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What are the Benefits of a Mulching Lawn Mower?

Lawnmower wheel and two lengths of grass

The lawn is the largest irrigated crop in the USA. All that lawn needs to be watered, mowed, fertilized and kept pest-free. This takes a considerable amount of time, effort, money, materials, and, unfortunately, chemicals. Especially when you consider that all that has to happen over an area bigger than the state of Georgia. What …

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Expandable Hoses: Do they Really Work and Are They Worth It?

expandable hose on deck

Traditional hoses are bulky, and they can get heavy if you don’t drain all the water when you’re done. Dragging them around the yard is not exactly fun, and a kink in the water hose will bring everything to a stop. Luckily, there’s a solution. An expandable garden hose is kink-free, it shrinks to a fraction of …

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How to Keep Your House Cool During a Hot Summer

An overheated man hold an oscilating fan in front of his face, he has a sheet covering his face and chest.

Sometimes, cranking up the air conditioning isn’t possible, and it’s during those times that knowing how to keep your house cool really pays off. From letting air in and out of the house at the right time to investing in nifty gadgets like house fans, we’re going to discuss ten of the best ways to …

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Swamp Cooler vs. Air Conditioner: Which One Is Best?

Air conditioning ceiling outlet with a Ficus branch in the foreground.

Air conditioning isn’t the only way to cool your home. A/C and central air systems may be the most common cooling methods, but others can be equally as effective. One such alternative method for cooling your home is using a swamp cooler. In this piece, we take a deep dive into the swamp cooler vs air …

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