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How to Keep Birds From Using Your Patio Furniture Like a Toilet

Having an outdoor space where you can entertain guests, spend time with your family, or simply sit and relax in nature is a luxury. However, having furniture in your yard or patio is not nearly as enjoyable when birds are constantly pooping over your gorgeous pieces and materials. So, how do you keep birds from …

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These Trees, Bushes, and Flowers Absorb LOTS of Water

If you live in a wet climate like Florida, or if your home is in an area susceptible to flooding, you probably are all too aware of the plight of a flooded garden. Luckily, there are some changes you can make to your yard to soak up some of the excess water. For example, planting …

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What to Put On Your Outside Dogs to Keep Gnat Swarms Away

Gnats are one of the scourges of the outdoors. And in actuality, the word “gnat” applies not to one specific flying bug but to a host of buzzing little demons that irritate humans at the picnic table. However, for dogs, gnats are more than just a nuisance. They can be downright dangerous to your furry …

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How to Light Up Your Backyard Without Using Electricity

If you’re like me, you spend a great deal of time in your outdoor space. And when the sun is down, you tend to gather around the available light sources. This is perfect when you have an ample supply of power. Many folks lack direct power in their backyard. So, how can you light it …

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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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