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After your lawn’s needs have been professionally handled, keep it looking lush and green by completing regular maintenance steps. Add the following tips into your normal routine and you will have a yard that you can be proud of and that will complement the way your home looks. Mow Grass The Proper Way Adjust your lawn mower so that blades of grass aren’t cut as shortly as they normally are. Having blades that are a few inches tall will provide your lawn with shade so that weeds aren’t as likely to germinate. Alternate the direction that you push your mower each time the grass needs to be cut. Cutting the grass at different angles will assist with getting the blades of grass to stand upright, giving your property a well-manicured appearance. Leave Grass Clippings Where They Lay If you used to pick up grass clippings as soon as you cut your grass, eliminate this extra step and watch as your lawn continues to thrive. Clippings will naturally insulate the ground, helping your lawn to retain moisture. The pieces that have been cut will fit down between the remaining blades. They won’t take long to decompose and will add nutrients to the soil. As a result, your grass will remain healthy and green. Water Less Frequently And For A Longer Amount Of Time When you water your lawn less frequently and for a longer amount of time, you are encouraging the grass roots to grow deeply. Deep roots will help your grass to remain healthy and strong. By having to water less, you will save yourself time in the long run. Choose a sprinkler system that rotates and that comes with a timer to make watering your lawn easy. Based upon the amount of rainfall that is typical in your area and the average temperature for the time of year, you will provided with an amount of time that will allow your yard to receive a sufficient amount of water. You can set the timer and not have to worry about going back outside to turn off the water supply. Once you get into the habit of adding these lawn care tips to your regular routine, you will notice that you are spending less time caring for your lawn and more time enjoying it. Your lawn will be a beautiful area that you can relax in and appreciate whenever you have extra time on your hands. Contact local lawn care services for more...

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Minor damage, such as small potholes and cracks, can easily impact the way your asphalt driveway looks and functions. Thankfully, repairing this type of damage can be relatively easy and affordable, even from companies like Armour Pavement Inc. In fact, most homeowners will be able to complete this process in just a few hours without the need for any expensive equipment. In order to complete this task yourself, simply follow the steps outlined below. Supplies You Will Need push broom or leaf blower large mixing bucket mixing paddle trowel or small shovel putty knife hand tamper hazard cones (optional) cold mix asphalt Step #1: Prep The Area Before beginning any repairs, you will need to take a moment to prep the area by carefully removing all dirt and debris from both in and around any potholes and cracks. This can be done using either a push broom or leaf blower. If your driveway is soiled with motor oil or other substances that cannot be removed using a broom or leaf blower, you may need to use a garden hose or pressure washer to eliminate any debris. However, if you must use this method, you will need to ensure that your driveway has ample time to dry before you proceed to the next step as any excess water can prevent your repair patch from curing properly. Step #2: Fill In Cracks And Holes After mixing your cold asphalt according to the packaging instruction, use a putty knife to fill in the deepest levels and corners of the damage. Once you have filled in the smallest cracks, use a trowel or small shovel to fill in the rest of the damaged area with asphalt. When filling in potholes and cracks, always be sure to form a mound of asphalt that is several inches higher than your existing driveway surface. This will ensure that you have plenty of asphalt available to complete the last step in this process. Step #3: Apply The Finishing Touches To finish off your repair patch, you will need to compact the asphalt using a hand tamper. The tighter you are able to compress these materials, the better they will bond with your existing driveway materials and ultimately the longer your repair patch will last, so be sure to really put all of your strength into the task. Once your repair patch is complete, you will need to allow ample time for the asphalt to dry before you begin driving over the patch. Placing hazard cones around the repaired area can help to prevent anyone from walking or driving on it before it can fully dry. In Conclusion When using the repair method described above, it is important to remember that this process was designed solely for use on minor damage. If you are dealing with large potholes or other significant damage, you will need to contact a qualified contractor to ensure the job is done right. This is because repairing more significant damage will require the use of hot asphalt, along with expensive machinery that the average homeowner will not have access...

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There are many reasons a tree may have to be removed. At times, trees become diseased and weak or age to the point that they are no longer safe to remain upright. In some cases, a homeowner may not like the tree’s placement and choose to have it removed for aesthetic purposes. Whatever the reason, when a tree has to come down, it creates a golden opportunity to recycle. It can take anywhere from several years to several decades for a sapling to mature into a full-size tree. Sending a tree to a landfill is a monumental waste that can be avoided by following the suggestions below. 1. Consider relocation first. If the tree is perfectly healthy, it can most likely be moved to a new location. The process of relocating a mature tree isn’t quick and requires a lot of work. It can also be fairly expensive. If, however, you are dedicated to preserving the tree, you can find many online how-to manuals that will walk you through doing it yourself. As an alternative, contact your local landscaping expert or arborist to hire a professional. 2. Turn it into mulch. A downed tree can quickly and easily be shredded via an excavator mulcher. The mulch can be used on your own home or sold to others. Wood chips are a great organic material to spread around other trees, shrubs, and plants. Your re-purposed tree can now be used to nurture other plants, creating a warm, moist environment for beneficial insects and reducing soil compaction. 3. Heat your (or your neighbor’s) home. If you’re in an area where a lot of people use wood-burning stoves, consider advertising (via posters or online) free firewood. If you offer the wood for free to people who will do their own chainsawing and hauling, it usually won’t be long before all your wood is gone. Alternatively, ask your pruning company to take all the smaller limbs and leaves away, but leave the larger-diameter wood for you to dry and chop for winter use. 4. Give it a second life.  Especially if your downed tree is a highly sought-after wood–oak, walnut, maple, cedar, pine, etc.–consider donating or selling it to your local lumberyard. A company may not go to the trouble of obtaining just a single tree, but if it is cut into a size that allows you to haul it to the lumberyard, they likely won’t say no. The wood can then be cut into planks and given a second life as shelves, a table, or other furniture. Call your lumber company first to see what size they consider usable. Talk with a tree removal service, like Robert Jefferies Logging & Tree Service, to see what they offer and what suggestions they have for your...

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