August 1 roundup of great finds online.

Landscaping
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A backyard water feature is a simple way to add tranquility to your everyday life. Whether you long for a contemplative pond or need a bubbling fountain to mask noise, there’s a water feature out there that’s perfect for your space.

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With proper care, granite countertops can last for decades making them well worth the investment. This durable and attractive surface can withstand most normal kitchen messes, but it is an absorbent material. A little TLC can protect your granite counters from scratches and stains.