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The Easiest Way to Hang Outdoor Christmas Lights

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Step into the festive season by putting up a dazzling display of lights outside your home. Twinkling outdoor Christmas lighting immediately induces a celebratory vibe. It gets you into the holiday spirit, adding a splash of happiness to your outdoor Christmas décor. However, installing all those light fixtures around the windows, along the walls, and over the trees and …

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The Easiest Way To Hang Christmas Tree Lights

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With Christmas quickly approaching, you’re naturally excited to take out your holiday decorations and get ready to put them all up. Wreaths, new tablecloths, festive figurines, candlesticks, and most importantly, the Christmas tree. Regardless of the tree you use, no festivity is complete without Christmas tree lights! There are many ways to hang tree lights, …

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10 Beautiful Outdoor Christmas Lighting Ideas

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With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s time to get your outdoor Christmas lights out and decorate. Illuminating your yard, trees, porch, and entryway is perfect for bringing the festivities home with you. Before you begin learning about these different outdoor Christmas lights ideas, it’s important to remember that you need to purchase lights and decorations …

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5 Simple Ways To Untangle Your Christmas Lights

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It’s coming up to that time of year again! The time when you have to get out the Christmas lights and hope that they aren’t in a big, tangled mess. Spoiler alert- they almost always are. If you’re one of the many people who dreads untangling your Christmas lights each year, never fear! There are …

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How to Choose the Best Grow Lights for Your Plants

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It’s no secret that plants need light to grow. Even low-light plants, like ZZ or snake plants, still require indirect light to thrive. When growing plants indoors, you have to take advantage of your brightest windows, but even then, sometimes more is needed. Whether it’s the dark days of winter, you’ve embarked on growing your indoor lettuce, or …

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7 Ferns Perfect for Home Décor

Pot of hanging Boston fern

Ferns are one of the oldest and most diverse plants, with over 10,500 species! They’re hardy perennials that thrive in shaded locations outside but aren’t always the easiest houseplant because they prefer high humidity and cooler temperatures, especially at night. With central air and heating, most homes are drier and warmer than ferns would like. …

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The Best 11 Houseplants for a Basement

Succulent houseplant Crassula on the windowsill against the background of a window

If you’ve lived in a basement apartment or have a basement in your house, you know how important it can be to bring some life into the space. Lower levels are often dimly lit, cold, and damp, and since most indoor house plants originate from tropical regions, basements can be poor environments for growing houseplants. But …

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Best Potted Plants That Thrive in Full Sun

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When it comes to container gardening, one of the most important things to consider is what kind of light exposure your plants will get. While some plants prefer shady conditions, others need full sun in order to thrive. If you’re looking for the best potted plants that thrive in full sun, you’ve come to the right …

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Brighten Your Backyard with These Landscaping Light Ideas

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People spend so much time lighting up their interiors that they forget that exteriors need lighting too. Landscaping lights are a great way to “outline” your area. Outdoor lighting is a valuable addition to any yard. Not only does it help streamline your backyard, but it also adds value to your home. There are limitless …

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The Best Solar-Powered Christmas Walkway Lights in 2021

Blue Christmas walkway lights at night

Are your walkway lights in on the Christmas theme? Lighting up your walkway lights is a great opportunity to add some Christmas cheer while lighting the way. You can choose from Christmas-specific lighting to fit the season or you could go for neutral decorative lighting that fits the Christmas theme but can also be used …

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