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Top Fence Stain Options for Your Next DIY Project

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Whether you’re constructing a new fence, or considering your options to bring your existing wooden fence back to life, choosing the right fence stain can feel overwhelming. There are so many different options, it can be difficult to weed out the best fence stain for your own unique situation. The key to choosing the right …

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Above Ground Pools: Cool Off With 45 Fabulous Landscapes

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Sipping cold drinks by the pool is a favorite pastime of mine, plus my kids would live in the water if I allowed it. However, many people pass up the opportunity to install a pool, especially an above ground pool, due to how it may not blend well into the landscaping. Inground pools are often easier to …

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11 Brilliant Ideas for a DIY Air Conditioner

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Looking for a clever way to keep the house cool? Nothing is more affordable, or satisfying than a good old DIY air conditioner made with your own two hands. Made from items like Coleman coolers and styrofoam coolers to box fans, blowers, and oscillating fans, you may already have some of the parts laying around. …

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Pond Liner vs Rubber Roofing: What Works Best for a Backyard Fish Pond

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When building a pond for your backyard there comes a point where you have to ask yourself; what are you going to line your pond with to make it waterproof? There are countless options to choose from and every pond builder will have their favorite lining material. This post goes into the details surrounding two …

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The Best Solar Powered Water Pumps

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Solar power is so much more than an eco-friendly power source—it’s convenient, low-maintenance, and allows you to go off-grid even in the most remote regions. These days, solar-powered alternatives to anything electric have become more popular and, luckily, solar-powered water pumps have joined the game. With solar energy, water pumps have become easier to install, …

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