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Essential Yard Tools for Homeowners

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Spring is right around the corner! If you're a new homeowner looking to spruce up your landscaping this season, you'll probably need to invest in a few essential yard tools to get started. Having these items on hand will help you save time and get started on your projects right away. Here's our list of yard tools every homeowner should have in their garden shed.

Best DIY Projects for the Weekend

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The weekend is the time for getting together with friends, relaxing, and for the avid DIYer—it's time for some home improvement projects!  Projects can easily spiral out of control time-wise, so it's important to plan them out and be realistic about what you can accomplish. That's why we've assembled the best DIY projects you can easily complete in two days, making them the perfect way to spend a weekend. Ready to get started? Visit our Gabriel Building Supply stores in Ponchatoula and Amite, Louisiana for everything you need to complete your DIY project!

Tools DIYers Should Splurge On in the New Year

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The new year is here, which brings with it an atmosphere of change, new possibilities, and for the DIYer or homeowner: new projects! It's a great time to start that project you've been putting off, and just imagine how you'll feel once it's completed! If you're planning on spending lots of weekends doing DIY projects, you'll want to invest in some high-quality tools that will save you time when completing your project.

Below is our list of the best tools DIYers should splurge on this year:

5 Mistakes People Make When Hanging Christmas Lights

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The holidays are a wonderful time of year, but they can also be dangerous when it comes to hanging Christmas lights. See this list of the most common mistakes people make when installing light displays to ensure you and your family have a safe and joyous holiday season!

1. Not planning ahead

Instead of taking all your lights out of their storage boxes and immediately throwing them up on your roof, reserve a few moments to plan out your display beforehand. Take a walk around your property to note things like access to power and the ability to attach lights in their desired location. Think about whether you want to use automatic timers for the lights, and set a date to take them down after the holidays are over.

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