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How to remove a plant growing into my house foundation?

I recently had a home inspection done and one of the things that came out of that was the discovery of a bunch of bushes with roots that growing down into the foundation of my basement. My instinct is ...
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What is this cementacious vein running underground by my house in flower bed? Can I jackhammer? Can I plant?

1952 build Maryland house. My wife wants to landscape the area on the south side of our house. We were planning on putting Otto Luyken English Laurel next to the house. Upon digging I notice this ...
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What is this ivy on my garage's fascia for?

I see ivy like this on my neighbors' house and my garage. Is this natural-grown? Or is it planted artificially to absorb the moisture?
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DIY for these plant hangers?

I know this may be outside of the usual topics but here goes. Is there a DIY for theses types of plant hangers? The one in the picture is $4 each, and with over 20 plants that would be at least $80 in ...
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Installing Fake boxwood on concrete vinyl siding

We are trying to add boxwood on what I believe is concrete siding and I believe the only way to do so is by making a frame on the back wall that will have to be drilled into wall. Can I drill in the ...
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How do I keep indoor air quailty high without letting in the outdoor air? [duplicate]

The outdoor air is polluted. Is it possible to keep the indoor air quality high without letting outdoor air in? Maybe with plants?
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Is it safe to plant shrubs or flowers in the soil above my septic tank?

I have a septic system that has a tank underneath my front lawn. This is an eye-sore as the access points are clearly visible to anyone coming down our driveway. I would like to plant some shrubs/...
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Ground cover needed

Due to many trees (not on our property) and the orientation of our house, one of our side yards is very heavily shaded. It never gets direct sunlight, and maybe 1 or 2 hours of dappled sunlight. ...
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How to get rid of a burned coal smell that's coming to my flat?

I live in a semi-urban area, where most surrounding houses use charcoal or black coal to heat them. Since my flat is on the top floor (2nd), the outside chimneys are not that much above my roof and, ...
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Are there other advantages to using turf over grass seed besides getting instant results?

As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm planning to eventually have a lawn in our front yard (right now, it's bare due to septic work). I'm confused on if there are clear advantages to using turf vs ...
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