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How to Clean Bird Poop From Your Patio — Leave no trace!

Your patio is where your friends and family usually hang out—it’s the perfect spot for exchanging stories, barbecue parties, or simply sitting back and enjoying nature. If there’s one thing that may ruin the whole experience, it would be the sight of bird poop speckled across your patio floor.  You can clean bird poop off …

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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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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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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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