Home & Garden Articles

Articles on home maintenance and gardening, including tips and tricks for DIY home repairs and garden projects.

How Long Does It Take for Carpet to Dry?

Anybody whose living space includes carpet or rugs knows that keeping them clean can be a challenge, particularly if more than a quick vacuum is required. Washing a carpet may be necessary after a spill or if the carpet is in a high-traffic area frequented by children or pets. When you need carpet to be […] Read More…

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How Much Freezer Space for Half a Cow?

You may have some ground beef or a couple cuts of steak in the freezer for future meals, but what about freezing half a cow? Before you balk at the idea of having all of that meat in your freezer, you should consider the fact many people have turned to purchasing a quarter or half […] Read More…

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How Much Space Do You Need for a Pool Table?

Having a pool table in a home offers hours of entertainment and fun, but it’s essential to make sure there’s enough space for the table (and its use) before you invest in one. But how much space do you need for a pool table? It may surprise you to learn that a pool table might […] Read More…

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Polymeric Sand Vs Regular Sand for Pavers

Pavers are a popular choice to create walkways both in private homes and in public areas. Natural stone pavers and manmade alternatives give a beautiful appearance to pathways, patios, and gardens and come in an array of colors and sizes.  One of the most common questions people have when they are installing new pavers is […] Read More…

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How Many Boxes of Laminate Flooring Do I Need for My Project?

Laminate flooring is a popular choice for many who are looking to spruce up their homes. Oftentimes, it’s the cheaper option compared to wood flooring and even carpeting. Laminate can be water resistant, and more durable as it’s resistant to scratches and staining. Laminate flooring is a great option for your next project. But, calculating […] Read More…

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How Much Does Mulch Weigh? And More!

Mulch comes in different types and can be used in gardens, playgrounds, and parks. For any DIY mulch project, it’s important to know how much mulch will be required before you begin. How Much Does a Bag of Mulch Weigh? There are many types of mulch and some variations in weight based on its composition, […] Read More…

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Concrete Block vs. Cinder Block: What to Choose? 

Cinder blocks and concrete blocks are both used by professionals and do-it-yourselfers for a wide variety of projects. You may be wondering what the difference is between the two as you start your next construction venture. The reality is, there is very little difference between the two, and it really depends on what you’re using […] Read More…

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Well Water vs. Tap Water

Many of us don’t drink enough water, but proper hydration plays a role in healthy digestion, joint lubrication, nutritional absorption, and regulating body temperature. It can even make skin and hair look younger and healthier. Many people wonder about the benefits of well water vs. tap water and which is better, particularly those who are […] Read More…

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How Much Gravel for a Fish Tank?

Having a fish tank in your home can be both fun and educational. Fish are beautiful and there are mental health benefits to having pets. People who have fish or who are thinking about getting them may be unsure how much gravel to use in their fish tank. Let’s dive in to learn what amount […] Read More…

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What is the Normal Table Height for Different Types of Tables?

Unless you’re interested in interior design or furniture making, you’ve maybe never given a second thought to the exact height measurements for different types of tables—from the table you eat breakfast at in the morning to the bedside table you put your phone on right before you go to bed. What you may have thought […] Read More…

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