Guides - Backyard Boss

How to Clean a Chicken Coop in 7 Easy Steps

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Organic eggs and free-range chickens are some of the amazing benefits of having a chicken coop. A stress-relieving hobby, that provides you with healthy food that you can share with family and friends; that can even turn into an additional source of income. Yet, to be able to enjoy these benefits, you need healthy chickens. …

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The Best Playground Ground Coverings for Your Backyard

You probably hardly heard of ground coverings for playgrounds before owning a backyard and having kids around. For most of us, it’s an afterthought, something we take as a given every time we take our kids to the playground. However, a firm but soft surface is a vital component of safe play – one that …

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Gutter Guard Installation: How Much Does It Cost?

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Gutter guards prevent your gutters from clogging with leaves and debris. It’s important to keep them clear for multiple reasons. Firstly, all that piled up dirt is unsanitary and can cause mold and mildew issues indoors and outside. Secondly, prolonged clogs will damage the structure of the gutters and maybe even your house. But choosing …

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The Best Seed Starter Kits to Kickstart Your Garden

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Gardening is a tricky thing. It’s not just about dropping a seed into soil, watering it, and watching it grow—it also takes planning, tools, and dedication. One of the trickiest things about gardening is timing, and bad timing only leads to wasted seeds. To lessen the risk, germination seed kits have become a saving grace …

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The Best Heat Mat to Grow Your Plants Faster

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While we were all taught that plants only need soil, water, and sunlight to grow strong, our science classes neglected to mention that the plant growth process has some cheat codes — like a specially designed heat mat. Plant heat mats are incredibly helpful in seed germination and plant propagation, especially during the colder months …

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The Best Bat Guano Fertilizer for Your Garden

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Bat guano is one of the most potent components of several high-quality fertilizer mixes. Some folks, with a bit of experience, even use bat manure in its raw form with success as well. In this guide, we discuss what it is that makes the best bat guano fertilizer so great for your plants. We also …

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Begonia Guide: How to Care for Your Indoor & Outdoor Begonias

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Begonias are beloved by plant enthusiasts and beginner indoor gardeners alike for their wide pattern and leaf variety, exuberant blooms, easy propagation, low level of care, and gorgeous red under-foliage. There is a begonia appropriate for every level of green thumb and every space, indoor or out. We’ve rounded up the best info and care …

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