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Now’s the time to… Winter-ize your lawn mower for storage

Because the mild weather has hung around longer than usual this year thanks to El Nino, we are writing this article later than usual.  Every spring though, we hear from countless customers about mowers being hard to start or running poorly after they were stored all winter long.  To avoid these frustrations is is important to […]

Now’s the time to… Install pipe insulation and heating cables

So many of us had issues with frozen pipes last year because they were not insulated well enough to resist the deep, freezing temperatures that we experienced.  Others of us, had issues with large icicles that weighed down gutters and posed a safety hazard for those that walked by.  Now is the time to prevent […]

Now’s the Time to… Prepare your heating system for the winter

As the nights get colder, many of us are turning on our heating systems for the first time this fall.  Now is a great time to inspect our HVAC systems to insure everything is in good working order before the cold of winter settles in.   Central Air System Replace furnace filter(s) on a regular […]

Now is the time to: Repair dead grass in lawn

This year has been tough on our lawns.  This spring started off wet and then humid and warm.  Then came summer and, even though we may not have had the hottest of temperatures, the days were dry and our lawns suffered from drought-like conditions for a long while.  The result of this far from ideal […]

Now’s the time to: Plant Spring-Blooming Flower Bulbs

We just got in our full assortment of flower bulbs from Holland and they are looking great!  Now through the early parts of November are the best times to plant spring-blooming flower bulbs, such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocus, and more!  These flowers are the first blooms that we see each spring and are such […]

Now’s the time to: Clean your gas grill

We are asked everyday, what is the best way to clean a barbecue grill?  The answer will vary slightly depending on the grill and how dirty it truly is.  Regardless, you will want to maintain a clean grill so that you may prevent flare-ups, get more even cooking temperatures, and extend the life of your […]

Now’s the time to: Reseed bare spots and overseed your lawn

If your lawn is suffering from bare spots, it is important to reseed in the early spring.  By doing so, you will fill in these spots with desirable turf grass before the weeds stake claim!  Bare spots can be caused for many different reasons, including dog urine, insect damage, evasive weeds, drought, foot traffic, dog […]

Now’s the time to: Sharpen Garden Tools for the Spring

Spring is suddenly upon us and the weather is cooperating (at least for now).  Our yards and flower beds may still be dormant, but the spring growing season is not far off!  Soon we will need to go grab those trusty ‘ole tools and get back to digging, pruning, and cutting all throughout our yards.  […]

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, […]