Guide to Types of Fire Starters

Bonfires are a way of life in the summertime, but nobody said getting them going was all that easy. If you want to stay away from butane lighters, and there’s quite a few reasons why you might want to consider doing so, we’ve got the best guide to types of fire starters you can use…

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How to Scare Hawks Away from Your Yard

Close up of a Hawk from the neck up. Amber eye with slightly blue and yellow beak

Hawks are majestic creatures, but they can also be a pain when they’re in your backyard. They’re also protected in many places, which means you’re not allowed to harm them even if they’re causing trouble. Here’s how to scare hawks away from your yard safely and without harm. How to Scare Hawks Away From Your…

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How to Hide Outdoor Trash Cans

It’s an eyesore that almost every homeowner or renter has to deal with: trash cans. Whether they’re your own or issued by the city, there’s nothing pretty about having them in your yard. Here’s how to hide outdoor trash cans to make them less unsightly. How to Hide Outdoor Trash Cans Whether they’re in the…

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Should you Open a Propane Tank Valve All the Way?

Propane lovers enjoy a clean, fast-heating and easy overall grilling experience. Although beginner-friendly, mastering the art of propane gas grilling can open you up to a world of grilled meats and vegetables that can be prepared a lot more conveniently than with charcoal. Here we’re going to answer a few key questions about the tanks…

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Best Cornhole Team Names

What is cornhole? We’ll cover that in case you’re unfamiliar with it but, suffice to say for now, it’s usually played in the backyard (among many other places), and you can have a team. That team will need a name; that is where we come in. Beyond covering the basics of this popular game, we’ll…

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How to Hang Patio Lights Without Nails

Believe it or not, there are numerous ways to get some trendy and stylish patio lights up without having to use damaging nails, or permanent fixtures of any kind! The fact of the matter is, some of us aren’t able to do all that much customization thanks to the fact that we’re renting property, or…

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How to Clean Concrete Patio Without a Pressure Washer

Say you’re moving into a new place, or you’ve been neglecting your outdoor concrete patio/driveway for a little too long. Everyone with concrete on their property has probably been there at one time or another. That being said, getting it nice and clean shouldn’t mean having to add a new tool to your expenses, or…

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How to Clean a Patio Umbrella

There’s nothing like a well placed patio umbrella to make your outdoor oasis more enjoyable in the summer heat rays. That being said, they’re not the easiest thing on your patio to keep clean. They can easily accumulate dust from law trimmings, and just about anything else in the air. If your shade is starting…

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How Much Does Concrete Patio Cost: The Real Numbers

How Much Does Concrete Patio Cost: The Real Numbers

A concrete patio is standard in most homes, and if you’ve dreamed of turning your outside space into a blank canvas that’s more usable, you might have considered it yourself. The cost of doing such a job varies, though, so getting an understanding of the budget is important before you dive in. How much does…

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How to Keep a Deep Freezer Outside

Going inside the house is too much work when you need ice (or ice cream). If you spend a lot of time outside in the summer, you might be wondering how to keep a deep freezer outside. This also applies to keeping one in the garage! Yes, it is possible. How to Keep a Deep…

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