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The Importance of Fall Lawn Care

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The Importance of Fall Lawn Care The early fall brings beautiful weather. With the cooler days and lower humidity, it is the ideal time to get outside. Why not take advantage and spend some of that time preparing your lawn for next spring? With a little bit of effort, you will ensure your yard will weather through winter only to recover beautifully in the spring. You may think your yard needs less attention in the fall, but during this time of year, grasses are busily storing energy moisture and nutrients in preparation for the colder months ahead. These fall lawn care tips show how easy it can be to maintain your lush green lawn no matter what “Ole Man Winter” throws at it. Keep Mowing Grass continues to grow up until the first hard frost. If you let it get too high, it could mat and become vulnerable to fungi,

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Canning, The Basics

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Canning Basics Canning allows you to enjoy the delicious benefits of the summer bounty all year long. Transform gorgeous tomatoes and crisp cucumbers into sauces and pickles. Create sweet jams and jellies from your favorite fruits. Canning is a simple process, although time-consuming. It is an operation that is a bit labor-intensive but is worth every minute. You have the opportunity to make appetizing, hearty, and healthy foods. So, gather your friends and family for a fun day preparing and canning scrumptious fresh fruits and veggies. Just like any skill, the more you practice, the better you get. Here are the canning basics to get you started. List of Supplies Canning Jars and Seals – Mason-style jars with sealed lids and rings are offered in a variety of sizes. Plus you have a choice between regular or wide-mouth. Wide-Mouth Funnel – For easy mess-free filling of jars with sauces or jams.

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11 Ways to Prepare Your Perfect Summertime Backyard

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11 Ways to Prepare Your Perfect Summertime Backyard Sneade’s Ace Home Center is the place for all of your summer fun needs. The outdoor entertaining season is upon us. Every summer, folks head out into the backyard for a variety of fun reasons. Well, we’ve got some inventive ways to dress up your backyard. The best news? They work on just about any budget. With a little creativity, you could have the best backyard on the block this summer. Here are 11 ways to prepare your perfect summertime backyard. Now, let’s get ready for the best season yet! 1. Kiddie Pool Fun Kiddie pools are not just for the kiddos! You can use these little wading pools in a variety of ways. Fill it with sand for an inexpensive sandbox. Throw in your favorite beverages and ice for a fun way to serve chilled drinks. Keep your cold foods cold

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American Flag Etiquette for Your Home

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American Flag Etiquette for Your Home The flag of the United States of America is a bold symbol of freedom and represents a strong sense of national pride. Many U.S. citizens feel so passionately about what the flag represents that they choose to display one at their home. Did you know there are customs when flying Old Glory? American flag etiquette is taken seriously, because this emblem deserves honor and respect. Here are the guidelines for displaying the flag at your home. Raise and Lower with Respect When displaying your flag in the morning it is to be hoisted briskly. Conversely, in the evening, it should be lowered ceremoniously. When the flag is lowered, make sure that no part of it touches the ground. Neatly fold your flag for storage. Flying With Other Flags Many homeowners also like to fly their state flag in conjunction with the American flag. When

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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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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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Echo has a Deal that will Blow Your Lawn Away

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Echo, the leader in the handheld Lawn Care industry, introducing its first Knapsack Backpack Duster in 1950. Echo’s headquarters are based outside of Chicago in Lake Zurich, IL, USA. With over 540,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities, the majority of ECHO products are Assembled in the USA from domestic and foreign parts and components. The Echo Hand-Held Blower – PB250LN Packing power and delivering for homeowners and professionals alike. This model is highly reviewed and you will not be disappointed. The PB250LN has a forceful blowing power of 391 cubic feet per minute and air speeds of 165 miles per hour. The PB250LN is top of its class when it comes to technical advances. More power does not equal more weight. The PB250LN has a 25.4 cc professional grade two stroke engine and is also considered to be one of the lightest in its class. The ergonomically correct blower weighs

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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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Pressure Treated Wood. New Standards Create New Demand

To Celebrate this change, Sneade’s Ace Home Center is having a huge sale on Lumber to raise awareness of these recent changes. Now is the time to build that deck or work on that project because not only has the quality has gotten better, but you can save big when shopping with Sneade’s Quality, safety, and durability are all words that help describe the difference between treated and untreated wood. Many homeowners and contractors know of these two types, treated and untreated. But did you know that there are different grades of treated wood for different applications? In fact, recently a new standard was introduced in 2015 to the International Residential Code (IRC) by The American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) that requires Ground Contact UC4A treated wood to be used in various applications. So now many stores offer all three, untreated, treated and Ground Contact UC4A. With this new requirement,

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