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How to Help Save a Dying Tree

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Most people know how important it is to maintain their lawn’s health, but they don’t give a lot of thought to taking care of their trees. Because trees don’t get attention, it can be easy for them to fall in to poor health. It’s easy to assume that a dying tree can’t be saved. But there are some things you can do to help! Here’s a look at what to do to help a dying tree in your lawn. Tip #1: Prune Back Dead Branches Dead and decaying branches are a magnet for insects and disease. If your tree is already...

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Mixing Different Patio Furniture Styles To Create A Cohesive Look

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When most people purchase patio furniture they look for a set. While there’s nothing wrong with decorating your outdoor space with a matching set, there’s no unspoken rule that states this is the only way you can do it. You can use a variety of different pieces and pull them all together to create one unique, but cohesive outdoor furniture design.  Establish a Theme The first thing you want to do is establish a theme. Tropical and Moroccan represent just two of the options you have to choose from. By establishing a theme, all...

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How To Prevent Legal Issues When Installing A Sprinkler System

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Installing a sprinkler system on your property can be a great way to keep your grass and plants looking great. Unfortunately, some people find themselves in tricky legal situations because they didn’t do their homework before installing their systems. Luckily, following these tips will help you prevent these issues so that you can focus on enjoying the fruits of your investment. 1. Find Out if You Need a Building Permit Believe it or not, some communities require a building permit for a sprinkler installation, even if you are only using...

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Five Gifts Your Boyfriend’s Mom Will Love

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Love her or hate her, chances are at some point in your relationship with her son, you are going to have to buy your boyfriend’s mother a gift. Moreover, that gift has to be perfect. The wrong gift may have a far-reaching affect, both on your relationship with her, and with your beau. No one has more influence over your special guy than his Mama does, so it is important to choose well. Here are five great gift ideas guaranteed to get you in the good books. Coffee Table Book: Classic and beautiful, a lovely photo book is always a welcome...

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Something Old, Something New: How To Spruce Up Wooden Antique Furniture

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Whether you’re going to keep it or sell it to a furniture dealer, your present situation is the same: you’ve acquired some antique furniture. The problem is that your delightfully ancient wooden chair or table or desk is looking a little old. Before you can show it off or sell it, you need to make sure it’s back to its former glory. If you’re looking for a few quick tips and tricks towards making your ‘something old’ look like something new, then here’s what you need to know: Tip #1: Look at the Clock...

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Create Birthstone Bouquets For A Gift To Mark A Milestone

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Want to give a friend a special, handcrafted gift that you can make yourself affordably? Try creating a beautiful birthstone bouquet from a few fresh blooms from a florist like and some accents. The colors of your flowers should mimic the tones in the birthstone of the celebrant or celebration; for instance, those born in February are represented with a purple Amethyst stone, so purple irises and violets would be ideal flower choices. If your wedding is in March, opt for red bouquets to mimic garnet. Try these...

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Keeping Your Home Safe From Robbery

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There are several ways you can help keep your home safe from being a victim of theft. If you own your own home, you know the importance of safeguarding your home from intruders and you will want to take the proper steps to deter them from wanting to try to gain entry. Here are some ways you can use to help keep your own home safe from burglary. Install A Security System A security system can be installed within your home to help you monitor activity at any time you wish. You can have cameras installed both inside and out, helping you keep...

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Taking An Old Desk And Making It Like New

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If you have found an old desk at an estate sale or yard sale that you believe will look nice with a little fixing up, you may be able to do the job yourself with some household items and a little time. Refinishing is not a difficult task and often the results are striking. Here are some instructions for you to use to refinish your wooden desk to make it look revitalized and like new. Do An Assessment Take a look at your desk and see which areas are in need of simple repair. A great way to bring flaws to your attention is to place some mineral...

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Helpful Steps When Dealing With Hearing Loss

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In life, one of the most important senses is sound. You may be getting older, and unfortunately, your hearing may not be what it once was. Luckily, you can take these steps to help out with your hearing loss: Check for Built-Up Ear Wax When there is an excessive amount of ear wax in your ear canal, you hearing may be affected. Ear wax can slowly build up over the weeks, so it’s important to regularly clean out your ears. Removing ear wax isn’t a difficult process. You should never try digging ear wax out with your fingers, as this...

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Is Newspaper Really The Best Choice For Cleaning Windows?

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If you’re a homeowner who’s trying to use more natural methods of cleaning, you’ve no doubt seen the advice to use something like vinegar and newspaper. This is a harmless and very helpful combination, but using newspaper to clean off the window can be an exercise in frustration. If you have the patience to use newspaper, you can end up with beautiful windows. But weigh the advantages and disadvantages of using newspaper to clean windows to see whether you should attempt to use it or something else. Good Points Newspaper...

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