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Ways Hardwood Floors Help With Mobility Issues

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Do you have a relative with mobility issues? Are you looking for ways to adapt their home to their needs? Here are some reasons why hardwood floors can make their life easier:  Hardwood flooring is slip-resistant: Many people do not rely solely on one mobility device. Your relative may use crutches to get to the bathroom in the middle of a night, a walker to prepare food in the kitchen, and a wheelchair when going out in public. Read More»

Without A Trace: Natural Alternatives To Kill Weeds

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If you’re a lawn or garden enthusiast then you recognize the burning feeling that swells up inside you whenever you see a dandelion or morning glory poking its head out of the ground. It’s enough to make a person pull out the shovel, Roundup, and blowtorch all at once.  But when it comes to weed killers, there are many organic and homemade options available that won’t leave behind any reside that could harm your pets or children or stunt the growth of any neighboring plants. Read More»

How To Choose The Best Sliding Windows

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When investing in new windows for your residence, the options can be quite overwhelming. You need to decide not only what style of window you want any fixture, but you also need to decide the type of glass, the color and the material of the window. However, you should not be overwhelmed by all these options. You should be encouraged that there so many great options to choose from. In essence, you’ll be able to find the perfect window for every single fixture in your home. Read More»

Proper Pruning Of An Ornamental Cherry Tree

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Flowering cherry trees are the geishas of the show garden. They aren’t grown for fruit as they bear none, but are instead prized for their vibrant blossoms, which range in color from soft white to deep pink and can measure up to an inch across. In the fall, the tree’s leaves turn red, orange, bronze, or gold. If you are the owner (or soon-to-be owner) of this beautiful ornamental specimen, however, it is essential to use the proper pruning techniques to keep your tree healthy and attractive. Read More»

The Benefits In Metal Roofing

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If you have been contemplating replacing your asphalt shingles with metal roofing, you may wonder if you are making a wise decision. Metal roofing has several benefits. Here are some of the reasons why you may want to switch over from shingles to metal: Weight Many people think that metal roofing is much heavier than that of asphalt shingles. This, however, is untrue.  Asphalt shingles weigh anywhere from two to five pounds per square foot. Read More»