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Why Mulch & Tips For Figuring Out How Much Mulch You Need

April 1, 2015

Mulch has lots of advantages for your lawn. Not only does it beautify by giving your lawn a clean, finished look but it’s also beneficial to your plants and soil. Here are a few good reasons to mulch: Reduces surface evaporation from the soil Improve water penetration and air movement Read more ›

Fertilize Your Lawn & Why You Need To Do It

March 18, 2015

All lawns are deficient in nitrogen because grass quickly uses up the natural supply. Fertilizer helps to replace the nitrogen for a healthier and greener lawn. If you follow the fertilization schedule in the 4-Step Program by Ace® or Scotts®, your lawn will thrive and you can enjoy a lush Read more ›

How To Care For Baby Chicks & What You Need To Get Started

March 4, 2015

  HOME Baby chicks need to be protected from drafts but still have adequate ventilation. They also require 2 square feet per chick because they grow quickly and will need the space. Overcrowding will cause pecking. HEAT SOURCE Baby chicks need to be kept hot. A 250-watt infrared heat lamp Read more ›

Feeding Birds Through The Winter Keeps Them Healthy & Thriving

February 19, 2015

With very cold temperatures and consistent snow and ice on the ground in winter, many wild birds have difficulty getting food from their natural food sources (insects and seeds). So it’s extremely helpful to feed birds throughout the winter. During winter birds need high calorie and high fat foods to Read more ›

How To Patch Small Holes In The Wall

February 11, 2015

A common home repair that we get asked frequently about is patching a small hole in the wall. Whether it’s a small nail pop or a slightly larger hole from a doorknob hitting the wall, these repairs are easy and can be done yourself. Watch this great how to video with Read more ›

Transform Your Kitchen With Simple Touch Ups

February 4, 2015

The kitchen is a room where you spend a lot of time- often it is the center of your home. It’s a place where meals are prepared, a place where your family eats and talks, a place where you entertain guests, a place where you keep and store everyday items. Read more ›

5 Essential Woodworking Tools

January 29, 2015

Woodworking is a fun and rewarding hobby where you can be creative and work with your hands. You can build anything from birdhouses to doll houses to games to tables. To help with your woodworking projects, it’s important to have the right set of tools. To help you get you Read more ›

What Is the Difference Between Rock Salt & Ice Melt?

January 21, 2015

As the winter season is upon us, you want to be prepared by having deicing product on hand such as rock salt or ice melt. Deicers can help keep you and your family safe from slips and falls. For residential use, generally you can either purchase a rock salt, such Read more ›

Weatherproof Your Home With Caulking

January 14, 2015

Small cracks, crevices, and holes in your home let in cold air in the winter and let the warm air from your heating system escape. You can stop heat loss and eliminate these drafts with caulking. With just a few materials and some time, you will feel a difference, waste Read more ›

How To Repair a Toilet

January 8, 2015

As much as 80,000 gallons for water can be wasted each year by an undetected toilet tank leak, so it’s important to occasionally check the toilets around your home. Parts of your toilet may need to be fixed or replaced over time and these are often repairs you can do yourself. Read more ›

Time To Get Organized

December 30, 2014

Winter is the perfect time of year to de-clutter and get organized. Make sure all the items in your home have their place in a neatly stored and labeled container. This will help make your life easier and save you time when you need to access these items. There are Read more ›

Choosing the Right Paint Brush

December 17, 2014

You need the proper tools for your painting project to make sure the job is done right and efficiently. Using the right paint brush is just as important as the paint itself. Brushes can be used for painting all areas from small to large; however if you have a poor quality Read more ›

How To Care For Your Fresh Cut Christmas Tree

December 3, 2014

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree! There is nothing quite like the look of a fresh cut Christmas tree shining brightly in your home. Once you chose your Christmas tree, you should properly care for it to maintain its beautiful quality. Here are a number of tips for caring for Read more ›

Essentials for a Car Emergency Kit

November 26, 2014

A car emergency kit is a must-have for anyone who drives- especially during the winter months. If a dead-battery, mechanical problem, or flat tire occur when you are driving, a car emergency kit will help you manage the problem until help arrives. You will be especially be thankful you are Read more ›

Preparing Your Home For Hosting

November 19, 2014

We’ll soon be celebrating the special (and very delicious) holiday of Thanksgiving. If you are hosting Thanksgiving, here a just a few tips to help get your house and kitchen ready for turkey day. Refrigerator & Freezer Cleaning– Clear out as much as you can from your refrigerator and freezer so Read more ›

Tips For Purchasing A Snow Thrower

November 13, 2014

Snow throwers make the daunting and physically demanding task of snow removal easier and quicker. Snow throwers certainly proved their worth last winter. If you are interested in purchasing a snow thrower for this upcoming season, here is some information to help you in choosing your snow thrower. Two-Cycle or Read more ›

Ladder Safety

November 5, 2014

This time of year you are probably using your ladder a lot more frequently between cleaning gutters, painting, home improvement projects, and hanging holiday lights. Ladder accidents and injuries can happen so quickly but can be avoided. Remember to take your time and put your safety first. Make sure your Read more ›

Choosing a Paint Color

October 30, 2014

Whether you already have a paint color in mind or you are starting from scratch, here are some tips to help you choose the right paint color for you. The most important thing to remember is to trust your instinct- paint is a personal decision and if it makes you feel Read more ›

Fall Home Maintenance Tips

October 23, 2014

Use this fall home maintenance checklist to prepare your home and yard for the cold weather and upcoming winter season. Clean Gutters– Clean your gutters and downspouts and make sure all drainage areas are unblocked. Gutter guards are a great product to keep debris from piling up in your gutters. Read more ›

Heating Options

October 15, 2014

We are getting into the cooler fall season and soon you will need to fire up the heat in your home. If you are considering a supplemental heating source, there are many options and types. Here is a breakdown of the some heating sources and their benefits. Infrared Heaters  Infrared Read more ›

Fire Prevention Plan

October 8, 2014

October is Fire Prevention Month, so it’s the perfect time to make sure you have a fire prevention plan in place to protect you, your family, and your home. Here are some fire safety tips. Have at least one smoke alarm on each floor. Place smoke alarms outside bedrooms. It Read more ›

Save Over 80% In Energy Costs & Switch To LED Bulbs

October 1, 2014

There are many benefits to switching your standard incandescent bulbs to energy efficient LED bulbs. Making this simple switch will have a positive and lasting impact on your home. The primary advantage of using LED bulbs is they have a long lifespan. LED bulbs have a life time expectation of Read more ›

How To Choose A Blower

September 25, 2014

Soon leaves, clippings, and piles of yard debris will be all around your yard. A blower is an easy and effective way to keep your yard and walkways under control. You first must choose between an electric blower or gas blower. Electric blowers are often quieter and lighter than gas Read more ›