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How to Create a Pet-Friendly Backyard

Pets are a big part of a lot of people’s lives, so naturally, it’s important to many homeowners to make their backyard as safe and comfortable as possible for their pets. Yards are more than just a place for a

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4 Stunning Ideas to Spruce Up Your Winter Garden

Who says you have to stop gardening when winter arrives? My family enjoys gardening all year long. By incorporating winter-friendly plants into the garden, my landscape stays equally as lush and beautiful from season to season. If you don’t think

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3 Important Tips to Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

The start of fall is the best time to prepare your lawn for the long winter ahead. Without help, most lawns will not survive snow, ice, and extreme cold intact, so when spring finally arrives, you may find that your

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Unusual Ways to Use Your Everyday Tools

Wheel barrow garden

Instead of simply tossing out my old gardening tools when they need to be replaced, I prefer to repurpose them. An old, rusty wheelbarrow became a rustic planter, and a broken shovel became an accent piece for my front door. Upcycling requires effort and creativity, but it’s worth it to give your everyday tools new life. You can keep your old garden tools out of the landfill while providing your yard with eye-catching statement pieces.

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7 Unique Outdoor Shower Ideas

outdoor shower

You don’t have to have a beach house to enjoy the convenience of an outdoor shower. I love mine, as it keeps guests from tracking dirt and sand indoors. They’re also great for rinsing off muddy kids and pets at the end of a long day of outdoor fun. Even if you don’t own a pool or spa, an outdoor shower is a refreshing way to cool off on a hot day. While often associated with luxury homes, an outdoor shower doesn’t have to be lavish or expensive. In fact, you likely have the skills to build or install an outdoor shower in your own backyard.

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DIY Outdoor Games for the Whole Family

bean bag game

I enjoy playing outdoor games with family and friends when the weather warms up. Unfortunately, buying new games each summer can really add up. Now, instead of running to the store, I try to make my own games using materials around the house. Try out these DIY backyard games that the whole family can enjoy.

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Outdoor Storage Tips From Your Favorite Pros

outdoor storage

I’m always coming up with new ways to use outdoor spaces, but I’m far from the only one who thinks about these things. Some of the biggest names in home improvement have come up with great ideas for stylish and unique storage solutions to keep your plants, tools, and garden supplies organized, neat plans for tiny gardens that make the most of very little space, and storage cabinets that corral all of your frequently used tools. Today, I’ve collected some of their ideas that I think would be great additions to anyone’s backyard.

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Bring Your Backyard to Life With A Bee Hotel

insect hotel

Many people are afraid of bee stings and try to avoid these flying insects at all costs. Others welcome their company, knowing the important role that bees play in the pollination process. If you’re a gardener or simply want to do your part to help the bee population, buying or making a bee hotel for your backyard is one way to increase the number of native bees in your area. Bee hotels are primarily used by solitary bees to make their nests. You don’t even need to worry too much about getting stung: Solitary bees are less likely to sting then honeybees, as they’re not forced to protect their hive.

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Quickly Clean Your Patio Furniture With 3 Ingredients

patio furniture

Outdoor patio furniture can become dirty and smelly over time, especially if you don’t store it properly during the off-season. During the spring and summer months, airborne dust and moisture can create a grimy film on the outside of your tables and chairs. If your patio furniture needs a little TLC, grab a few basic cleaning ingredients and get to work.

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Recycled Outdoor Knick Knack Ideas

wind chimes

From old glass bottles to pieces of broken glass, all sorts of materials can be recycled to make creative knickknacks to beautify your backyard. Creating your own outdoor décor not only saves you money and helps the environment, but it also allows you to put a personalized spin on the look of your yard and garden. Take your outdoor space up a notch with these fun DIY projects.

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