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Year-Round Uses for Your Leaf Blower (besides just leaves)

When you’re thinking about buying a new piece of power equipment, you have to consider that precious shed/garage space. For me, that means only purchasing equipment that is used throughout the year and can perform multiple functions. A leaf blower makes the cut, and you’d be surprised how many jobs this tool can help with. Clean gutters, clear snow off your sidewalks, dry your car – I’m going to go over all the jobs you can get done with your leaf blower and how to choose your new favorite piece of power equipment.

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DIY Compost Bin and Tips for Composting Beginners

For a homesteader or someone that wants to be more self-sustaining, a compost pile is a must have. One bin can improve the health of your garden, increase your crop yield, and reduce your families waste. You can purchase different styles of compost bins or make them yourself. To get you started, I’ll tell you how to make a quick, simple compost bin and share a few tips for composting success.

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Rural King’s Fairy Garden Guide

Fairy gardens are a perfect way to bring magic to your backyard. Creating a fairy garden is very simple, fun for the kids and grandkids, and it can cost little to nothing if you like crafting and being creative. Rural King has joined the fairy garden fan club! Today, we’ll teach you how to create 3 fairy garden landscapes using tools and materials that you can pick up at Rural King. Once you know how to make your own display, enter to win up to $100 in our Fairy Garden Contest!

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Outdoor Lighting That Will Help You Make the Most of Your Yard

Lighting can really change the mood of any space, including your yard. But, don’t use fluorescent! LED & solar lighting has been proven to be not only safer but also more energy efficient. Many areas around your yard can be brought to life at night with outdoor lighting. Read on to learn the different types of outdoor lighting and what LED lights should be used in different areas of your yard.

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