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Echo has a Deal that will Blow Your Lawn Away

Echo Professional Grade Leaf Blowers

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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We Want Our Customers to Have the Best Sale Prices!

We have extended our wood pellet sale so our customers can get the best price on wood pellets!  

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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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5 Expert Tips Why Seed in the Fall

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Many of our Sneade’s Ace Home Center customers frequently ask, when is the best time to plant grass seed? Often the answer is the Fall, but why is the Fall the best time to start a new lawn or over seed an existing lawn? The experts in our lawn and garden departments lend their advice as to why to choose the Fall for best results. Expert Tip #1 – Let us start with the almighty Maryland humidity and heat during the summer months. Warmer days tend to strip the moisture away from the seeds and seedlings not allowing for germination. With cooler weather younger plants have a stronger chance to survive. Expert Tip #2 – By planting in the fall you are giving your seeds an extra advantage. You are allowing for a full fall and spring seasons for your young grass to grow and create robust root systems. This

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4 Reasons Why to Choose Wood Pellets

4 Reasons Why to Choose Wood Pellets

Considered more convenient, Pellet fuel appliances are significantly more efficient versus a traditional fireplace or wood burning stove. Wood Pellets are considered the cleanest solid fuel and is widely used in our Anne Arundel and Calvert County homes. Compared to traditional wood, Pellets produce very little air pollution. Compared to heating oil and propane, Pellets are almost half the current market prices. Price upfront Pellet stoves are not as costly as you may think. The typical installation cost between $1500 and $3000. Typically, this price is less than a traditional wood burning stove and drastically less expensive compared to installing a fireplace, chimney , and flue. The investment of installing a Pellet stove can be recouped in as soon as one season. Afterward, conservative estimates show that a Wood Pellet Stove can produce a return on your investment of up to 49% annually. Environment According to the EPA the efficiency

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