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Best Time to Trim Shrubs

  Best Time to Trim Shrubs You can trim shrubs and evergreens at any time during the year, but there are optimal times, depending on the types of plants that you wish to trim. For most shrubs and evergreens, the…
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Best Way to Plant Flowers

  Best Way to Plant Flowers   There is a right way and a wrong way to accomplish most anything, and planting flowers is no exception. The Best Way to Plant Flowers, has several steps, none of which should be…
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How to Use a Pressure Washer

  How to Use a Pressure Washer   If you ever wondered How to Use a Pressure Washer or the Best Way to Use a Pressure Washer, then you are not alone. Sometimes power equipment can be a little intimidating…
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How to Install & Maintain a Sump Pump

  How to Install & Maintain a Sump Pump How to Prevent Basement Water – Part 3 If you have ever experienced a flooded basement, you know how much damage water can produce. Cleanup is time consuming, and the damage…
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How to Prepare My Flower Beds for Planting

  How to Prepare My Flower Beds for Planting Preparing My Flower Beds for Planting, early in the Spring, is key to beautiful Summer flowers. It really does NOT take very long, but the benefits are tremendous. Properly prepared flower…
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Best Way to Clean My Windows and Screens

  Best Way to Clean My Windows and Screens   There are several different ways to clean windows and screens. I will instruct you in what I believe is the Best Way to Clean My Windows and Screens. The best…
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Best Way to Clean Carpet

  Best Way to Clean Carpet   Cleaning your carpet will give your room that fresh feel. It will also make that room healthier to be in, by removing dust mites and other micro-organisms that can be living in your…
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Best Way to Clean My Furnace

  Best Way to Clean My Furnace   Many people are intimidated by their furnace and air conditioner, but it is merely just another piece of equipment that needs some TLC from time to time. While you may need to…
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Formulas for Calculating Amounts of Materials Needed

  Formulas for Calculating Amounts of Materials Needed   In this post I will explain how to calculate Square Footage, Square Yardage, and Cubic Yardage, which will be of assistance when purchasing certain materials.   1.  Square Footage Square Footage…
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How to Eliminate Standing Water in the Yard

  How to Eliminate Standing Water in the Yard   If your problem is standing water in a certain area of your yard, then an Underground Drainage System will usually solve your problem. The most common type is a flexible…
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How to Prevent Basement Water – Part 2

  How to Prevent Basement Water – Part 2   If regrading methods do NOT solve your drainage problem, you may need to construct an underground drainage system, or replace your existing foundation drain tile, depending on your specific problems….
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How to Prevent Basement Water – Part 1

  How to Prevent Basement Water – Part 1   Before I get into the Step-by-Step Instructions on ways to solve Basement Water Intrusion, I would like to explain the probable causes. Anyone who has ever experienced water appearing unexpectedly…
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Easiest Way to Clean Gutters

  Easiest Way to Clean Gutters   For some of us, Cleaning Gutters is a simple, yet necessary task. For others, climbing a ladder is no fun, so Gutter Cleaning can sometimes be put off or intentionally ignored. For all…
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Best Way to Perform a Spring Cleanup

  Best Way to Perform a Spring Cleanup   To help insure that your landscaping gets off to the right start each year, it is recommended that you Perform a Spring Cleanup. There are several parts to a thorough Spring…
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Organize – Phase 1: Gather, Organize, Assess & Clean

  Phase 1:  Gather, Organize, Assess & Clean   In Phase 1 you will:  Gather all of your tools and accessories, fasteners, spare parts, & supplies Organize all of the above Assess their condition Clean them if necessary   Tools and Supplies Needed:…
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How to Make Miter & Bevel Cuts

  How to Make Miter & Bevel Cuts   How to Make Perfect Miter & Bevel Cuts may be a little tricky if you have never done this before, so make sure that you fully understand these instructions before cutting…
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How to Use Nail Guns

  How to Use Nail Guns   Nail Guns are usually electrically or pneumatically powered. The pneumatic Nail Guns are generally more powerful. There are different types for different projects. There are framing Nail Guns for framework or heavy construction,…
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Organize – Phase 4 – Part 2: A. Pegboard Hook Shelving

  A.  Easiest Installation:  Pegboard Hook Shelving   This type of installation will involve placing your chosen shelves on Pegboard Shelving Hooks installed into your pegboard. Materials & Supplies Needed: Shelving (type, length, and depth of your choice) Shelving Brackets…
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Organize – Phase 4 – Part 3: B. Under Pegboard Shelving

B. Medium Difficulty Installation:  Under Pegboard Shelving   This type of installation will be Installing Shelving Just Below Your Pegboard, using shelving brackets screwed into the wall. This type of installation also applies to installing shelving which is unrelated to your…
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Organize – Phase 5: How to Install Fluorescent Lights

  Phase 5:  How to Install Fluorescent Lights   About Fluorescent Lighting Installing some 4’ fluorescent lighting in both of your Bases is usually appropriate. Some general overhead lighting, as well as some strategically placed lighting for specific areas will…
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