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The Best Fish for Backyard Ponds

You want to liven up your yard. You’re looking for something different. You’ve weighed your options and decided that backyard ponds might just be the answer to what you’ve been seeking. Once you’ve picked a pond, chosen its location, and installed it, now comes the fun stuff. What will you put in your pond? There are many factors that will go into choosing the right fish for backyard ponds, such as size and local climate. Climates where there is no “real” winter allow for pretty much unlimited fish options, as there is little risk of cold temperature freezing the pond...

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Swing Set Activities for Kids of All Ages

You’ve taken the plunge and installed a swing set in your yard. Now, you need to figure out how to keep your children of varying ages (and their friends) entertained on the same swing set, before it goes and sits untouched all summer long.   In general, there are a few ways to match swing set activities to the ages of kids. The younger they are, the lower to the ground they should be, as their agility and reflexes are still developing and you don’t want to risk an injury. When kids reach the age of 4 or 5, they...

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Choosing The Right Swing Set: Why Metal Playsets Might Just Be What You're Looking For

When you think of a backyard swing set, you may conjure up the image of a classic wooden structure, because that’s how it was in the good ol’ days. Something that you may not have considered is that outdoor playsets now come in all sorts of other materials than wood. For instance, metal playsets have many benefits and might just be what you’re looking for. LOW MAINTENANCE Metal playsets are easy to care for and require less maintenance than other swing sets. This means kids can play and you don’t have to worry. Although, just like with any other swing...

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