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What You Should Know About Pruning Shrubs

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If you have shrubs in your garden or yard, you might notice that they can get overgrown very quickly. It is essential that you keep them trimmed regularly. However, the last thing you want to do is hack away at them, leaving uneven spaces and bald spots. Here are some tips for properly pruning shrubs, whether they are flowering or other types of shrubs. Prepare for Pruning the Shrubs Before you actually start cutting, you want to get rid of the old and dead branches.…

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What To Do If Ice Forms In Your Crawl Space

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If you notice that your floors feel abnormally cold this season, you may have ice inside, on and around your crawl space. Water is generally the problem homeowners face with their crawl spaces. But if the temperatures drop outside the home, the water can freeze on the walls and foundation of the crawl space instead. You can do something about your frozen crawl space, including these things below. Air Out Your Crawl Space…

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5 Interesting Facts About PVC Fencing And Animals

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People have learned to appreciate the carefree beauty of PVC fencing. There is no painting of posts or rails to worry about, and there’s no warping as with wooden board fence. Components are uniform and stylish. PVC fence can also provide an attractive, reliable critter barrier while also protecting pets, livestock and wildlife from injury. Below are 5 interesting facts to help you keep animals, people and property safe with the use of PVC fencing materials.…

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3 Home Safety Tips For The Holidays

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The holidays are a fun and festive time of year, but even with all the celebration, there are some specific home safety hazards to be aware of. Use these tips to keep your home, family and guests safe this holiday season: 1. Reduce Fire Hazards When you decorate, inspect all of your holiday lighting to make sure there are no frayed wires or cracked bulbs. Use common sense when running cords around your home; do not connect multiple extension cords together or overload electrical sockets.…

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Tips For Preventing Ice Dams In Your Gutters

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If you live in an area with cold winters and heavy precipitation, you’ll need to take some precautions to protect your roof and gutters from ice dam formation. Ice dams can develop in your gutters when snow melts on your roof, flows down to the edges of your roof, and refreezes along roof eaves and in gutters. Ice dams in your gutters can cause cracks in your gutters, leaks in your roof, and the formation of hazardous icicles.…

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What You Should Know About Solid Hardwood Floors

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Solid hardwood floors used to be the standard for homes, but many other types of wood flooring have taken its place. Now, you might find engineered wood or laminate flooring used more often. However, solid hardwood floor still provides the highest level of class and sophistication. If you are thinking about choosing this type of flooring, there are a few things you should know first. Where You Can Install Hardwood Flooring…

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