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Farm Service Pump Placement Strategy

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Getting the most out of your pump depends on more than just the power. You could be wasting a lot of daylight by pumping out great amounts of water, but still having to carry it across distant lengths or wasting the water at the end of the hose. To conserve ground water and muscle power, take a look at a few ways to maintain farm service pumps and to make them work for you a bit better.

28 December 2015

Three Beautiful Holiday Plants You Can Grow In Your Own Greenhouse

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During the holiday season, many florist shops are jam-packed with beautiful Christmas plants and flowers. However, the prices charged for all of these lovely things may make you think twice about buying them. Luckily for anyone with half a green thumb, you can grow some of these same plants all year long in your backyard green house or in your solarium. The following three plants fare quite well, if you follow the directions on how to plant them and keep them.

1 December 2015

Choosing Between a Retractable Awning and Adjustable Roof Patio Cover

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Deciding whether to purchase a retractable awning or louvered patio cover is a big decision. Since you will be enjoying your newly-covered space for years to come, it is important that you choose the option that will best meet the needs of your family. Both options provide you the benefits of: a cooler outdoor space to enjoy with friends and family UV sun ray protection for your glass doors leading to the patio protection against fading for carpet and furniture In addition, both awnings and louvered patio covers allow you to adjust the amount of coverage you want over your patio and adjust them for the changing sun angles throughout the day if you so desire.

10 November 2015

Useful Tips To Improve The Performance Of Your Septic System

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Onsite wastewater treatment systems contain a septic tank and drain field to treat wastewater from your home and release it safely to the ground. While these systems are generally economical and safe, their effectiveness can be reduced by contaminants in your household water, resulting in clogging or the release of toxic substances into the groundwater. Signs that your septic system isn't effective include the occurrence of smelly regions on your drain field, a septic tank that fills up too quickly or wastewater backup into your faucets.

19 October 2015

Three Tips To Keep Pests Out Of Your Home

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If you have lived in your home for long enough, chances are great that you have had to contend with some form of pest. Because of this, it is highly important that you reach out to pest control professionals who can help you get rid of ants, spiders, termites, bedbugs, crickets, cockroaches or any other forms of infestation that you might be dealing with. However, prior to getting a pest control expert out to your property, there are some things that you can be doing on your own to get rid of or prevent these critters from getting the best of you.

22 September 2015

Dealing With The Dangers Of Chimney Fires

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Chimney fires are no laughing matter, as they cause an estimated $125 million dollars of damage every year. If you're concerned about the dangers of chimney fires in your home, you need to understand the types that can occur and the ways that you can prevent them. Types of Chimney Fires There are two different types of chimney fires, sorted by whether or not they occur in the flue of the chimney: internal hostile fires and external hostile fires.

25 August 2015

3 Tips To Prevent Lawn Mower Tires From Going Flat

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It can be extremely frustrating to go outside with the intention of cutting your grass only to find out that your lawn mower tires are flat. Although lawn mower tires are generally more affordable to replace than other vehicle tires, you probably want to prevent them from going flat in the first place if you can. These are some of the steps that you can take to prevent your lawn mower tires from going flat.

31 July 2015

5 Steps to Prepare Your Central Air Conditioning for Summer

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As a homeowner, having a properly functioning air conditioning unit is essential, especially in the summer. During this time, you are going to want to return from work to a cool home that you can sit comfortably in. To ensure that your air conditioning is going to keep your home as cool as possible during this time, you will want to take these five steps right before summer approaches to guarantee that the air conditioner operates smoothly:

28 July 2015

Two Reasons Why You Should Include Drapery In Your Home

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When you are planning your home decor, one important piece that you definitely don't want to leave out is drapery. Although some people tend to think that drapes and curtains are the same thing, drapes are generally made from heavier materials, and work to add a very dramatic flair to your home. In addition to the beauty that drapes bring, they also have practical benefits as well. Learning more about the functional benefits of drapes can help you determine if you should include them in your house today.

13 July 2015

How Window Replacement Can Reduce Your Cooling Costs This Summer

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Over time, old windows can become warped, leaky and inefficient. In the winter, cold air will blow through the cracks in older windows, letting in drafts and winter's chill. In the summer, windows can amplify the heat from the summer sun, super heating the interior spaces of homes. While there may be a variety of temporary fixes that will help you improve your energy efficiency and keep down your energy costs this summer, the only permanent solution is to replace your windows with new, energy efficient models.

19 June 2015