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Now’s the time to: Repair Lamps

Now that days are getting shorter and shorter, I’m always surprised how early the sun is setting.  By the time we are home from work or done with the day’s errands, we often come home to a dark house.  As a result, we will be using lamps more frequent and in places that we typically […]

Now’s the time to… Protect Evergreens from a Damaging Winter

Last winter was so cold and windy that many of our plants suffered damage.  Evergreens were the most effected by the cold temperatures, but perennial shrubs and flowers had their fair share of damage as well.  Hydrangea buds were killed, rose stems dried out, and bulbs were frozen dead.  In this article, we will focus […]

Now’s The Time To… Seal Concrete Surfaces for Winter

The Farmer’s Almanac has predicted below normal temperatures for Western PA once again this winter.  With fall fast approaching, we are running out of good days to prepare the outside of our homes for the cold winter ahead.  As moisture increases in the fall, and with snow and ice just around the corner, we recommend […]

Now’s the time to….Plant Grass Seed

Did you know that fall is considered the best time to seed your lawn?  By the time fall comes rolling around, we are pretty tired of cutting our lawns and are often looking at spending the last few nice days enjoying the weather, rather than working in our yards.  However, a little work now, can […]

Now’s the time to: Apply season-long grub control to your lawn

There is not much worse than a seeing your lawn quickly damaged by grubs in the fall after all of the hard work spent on your lawn throughout the season.  What makes it worse than anything, is that damage cannot be predicted or foreshadowed.  The white grub larvae are not seen since they live below […]

Now’s the time to: Repair Window Screens

Spring is in the air and our furnaces are being used less often.  It’s a great time of the year to have our windows and doors open to bring in the crisp spring air and provide some air flow in our homes!  We suggest you walk through your home and inspect all your window screens.  […]

Now’s the time to: Summer-ize Snowblowers

Now that winter appears to be in our rear-view mirror, our garages will be under quite a bit of turn-around.  Out come the garden tools and the lawn mower, and into storage go the ice melter, shovels, and the snow blower.  In doing so, it is important to “summer-ize” your snow blower before pushing it […]

Now’s the time to: Start Seeds Indoors For Your Garden

Winter is almost over and most of us can’t wait to get outside in our gardens.  The start of an abundant vegetable garden actually starts now!  Get a head-start on your garden by starting certain vegetable plants indoors, including tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, eggplant, broccoli, brussels sprouts, celery, cauliflower, and others.  By starting certain seeds indoors, […]

Now’s the time to: Test home for radon gas

Radon gas is a hot topic for anyone buying or selling a home.  In fact, 1 in every 15 US homes have elevated levels of radon (over 4 pCi/L), levels that are not deemed safe to be living in.  Because Southwestern PA is known to have some of the highest levels of radon in the […]

Now’s the time to: Prepare your lawn for the winter

By the time fall rolls around, we are often tired of spending time on our lawns.  However, by completing a few simple steps this fall, you will have a stronger, greener lawn next spring!  Here is what we suggest: Remove leaves quickly:  It is important to keep up with leaf removal on your lawn.  Too […]