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Chiminea on a Wood Deck: Dos and Don’ts

Outdoor living spaces have become cherished extensions of our indoor environments, offering a serene place to relish the beauty of the outdoors from the comfort of our homes. Among the myriad of outdoor heating options, chimineas stand out for their traditional allure and practicality, providing both warmth and a captivating ambiance. However, integrating a chiminea into your wood deck requires careful consideration to ensure both safety and the longevity of your outdoor space. Below, we delve into the essential dos and don’ts when it comes to placing a …

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How to Put Christmas Lights on Arches

 Every year, as the festive season approaches, I’m reminded of the first time I decided to put Christmas lights on the arches in my garden. Those arches, which usually serve as beautiful but simple Christmas driveway lights, transformed into a magical gateway of twinkling lights. The journey from being a novice to somewhat of an expert in arch lighting was a hard lesson. Today, I’m sharing my experiences to help DIYers light up their arches easily and elegantly.
Choosing the Set of Lights
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How to Drain Gas from a Lawn Mower Without Using a Siphon

To drain gas from a lawn mower without a siphon pump is a skill, especially when preparing your mower for winter storage. This method requires careful handling and a good understanding of the mower’s fuel system to avoid spills and ensure safety.
The process involves manually tilting the mower to access the fuel tank and using a container to catch the fuel. Perform this task in a well-ventilated area, away from any ignition sources, to prevent fumes from accumulating and posing a fire risk. Wearing gloves and eye protection is advised to protect against accidental splashes. This task helps in preventing fuel from …

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Plants That Don’t Require Plenty of Water

Houseplants are adorable and can add beauty to your home. However, it can be daunting to take care of them if you don’t have much time. Luckily, there are drought-resistant plants that can flourish with very little water.
Outdoor Plants That Don’t Need Plenty of Water
Cactus
If you tend to travel a lot, you need a plant that can tolerate a dry environment. Cacti require water only once a month. Plus, there are different types of cacti to choose from.
Agave
Often mistaken …

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Medicinal, Edible, and Horticulturally-Used Herbal Flowers

Beyond their great appearances, herbal flowers are versatile and can be used medicinally and for culinary purposes. Others are pollinator attractors and may provide food for beneficial insects. Here are some multipurpose flowers to grow in your garden.
Medicinal Herbal Flowers
Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia)
Lavender is known for its purple color and its ability to create feelings of …

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