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Will Epsom Salt Melt Ice? And What Else Can Melt Ice?

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Every winter, sidewalks, porches, stairs, and driveways become slippery slopes of danger. The good thing is that it doesn’t take much effort to combat the icy terrain. With the right knowledge and product, such as salt or popular ice melts, frozen sidewalks and driveways become safe again. But, what about regular old household Epsom salt? …

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How to Remove an Ice Dam Safely (And Prevent One From Forming)

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If you live in a colder region and have a roof, then ice dams are probably a concern. As it happens, most of the BYB team also live in cold-winter areas and face the same battle against ice- and water-damage each year. We’ve pulled together all the best professional tips, our own experiences, and some …

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How to Build an Epic Snow Fort: 5 Pro-Tips for Optimum Construction

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Most of the Backyard Boss staff live in colder regions. Collectively, we’ve got about a hundred years’ worth of snow-fort building experience. Epic snow fort building skills allow for the highest level of bragging rights, and frankly, we’ve got ’em. If you’re looking to level up your snow fort building game this winter, these construction …

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How to Start an Herb Garden: A Guide for Beginners

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Herbs are one of the most useful things you can grow. They make pastas more perfect, beverages better, and dips more delicious. These powerful plants have countless uses, but only a few maintenance requirements for growing, making them the perfect plants for beginners. This complete guide covers how to start an herb garden, addressing herb …

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Start Early: How to Get Into The Christmas Spirit This Year

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Christmas is considered by many to be the best time of the year. And, let’s face it: there’s a lot to love about the holiday season. Giving gifts, bringing the whole family together, snow (sometimes), lights, parties, cider, Santa, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, candy canes, cards. Our hearts grew three sizes just making that list. …

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The 10 Best How to Make a Snowman Wreath Tutorials

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Christmas may be over, but winter is still trekking on. Even if you’ve long taken down your tree, you can still decorate your home with winter-specific décor. And what’s more wintery than a snowman? Looking for that perfect holiday décor that is an homage to both the winter season and the holidays? Want to test …

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