Protecting Pets From Fertilizers and Pesticides

Protecting Pets From Fertilizers and PesticidesWe make it a priority to treat our lawn and garden with fertilizers and pesticides so we can enjoy a lush green lawn and a bountiful garden that are pest free. But have you ever thought about what those chemicals are doing to your furry friends roaming your yard? Read More

Prep Your Soil for Spring

Prep Your Soil for SpringNow is a great time to prepare your garden beds for the first crops of the years in order to set yourself up for a productive harvest of beautiful flowers, big bright veggies, and colorful juicy fruit. After all, you want to make sure the time you spend this summer on making sure that you have bountiful crops have the best head start possible. Here are our tips to prep your soil for Spring: Read More

Mistakes to Avoid When Storing Your Lawn Mower

Mistakes to Avoid When Storing Your Lawn Mower

The air is crisp, the leaves are falling and pumpkins are everywhere. It’s finally time to store your lawnmower away for the winter. If you do not expect Santa to bring you a new lawnmower for Christmas you will want to store it properly so that it starts up for you again next spring. Here are common mistakes to avoid when storing your lawn mower. Read More

Aerating and Fertilizing your Lawn in the Fall

Aerating and fertilizing your lawn in the fall

The air is getting cooler and days are getting shorter. Ahh, fall has finally arrived. Time to pack away the lawn equipment and let nature take its course with your lawn, right? Wrong. There is still work to be done to ensure that your lawn is green and lush come the spring. Read More

Make Leaf Cleanup a Breeze

Make Leaf Cleanup a Breeze

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

End of Season Equipment Care

END OF SEASON EQUIPMENT CARE

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.

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Leaf Blower Buying Guide

Leaf Blower

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

Stabilizing Outdoor Equipment’s Gas at the End of the Season

Stabilizing Gas

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

How to Get Rid of Moles

get rid of moles

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

Maintaining Your Lawn During the Hot, Dry Months

Maintaining Your Lawn During Hot, Dry Months

Can we all agree that it is hot, dry and muggy outside? So what does that mean for the care of your lawn? Here are 5 tips to keep in mind when caring for your during the hot, dry months of summer:

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