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Reinforce corners when building backyard sandbox

You can build the sandbox out of lumber to form the sides, but you will have to reinforce the corners, as there will be lots of pressure on them to come apart. Don’t use treated lumber as the chemicals in that material can be hazardous to children.

Missing lemons were probably stolen by human

Lemons usually don’t ripen until about December. Ripening means the sugar content increases as they reach maturity. December and January are the usual times we see citrus damaged by vermin.

Artistic displays enhance outdoor space

Some homeowners look beyond landscaping and integrate art into the space. If you’re looking to spice up your backyard space with some artistic touches, there are plenty of options.

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Replacing floor under sink will take some carpentry skills

At some point, I’m sure everyone will find they have a leak under the sink that, in turn, will lead to some degree of water damage on the floor of the cabinet. Replacing the piece will take a few hours and some light carpentry work.

Not much is known how kurapia performs in desert climate

Kurapia has worked well in covering highway and freeway shoulders, rooftops, public utility areas, commercial properties and solar farm landscapes. But not much is known how it performs in a desert climate.

Mid-priced body shower units are easiest to install

A body shower has multiple jets that spray on you as you bathe. Some jets have pulsating heads that will give you a gentle massage as you shower. Mid-priced units are the most popular as they come in a unit that mounts on the wall.

Las Vegans harness sun for home’s energy

A growing number of Southern Nevadans are installing solar photovoltaic systems to combat high energy bills.

Traditional yew pine successfully grows in desert

Traditional yew pine is considered a tough mesic evergreen tree but is not a desert plant. It can handle our hot summers if it gets afternoon shade and is not surrounded by surface rock.

Experts offer tips to keep your home secure

There are a number of things you can do to keep your home safe and less desirable for any would-be intruder or burglar without breaking the bank.

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