What Type Of Privacy Hedges Grow Quickly?

One of the most popular, resilient, and fastest-growing hedge plants is the English laurel. What makes English laurel such a popular choice is its size and growth rate. This plant can tower over your head, and grow three feet in a single year. This makes it ideal for those who want privacy fast.

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How To Keep Mosquito Larvae Out Of Your Bird Bath

Mosquitoes are attracted to light, and they also love water. A glistening water feature in full sun, like a bird bath, is a mosquito's paradise. It has many of the ideal conditions for these pests to lay their eggs, so a bird bath will quickly attract them.

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Cleaning Checklist For Moving Out

The simple answer is that you should clean everything when you move out, but it’s more complicated than that. We’ve put together a cleaning checklist for moving out that isn’t meant to be done in any specific order. Instead, you can use this checklist as a guideline to clean up and get your deposit back at your pace, depending on your move-out schedule.

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How To Set Up A Rehearsal Room At Home

The last thing you want to do is to disturb your housemates and neighbors with an overly loud rehearsal room. You can avoid this altogether if you simply soundproof the room. Not only does this stop sound from spilling out of your band practice room, but it will also make the music sound better in the room.

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Tips For Building A Cheap And Safe Fire Pit In Your Yard

The most important question you need to ask yourself before building a fire pit is “What are the local laws and regulations about outdoor fire features?” This question is so critical, because it will likely dictate a lot about your fire pit, including its size and location.

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What Household Chores Burn The Most Calories?

If you have a lot of floor space in your home, then you might have a great way to burn calories without even knowing it. Mopping the floors can burn anywhere from 100 to 300 calories in an hour. Mopping is an activity you do standing up, and uses many of your muscle groups, from your lower body to your core, and especially your upper body.

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How To Get Rid Of Gnats In Your Terrarium

The moisture, plants, and food remnants in terrariums attract gnats. Fungus gnats are most common in terrariums, but you may also find fruit flies. You’ll likely find gnats in your terrarium if you over-water the substrate and leave the lid off for a while.

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How To Create A Self-Sustaining Terrarium

One of the best things about a terrarium is that you can turn a variety of containers into one. People turn everything from vintage milk jugs and vases to fish bowls into a terrarium. That doesn’t mean you should simply turn any container into a terrarium without considering its size and durability.

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Why Is My Home Making Me Sick?

Countless homeowners have become worried at the sight of mold in their homes. However, mold isn’t always easy to find as the spores can travel undetected through the air. Mold can even stay hidden behind your walls, under your floors, and within your HVAC system.

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Don't Forget To Do These 9 Things After Closing On A House

There are lots of great things about being a homeowner but paying property taxes isn’t one of them. Depending on where you live, you could pay thousands of dollars per year in taxes. The good news is that many states offer you a hefty break on your property tax bill in the form of a homestead exemption.

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Ways To Create A Garden Path Using Cheap Or Free Materials

If you want to build a garden pathway on a tight budget that lasts a long time, then start looking for bricks. New bricks at home improvement stores can be fairly cheap (and also quite pricey), but if you are looking to build a pathway for as little as possible, don’t head to a retail store.

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Can I Use Baking Soda Beyond Its Expiration Date?

Baking soda is an ingredient that can last for several years or just a few weeks. Its lifespan depends on its external environment, and how well it is stored. Its storage is a particularly major factor when it comes to its longevity, since it is usually packaged in a fairly flimsy cardboard container.

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Best Hanging Plants To Grow In The Home

One of the best ferns to grow inside or outside your home is the Boston fern. This fern is lush and vibrant green. The plant fans out and gives the look of a tropical jungle palm, but does not need the heat or light that the tropics provide.

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What Are You Willing To Compromise When Buying A Home?

When looking for a new house, you undoubtedly have a long list of wants and needs. But if you view every item on your list as a must-have, you’ll likely cut your options significantly or spend more than you planned.

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How To Prepare For A Backyard Wedding

Nobody wants to taint their backyard wedding with dull, dead grass. You can avoid this problem altogether if you enrich your lawn to ensure the grass is as green as possible. Carefully walk around your backyard, check for patchy spots, and fill them in with grass seeds.

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How To Protect Bird Feeders From Pests

Whether it be seed trays and squirrel baffles or basic maintenance, it’s easy to keep pests away from bird feeders. Through trial and error, we found the best ways to protect bird feeders from pests, such as:

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