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Barbecue Time! Coke-Brined Chicken

Looking for a tasty twist to traditional barbecued chicken? Hit the soda aisle of your grocery store. This cola-tinged twist has become a summertime favorite at our house. It’s perfect for a cookout, with a few unusual techniques that will have your guests crowding around the grill as it cooks and t...

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Pool House

Shouldn’t Your Pool Have Its Own House?

Having a pool house is better than having a pool boy – the house is just as attractive and much less hazardous to your marriage. Let’s explore some of the different themes you can choose....

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Ornamental Potager Garden

Ornamental Potager Garden: The Artistry of Growing Vegetables, Herbs and Flowers

The ornamental potager garden is an attractive mix of vegetables, herbs and flowers growing together in raised beds. Initially developed by French monks, the potager kitchen garden (pronounced poe-ta-zhay) became popular in the 16th century in France....

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firepit ideas

Fire It Up! Fire Pit Ideas

Since the dawn of man, people have gathered around fires. Fire has protected us from wild animals, kept us warm, and cooked our food. While most of us no longer need protection from wild animals, a back yard fire pit can be a great place to keep warm on a chilly night, roast weenies and marshmallows...

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Butterfly Gardens

Have a Gorgeous Garden and Save Butterflies

Is there anybody who doesn't love butterflies? Even the most hardened gardener perks up when one of nature's beauties flutters by. They serve a useful function in the garden, too. They eat flower nectar and thus pollinate plants in the garden, just as bees do....

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Dream Shed

A Dream Potting Shed of Your Own

We all yearn for a room of our own, a little shed located outside, away from the main house. It could be an alluring destination for both practical and passionate endeavors, a place to escape from the demands of daily living, a place to meditate, to create, a place for personal enjoyment....

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Dramatic Waterfall

How To Add Drama To Waterfalls

For many homeowners, having a small waterfall that dribbles gently into a pond or pool is enough to satisfy their need to watch the interaction of water and gravity. But for others, that’s just not enough drama. Some of us like to make more of a splash. ...

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colonial front yard

From Old Colonial to Nouveau Colonial – Yard Makeover Time!

Here at YardShare, we look at some pretty disastrous yards and offer advice on how to turn them around. This time, the starting point isn’t quite so dreary. The landscaping around this colonial style home isn’t horrid, it’s just somewhat unimaginative....

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Potted Cascapding Plants

A Pot For All Seasons (and Reasons)

Potted plants make wonderful additions to the yard right through the year—even in winter. With a small army of pots of various sizes tucked away in the garden shed or behind the garage or barn, you can create a moveable garden of potted plants for each season....

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Matambre Served for a BBQ Feast

Barbecue Time! South American Stuffed Beef Roll (Matambre)

There are times when burgers and dogs off the grill just won’t cut it. Maybe it’s a special occasion, maybe it’s a party, or maybe you want to kick off Memorial Day Weekend with a surprise your guests will never expect. This dish from Uruguay is called a matambre, which apparently means “hunger kill...

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ladybug

Beneficial Bugs For Your Garden

Beneficial bugs are nature’s response to the pests that can plague your garden. These insect-friends include lady beetles (formerly ladybugs), green lacewings, assassin bugs, praying mantis, minute pirate bugs, ground beetles, syrphid flies, and predatory stinkbugs....

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tree transplant

Chop or Transplant - How Much are Your Trees Worth?

Trees are a long term landscaping investment. There’s no hardscape feature that can fully replace the natural beauty and shade of a living, “breathing” tree. Unfortunately, the decision about where to plant a tree is often made by the builders or original owners of a home....

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Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)

Gardening and Cooking with Lemon-Scented and Lemon-Flavored Herbs

You don’t have to live in a tropical or semi-tropical climate or pay big bucks at the grocery store to enjoy the freshness of lemons. Grow your own lemons this season—lemon-scented and lemon-flavored herbs, that is!...

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putting green in backyard

If Jack Nicklaus Landscaped Your Yard...

You’d have a golf course. Or, at least you’d have a putting green. Maybe just a mini golf course? If you’ve got a real tee time addiction, even just a coffee can buried in the ground might do....

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Mulch Helps Prevent Weeds

Safe, Free, and Easy Weed Prevention Techniques

When it comes to weeds, it pays to work smart. Pulling weeds is one of the most tedious and persistent chores of gardening. Spending time on your hands and knees eliminating these little pests is not just unpleasant; it also takes away from time that could be spent gardening. ...

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