Water = Green: Water is one ingredient that your lawn cannot live without, so make sure that you’ve got a great routine in place for keeping the lawn damp. If you have a good sprinkler system installed, you’re already a step ahead of the game! If not, make sure that you’re reaching all areas of the lawn if watering by hand or by moveable sprinkler. Water in the evening or very early morning for best results, but don’t overdo it! Know how to mow: Make sure your lawn mower has sharp blades; mowing with dull blades can tear the grass, altering its healthy appearance. Also, the more often you mow, the healthier your grass will be! Mow the lawn at least once per week for optimal results. Fertilize and vitalize: Invest in a good fertilizer and use it regularly for the thickest, greenest grass. Ever wonder why the fairways and greens on a golf course manage to look beautiful throughout the year? Fertilizer is the key to the greens keeper’s success. For the greenest grass possible, purchase a fertilizer with iron content. Weed it out: Weeds are an obvious eyesore when it comes to the care of your lawn, and you’ve probably noticed how […]
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Let’s face it—two of the biggest issues most of us face in today’s world are concerns over the environment and the economy. Figuring out how we can save money while still being good to our planet can sometimes seem like an impossible task. But here are a few great tips to reduce the cost of our laundry expenses and be greener at the same time! Use Cold Water—By using cold water you are not using electricity or gas for your hot water heater to clean your clothes. This saves resources and money toward your electricity or gas bill, and with some great cold water detergents now on the market you can still have well-cleaned clothes. Wash Bigger Loads—Most people under load their washing machines rather than the opposite. Check out your machine’s load capacity by weight to get a better idea of how much your machine can take. Using larger loads means you will use less water and electricity to wash your clothes, while still getting them clean. Hang Dry—Whether it’s summer or not, you can always hang dry at least some of your clothes rather than using a dryer. Purchase a drying rack to use in your laundry room […]
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