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The Importance of Proper Pool Maintenance

If you own a swimming pool, it is critical that you keep up with all the necessary maintenance. If you neglect your pool, you better be prepared to pay for expensive repairs to make up for your lack of maintenance. To help motivate you to keep up with the maintenance, the following is a look at some of the problems that can occur if you don’t take proper care of your pool.

Creating an Outdoor Living Space

Large outdoor areas can be converted into genuine "rooms" with flowerpots, raised beds, canvas curtains, screens, and garden furniture. Weatherproof patio furniture is a good option for those who do not want to move heavy furniture whenever it rains. Hammocks or suspended chairs are suitable for large patios. Remember, you must have enough space to swing and have a solid support or beam to hang them. If you have a smaller patio, sometimes a folding wall table with a swivel stand are all that is needed.

3 Tips for Protecting Your Home from Pests

1. Look for Common Breeding GroundsWhile this is especially true towards the end of winter, when snow melts away and water pools around your home, it's always a good idea to keep a general eye out for areas that bugs might flock to. Aside from the aforementioned pools of water, which are prime mosquito breeding grounds, you should also keep an eye out for any bushes or piles of leaves that might be serving as a temporary home for any unwanted critters.

How to Build Your Own Garden Boxes

Garden boxes, also called raised gardens, are an excellent way to create a home garden to provide your home with fruits, vegetables, herbs, or to just grow some beautiful flowers. Building your own garden boxes saves you the effort of having to dig an in-ground garden, and is a great activity to get the kids involved with, too! There are a few different ways to build your own garden boxes: