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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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Eco-Disposal Helps the Environment and your Community

Nov 17, 2011 by MeCC Interiors

Occasionally, we tire of furniture and want to replace it even though there it still has plenty of life left. Or we may move to a smaller or larger home and the existing pieces are no longer useful or needed. Rather than adding to already overpopulated landfills, consider local charities.

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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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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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Easy Tips for Keeping Your Lawn Lush

Jul 29, 2008 by NaturaLawn of America

Mowing is an integral part of maintaining a healthy lawn, and if done correctly, allows a lawn to grow thicker and fuller throughout the season. Keeping your lawn in the best shape can be as easy as following a few important guidelines.

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Artificial Turf: Faux or Just a Faux Pas?

Jul 29, 2008 by NaturaLawn of America

Artificial turf made a name for itself back in the 1960s when it was introduced in the sports arena as a substitute for natural grass athletic fields. What may be surprising is the number of people who are now looking beyond the realm of sports and into their own backyards …

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Safety Tips for BBQs

May 22, 2008 by Safety Authority

Summer season is upon us, and that means BBQ season. Whether you’re installing a new BBQ, replacing an existing BBQ, or just plain enjoying one after a day of home renos, it’s important to play it safe. A new gas BBQ installation requires a gas permit and licensed contractor, while even “dusting off” your current BBQ for the season requires close attention. The majority of barbecue accidents and fires result from gas leaks caused by poor maintenance or improper lighting …

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Accessorizing with Fountains

May 01, 2008 by Wall2Wall Fountains

Like so many design fixtures that are intended to improve your decor, running water fountains once served a practical and necessary function. Fountains reached their pinnacle of utility and splendor in Ancient Rome, when they were the recipients of thousands of liters of water supplied by aqueducts. The fountains were dispersed throughout the city and were used for drinking, bathing, and irrigation. But as practical as they were in that day and age, fountains with fresh …

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Dealing with Springtime Weeds

Apr 16, 2008 by NaturaLawn of America

The arrival of springtime means budding flowers, blossoming trees, and green blades of grass. Unfortunately, with this abundance of new growth come sprouting weeds as well. Crabgrass in particular, is a weed that continues to frustrate homeowners year after year. However, by understanding how a weed grows and knowing a few prevention tips, you’ll be on your way to having a healthier, more weed free lawn. What is crabgrass? Crabgrass is a summer annual weed whose seeds …

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Outdoor Patio Furniture for Great Homes

Mar 19, 2008 by Spacify

Patio or outdoor furniture has gained new momentum with shifting tastes, preferences and modern lifestyles. Gone are the days when all-weather plastic in the garden was used to entertain guests on a sunny afternoon. Patio furniture encompasses a broad range, including deck furniture, garden furniture, chairs, tables and lounge furniture that can be easily switched over for evening parties by the pool or the garden. First impressions can be made from the exterior, as it …

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The Value of Landscaping

Feb 27, 2008 by Ananda Landscapes

My landscape is my own personal retreat. In it my husband and I find a great amount of pleasure entertaining, relaxing, and playing with our two dogs. I love the solace it brings when I can get into the dirt to nurture and grow things. In the winter, I admire its snow covered beauty, grateful to have some substance of interest to carry me through the six months indoors. Come April, I can hardly contain my excitement when the first sign of a crocus or snowdrop pokes its …

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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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Patio Pointers: Planning, Materials and Construction

Feb 14, 2008 by Southview Design Landscape Contractors

The patio is one of the most important features of your outdoor living area. So it’s important to plan carefully, choose the right materials, and above all, build a compact and secure base before installing pavers, stone or concrete. Before you build: The Plan. The design and placement of your patio is determined by several factors: how you will use the space, traffic flow, sun patterns, septic systems and grading. Tim Johnson has been designing landscapes for ten …

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Transform Your Home And Yard with Planters

Feb 14, 2008

Include garden planters in the decorating scheme of your home and yard to provide a feast for all the senses – sight, smell, touch, taste and even sound! Planters filled with carefully chosen flowers, vegetation and organic products can entice song birds and butterflies to your yard. They will also add dramatic focal points at various heights and can produce tasty herbs, fruits and vegetables for the table. Garden planters filled with fragrant blooms and trailing vines can …

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