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If You Want Your Yard to Sparkle at Night, Try This!

I love planting flowers, foliage and trees in our yard and enjoy it all by day.But when the sun goes down, our yard really sparkles.Why?We've been playing with different ways to light it all up (the DIY way, of course).

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Do This Now, and It Might Save Your Tree Later

Have you heard of this monster? That's no glammed up grasshopper. This nightmare and family are responsible for decimating hundreds of millions...that's HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS ...of ash trees in North America alone.

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DIY Uplighting — Year-round, Low-cost Magic in Your Yard

I love the look of uplighting…lights, bark, leaves, shadows….the whole effect makes me want to light up every tree and plant in our yard. It even makes this scrubby willow bush look lovely:

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Nearly Free DIY Holiday Decor

In less than four minutes, you can turn Christmas tree castoffs into usable DIY holiday decor.
This Sunday, Mr. D&D and I had some fun “finishing up” the outdoor Christmas dec. I get the lights up early…but I don’t finish until the first week in December.
Why? I’m waiting for the (nearly) free Christmas decorations.
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DIY Beveled Mirror Tile Overmantel

I had a large empty space over my fireplace and wanted a wall with some wow.

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How to Make Your Garden Glow

I love when people use holiday string lights in their gardens. Here's one idea you may not have seen before.

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Outdoor Chess on Any Budget

We just completed the last step to make an outdoor chess garden in our backyard.
Ours involved a concrete pad and a purchased set. BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO SPEND LOTS OF MONEY to have a chess park of your own!
Some of the most inspiring ideas we've come across are the result of a little ingenuity and a little elbow grease.
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Be Prepared: The Skunk Always Wins

When you NEED this recipe, you don't exactly have time to surf for it on the internet.
We just learned the hard way that skunks shoot first, ask questions later.
Okay, they don't ask questions... nor do they care if you have everything on hand to deal with the horrors of that smell!
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DIY Stacked Stone Garden Wall

We have several water-diverting berms (mini-hills) in our yard to help with drainage. They were ho-hum eyesores until we added some plants and a little stacked stone.
Wait...did I say "a little" stacked stone?!

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DIY Emerald Ash Borer Treatment

Have you heard of this monster? That's no glammed up grasshopper.
This nightmare and family are responsible for decimating hundreds of millions...that's
HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS
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EmDirr @ DustandDoghair.com
EmDirr @ DustandDoghair.com