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Stressed Out? Install a Spa in Your Backyard

As the weather turns warmer, Minnesotans look forward to enjoying all that their outdoor spaces have to offer, which can include a relaxing escape from busy day-to-day routines. By creating an oasis in your backyard, you can easily unwind after a long day or enjoy a relaxing staycation without having to leave your home. One way to achieve optimal relaxation in the comfort of your own space is by installing a spa. What Is a Spa? The term spa often describes a heated body of water built into the ground, kind of like an in-ground pool. It is often used

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Big Under Deck Spaces Make Bold Outdoor Rooms

If your home has an above-ground deck, there is valuable space beneath it. But unless you take the steps to unlock that value, such as waterproofing it to protect the space below, its functionality will remain limited. Getting that space finished with a new underdecking system can transform it into additional outdoor and indoor living space that will enhance your lifestyle and increase the value of your home. Plan To Maximize Under Deck Possibilities When homes are built the infrastructure for expansion is hidden behind walls, and sometimes within concrete slabs. Your under deck space is fully accessible, and if

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Winter Recovery Tips Your Landscaping Wants You To Know

The Twin Cities experienced near record-breaking sub-zero temperatures this February. Many homeowners are beginning to wonder if their landscaping will make a smooth transition into the spring cycle. Before we get to that, it may be useful to know that even in the coldest weather conditions plants are biologically active. Knowing this often gives everyone a better mindset to prepare for next year’s winter. Studies of root systems below the tundra-like Minnesota surfaces reveal there is still activity at the microbial level, with mycorrhiza fungi performing their biochemistry role to keep plants alive. While you may never see this activity,

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Multi-Level Deck Designs for Large Properties

Large backyards leave a lot of room to play around with unique landscape designs and outdoor living elements like decks, pools, patios, and more. Multi-level deck designs make it easy to accommodate large amounts of friends and family, adding valuable square footage to your already large yard. Install an attractive multi-level deck design in your backyard to improve your property value and boost curb appeal immensely. Once you have a functional space for entertaining, your friends will never want to leave the multi-level deck on your large property. Installing a Multi-Level Deck Making your dream multi-level deck design into reality

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Permeable Driveway Pavers: The Environmentally Friendly Option

It’s no secret that the United States and the rest of the world are heading towards total climate catastrophe. Rising temperatures, water levels, and unpredictable weathering events are all erupting worldwide, raising concerns about climate change. Although the little guys, like homeowners, are much less responsible for adverse impacts on the environment than large corporations are, there are still plenty of small ways that ordinary people can become more sustainable. One step you can take to reduce your carbon footprint as a homeowner is incorporating permeable driveway pavers into your landscape design. Permeable pavers are a fashionable and environmentally-friendly option

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Backyard Home Office Ideas To Boost Productivity

Nowadays, more of us are working from home either part or full-time. This trend has its pros and cons and they should be considered because it’s a trend that continues to gain momentum. Advantages include spending less time commuting and more time getting things done. One downside is having enough space in your house to set up an office that works. The first step to boosting your home office productivity is choosing a space that you can make functional. If time or the budget is limited, you can repurpose a spare bedroom, set up a makeshift corner in the family

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