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Pool Opening Tips

pool opening tips

01Pool Opening Chemicals and Other Necessary Supplies02Beginning Pool Maintenance Is there anything more blissful than a lazy afternoon around the pool, sipping drinks and soaking up the sun? Sounds pretty spectacular. Of course, a little effort is required to get your pool up and running at the start of the season, so don’t dive in…

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Hanging Basket Care

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01Watering Basket Plants02Fertilizing with Jack’s Classic Petunia FeED03Maintaining Plants in Hanging Baskets04Best Flowering Annuals for Hanging Baskets Nothing brightens up the patio like a collection of hanging basket full of vibrant annual blossoms and cascading foliage. They’re perfect for trying out exotic new varieties of flowers and playing around with different color schemes. While the…

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The Benefit of Trees for Your Home’s Value

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01The Value of Trees in Home Landscaping02Best Trees for Front Yard Privacy03Best Trees for Backyard Shade Trees of all sizes and colors are welcome additions to any neighborhood. Their natural beauty is unquestionable, and their profound impact on the environment makes them a good investment for our future, by filtering out toxins and churning out…

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How Dirty is Your Dog??

Enter Our Dirty Dog Contest Below! As we enter a season of snow and cold (or rain on warmer days), our dogs still have to go outdoors for their business. The problem then comes when they return inside and bring in more of the outside than you ever wanted in your home! Whether they’ve gone…

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Wild Bird Habitat Maintenance

Bird feeder maintenance

Shop Bird Seed and Feeders online! >>> Here is some information prepared by the National Audubon Science – Audubon At Home staff. Feeder/Birdbath Maintenance Cleaning birdfeeders and birdbaths is a crucial practice in preventing the spread of disease between birds. Recently, scientists noted that the spread of Trichomonad protozoan parasites, which cause a disease termed…

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It’s Pool Closing Time!

As Summer Comes to a Close, So Must The Swimming Pool Sadly enough, as the cool weather starts to come in, it is time to start thinking about closing your pool. Closing your pool for the season properly will save time and money when it comes time to open it again next year. Winterizing helps keep…

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Healthy Trees

We all love trees for their magnificent beauty and with so many incredible varieties – everyone seems to have their favorite. Besides their stunning appeal to your garden, trees provide us with so many benefits to our health, our home, and our community. Here’s What Healthy Trees Mean to You Healthy People Tree filled neighborhoods…

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Mulch: How Much is Too Much?

We often see mulch piled eight inches or more up the trunk of trees. A hot, steamy and moist environment is created for the cambium layer of the tree to support a new life system of molds and assorted fungi. Bio diversity is assured. In cold weather the mulch is an excellent home for small…

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Fresh Sod

Alsip Nursery carries a blend of Kentucky Blue Grass sold in 9 and 10 square foot rolls. To figure how many rolls of sod you need, simply measure the length and width you wish to cover, multiply, then divide that number by 9 or 10 to give you the total number of rolls needed. Tips…

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