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The Best Natural Way To Keep Spiders Out Of Patio Storage Boxes

If you are looking for an easy way to keep spiders out of storage boxes without using pesticides or other harmful chemicals, try this inexpensive, natural solution. I have a lot of outdoor seating areas, which means a lot of outdoor furniture with outdoor cushions. And those cushions need to be stored somewhere when they…
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Hydrangea Companion Plants

If you’re looking for the perfect Hydrangea companion plants, you’ve come to the right place. From perennials and shrubs to ground covers and climbers, these are the best sun-loving companions and shade-compatible allies to grow with Hydrangeas. Hydrangeas have long been a favorite among gardeners because of their large, opulent blooms and lush foliage. But…

DIY Backyard Shade Ideas For a Cooler Deck or Patio

Whether you’re looking for a permanent outdoor shade structure for your patio, something retractable to put over your deck, or a more temporary solution for your yard, you’re sure to find something you like in this list of DIY backyard shade ideas. It can be almost impossible to enjoy the summer weather outdoors if your…

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Secret Garden Ideas: How To Create A Magical Backyard Hidden Garden

Would you love to have your own secret garden, hidden away from prying eyes? If so, you’re in luck – we’ve got some top tips to help you make your dream a reality. From choosing the right location to incorporating plants and features that lend themselves to privacy, we’ll show you how to create a…
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Shade Loving Shrubs: The Best Bushes To Plant Under Trees

Do you have a tree in your yard and don’t know what to do with the empty space underneath? Well, I’m here to tell you that there are plenty of shade loving shrubs that thrive under trees! In fact, many of them actually require those shady spots in order to grow well. So whether your…
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What Is A Rain Chain? And How Does It Work?

I’m sure you’ve seen those picturesque rain chains hanging in someone’s garden, but do you ever wonder what the point of them is? Those chains are more than just decoration. They’re part of a drainage system that has been around for centuries and we’ll show you why so many homeowners are adding them to their…

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