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You probably have a leaf blower so that you can easily take care of fallen leaves during the autumn season. They’re very nice to have around so that you can save time, but you can actually use leaf blowers for many other fun activities. Take a look at some fun things that you can do with a leaf blower below. This will give you some interesting uses for your leaf blower outside of what you…

It’s definitely good to have extra seating options at your house in case you have company come over. This is why so many people choose to buy folding chairs that they can bring out when company comes over for backyard barbecues. The only real problem with this is that you might not be sure where to store your folding chairs when they aren’t in use. So many people have five or more folding chairs to…

Let’s be honest – if you’re Googling the subject of this article, you probably aren’t doing so amidst pretty circumstances. For as joyous and beautiful as dogs can be, it’s pretty hard to put a positive spin on flies swirling around odious mounds of dog mess. Of course, just because a truth is ugly doesn’t mean it can be ignored. On the contrary, while figuring out how to banish flies from your dog’s poop is…

It can be a lot of fun to sit outside in your backyard on a nice and cozy evening. Many people love to have fires outside so that they can relax and spend the evening chatting with their friends. You might be considering getting a fire pit that you can put in your backyard, but it’s important to try to do things as safely as possible. As fun as fire pits can be, you’re also…

It can be really annoying to have geese hanging out around your dock all the time. This can be a bit of a nuisance for several different reasons. You might wind up finding that geese are defecating all over your deck, and this makes you have to clean it up far more often than is ideal. Also, the noises that geese make can be irritating enough to make you want them to stay away from…

Starlings may have pretty plumage, but have long been considered pests – and if you doubt that, just ask Harry Hotspur. The Shakespearean hothead is as famously antagonistic toward the crown as he is persistent, qualities he imagines a starling “be[ing] taught to speak Nothing but ‘Mortimer,’” to a frustrated Henry IV, reminding him of Hotspur and Mortimer’s rebellion against him to “keep his anger still in motion.” Why is that important? Because in the…

Whether it leaves you hopping mad or gives you a frog in your throat, an amphibian invasion of your basement via your basement or egress windows can be absolutely maddening. Whether you view these frogs as cute critters, annoying pests, or anything in between, you probably don’t want them invading your personal space. What’s worse, if you don’t act quickly, the frogs in question might not just hop into your basement but die there as…

Blue jays have inspired everything from a baseball team to a Beatles song, so why would anyone want to get rid of them? If you’ve never met a blue jay yourself, you might be shocked by all the hate blue jays get. Right before the iconic moment in To Kill a Mockingbird where Atticus Finch tells Jem and Scout shooting a mockingbird is a sin, he gives the okay to “shoot all the blue jays…

It can be awfully frustrating to wake up in the morning and go out, only to find that the wind and breeze blew all of the neighbor’s leaves straight into your yard. If you only recently cleaned out the yard and made sure that it was clean and pristine, it’s going to be really difficult for you to do it all over again. Most people often get really angry, but they have no choice except…

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