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Some Important Lawn Mowing Safety Tips

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Gardening and Landscaping | 0 comments March 13th, 2014

Recently, a press release from a children’s hospital offered safety tips about lawn mowing. Although it was aimed at parents of young children, a lawn care professional says the tips apply to anyone who has the task of mowing the lawn. Every year, 68,000 patients are treated in emergency rooms for lawn mower related injuries, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. That’s why we’ve decided to share these lawn mowing safety tips in this article – modified for an older audience: If you use a power mower, it should have a control that stops it when the handle...

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Customizing Your Home with a Unique Railing

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in Gardening and Landscaping | 0 comments February 27th, 2014

Deck railings are a necessary safety feature and can also enhance the look and value of a home. Unfortunately, though, railings have a tendency to all look the same. For some people, this uniformity is not a problem, but if you are the type of homeowner who likes something unusual or unique then having a deck railing that suits your individual style may be a challenge. Some ideas to achieve this are: Use less-common materials like steel cabling, rope or tempered glass panels instead of the usual wooden balusters or wrought steel sections. Mix materials in unusual combinations. Examples...

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What’s the Difference between Tree Trimming and Tree Pruning?

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Gardening and Landscaping | 0 comments January 30th, 2014

Mature trees are abundant in just about every neighborhood. If correct tree procedures are not followed by homeowners, trees can cause serious damage to property – and the trees themselves will end up in poor health. Some trees require serious pruning, while most require tree trimming. But, what’s the difference between the two? The terms “tree trimming” and “tree pruning” are often used interchangeably by many homeowners and even some tree service companies. However, strictly speaking, tree pruning and tree trimming are different processes, albeit closely related. Tree trimming refers more to shaping or grooming a tree to a...

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Situations When Tree Removal Is the only Solution

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Gardening and Landscaping | 1 comment November 4th, 2013

When is tree removal really necessary? You can compare trees to stocks – you don’t want to invest in bad stocks, and likewise, you don’t want to invest in bad trees. Although it’s a tough decision letting a tree go, you have to look at the bigger picture, and it’s advisable to remove a dying or dead tree as soon as possible. The longer you put tree removal off, the more decay sets in, plus it’s more dangerous to have on your property. In addition, it makes working in the tree more dangerous for a tree expert. Last, but...

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