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Rental Property Management: What are the Elements Involved?

There has been a considerable increase in investing in rental properties in the past few years. This has been primarily influenced by the increased returns of rental properties. While it is true that rental properties have guaranteed returns, this only applies when they are appropriately managed. People will assume that all it takes to start

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The Basic Elements of a Zen Garden

A Japanese Zen garden is a perfect balance of plants, rocks and water to create a tranquil area where you can rest peacefully. It tries to mimic natural scenery that blends well with any home yard. Stones play a crucial role in Japanese culture. That is why natural rock formations and terrains are symbolized by

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Why Mothers Struggle to Get a Promotion

Even with society becoming more accepting of single mothers and career-oriented parents, at their core, mothers have a hard time getting a promotion due to their work situation. It’s not that they are incapable of handling more responsibilities; sometimes, it’s because they are afraid of it taking time away from their family. When mothers return

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Feast for the Senses: Interesting Festivals Around the U.S.

Every country has its own festivals to commemorate certain occasions in the year or to simply have fun. The Czech Republic has a Landscape Festival for residential and urbanscapes; whereas, Mohács in Hungary has the Busójárás to celebrate the Šokci. The World Architecture Festival happens in Barcelona and the Baby Jumping Festival is in El

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Going Organic When It Comes to Lawn Care

Regular lawn care is essential in maintaining a healthy lawn. Even if you spend a long time caring for your lawn grass, it is susceptible to invasion from many pests without appropriate preventive measures. In the past, the only way of maintaining a pest-free garden was through the use of chemicals. But these leached into

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The Many Impressive Benefits of Edible Landscaping

There may be times when you consider putting up a garden to plant veggies, herbs, and fruits either for personal or commercial use. However, most homeowners would prefer to place these kinds of plants in their backyards. However, your front lawns can also accommodate your vegetable, fruit and herb gardens with just the right kind

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Using and Saving Water the Wise and Safe Way

Most household tasks require the use of water. That doesn’t mean you need untreated, tap water for each task. There are different kinds of water you may use, which allow for the recycling of laundry or bath water. On the flip side, some tasks require something safer than tap water to minimize health concerns. You’ll have

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Digging for the Truth: Gardening Myths that You Should Stop Believing

A lot of people have a lot to say about gardening. Unfortunately, the advice you hear from your next-door neighbour about trimming your plants might not be the most helpful. Most gardening advice you hear can be completely false. Just take a look at these popular gardening ideas that are nothing but myths: You can

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The Effects of DIY Mold Removal

There are many DIY instructional videos online nowadays. This is because there is a vast clientele looking for ways how to handle various issues without expert help and thus save a few dollars. These DIY ventures are an efficient solution to many problems that you might face as a property owner. However, they are not

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Vertical Farming: The Future of Urban Sustainability

The term ‘vertical farming’ is a relatively new one, yet you may have seen a version of it already in hip, downtown restaurants: floor-to-ceiling shelves of produce that can seemingly supply the venue. But more than just an interior design fad, vertical farming is being eyed by researchers as a key piece of technology that

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