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Cleaning Rusty Tools

How to Clean Rusty Tools

Even if rust has built up on your tools for years, there are ways to clean them effectively without damaging their surfaces. This article summarizes the best rust removal solutions to help you learn how to clean rusty tools more efficiently—from chemical rust removers to homemade remedies and DIY techniques. So before you throw away…

Summer Lawn Care

Guide to Summer Lawn Care

Summer is a double-edged sword for lawns. The heat and diminishing rainfall can wreak havoc on a lawn, but it’s also the prime time to show it off. That’s why summer lawn care is vital to its health. You spent all spring getting your turf looking as green and lush as possible, so don’t throw that hard…

Water runs through a DIY sprinkler made of PVC pipe.

How to DIY a Simple Sprinkler Using PVC Pipes

Everyone remembers the fun of running through the sprinkler on a hot day. So many hours of fun was derived from a tool that was never intended for kids. But it’s 2021, and we have the technology to improve on the wonderful invention of the sprinkler. Just in time for the mid-summer heat, we have…

A completed backsplash with copper accent

How to Install a Backsplash

A backsplash is one of the easiest home improvements you can do and relatively affordable. It can completely transform a space that usually looks pretty dull and give it a sophisticated appearance. There are almost infinite options available for backsplash tiles, such as off-the-wall patterns, exciting shapes and colors, or alternative materials. The only limit…

Feature Image showing a person shoveling snow with a red plastic shovel.

Prepare Your Home and Equipment for Winter

As temperatures drop and winter approaches, winterizing your home and equipment shoots to the top of everyone’s to-do lists. Preparing your home and equipment adds an extra layer of defense against the bitterly cold season. Protect yourself and your home with Acme’s winterizing and preparation guide. Winterizing Equipment Before you store away your outdoor power…

How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades

Getting Your Lawn Mower Blades for Summer Summer is the season of lawn maintenance, and everyone likes to look outside and see a pristine green carpet.  Mowing your lawn is the first step in having a manicured yard, and having a well-sharpened blade is the most important component of any lawnmower.  As they pass over the…

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