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Tips for Maximising Your Backyard

Buying a large house and lot package can be a double-edged sword. The benefit is evident: you have a more extensive space for your home. On the other hand, a vast backyard might pose a problem. You cannot utilise it, thus wasting its potential. However, there are some ways to make the most of it.

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Beyond Aesthetics: 3 Ways to Cultivate a Kid-Friendly Garden

When designing gardens, people usually consider one thing and one thing alone: aesthetics. The mix and match of colors should be right. The textures should be balanced. The focal points must be on point—all these to achieve a visually-appealing space that people would enjoy. The catch, though, is that there’s one group of people who

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The Ultimate Summer Vacation Bucket List

Don’t be left clueless anymore. If you are presently planning for a vacation in the next year, here is the ultimate bucket list for you come next summer. 1. Go on an island adventure This can be any Michigan islands near you. You don’t have to hop into a plane to get to one. There

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a glasshouse

6 Reasons a Polycarbonate Greenhouse Is Better Than Glass

Glass is the traditional material used for constructing greenhouses. However, it can be easily damaged and has a tendency to break and shatter under extreme conditions. This is the main reason people started looking for a more effective alternative. The most popular alternative material is polycarbonate. Polycarbonate greenhouse panels have become popular in recent years because

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Copper Recycling: An Overview of How Metal Is Recycled

  So why should we recycle metals? It is said that metals are very valuable materials that can be recycled over and over, without lessening the value of their properties. We recycle metals because there is a high demand for them. Fortunately, there are too many scrap metals that we can easily meet the demand.

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Visiting the World’s Greatest Gardens

In Search of Paradise: Visiting the World’s Greatest Gardens

The garden holds an important place in cultures across the globe. As civilizations and man-made environments transformed, the garden evolved to have different meanings, as well. The Persians called it the “bridge connecting the worlds of matter and meaning.” Francis Bacon described it as the “purest of human pleasures,” and the greatest refreshment to the

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Wildlife Sanctuary

Creating a Wildlife Sanctuary in Your Backyard

Featured Image from: Eracaperealty When we think of a wildlife sanctuary, we envision an ancient woodland where all sorts of creatures take up residence in different levels of vegetation. Birds and squirrels gliding from one tree to another, preys and predators hopping about in the understory, fungi and bacteria eating off deadwood and critters and

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A Guide to Starting a Hobby Farm

A Guide to Starting a Hobby Farm

So you’ve purchased a few acres of land, steered clear of deed restrictions,obtained the permits to start a farm, andyou’re inches away from living off the land, what’s next? Running a farm is often the endgame for many nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. There’s just nothing more rewarding than growing your own food and raising

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