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Benefits of a Patio Heater Over a Fire

Oct 15, 2012 by Outdoor Fireplace Pros

Most people think of patio heaters and picture them being used to keep patrons warm on decks at restaurants and nightclubs, but they are quickly becoming a very popular choice for residential use for a long list of reasons.

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Choose the Right Footing for the Job

Sep 27, 2011 by Bigfoot Systems

Safety and liability are issues that face all of us in the construction industry every day. Improper installation of footings, especially pier applications, as well as recent deck failures has prompted changes in codes across North America. Compliance with codes is becoming increasingly important. Not only are building codes becoming more stringent and clearer about what is approved, everyday they become more rigorously enforced. Check the codes in your area to ensure you use the right sized footing for the job – and reduce your liability. Bigfoot Systems®Footing Forms are the Original Code Evaluated engineered footing form for construction tubes that meets or exceeds building codes throughout North America. The products advantage rests with its shape, a bell shaped footing with a round base. Bigfoot Systems offers several sizes that will fit all 6” to 18”construction tubes.

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Understanding Permits

Jun 23, 2011 by Level One Construction

As a homeowner, you are not legally permitted to perform your own renovation work, with the exception of the electrical, but it is strongly recommended amateurs not do this as disastrous results can occur.

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Bring the Outdoors In

Feb 14, 2008 by CPI Interiors

We always hear that when decorating the interior of your home you should consider bringing the outdoors in. Well, the opposite can be true as well. When the seasons change to warmer weather, our thoughts turn to getting outside, planting gardens, developing new landscaping plans and beginning exterior painting. When introducing color, there are many areas where we have the opportunity to enhance the overall curb appeal of our homes. The Front Door. Landscape architects …

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Turn Your Backyard into a Child's Paradise

Mar 19, 2010 by Canadian Parents

Imagine a secret place where children can play safely, to their hearts content, without a care in the world. A place filled with all their favourite playthings, in an environment that both stimulates and educates. Where is this wonderful place? It could be right in your own backyard.

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Build the ultimate outdoor retreat

Jul 16, 2009

When renovating a home, people often forget one of the most important components: the outdoor space. If done right, your yard can become more than an extension of your home – it can be your very own private escape!

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Outdoor Spaces for Relaxing & Entertaining

Jun 01, 2009

We still have some great porches and when you’ve got a view, you certainly want to enjoy it.

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The Pros of Synthetic Turf

Mar 27, 2009 by Browne Group

With the water and pesticide bans set in place more and more people are turning to synthetic turf to keep their homes looking flawless.

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The Truth about Phosphorus, Lawn Care, and Your Water

Jan 19, 2009 by NaturaLawn of America

Phosphorus is quickly becoming a familiar word these days because of its connection with algae blooms, contaminated water sources, and some fertilizer practices.

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Choosing the Right Ice Melter For Winter

Oct 31, 2008 by NaturaLawn of America

As the winter approaches, many of you may turn to ice melting products to keep your walkways and driveways clear. While these melters aid in the prevention of snow and ice build up, some can cause harm to your lawn, your property, or even worse, to your loved ones.

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Winter Care for Your Landscape

Sep 22, 2008 by NaturaLawn of America

Much of the frustration and disappointment from plants damaged over the winter can be avoided by following some simple guidelines this fall.

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Lawn Care Rejuvenation

Aug 27, 2008 by NaturaLawn of America

Over time, and with heavy foot heavy traffic, the soil underneath lawns compacts and causes turf to deteriorate. One of the more beneficial cultural practices you can perform on a lawn is core aeration, and in most cases …

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Keeping Container Plants Hydrated

Feb 14, 2008

Plants in hanging baskets, pots and planters can be hard to keep sufficiently watered. Not only does the soil in containers dry out faster than in beds, but large leaves and blooms often prevent rain from getting to the plant, so you cannot rely on rainfall alone to keep them adequately watered. The choice of container and potting medium and the use of watering devices all play a role in preventing dehydration of container plants. Containers. Most plants will rot if …

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