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  • Answering A Couple Of Important Questions About Sprinkler Systems

    Watering your lawn can be an extremely inconvenient and time intensive task to do, and it should come as no surprise that many homeowners will opt to install an automatic sprinkler system to help them better manage this aspect of homeownership. However, if this is an upgrade that you have only recently started to consider, you will likely be able to benefit from having a couple of important question answered about these irrigation systems.
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  • Color, Emotion, And Focus: Choosing Flowers For Arrangements

    Flower arranging can seem intimidating – there are so many colors, shapes, and sizes of flowers out there to choose from. Whether you're arranging your flowers yourself or giving direction to a professional, though, it helps to have a little background on how flowers and colors can create different effects. Focal Arrangements Making a flower arrangement into the focus of a room's décor generally involves a combination of size and visual interest; smaller arrangements, no matter how beautiful, do not have the same impact.
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  • What To Do If Your Door Lock Gets Jammed

    If you have ever tried to open your door lock and the key gets jammed, you know how frustrating it can be. Luckily, there are some ways to gain entry even if this happens. Here are some tips about what to do when the door lock gets jammed. Use Graphite The first thing you can do to un-jam a stuck door lock is by using graphite. There are two ways to do this: you can either spray liquid graphite directly into the keyhole or coat your key with powdered graphite.
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  • Increase Your Homes Value With These 3 Home Improvements

    If you want to increase your home's value, you should consider doing more than improving your curb appeal and giving it a fresh coat of paint. You can get a better return on your investment by completing home improvement projects. These renovations are not overly complicated and can help you sell your home for a higher price. Add a Wood Deck Outdoor features can add to your home's value, especially when they are custom, built-in models.
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  • Hosting A Nighttime Royal Wedding In Your Yard

    If you are in the planning process for a wedding, and you are interested in having it held in a backyard setting, consider having it during twilight or nighttime hours for an unexpected twist. In the summertime, the heat can be hard on older folks and can drain people of energy quickly. Hosting your party outside after the sun has gone down, can be an exciting way to take your vows in a unique way.
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  • Need New Countertops? Here's How Granite And Quartz Compare

    If you're planning to update your kitchen with high-end countertops, you'll probably want to choose between granite and quartz. Either choice would be good and either would give your kitchen a true gourmet feel. Each material has its own advantages, so here are some comparison points to help you decide which one is best for you. Maintenance Quartz countertops are practically maintenance free. Of course, you'll have to wipe up spills and crumbs, but since the stone isn't porous, you don't have to worry about it soaking up water or wine and forming stains.
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  • Remove Permanent Marker From Just About Any Surface In Your Home

    When you have children living in your home, their artwork never fails to end up on more than just paper. Being able to clean permanent marker off of many different surfaces in your home will ensure that your home always looks as good as it can. Use the following guide to learn how to remove permanent marker marks from many different surfaces in your home. Carpets If your little artist got marker on your white carpets, you first need to vacuum up any dirt and dander on the carpet.
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  • Learn How To Have Tree Limbs Safely Removed From Your Trees

    Having a beautifully manicured yard often starts with the trees. There are many people who do not realize how much of an impact the trees they have in their yard make on the overall look of the landscape. If you have large trees, they could be blocking your flowers and shrubs from getting the proper amount of sunlight they need to thrive, you may need to have the limbs trimmed.
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  • Two Tips For Cleaning Full Length Drapes Without Damaging Other Things In A Room

    If you want your drapes to look their best, dust and stains need to be diligently cleaned up. While it's relatively easy to clean even full length drapes if you have the proper tools, it may be difficult to avoid damaging other things in your room. To ensure that no undue harm comes to the rest of your room while you're cleaning your drapes, don't forget these two tips. Always Unfold And Take Down Drapes Before Vacuuming Them
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  • How To Put An End To Snow Mold

    Yellow, matted grass in spring is indicative of snow mold, a nonlethal fungal disease that attacks when the lawn is asleep for the winter. If your lawn is prone to snow mold, proper fall care is your best defense against this unwanted winter guest. Mow Low Overly long grass that falls over on itself can create the perfect conditions for mold after it snows. Your goal is to get the lawn down to a 2-inch height by the last mowing of the season, thus leaving it too short to easily fall over or mat.
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