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Sawdust, often known as wood shavings by many people, is usually produced during woodworking operations. If you like working on DIY projects that involve a lot of wood, you will definitely know about sawdust. It’s made of very fine particles of wood and is usually released during conventional processes such as sawing, drilling, sanding, planing, or milling the wood. When you perform any of these processes on a plank of wood, you will see a…

The patio can be designed in a variety of different ways and it plays a very important role in determining the overall curb appeal of your house. If your patio is not well designed, it’s really going to affect the aesthetic appeal of the property, especially when someone walks by. Most people turn their patio into spacious dining areas and many just prefer putting chairs outside where they can sit and relax. While decorating the…

A pressure washer might seem like one of those tools that you never really get quality use out of, but it can be a highly valuable tool. Whether you are using it to clean dirty siding, hose down toys for the kids that have been in storage, or spray down dirt that has dried onto the sidewalk, a pressure washer is highly useful. It can also be used to clean a backyard concrete patio in…

It might seem like mulching your yard is an easy thing to do. All you have to do is shovel it, dump it over the area you intend to mulch, spread it out, and keep going. But there is actually much more to the process than you may have realized. But when you mulch properly, you can set your garden or yard to grow the way that you want. It can result in a beautiful…

Being outside is something that the majority of us love to do during the summer. The weather is warm and gathering in an outdoor space is something that can bring us all together, enjoying each other’s company and the time spent together. But being in that outdoor space can have its downsides, too. One of the major downsides of being outside in general is having to deal with bugs and pests. There may be no…

Having a hot tub in your home or on your property can be a highly beneficial and luxurious thing to have. After all, who among us doesn’t enjoy taking a nice, relaxing soak in the hot tub after a particularly long day? Not only that, a hot tub actually offers many beneficial health properties that make it ideal to enjoy a soak more than a few times a year. But like anything else, it requires…

Feeding birds can be an enjoyable activity and it can be made even better by doing so from the comfort of your backyard. For this reason, many people purchase or build their own bird feeders and place them in their yards. But there is one aspect of owning a bird feeder that you may not have considered before and that is keeping it clean. Those of us who are uninitiated think that you can just…

Replacing an old deck with a new one can be a welcomed time of change. Even if you spent many great times on your old deck, there will likely come a time where the wood becomes warped and deteriorated and simply needs to be replaced. The process of replacing your old deck is another process entirely but it is one that you can take on by yourself. But when your new deck is complete and…

Many people like to make their yard as welcoming as possible to allow for other insects and birds to visit. The dragonfly is a very popular insect that is renowned for its large eyes, and a couple of pairs of incredibly strong wings. Perhaps the most distinctive feature of the dragonfly is the elongated body. Many people often mistake dragonflies to damselflies, both of which share a similar structure, though the latter has a considerably…

There is hardly anything more rewarding than looking at birds through your window as they nest outside in a small birdhouse. Looking at a pair of young birds as they find this tiny, cozy place and start calling it home is a wonderful feeling. Over time, you will notice these birds coming in and going out, and eventually they are going to lay eggs in the birdhouse, and a family will evolve. It’s a wonderful…

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