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How to Treat Common Lawn Pests

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Keep the Bugs Away This Season When your lawn is thick and green, it’s nothing short of a masterpiece. It can be the most inviting aspect of your home and serves as a welcome beacon to guests. However, when your grass is riddled with brown patches due to a pest invasion, it’s enough to make any homeowner cringe. Do you find yourself looking at your turf and wondering what is ravaging your yard? How can you treat common lawn pests? It’s easier than you think, once you know the cause. The Culprits Grubs Probably the most damage causing of all the pests, Grubs are the larvae of a wide variety of beetles, including the Japanese beetle. Throughout the summer and early fall, these critters will chomp away below the soil surface at the turf roots. Chinch Bugs Present in virtually the entire country, Chinch Bugs are sap-sucking insects. They feed

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Get Grilling at Sneade’s Ace

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Looking to upgrade your backyard cooking set up this summer? Or, are you interested in experimenting with alternate outdoor cooking methods? With so many grill choices out there it can be tough choosing which is best and why. Well, Sneade’s Ace Home Center wants to share a little about the best grills and cooking methods. Here is some helpful info to help you decide for yourself! Gas Grills Folks love the spontaneity of cooking on propane gas grills. They are ready for cooking basically at the push of a button. Whether the kids are hungry for burgers and dogs, or friends drop by for an impromptu gathering, you’ve got it covered! Plus, there is no end to the healthful cooking benefits that gas grills offer. According to Weber Grills, a proven leader in this field, “Grilling is more than what sears on the grate. It’s the experiences lived, memories created, and

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Getting Your Lawn Ready for the Summer

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Sneade’s Ace is the Place for all of Your Lawn and Garden Needs Spring is the best time to get your lawn ready for the hot summer months ahead. Creating a strong resilient lawn will always give your lawn the best chance for surviving the next Maryland heatwave. Our Lawn and Garden Experts here at Sneade’s Ace Home Center have a few tips they want to share to help ensure that this is your best lawn and garden season ever. If you have started with Scott’s 4 Step Program, or Ace’s 4 Step Program you are already well on your way. By now you have put down your Step 1 Crabgrass Prevention and Step 2 Dandelion and Weed Prevention. Both giving your lawn a boost with fertilizer. Aeration The root system of grasses can get quite thick and to put it simply it can be a big clumpy mess below the

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4 Easy Steps to a Beautiful Lawn

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Four Steps, and four easy to remember dates for a greener lawn all year round. Both Scotts and Ace have made it easy for the homeowner to have a lush cookout worthy lawn to enjoy and entertain all summer long. Have your friends asking you for advice because the crabgrass and dandelions haven’t taken over.  It is all as simple as 1, 2, 3, 4. Below we will detail the four steps and offer a few tips for success. Special Note:  Make sure to purchase all 4 steps early in the season to ensure that you can complete the program. Step 1 Crabgrass Preventer Plus Lawn Food Apply by: Easter Kick start the year with Step 1.  This formula is specifically designed to prevent invasive grasses from taking over.  Crabgrass and other invasive species are annual grasses which grow, reproduce, and die with in one season cycle.  If left untreated

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The Yeti Hopper Two

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The absolute standard in soft-sided coolers, The Hopper Two focuses on usability and updates based on feedback and field testing the original Yeti Hopper. Well thought out updates make the Yeti Hopper Two stand out among competing brands. Big Enhancements Include; Reshaped Body:  The Yeti Hopper Two has a new ergonomic tapered top.  This makes long hauls much more comfortable as this cooler fits much better under the arm. New Design: With the reshape of the cooler’s body, Yeti thoughtfully re-positioned the opening and zipper of the Hopper Two.  This allows for a much larger opening, allowing easier access to the contents. ColdCell Insulation: This state of the art insulation continues to keep Yeti’s promise of “ice for days”. DryHide Shell: This material is made for the wild.  Extremely durable, waterproof, and WILL NOT LEAK. Additional Features Include; Hydrolok Zipper: State-of-the-art design, combined with toughness. Perfect fit for Yeti’s waterproof, leak-proof

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Quick Ways to Insulate Your Home

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Sneade’s Ace Home Center wanted to give homeowners quick and cost effective ways to make a big impact on insulating their homes. Most homes stand to have areas where insulation can assist in more comfort and lower electric bills. Insulation is Easy Insulating your attic, crawlspace or unfinished wall may seem daunting but most homeowners are capable of insulating their homes. Using pre-cut or rolled fiberglass insulation to insulate between studs is a great way to insulate your home from the outdoor elements. Safety To protect your skin and eyes, grab a jeans, a long sleeve shirt, goggles, and gloves. Tools Your simple tool list will consist of a razor knife, measuring tape, a 3-4” putty knife and a straight edge. Installation Tips When installing fiberglass batts follow these simple tips to ensure maximum performance. Fill all gaps.  Make sure that your batts are pushed all the way back in between

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Things to Think About When a Big Storm is Coming

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Enjoy the beauty of mother nature after the big storm by being prepared.  Southern Maryland is one of the most beautiful places on earth when we are blessed with a fresh coat of snow.  Unfortunately the storms that bring us this beauty can be fierce and can catch us off guard.  The Experts at Sneade’s have come up with some tips on how to stay safe and comfortable with your family during a storm. Check your HVAC system.  Now is the time to take a look at your heating and air conditioning system.  Make sure to Change Your Filter!  Cold weather for several days can put a strain on your system and many break down on the coldest of days. You do not want to be the 43rd in line to have a repairman come out during a polar vortex. Stock up on Wood Pellets.  Many homeowners are turning to wood pellets as

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Expert Tips, How to Attract Birds this Winter

Expert Tip 1 – Add water and make a splash! Adding a bird bath will significantly increase the amount of birds in your yard. Throughout the year birds get a significant amount of water from their food, such as insects and berries. When supplies dwindle, birds will seek out additional sources. Migrating birds seek out these much needed watery rest stops. Additionally, keeping a bird bath or fountain throughout the winter will actually help birds stay warmer. Birds use the water to clean their feathers which promotes natural oils and helps birds stay more insulated. Expert Tip 2 – Provide plenty of the RIGHT seed.  Black-oil sunflower seed is a major stable for birds in the winter months. Striped sunflower seed is still fine but the Black-oil seed has a thinner shell and a much larger kernel, making it a win-win for the birds and your budget. Mixed seed is

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Blues are Red Hot

Muted colors top the list as consumers seek to create calm, nurturing environments. Americans love the blues. This year they’re looking to create an atmosphere of harmony and tranquility in their homes, and blue delivers. In Ace Hardware’s 2011 consumer color preference study, blues and neutrals were the clear winners, followed by whites and greens (see chart for all results). Blues even showed up as tints in other color families, lending cool tones to greens, whites and grays. The top three blues are soft, pale shades that convey a sense of calm as well as sophistication. “Pale colors create a serene environment in which people can de-stress and feel comfortable,” says Janet Davidson, marketing manager. “This year, the top picks in all the color families, including reds and purples, were subtle and muted.” “It’s about creating warmth without weight,” says Davidson. We developed our new Clark+KensingtonTM paint with this kind

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