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6 Summer Shed Must-Haves

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6 Summer Shed Must-Haves

Summer is here! Make sure your shed is prepared to help you with every fun summer activity that comes up. Spend a little time this year getting your shed ready for the summer. Along with regular use and maintenance, ensure that your shed has all or some of these features so that you’re ready for every warm weather activity. 1. A Great Hose  Whether you’re watering your garden, your lawn, or setting up a sprinkler for the kids, you’ll need a quality hose. The summer is so short, don’t waste...

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Why Every Serious Gardener Needs a Shed

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Why Every Serious Gardener Needs a Shed

You test the acidity of your soil to make sure it’s in perfect condition, carefully cultivate your compost heap, and strategically pinch off leaves to encourage growth in your prize plants. But do you have a place to safely store tools, soil, fertilizer, mulch, bulbs, and the plethora of other things you need to keep your enviable backyard in shape?If this question made your mind jump to an image of your meticulously curated garden supplies scattered among empty paint cans and rusty bikes in your garage, it may be time...

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Outdoors: Gardening for the Fall

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Outdoors: Gardening for the Fall

As we approach the Fall season, it is easy to think gardening season is over. But that certainly does not have to be the case! There is plenty that you can do outdoors in your garden, both to keep it looking great during the season, and also to get work done now that will show through in the Spring.Focusing on maintenance and soil makes sense for this time of year as well. There is a lot you can do to nourish your soil in the Fall so that it is...

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Made in the Shade: Keeping Cool with Pergolas & Gazebos

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Made in the Shade: Keeping Cool with Pergolas & Gazebos

HGTV has some really great photos that are sure to inspire you to spruce up your outdoor space, with a focus on pergolas and gazebos. Best of all, they offer some much-needed shade to help maximize your outdoors time this summer!Whether you are just looking to enhance what you already have (maybe with some new gardening?) or interested in purchasing your first pergola or gazebo, it never hurts to start with some pretty pictures and a look at what other people have done.Both pergolas and gazebos come in wood or...

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