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Spray An Ounce of Prevention to Kill Off Disease - by Nick Federoff

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Spray An Ounce of Prevention to Kill Off Disease - by Nick Federoff

It seems so long ago, when news wires were burning up in late January 2020 warning the world about a new killer disease called coronavirus. It’s interesting when you reflect on 2020 articles that the end-of-world was at hand. And, maybe it still is but at the very least we’ve got a better grip on what to do. World pestilence isn’t new. The earth has been bombarded with all types of diseases killing a countless number of people since the beginning of time. Biblical history shares about gnats, flies and locust. Fast forward to1918 and the Spanish Flu crushed the...

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HDA Voted Chapin Supplier of the Year for 2022!

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How to Treat Weeds in Artificial Grass and Pavers by Stephanie Rogers

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How to Treat Weeds in Artificial Grass and Pavers by Stephanie Rogers

Weeds are a bane for any type of lawn, with their ability to overtake the planned landscaping a true nightmare for homeowners. Unfortunately for those homeowners choosing artificial grass or other types of pavers for landscaping, going artificial does not completely eliminate a weed infestation. While weeds may not grow as readily in artificial landscaping as they do in natural gardens, they are remarkably adaptable and tend to find a way to infiltrate no matter what type of landscaping method you choose. To help you curb weed growth, keep reading for 4 pro tips on how to treat weeds in...

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Top 3 Summer Insects to Control - by Nick Federoff

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Top 3 Summer Insects to Control - by Nick Federoff

Other than being creepy, crawling, icky and scary what do you know about insects?   What might seem like a page from a Stephen King novel, the Smithsonian Institute’s Department of Entomology’s, Terry Erwin, discovered there are some 10 quintillion (that’s with 19 zeros) individual insects alive on the earth. But don’t get worried because there’s only 91,000 species in the U.S. (butterflies number in at 750 species but they’re so cute I’m not sure we should count them). Okay, back to reality there are 300 pounds of insects for every pound of human so easy on those Big Macs. Some...

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How to Know When to use Organic, Natural or Chemicals In and Around the House

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How to Know When to use Organic, Natural or Chemicals In and Around the House

  When I was a kid during Saturday lawn chores you’d hear my dad yell “Get me the Chlordane,” or “Someone didn’t put the “Paraquat away,” and “Go to the hardware store and buy some sodium methyldithiocarbamate (actually he said Vapam).” These are either hardcore insect sprays, weed killers and soil fumigants that have been taken off the market for years. And, let’s not forget the neighbors used to lend this stuff to each other over the fence while eating a sandwich. Today it’s a different story. Insecticides, herbicides, rodenticides, molluscicides and all the “cides” are ever changing in this...

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