Spring has a foothold across this great land of ours and summer is almost here. That means that there are certain tasks that you should be putting on your current “To-Do” list. For instance, when was the last time you took the time to aerate the lawn around your fruit trees? To aerate means to allow air to penetrate and circulate through materials such as dirt and soil. This process is made easier by using a variety of lawn and garden cultivating tools.
In many areas, soil may have a tendency to compactand allow waterto run off rather that penetrate into the ground. Compacted soil will not allow air, water or nutrients to percolate into the ground and reach the feeder roots of the plant or tree. If water does not reach the feeder roots of your fruit tree, you may experience fruit drop, a condition where the tree will drop its fruit prior to being fully grown or ripened due to lack of water.
We’re not the only ones who get parched in the summer heat. Our lawns and gardens get thirsty too and regular watering is the key to making sure that they stay lush and healthy all year long. But for those of us who have larger sized yards to take care of, this is much easier said than done when you have to drag the old hose out every time you need to water. The most convenient and efficient solution is to install a sprinkler system on your property. But to the average homeowner this job can be complicated and a little overwhelming – until now.
It’s no surprise that Orbit has led the way in making every step of this process straightforward and simple. From sizing up your yard to the actual system setup, this world-leading manufacturer and supplier of irrigation and watering products has made installing a professional-quality sprinkler system as easy as 1, 2, 3 …
Author, comedian, and radio talk show host Steve Harvey is putting a fresh new spin on favorite things with his top home improvement picks. The best-selling author has partnered with The Home Depot to bring you “Steve Harvey’s Favorite Things”. Among his picks are five products chosen exclusively by Steve:
Husky 20 in. Pro Tool Bag with Tool Wall
This Husky tool bag features a tool wall that lets you store and easily reach your most used hand tools and power tools without rummaging through the bag. The tool bag is spacious with 32 internal and 11 external pockets. It’s durable and has a handle, making it perfect for use at home or at a busy construction site.
Some of you may have already heard about this in the local news, but we have opened a drive through lumberyard in the parking lot of our Joplin store, and we’ll be opening a bigger temporary store in just a few weeks.
Although we’re calling the current operation a lumberyard, it has other supplies such as shingles, other basic building materials, and even generators. Mainly things we know customers will need immediately as they start the very early stages of repairing and rebuilding.
I love roses – all types, colors and varieties. But I decided to try my hand with bare root (packaged) roses this year. These are roses that are sold without soil or foliage. They are generally less expensive and can be planted earlier in the season, which suits me fine because I am ready to start planting!
One of our favorite ways to celebrate Memorial Day is by entertaining friends and family in the great outdoors. And whether you plan on having a big backyard blowout or a small, intimate get-together there are a few things you can do right now to make this day of outdoor entertaining a much more pleasant experience for you and your guests.
You already know that everyone’s going to be hanging out on the patio so why not make sure that it looks its best? You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make your outdoor space look like a million bucks. In fact, simply sprucing up what you already have may have the biggest impact of all. Start by pressure washing your deck. This is the best way to get rid of built up dirt and grime and make your backyard area look shiny and new. If you don’t already own a pressure washer, you can rent one at your local Home Depot Tool Rental Center.
From water-efficient bathroom fixtures to water-conserving dual-flush toilets, bathrooms are increasingly designed with eco-friendly features in mind. It’s easy to see why bathrooms are going green. Bathrooms require the largest amount of water usage in most homes, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Going green in the bathroom not only helps the environment, it also helps our wallets. The EPA estimates that if one in 10 homes upgraded their bathrooms with water-efficient showerheads, sinks and toilets, it would save 74 billion gallons of water and nearly $1.5 billion in utility costs annually. Many eco-friendly bathroom improvements pay for themselves in just a few short years with lower energy costs as well as a positive impact on the environment that can last for generations.
Use these seven easy tips to make your bathroom more eco-friendly:
The sun peeks out, flowers burst into full bloom and change fills the air – spring heralds its arrival. As we come out of our winter moods, many of us prepare for the grueling task of spring cleaning. But this year, rather than your typical spring cleaning, why not try some “spring greening” and save money at the same time?
Did you know the sun delivers more energy to the earth in an hour than all the people of the world use in a year? Why not take advantage of this great resource and install solar paneling on your roof?
As the warming trend continues into the summer months, most of us are looking for easy and affordable ways to beat the heat. Hampton Bay has the answer with two stylish “Click-In” assembly ceiling fans for $99 each:
Hampton Bay Fast Attach 52 In. Bronze Ceiling Fan – This fan is ideal for large rooms and offers 3 reversible speeds. The dark walnut blades, bronze oil-rubbed finish and metal ring-accented glass bowl light fixture offer a transitional look that complements a variety of decor styles. In addition, this fan is designed to “Click-In” for quick assembly and easy removal for cleaning.