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Yucca Guide: How to Care for a Yucca Plant Indoors or Outside

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Yucca plants are a quintessential part of the Southeastern US landscape and line roadsides and open arid areas for miles to see. They also are a popular addition to xeriscaping and indoor gardens, yet many people are unaware of their diversity and ease of care. Here, we’ve gathered the most popular species options for both …

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: 6 Insects and Worms that That Live in Potted Plants

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Potted plants come in every shape, size, and habitat. But one thing they all have in common? The ability to attract various worm-like creatures to their soil, either through animal carriers or cross-contamination when planting. However, those familiar with soil health know that worms, in general, can be very beneficial! But not all “worms” are …

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5 Best Stud Finders for Your DIY Projects & Home Repair

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If you have ever found yourself hesitant to hammer a nail in the wall, hang wall art, or have cabinets sitting on the floor, chances are you don’t own a stud finder. These inexpensive tools alert you to where studs, and sometimes other in-wall wiring and framing, are located. They take the guesswork out of …

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Best Brad Nailer: How to Choose the Best Brad Nail Gun for Your DIY Projects

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Whether you need to replace your baseboards or build a table, a brad nailer can help you get the job done right. Brad nailers are good all-around options popular with DIYers and home woodworkers, as they can be used as a finish nailer for lightweight work with minimal surface visibility, or they can be used …

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Best Grill Thermometers: Accurate Temperature Readings Every Time

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Many backyard grillers don’t worry much about the temperature of their grill prior to getting started cooking, but what if I told you that an accurate temperature reading can make or break your meal experience? Even though it is easy to overlook, your grill and smoking temperatures are a crucial detail towards a good meal, …

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Best Router Tables in 2020: Read This Before You Buy

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Woodworking is a specialized skill that takes years to perfect, yet is still a friendly hobby for beginners. One thing that is important to consider is that no matter how much experience you have, the use of quality tools is a must. As you get more comfortable with the skill, you definitely want to consider …

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How to Grill Asparagus: Tips and Tricks for Your Next BBQ

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Grilling is a favorite pastime, and with a little practice, you can grill practically anything you set your mind to. This includes options such as vegetables to serve alongside favorite grilled proteins. Asparagus is a year-round favorite due to how well it freezes. It tastes awesome when grilled as it helps bring out the subtle …

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How to Replace an Air Conditioner Run Capacitor

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Once summer hits certain parts of the country, an air conditioning unit is just as important to have as a furnace is in the winter. And just like a furnace, your air conditioner can stop working as efficiently as it should- all which point to a developing problem that will need immediate attention. Fortunately, many …

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