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Choosing the Best Deck Material

Fall is a good time to tackle that summer project you’ve been putting off all season, building a deck. Whether you’re building a new deck from scratch, expanding a current deck, or looking for a change in your current deck, the first step is choosing a deck material.  There are several varieties of decking to…

A crack repaired with caulk on a flight of stairs.

How to Fix Concrete Cracks

Cracks in your concrete garage, walkway, or other concrete surfaces are not only a tripping hazard but can inherently compromise your home’s curb appeal. These imperfections can also make your garage more vulnerable to external effects, reduce its mechanical resistance, and accelerate the structure’s aging process. Fortunately, it’s easy to fix concrete cracks to keep…

DEWALT improves on the standard tape measure

The tape measure has been around job sites and home improvement projects since the early 1800s, 1829 to be precise, and since the 1940s, it has relatively been unchanged. In 2022 DEWALT added some needed improvements to its ATOMIC Compact Series of 16′, 25′, and 35′ Tape Measures. 5 Improvements to the DEWALT ATOMIC Tape…

A woman shops for a vacuum cleaner.

Choosing the Best Vacuum Cleaner

Every person probably will face that moment in their life when it’s time to purchase a new vacuum cleaner. Whether you’re purchasing one for the first time or replacing an older model choosing the best vacuum for your home can be a tall order.  Before beginning your search, you’ll want to think about your home…

Lawn care tools and fertilizer sitting on a lawn.

Spring Lawn Care Guide

If you want that lush, green lawn in mid-summer, it’s better to begin working on it as early as possible. Spring brings warmer temps and melts off any snow, so it’s time to break out the outdoor power equipment and get to work. We’ll cover all the steps to turn your lawn from a yellow…

A walk-behind spreader is used to apply grass seed.

How to Overseed Your Lawn

It’s July, and you’re looking at your half yellow, half green grass full of crabgrass and other weeds, and you’re wondering how your neighbors have these lush, green lawns. There is a rather simple fix that will have you contending for the lawn of the month in no time, overseeding.  Overseeding is one of those…

The Milwaukee M18 FUEL cordless lawn mower cuts through some heavy grass.

Best Lawn Mowers of 2022

Maintaining a beautiful, green lawn requires a lot of work, but finding the right lawn mower for your yard can also be difficult and time-consuming. There are a lot of factors that go into picking the perfect lawn mower for your yard. Depending on the terrain of your property or deciding on gas or battery-powered,…

A backyard on a nice sunny day

How to Clean Your Yard in Spring

As winter comes to an end, it’s time for the beautiful colors of spring. Unfortunately, winter can leave its mark, leading to the clean-up and repair of the mess left on your lawn. Cleaning your yard will help it look better and more colorful, and make it healthier for the rest of spring and summer….

A man starts a snow blower.

Off-Season Storage of Snow Blower

These steps will ensure your snow blower stays in tip-top shape during the summer season and you have less maintenance before the snow flies again. Drain Fuel Tank Gasoline breaks down over time, and keeping fuel in your blower can cause the carburetor and fuel lines to get gummed up. There are a handful of…

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