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How To Maintain A Garden's Topsoil After Professionals Install It

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One of the most important things about maintaining your garden after it’s built is making sure that you handle the topsoil properly. Here are some ways to care for your topsoil in order to make sure your garden remains as verdant as when you had professionals install it. Getting Started If you have professionals install and set up your garden, chances are good that you don’t have a lot of personal experience with gardening.…

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Cleaning Your Gutters: It's A Necessity

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Cleaning your gutters may seem like one of those tasks that you should do but that is not essential, sort of like having your teeth cleaned every six months. You may notice leaves overflowing the gutters, or in some cases, little trees sprouting but still postpone getting out a ladder and tackling the muck. If you do fail to clean your gutters or have them cleaned regularly, you are facing some serious consequences.…

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3 Shower Features That Can Lower Your Water Usage

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If you are looking to remodel your bathroom, it is important to consider water conservation when designing your new bathroom. Bathrooms account for over half of all water usage in most homes. While you can and should start with the obvious solution of installing low-flow shower heads, faucets, and toilets, there are a few more ways that you can design water conservation into your bathroom.  Install a Bench and Basin …

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How To Update Your Kitchen Cabinet Molding

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If you want to remodel your kitchen, but don’t have money to install brand-new cabinets, there are many more cost effective ways to go about it. Most cabinets are essentially square boxes that have decorative doors and molding attached to them. In reality, it is the doors, drawers, hardware and molding that give the cabinet style. So, if you’re looking for cost effective way to remodel your kitchen cabinets, you can just update one, or all, of these elements.…

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3 Ways To Prolong The Life Of Your Septic System

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Your septic system is an integral part of your home. It helps to move the waste out of your home and prevent it from backing up inside of your pipes. Unfortunately, many people overlook the importance of taking care of their system and only do something with it when it starts failing on them. To help prevent spending more money than what you need to, try using the following ways to help extend the life of your system and prevent unnecessary repairs.…

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3 Tips For Making Your Roof Last

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The roof of your home is an extremely important aspect of your home. This is because it helps keep the interior of your home from experiencing problems with the weather conditions from outside, it keeps energy bills low if it is well maintained, and more. In order to get the most out of your home’s roof, you will want to be sure that you are contributing to making your roof last for a long time.…

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A Guide To Cleaning Your Wood Siding

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As a homeowner, you understand the importance of maintaining your property to get the most out of it. Neglecting maintenance of your home’s wood siding can result in costly repairs and become quite the headache. To avoid these costly repairs you should clean your wood siding thoroughly at least once a year. Something as simple as dirt being left on your house’s wood siding for extended periods of time can cost you thousands in repairs.…

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Do You Have Kids Or Pets? Consider These Flooring Options

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When you have kids or pets living in your home, the type of flooring you have needs to be able to hold up in the heavy traffic areas. That’s why it is so important to make the right choice in flooring when doing a home renovation project. There are different types of flooring that will work better than others with pets and kids, so consider these three flooring options that help you fight grime and dirt.…

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Are White Shingles Right For Your Home?

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Standard asphalt shingles range from middle tone to dark, and some homes go so far as to have black shingles. Darker colors, however, absorb a lot of heat. White shingles, by contrast, reflect light instead of absorbing it. This can keep the roof cool, which can have significant energy saving benefits. Benefits of White Shingles Many homeowners who turn to white roofs are concerned primarily with saving energy and money while reducing their home’s carbon footprint.…

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2 Reasons To Closely Monitor An Elderly Loved One's AC Unit

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Aging individuals often want to remain in their own homes as they grow older. Maintaining a sense of independence can be psychologically beneficial for the elderly, but engaging in the routine maintenance required to keep a home functioning can be physically impossible. If you are responsible for the care of a loved one, monitoring systems like the air conditioner (AC) in the home of your elderly relative is vital. Here are two reasons why you should take the time to closely monitor the performance of the AC unit in your aging loved one’s home.…

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