Cleaning up leaves isn’t necessarily the most fun thing to do on a Saturday morning. But, it must be done! Just try to think of it as nature’s way to bring some activity into your life. Here are our tips to making leaf cleanup a breeze this season, so you can get back to more fun things like watching football: Read More
It’s that time of year to start putting some of your outdoor equipment away for the season. When retiring you equipment until spring, simply tossing it into a shed or garage is not considered a best practice. There are few maintenance items that need to be done so that when it comes time for spring, your outdoor equipment is ready to go.
True or false: log splitters cut wood. FALSE. Although it seems like the obvious answer would be true, like the name suggests, a log splitter splits wood. Log splitters are equipped with a wedge that is driven into the middle of a piece of wood until it finally splits. Because of this, it is important to focus on a log splitters strength and not necessarily the speed, when deciding what log splitter to buy. This strength, or force, is measured in tons. The greater the tonnage the log splitter can put out, the harder and wider the logs it can split. Read More
Don’t let the name “leaf blower” fool you. This is a versatile piece of outdoor equipment that can help you with a variety of tasks. Besides the obvious of helping to save your back in the fall with leaf cleanup, a leaf blower can also double as a driveway/sidewalk sweeper, debris corraler and a snow remover (if the snow is light enough). There is a wide variety of leaf blowers to choose from, so when selecting the one for you, it is important to consider your yard size and the workload you’re expecting to get out of the equipment. That is where people often fall short in their leaf blower purchase and end up getting something that doesn’t quite get the job done. Read More
Many folks do one of two things to their outdoor equipment at the end of a season: drain their equipment dry or leave untreated gas in the tank. Both are mistakes and should be avoided.
Running all the fuel out in equipment is bad news because fuel is the heart of the equipment; without it, it cannot run. If there is not gas in the lines, then this leaves room for air and where there is air there is water. Water can lead to a whole host of problems including corrosion of the tank and fuel lines. Read More
If you have mounds of dirt sprawled out like a web in your yard, then you probably have moles. Mole tunneling is destructive to your yard and will destroy your grasses root system. With that being said, it’s time to take back your yard! Here are 4 solutions to try to put an end to the takeover and get rid of moles that plague your yard. Read More
Proper lawn care is essential when treating uneven spots in your lawn. Uneven lawn spots can be troublesome for landowners as they create poor curb appeal, can be cut down to the soil bed, and create the opportunity for accidents to occur. Taking care of the uneven spots in a lawn is a priority for those looking to sell a home or even considering which home to buy. There are several ways that leveling can be done easily and efficiently and the options to fix unevenness or level a yard can be inexpensive and relatively quick.
It’s that wonderful time of year of backyard barbecues, pool parties, camping trips and, in general, being outside because it’s finally summer! That also means mosquito season is upon us and the battle against them has begun. With the growing concern of different diseases mosquitoes can pass onto their victims, the importance of protecting yourself and family from bites cannot be understated. Here are our tips to prevent and protect yourself mosquitoes:
You are out in your yard, enjoying a beautiful day when you notice a patch of grass that just doesn’t look too good. Well, the bad news is that you may have a thatch problem. Good news is with some work it can be treated and your grass will be back to the green lush yard it is meant to be.