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How to Make a Pond Look More Natural

Adding water features like ponds or fountains to your outdoor living spaces helps create a beautiful and tranquil environment. Not only does being around water increase the feeling of calm in humans, but animals and wildlife also benefit from a garden pond. However, adding a pond to your outdoor space requires good planning, especially if …

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What Other Creatures Will Bird Feeders Attract?

A bird feeder in your yard or garden can be a great way to observe nature and learn about different bird species. You get the satisfaction of knowing that you’re providing nourishment for dozens — or even hundreds — of creatures. However, bird feeders can also attract some unwanted attention. Bird feeders can attract rodents, …

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Outdoor String Lights Not Working — How to Diagnose & Fix

You have just spent the day hanging string lights over your patio space. You took the time to ensure you hung them perfectly: no sagging, excellent ambiance. They look great — but disaster strikes when it’s time to turn them in. One flick of a switch is all it takes to realize that your light …

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How to Protect Outdoor Lights from Rain and Snow

It’s not difficult to make string lights look amazing on your patio. Just hang them correctly, plug them in, and stand back — you suddenly have a truly illuminating outdoor space. However, we all know that the sun doesn’t always shine. When rain and snow are on the horizon, it’s natural to want to protect …

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Can String Lights Catch On Fire? (A guide to fire safety)

When you decorate with fairy lights, led lights, Christmas lights, or other bulbs, you are bound to wonder if these lights are safe. Could your string lights actually start a fire? It is possible for string lights to catch fire, but there are ways to limit your risk — Using modern LED light bulbs over …

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10 Creative DIY Ideas to Create and Decorate Bird Feeders

Who doesn’t love the soothing, melodious chirping of birds in their backyard? Hanging bird feeders in your home is one of the most remarkable ways of interacting with nature by attracting wild birds to your compound. But, are you short of ideas on how to make your bird feeder more attractive? Here are ten creative …

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In-ground Trampolines vs. Above-ground Trampolines — Pros and Cons

If you’re thinking about getting a trampoline there’s one important decision you need to make: do you want an above-ground trampoline or an in-ground trampoline? This is an important question: everything from the price to installation specifics depends on which type you get. Don’t worry, we’ll go over the main differences between owning an above-ground …

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How to Fix Your Pond Smell and Promote Healthy Water

Many years ago, we owned a small farm that had an excessive amount of ponds on the property. The person who owned the land before us really liked fishing and wanted to have as many opportunities to do that as possible. Unfortunately for us, we didn’t know that it took quite a bit of time, …

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5 Steps To Install An In-Ground Trampoline

Trampolines are incredibly fun and can be a great way to relax and get some exercise in good weather. But, above-ground trampolines have a reputation for having safety problems, and if you accidentally miss the trampoline’s jumping area you often have several feet of extra height to fall down before you hit solid ground. Generally, …

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