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How To's, Tips, and Tricks

Hosting Tips and Tricks

Hosting a gathering at your home can be stressful. Check out some tricks and tips we have to make it run smoothly and so everyone has a great time.

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DIY Fake Fireplace

Don't have a fireplace for Santa to bring presents? Looking for a fun craft? Check out this easy project that'll make your space 10x cozier.

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Holiday Traditions

It's never too late to start a new tradition. Here are some of ours that you may want to start doing with your family and friends!

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Deck and Patio

How to Clean Your Composite Deck

Regular maintenance and removing that sticky residue from pine trees!

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Solid-Edge or Grooved Decking: Which to Buy?

Decking is available with grooved (slotted) and solid (square) edges. How do you decide which type to choose?

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Lawn and Garden

Fall: Time to Put Your Veggie Garden to Bed

Fall cleanup tips to get a head start on the next growing season.

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What’s the Best Mulch for Your Yard & Garden?

Learn what's good (and not so good) about commonly available mulches.

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Can Mulch Catch Fire?

Some types of mulch are more flammable than others.

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Building Materials

Nominal vs. Actual Lumber Sizes

At the lumberyard, board measurements are given in nominal sizes. Which aren't the actual sizes. We explain this and give you a handy chart, too.

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