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What are these tall prickly plants at the cottage?

What are these tall prickly plants at the cottage?

Find out what this is and how to remove it from your property.
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What’s the best way to shade our dock?

What's the best way to shade our dock?

Learn more about shading solutions, which depend on your dock's location, construction, and dimensions.
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Where can I get the water quality of our lake tested?

Where can I get the water quality of our lake tested?

Find out how you can get your lake test if you're concerned about the water quality.
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Why does the humidity set off our smoke alarms?

Why does the humidity set off our smoke alarms?

Find out what to do if you can't stop your smoke alarms from screeching in the summer.
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How can you tell if your septic isn’t functioning properly?

How can you tell if your septic isn't functioning properly?

What are the warning signs that your septic isn't functioning properly? Learn the warning signs and what to do if an issue does arise.
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What’s the best way to transfer a cottage to family?

What's the best way to transfer a cottage to family?

Learn the best way to transfer your cottage to a family member
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If you install a dock bubbler, what are the implications if someone goes through the ice?

If you install a dock bubbler, what are the implications if someone goes through the ice?

If someone were hurt after falling through an unmarked hole made by your bubbler …
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Can I put a privy on top of the septic tank?

Can I put a privy on top of the septic tank?

Find out where you can and cannot place your outhouse
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What’s the most economical heating system?

What's the most economical heating system?

The most economical way to install and run a heating system in a cottage
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