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5 Ways to Get Your Lawn Ready for Spring

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5 Ways to Get Your Lawn Ready for Spring

Spring is filled with new growth, rebirth and – of course – warmer temperatures. As flowers start to bloom and trees begin to bud, make sure your lawn is ready for this lively time of the year as well. A little work on your lawn in the can lay the groundwork for a great and green season.1. Tidy up the lawn Once you’re certain that harsh New England snow is gone for the year, it’s time to clean your lawn. Start by walking around the area and looking for any serious...

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5 Uses for an Outdoor Sun Room

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5 Uses for an Outdoor Sun Room

 There’s no doubt that a private sun room in your backyard would be an ideal place to spend a summer’s day, but you can do so much more with these small structures than lounge. Here are five ways you can repurpose your outdoor sun room to get the most out of the space1. Theater Movie night is always more fun when there’s a twist. Put a TV or projection screen in your sun room, make sure you have plenty of pillows, blankets and snacks, wait till the sun goes down,...

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How to store your lawnmower in your outdoor shed for the winter

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How to store your lawnmower in your outdoor shed for the winter

As with any tool, lawnmowers will work better and last longer if you follow a regular maintenance schedule. In New England and other places with real winters, you’re safe assuming that you won’t need to mow from November through April. Before we all put our mowers away in our outdoor sheds for the winter, let’s follow these steps so they’ll be ready to go come spring.Drain your gas tank Via This Old House If you’re storing your lawn mower in an outdoor shed, gas left in the tank over the winter...

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4 Ways to Add Shade to Your Backyard

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4 Ways to Add Shade to Your Backyard

The heat and humidity can get pretty unbearable during the summer months, making it harder to host guests for outdoor parties. If you’ve been considering different ways that you can add some massive shade to your yard without relying on a measly little patio umbrella, then you are in luck! In this post, we’re sharing four different structures that you can add to your yard to protect yourself from harmful ultraviolet rays and the harsh summer heat. 1) Pergola Although these structures offer partial shade, they can be dressed up with vines,...

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