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How To Treat for Weeds at the end of the Summer

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    http://kanelandscapes.com/wp-content/uploads/crabgrass-200x200.jpgThe Summer is almost over and the temperatures in the daytime are starting to come down. Taking care of the garden and your lawn is less of a chore and it almost seems nice to get outside for a while.

    If you are like most of us you have been battling weeds. My home abuts a large field that is full of weeds and lucky for me the wind normally blows from that direction bringing an …

    How To – Sealing Your Gutter Seams to Cure Leaks

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      Proper maintenance of your gutters and downspouts is important to prevent basement flooding or erosion around your foundation.

      A small leak in your gutters or improperly placed downspouts can allow hundreds of gallons of water to enter your basement in a single heavy storm. And the worst part about having a broken gutter is that you don’t realize it until its too late.

      During the first spring rainfalls I noticed that one of the corners of …

      How To – Buying a Garden Shed and knowing your options

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        garden shedThere are many different options when selecting a Garden Shed and the ones you choose will be reflected in the final price.

        You can purchase sheds pre-made from a local business or select from a variety sold by national building supply chains.

        You can also purchase the materials and build your own shed but you will need to submit a plan to your local building official. That is another thing that you must remember… most locations require …

        How To – Leaf Blower Buying and Use Guide

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          Leaf blowers are great tools in your garden and can really help you reduce the time needed to clean up around your yard from Spring to Fall.

          Although they are great for their named use .. collecting leafs in your yard . most home owners like to use them to blow grass debris after cutting their lawn and general cleanup of dirt or other debris on patios, sidewalks and driveways.

          There are a variety of different …

          How To – How much will it cost to get the Blower Motor replaced in your heater?

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            HVAC Systems use the blower motor to feed warm and cold air to the rooms of your house year round. The only time they don’t seem to be working is for a few months in the fall and spring when the weather is mild enough to not need heating or air conditioning.

            Because they work so often they need to be made to run for many hours before replacement is necessary but like all things …

            How To – Gardener’s Checklist For The Fall Season

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              Fall Garden Cleanup TipsTaking care of your garden is a year round task and even in winter you want to make sure that large amounts of snow, debris and wind do not knock down your trellises, fences and cause damage you will need to repair in the spring.

              However for most of us Fall is the last time that we will do any serious work in our gardens.

              Early in the season we will be picking the last …

              How To – How Often Should You Clean Your Fireplace

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                Cleaning your fireplace is not the funnest job around your home but it is something that you need to do once a year or even more often if you rely on your fireplace as your main source of heat.

                There are three places that you need to watch for ash and creosote buildup. Your fireplace box will be the primary place that ash will buildup and you should make sure that you clean the box …

                How To – Preparing Your Tools For Winter

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                  Well summer is over and although there are still a few more weeks of warm weather its not a bad idea to take inventory and prepare for winter now.

                  Having tools that you can depend on in temperatures below freezing is important. Not only will it make life easier if you take inventory now but in the next few weeks you are bound to find sales on items that you may need to purchase.

                  HowTo – Choosing A Grass String Trimmer

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                    Grass String Trimmers are useful for cleaning up the edges of your lawn and getting into areas that you can’t take your lawn mower. For most of us this is a one time purchase that should last you many years so how do you know what type is best for your home?

                    Well first you should understand that every string trimmer uses a plastic / nylon type cord to cut the grass and weeds.  …

                    How To – Protecting Your Driveway With Asphalt Sealer

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                      Asphalt Driveways are made to shrink and expand with weather conditions and this is one of the good things but as they do they can start to weaken and deteriorate from sunlight and from water and ice in the winter.

                      There are a number of products to protect your driveway and the most common is asphalt sealer but for larger cracks there are repair products and fillers.

                      The basic idea …