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Gardening
Gardening

5 Tips for Succulent Success

Succulents are all the rage, and they're the perfect low-maintenance plant for indoors. But don't mistake low-maintenance for no maintenance. These 5 tips from Success with Succulents will help you keep your succulents healthy all year Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

DIY Patio Design Inspiration

For many of us, the idea of adding a patio to our home falls into the “experts only” category of carpentry. But what if that expert were you? Guess what: it can be you. In fact, after you take a look through Black & Decker’s Complete Read More

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Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

10 Minute Water Training Game for Your Dog

Training your dog can be challenging and time-consuming; that's why games are an effective tool for training! Games make training fun for both you and your dog. If you're fortunate enough to live in a warm climate where taking a dip is Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

3 Basement Projects That Are Easier Than You Think

Basement repair isn’t necessarily a blockbuster conversation topic at parties, but it is a necessary topic for keeping the foundation of your home in working order. Some issues require a professional, but others—like small cracks in a Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

How Much Concrete Do I Need?

You’ve drawn your concrete design to scale, you’ve mapped out its location, and you’ve gathered your DIY concrete and masonry tools. You’re ready to get to work. But how much concrete will you actually need? No one wants to have way too Read More

A dog can be a chicken’s best friend against predators once he finds common ground and bonds with the flock.
Farming + Rural Living
Farming + Rural Living

Preparing your Farmyard for Chickens

So you've decided to start raising chickens --  the next step is to prepare a space for them. There is a lot more that goes into getting your farmyard yard ready beyond simply setting up coops. An often overlooked element is other pets you Read More

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Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living

Make Homemade Butter in a Mason Jar

The first factory in the United States dedicated exclusively to making butter was established in 1856 in Orange County, New York. It was owned by one R. W. Woodhull, and the butter maker’s name was George George. (So nice, he was named Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

How to Repair Cracks in Concrete

Did the freezing-thawing-freezing of winter ice create cracks in your concrete? There’s no need to replace the entire offending area: thanks to  BLACK+DECKER™ Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair, you can easily fill the cracks. (As always, Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

Kid Project! Bring Fairies to the Garden

When it comes to garden fairies, magic can come to life for gardeners of all ages. For young gardeners, it’s the imagination and story, the what-if and could-it-be of fairies living among us. For those of us slightly past childhood, the Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

Grow Your Own Pizza Herb Garden

It doesn’t matter if you’re a cheese-only fan, a pesto-instead-of-tomato-sauce person, a deep-dish lover, an acolyte of thin crusts, or even living on the edge with (gasp!) calzones: pizza is part of your world. The unifying element of Read More

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Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

Learn to Speak Chicken Like Part of the Flock

People who don’t have chickens tend to think the only sound they make is that of a rooster crowing. Nothing could be further from the truth! Chickens have a language all their own, which they use quite often. In Backyard Chickens Beyond the Read More