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28 Aug 2019

Fall Planting Season

Planting in the fall

Fall
Daffodils

Are you looking to spruce up your flower beds or garden this fall before winter arrives? It is good to know that you can plant up to 6 weeks prior to the ground being frozen. Planting 6 weeks prior to the freezing of your ground will give your plants the opportunity to become established prior to the cold temperatures and snowfall.

Depending on your area you can sometimes pant well into mid-November. You want to make sure you provide a good barrier for your newly planted material. You will want to put down mulch or some type of covering to protect the roots when the temperatures dip.

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20 Aug 2019

Fall Cleanup

Winter is coming make sure the outside of your home is prepared. Fall Cleanup

It’s almost that time of the year again, time to prepare for the upcoming winter months. Fall cleanup is when you have all your plants, shrubs, bushes, trees trimmed. You also, want to clean all drainage areas of debris, make sure all the leaves are up off the ground, clean out your flower beds and gardens in preparation for when the snow begins to fly. During this time of yeat should also power wash your decks and house and store your tools properly.

During your fall cleanup, you will want to put down your preemergent and or herbicides to stop the weeds from germinating. You can also have your aerating done during this time, it is best because it will ensure that the roots of your plants receive the proper nutrients during the winter months. Aeration keeps the water from ponding on the surface and breaks up the soil to promote air movement and prevent compaction.
After you aerate your lawn you can put down fertilizer and this will help to ensure that your lawn gets the nutrients it needs during the winter months. This will encourage the growth of your roots so that when spring comes back around, you will have a beautiful lawn.

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13 Aug 2019

Firewood

When buying or seasoning your own firewood you want to make sure that the moisture level of firewood is between 15 and 20

pwoodercent. Anything higher, the efficiency drops, and the smoke output goes up.

When looking for the best-seasoned firewood, it will be dried until the moisture content is below 20 percent. This will take some time, six months at a minimum. When looking at the wood if it has been properly seasoned, the color should be faded. As time passes, the color will continue to fade becoming lighter and the wood will become hard.

Some think that unseasoned firewood will not burn; this is simply not true it may take a little more time to ignite, but the biggest issue with the unseasoned firewood is that it will create smoke and more creosote as it burns. For the best fires with the least smoke, you always want to use seasoned firewood.

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