Keep it green: Harsh summer heat can up the ante when it comes to caring for your lawn. Make sure to keep it watered and fertilized! Fire it up: Get a head start for the upcoming winter and clean out your wood-burning fireplace and chimney. You’ll have one less winter task to attend to! Carpet care: Now’s the perfect time to have your carpets professionally cleaned, which will protect your carpet and make it last even longer. Want to save a few bucks? Rent a quality carpet cleaner and do it yourself! Touch-ups: Inspect your home—inside and out—and touch up any paint where necessary. This can be done quickly and easily, and will prevent future peeling! Lock and key: Check all of the locks on your windows and doors and ensure that everything is working properly. Being proactive about safety is always a smart move! Oil it: Anything squeaking? Add a squirt of WD-40 or similar product to door, cabinet and window hinges to keep them in top repair. Park the car: If your garage is filling up with an abundance of stored items, take a day to reorganize and get rid of unwanted clutter. Give your unneeded items to charity, or have a fun summer yard […]
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Some people work harder than they have to in order to have a beautiful lawn. Grass is pretty tough. If you give it the right growing conditions your grass will defend itself from most weeds and diseases. One of the main mistakes people make is in when and how to water the lawn. Here are some watering tips that will help your lawn be strong and healthy. DO water every five to six days during the warm season. DO water early in the morning. DO set sprinkler water spray close to the ground, not in high arcs. DO soak the area for 30 minutes to 1 hour. DON’T water during the heat of the day (you lose ⅓ of the water to evaporation). DON’T over-water, as you will lose nutrients and encourage rot and disease. DON’T water too frequently, as it encourages shallow roots and weak grass. DON’T water at night, as it encourages disease. Image Credit: @zelmabrezinska via Twenty20
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