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How to Treat Weeds in Artificial Grass and Pavers

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How to Treat Weeds in Artificial Grass and Pavers

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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Everything You Need to Know To Prepare For a Harsh Winter by Stephanie Rogers

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Everything You Need to Know To Prepare For a Harsh Winter by Stephanie Rogers

With autumn officially here, the first big snowstorm of the season is capable of arriving at a moment’s notice. As such, there is no better way to spend your dwindling days of beautiful weather than to prepare your home for the impending winter. From weatherproofing surfaces to checking the quality of your building envelope, there are a number of steps that can protect your home from the elements. Keep reading to discover several pro tips for preparing your home for a harsh winter.   Have the Necessary Tools Readily Available The best preparation any homeowner can make to survive winter...

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Top 3 Summer Insects to Control

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Top 3 Summer Insects to Control

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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3 Simple Steps to Cleaning a Pump Sprayer by Nick Federoff

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3 Simple Steps to Cleaning a Pump Sprayer by Nick Federoff

Did you know that many things gardening typically begins on the farm? Farmers are usually the trailblazers in bringing products we use for our garden to the consumer marketplace. Or, at the very least inspiring the inventors of the world to make something better and easier to use. For instance, in the 1850’s an insect called the Colorado Beetle was devastating the potato industry. A gravity fed leather knapsack, (think of a bota bag backpack on steroids – which probably leaked all over you), oozed a chemical solution out of a sprinkler head as the farmer painstakingly walked every inch...

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