sliding glass doors can be an attractive component of your home’s design, allowing plenty of natural light to flow into interior rooms and connecting your living area to a patio, deck or sunroom. Unfortunately, they are much easier for an intruder to breach than a traditional wood door, either by shattering the glass or taking … Read more

8 Crucial Lawn Mower Safety Tips and Tricks

It’s one of the most common household tools, but it’s also one of the most dangerous. According to data collected by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 80,000 people each year end up in the emergency room due to injuries caused by lawn mowers. The sharp, spinning blades of a lawn mower can slice … Read more

7 Great Types of Nail Guns and How to Use Them

When you have a large amount of nailing to do, a nail gun can help you complete your work quickly and efficiently—and with significantly less manual effort. With so many options on the market, choosing the appropriate style of nail gun for your project can feel a bit overwhelming, but after reviewing the information below, … Read more

Five Great Garden Hose Repair and Quick Fixes

Your trusty garden hose is vulnerable to damage from an almost endless list of sources. Being left outside in the hot sun can lead to drying and cracking; pets or woodland creatures may claim it as a chew toy; an errant pass from a lawn mower or other garden tool can leave it in shreds. … Read more

How to Fix a Slow Draining Sink: Our 5 Best Tricks

No matter how high-end your plumbing is, at some point you’re likely to experience a slow-draining sink, especially in the bathroom, where hair, soap and other debris can bring the drain to a standstill. Fortunately, there are a number of methods you can employ to clear the clog and get the water moving again. How … Read more

8 Beautiful Small Bathroom Makeovers

Whether you’re a tiny home aficionado or simply making the best of increasingly limited housing options, you may be looking for ways to make a cramped bathroom space more livable. Fortunately, even simple upgrades can make a big difference in small spaces, and you don’t need to break the bank to make your bathroom more … Read more