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How to Clean Your Gutters

Although we often don’t give them much thought, the gutters on our homes do an important job. If you have clogged gutters, the rain from downpours can cause water damage to your roof and fascia, saturate your home’s foundation, and damage the flowerbeds and other landscaping around your home. Decaying . . . Read more

How to Build a Dog House

As man’s best friend, your beloved canine should have a dog house that protects it from the weather and gives it a place to rest. So throw your dog a bone and build a shelter that gives new meaning to being in the dog house. Here’s how to do it . . . Read more

Everything You Need To Know About Decking

Building a deck is a great project to invest in as the weather gets nicer. It’s the perfect place to have your friends and family over for a barbecue, and of course you’ll love enjoying the product of your hard work all summer. Getting started on a deck can seem . . . Read more

3 Easy Step-By-Step DIY Deck Projects

Many homeowners enjoy having a wood or composite deck, even though owning a deck involves some extra outdoor maintenance. Although major deck repairs are difficult to do by yourself, minor issues such as repairing loose boards and addressing discoloration are simple enough for a DIY weekend project. Learn how to . . . Read more

The Evolution of Decking

Decks create welcoming spaces where you can relax and entertain in the sunshine or under the stars. However, these outdoor spaces haven’t always been as durable, versatile, or attractive as they are today. Learn how decking has evolved over the decades, and discover how today’s decking compares to earlier versions. . . . Read more

DIY Sprinkler Ideas for Summer

Looking for some fun ways to beat the heat this summer? Instead of trekking to the beach or the pool, splash around in your own backyard with these DIY sprinklers. They’re great for kids and pets, though adults won’t be able to resist getting in on the fun, too. You . . . Read more

A Guide to Urban Gardening

If you live in an apartment or other area without access to outdoor living space, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the benefits of growing your own plants. Even someone who isn’t an expert gardener can easily start a container or hanging garden on their balcony. To learn how to maximize . . . Read more