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  1. Alternative Mulch Landscaping Ideas

    Rubber mulch on landscape fabric to prevent weeds

    Mulch is a vital tool in any home gardener’s shed. It retains moisture, insulates plant roots and reduces weed growth, all while enhancing the visual appeal of flowerbeds and other landscaping features. While many people rely on shredded wood or bark m

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  2. How to Patch & Repair Bare Spots in Your Lawn

    Grass seed growing in lawn

    Whether your yard is bald and bare, or the grass looks thin, one thing is certain — patchy lawns look terrible. Until automatic, self-repairing lawns are invented, the next best thing is quick and easy bare spot repair. Keep reading to find out how t

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  3. How to Build & Plant a Raised Garden Bed

    Raised garden beds built with wood

    Raised-bed gardens are a great way to grow vegetables and maximize gardening space almost anywhere in your yard. They are ideal for planting a garden in areas where soil is of poor quality, experiences poor drainage or is compacted. They are easy to weed,

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  4. Beautify Your Deck

    Wicker patio furniture set on beautiful deck

    Does your deck look like an inviting oasis? Or something that's been left out in the rain? If the elements have taken their toll on yours — or if it just needs a bit of a lift — you've come to the right place.

    Barbecuing, relaxing and socializing wit

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  5. 5 Patio Decor Ideas for Your Outdoor Oasis

    Seating chairs and coffee table on patio
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  6. How to Restore a Wood Outdoor Bench

    Large wraparound bench and firepit on patio

    Your wood patio bench was once the best seat outside the house — a place to socialize, relax or just sit back and watch your garden grow. But age, wear, sun and rain can take a big toll on outdoor wood furniture, marring its surface and stealing its l

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  7. How to Clean & Maintain Your Swimming Pool

    Pool leaf skimmer cleaning above-ground swimming pool

    There’s nothing more refreshing than a dip in the pool during a scorching summer day. You have to regularly maintain your swimming pool to keep it safe and enjoyable. Upkeep can be time-consuming, but it’s worth the time to keep your investment in goo

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  8. Get Rid of Ants: Inside and Out

    Ants crawling under door crack

    Ants are everywhere. And, for the most part, they're beneficial to the natural order of things. But when you experience an ant invasion and their numbers become too large in your yard, garden or home, they can become quite a nuisance. Keep the ant population

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  9. How to Install Outdoor Floodlights

    Outdoor flood lights on house at night

    Installing exterior flood lights is a great way to add security, safety and nighttime curb appeal to your home. Whether you need extra light in dark corners of your yard, or around walkways

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  10. How to Paint Your Garage Door

    Garage doors painted gray

    Like the rest of your home's exterior, your garage door is exposed to the elements all year. A fresh coat of paint can extend the life expectancy of your garage door, as well as enhance your home's overall appearance.

    Step 1: Clean and Tape the

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  11. How to Spray Paint Metal

    Spray painted metal fence

    Painting drywall, wood, and masonry surfaces aren't the only way to update your home's interior or exterior. You can also update or customize metal surfaces with paint to create a dazzling makeover effect.

    Painting iron railings, mailboxes, patio

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  12. 7 Ideas for a Quick Bathroom Makeover

    Luxury bathroom with new vanity and sink

    Nothing decreases the value and appeal of your home like an outdated bathroom, but you don’t have to break the bank to complete a bathroom makeover. Some paint, a new vanity and faucet, and a few decorating and design ideas can give your bathroom a m

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  13. How to Repair Plaster Walls

    Repairing plaster wall with spreader

    Many older homes may still have some walls and ceilings made of plaster and lath instead of the now standard drywall or wallboard. If you have holes or cracks in your plaster walls or ceilings, repairing them isn’t difficult. It can, however, require a

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  14. How to Paint Kitchen Walls, Tiles & Cabinets

    Freshly painted kitchen with green wall and gray cabinets

    Want to change the look of your outdated or dingy kitchen surfaces but don’t want to take on a full kitchen remodel? Then consider one of the easiest and least expensive kitchen do-overs: a paint job.

    Paint Walls

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  15. How to Waterproof Your Wood Deck

    Waterproof wood deck with water droplets

    Water, when combined with UV radiation and changes in weather and temperature, can cause your deck to look dull and weathered by washing away your deck's finish, natural resins, and color. While you can't completely prevent your deck's exposure to the

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  16. 6 Tips to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

    Indoor plants improving air quality

    Did you know the air inside your home could be more polluted than the air outside? A troubling thought, but don't panic. There are easy ways you can improve the quality of the air inside your home.

    • Step 1: Know What's

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  17. How to Seal a Driveway

    House with sealed asphalt driveway

    A driveway is a big homeowner investment in curb appeal, as well as dollars spent. When it’s stained, cracking or crumbling, it can really bring down the appeal of your home’s exterior. However, you can prolong a driveway’s lifespan and delay spending a for

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  18. How to Spray Paint Plastic Chairs & Furniture

    Colorful plastic chairs outdoors

    Weather and sun can fade your plastic patio chairs’ appearance over time, but that doesn’t mean you have to throw them out and replace them. You can use spray paint to renew and brighten them up. This is a simple weekend project for anyone with any lev

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