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Eliminate outdoor flaws with an attractive latticework fence

(BPT) - Nearly 60 percent of homeowners are planning to spend money on home improvements in 2017 with outdoor living projects leading the way, according to a survey by LightStream, the national online lending division of SunTrust Banks, Inc. While there may be more popular and trendy outdoor projects, building a latticework fence is a very practical, easy and affordable way to add value by eliminating unwanted eyesores.

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Thursday 03/23/2017
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Updated: March 28, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - When it comes to home improvement, DIY is more popular than ever. There’s just something satisfying about improving your home with your own two hands and being able to enjoy the fruits of your labor, day after day. However, home improvement projects can be expensive, and many people shy away from tackling home improvements they know they would enjoy because of their skill level or the fear of high costs.

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Updated: March 27, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Updated: March 27, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Updated: March 27, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Updated: March 28, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Wednesday 03/22/2017
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Updated: March 23, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Updated: March 23, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Updated: March 23, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Tuesday 03/21/2017
7 reasons why millennials love gardening (and you should, too)
Updated: March 28, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - The stereotype: Millennials spend more time interacting with the digital world than the natural world around them. The reality: Five million of the 6 million people who took up gardening in 2015 were millennials, according to the 2016 National Gardening Survey.

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Monday 03/20/2017
Top gardening trends for 2017
Updated: March 28, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Whether you have a backyard or just a few containers on the patio, sunny days are your cue it's time to garden. Growing your own flowers, herbs and vegetables is a lot of fun, and with some simple tips, it can be pretty easy to make sure your outdoor space is a showstopper.

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Wednesday 03/15/2017
Tips for a Vintage Kitchen Remodel
Updated: March 16, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Add Life to Outdoor Spaces
Updated: March 16, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Updated: March 16, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Updated: March 16, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Updated: March 16, 2017 - 3:31 am

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5 Ways to Add Luxury to Your Laundry Room
Updated: March 16, 2017 - 3:31 am

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3 Steps to a Budget that Works
Updated: March 16, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Monday 03/13/2017
Creative Gardening Tips for the Spring Season
Updated: March 13, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Gardeners often focus on the science of their hobby: how much water and sunlight their plants need and how to improve soil quality and keep pests at bay. But there can be a lot of artistry behind the craft as well -- from how you harvest and enjoy flowers to how you convert unused spaces of your home into a viable indoor edible garden.

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Wednesday 03/08/2017
3 backyard projects you can tackle in a weekend
Updated: March 16, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Now that warmer weather has finally arrived, you want to be outside to enjoy it. Your backyard could be the perfect place to bask in the sun, entertain friends or indulge in your hobbies. It just needs a little sprucing up, and the right projects can help.

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8 Things to Consider When Choosing a Trash Can
Updated: March 08, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) While nearly all municipalities or waste haulers provide trash carts and cans, most let residents and businesses use more as needed.

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Updated: March 09, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Trends to Enhance Your Outdoor Living Space
Updated: March 09, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Cleaning Hacks to Tackle Each Room of Your Home
Updated: March 09, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Monday 03/06/2017
Retaining walls create attractive outdoor seating options
Updated: March 14, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Humpty Dumpty had the right idea when he sat on a wall.

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Friday 03/03/2017
Check off your backyard bucket list: seed, weed and feed
Updated: March 11, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - From Sunday picnics and impromptu barbecues to games of catch, make your lawn center stage this spring. Everyone longs for a lush, green lawn, but many homeowners aren’t sure how to achieve it. In fact, although 81 percent of Americans do their own lawn care, 69 percent say their lawns could be better, and nearly a third aren’t sure how to grow a healthy lawn, according to a survey by the National Association of Landscape Professionals.

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Monday 02/27/2017
Thinking outside the coop: 8 common myths about raising backyard poultry
Updated: March 07, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - From fresh egg production to natural garden fertilizer, there is no shortage of benefits in raising backyard poultry. But even as families become more familiar with sustainable living and keeping chickens, several poultry myths still exist.

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Wednesday 02/22/2017
Bold and Blended
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Thursday 02/16/2017
How to Spruce Up Your Garden with Bird Safety in Mind
Updated: February 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) You may not realize it, but the average residential property can be hazardous to local wildlife without proper precautions taken.

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A Beautiful Lawn in Less Time
Updated: February 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) For homeowners looking to create a more inviting outdoor living space, it all starts with a beautiful lawn. But without the right routines and tools, achieving and maintaining a top-quality yard can be time consuming.

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Wednesday 02/15/2017
Expand your outdoor living experience with a retaining wall
Updated: February 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - There are many popular ways people chose to get the most out of their outdoor living space these days. They build a fireplace or a fire pit, install lighting or a water feature, add a paver patio or outdoor kitchen, or plant a garden or trees — the possibilities are limited only to a person’s imagination and budget. However, accommodating these upgrades can be a challenge if the area is excessively sloped. In those situations, functional square footage can easily be added to the outdoor living space by building a small retaining wall.

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Updated: February 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Updated: February 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

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How to Maintain Marble Floors
Updated: February 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Thursday 02/02/2017
A Blended Take on Family Favorites
Updated: February 03, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Wednesday 02/01/2017
8 Household Items You May Need To Replace
Updated: February 02, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Saturday 01/28/2017
Resolve to Make Your Lunchbox Healthier
Updated: January 29, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Wednesday 01/25/2017
5 Tips for Financial Fitness in 2017
Updated: January 26, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Keep Clutter at Bay
Updated: January 26, 2017 - 3:32 am

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5 Ways to Protect Your Family in 2017
Updated: January 26, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Welcoming a Puppy Home
Updated: January 26, 2017 - 3:32 am

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A Total Body Approach to a New You
Updated: January 26, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Wednesday 01/18/2017
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Updated: January 19, 2017 - 3:32 am

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