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Solar vs Low Voltage Landscape Lighting: Which is Best For You?

Lighted solar lights installed near pathways.

Outdoor lighting is well worth the investment to provide curbside appeal, illumination to home features, and provide a sense of security. There are many options and styles of lights available for you to choose from which work with existing electrical outlets, or if electricity is scarce solar power. But which option is best for your …

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History of Pickling and Pickling Spices: Preserve Your Food Like a Pro

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History is riddled with references to cooling, sweet, tart, and crunchy pickles. They make an appearance in historical documents as well as literature and seem to be a favorite of both the wealthy and poor alike. But what exactly is pickling and how did it gain such notoriety? The history of pickling and pickling spices …

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Best Solar Gutter Lights: Illuminate Your Home Each Night

Illuminate Your Home With These Solar Gutter Light Picks - Different designs of solar lights in green background

Finding a dependable outdoor lighting solution for both illumination and safety purposes doesn’t have to be a hassle. You also don’t have to go over your budget to find an affordable, quality product to fit your needs. Solar lights have become more and more convenient and long-lasting for homeowners in need of property lighting, and …

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Solar Light Ideas: 31 Ways to Illuminate Your Landscape

Lighted solar light mounted to ground.

Solar lighting is an excellent way to provide evening and nighttime illumination to your landscape without having to run electric from hard to reach outlets. Available in many different styles for hanging, mounting, stringing, and even inground solutions, they are also easy to install or even make your own for DIY craft projects. The simplicity …

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Start Your Own Home Garden with This Simple Step by Step Guide

Everything You Need to Know to Start Your Own Garden - different gardening tools

Gardening is a great way to get outdoors and be responsible for something that provides a plethora of benefits. Even if you are an urban dweller, you can most definitely take advantage of having your own garden with just a little ingenuity. Often, the biggest issues when starting a garden have to do with location …

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