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Gardens and Outdoors

The 20 Best She Sheds You Will Ever See

Men escape the daily stress of life through man caves, personal spaces designed for entertainment and various hobbies. Women should also have a particular space that’s just for them to relax and enjoy their personal activities such as gardening or reading. She sheds can be considered the female equivalent of man caves. This is not…

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Gardens and Outdoors

The 10 Best Fish Types for Koi Ponds

An outdoor pond can make any backyard stand out. While the flowing water and surrounding plants bring some solid visual appeal, the main highlight of a pond is seeing the fish swimming and interacting. If you like the idea of having your own koi pond, it’s important to figure out which fish species can thrive…

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Flowers Gardens and Outdoors Plants

10 Plants That Frogs Like (And Attract Them to Your Garden)

Attracting frogs to your garden can bring some great benefits. You can take advantage of their ability to hunt pests. Even though some gardeners dislike the presence of the amphibian, it can be a huge helper to keep your yard healthy. Encouraging more biodiversity is a solid idea to preserve the natural harmony of your…

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DIY Projects Gardens and Outdoors

20 Great Cinder Block Ideas

Cinder blocks are affordable, durable, and easy to incorporate in DIY projects. It only takes a solid dose of creativity to make clever use of these hollowed-out concrete blocks. Whether as innovative industrial decorations or inexpensive backyard furniture, there are countless ways to use cinder blocks beyond their intended purpose. Aside from its impressive durability,…

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Architecture Design Gardens and Outdoors

15 Modern Pool Deck Ideas For a 21st Century Home

Updating the style of the pool deck can improve the look of any modern home that features a beautiful swimming pool. You can enjoy better relaxation and personalize your outdoor area to create the ultimate relaxation by the poolside. Although it seems difficult at first, it’s actually not that complicated to come up with a…

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Design Gardens and Outdoors

11 Gorgeous Concrete Patios

If you have a concrete patio, there are lots of solutions to elevate its look. You don’t necessarily have to completely redesign the patio because concrete is a very practical, low-maintenance material. Some people think that you have to make some aesthetic compromises when you’re choosing a concrete patio but that’s not really true. The…

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Crafting Flowers Gardens and Outdoors

Flower Pounding Activities With Your Kids

Flower pounding is one of my favorite autumn crafts to do with the kids. You could do it year-round but my favorite flowers to use bloom best in the spring and early fall. 1. Materials Paper or cloth for the background Hammers (one for each person who wants to pound if possible!) Hard flat surface…

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DIY Projects Gardens and Outdoors Kids

How to Make Simple Summertime Tents

Summer – throw off your shoes, open the windows, run outside and play. Then, when the day is hot and little feet are tired, lay under a simple sheet and daydream of fireflies and hollyhocks. Perhaps a tea party for a light refreshment? The days are long and energy abounds – come play with us.…

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Flowers Gardens and Outdoors

4 Ways to Create an Edible Flower Garden

There is a clear division of labor when it comes to the gardens at our house. My husband plans and manages the vegetable gardens. I help in various ways – picking out new varieties of vegetables; planting, weeding and harvesting; and most importantly, cooking with the garden produce. I, on the other hand, love to…

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Flowers Gardens and Outdoors Plants

12 Gorgeous Hydrangea Varieties

Do you want to add curb appeal to your exterior or make a remarkable statement in your garden? Hydrangeas are an excellent choice if you wish to add a pop of color to the outdoor space or enhance the flower beds. No wonder, as they come with lush blooms ranging from white to hot pink…