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Why and How to Flush Your Water Heater

Your hot-water tank helps give you hot water to do the dishes, wash your clothing, and take a nice, relaxing hot shower. Water heaters aren't meant to last forever, but you can help lengthen the life of this appliance to keep hot water running through your pipes when you need it. See below for tips and instructions on how to flush your hot-water heater. Why Flush Your Water Heater You have small particles in your water, such as calcium and other sediment, that over time can settle at the bottom of your hot-water tank.

4 Things To Keep In Mind When Adding Landscape Lighting To Your Home

If the area around your home is dark at night, this spring, consider increasing the light around your home and increasing the overall curb appeal of your home with some landscape lighting. Here are four things that you need to keep in mind as you create your landscape lighting plan for your home. #1 Use A Combination Of Lights When planning what types of lights to use, don't feel like you need to use the same lights throughout your landscaping set-up.

Tips for Installing Home Exterior Lighting Systems

Making sure that your property is sufficiently lit is important for a number of reasons. Yet, choosing and installing lights for the grounds around your home can be a more complicated task than you may have anticipated. To help those that are finding the process of upgrading their exterior home lights overwhelming, there are some basic tips that should help to make this process easier. Opt for a Solar Powered Lighting System

Tips to Make Combatting Weeds Easier

Weeds can be a problem that you will need to constantly battle in order to keep your landscaping in the best condition possible. However, if you are new to caring for a yard, you might benefit from learning several tips that can greatly reduce the difficulty of minimizing the weeds in your yard. Install Weed Netting on Your Lawn and Flowerbeds Preventing weeds from germinating can be one of the most effective options for combating this problem.

Three Alternatives to a Classic White Picket Fence

If you are not too excited about the prospect of a white picket fence, then rest assured there are plenty of other types of ways you can create a separation between your property and the street. Some of these methods will be fences made of alternative materials, while others won't be fences at all, but rather walls fashioned out of rock. Here are some ideas for you to consider. A Nautical Rope Fence