The end is in sight, spring is nipping at the heels of another long winter, and the anticipation of warmer days ahead is starting to lift winters fog from our memory. While the calendar does not note the official start of the season for several more weeks, it’s not too early to start on a few pre-season projects.
Indoors you can brighten up your space and minimize the mess that winter left behind. Wipe down windows, walls, and floors; dust light fixtures and ceiling fans, perhaps even a new coat of paint is warranted. Outdoors you can start on some early spring projects to help bring your yard back to life after its winter hibernation. We have some great buys this month to help you get started.
Get your lawn ready for the growing season ahead by tackling thatch with the Tru Temper Lawn Groom Thatching Rake #1914000. Thatch is a naturally occurring layer of interconnected dead and living stems, leaves and grass clippings, found between growing grass and the soil under it. The True Temper thatching rake is an all-purpose lawn rake with curved tines designed to clear dead thatch from the lawn. This will allows air, sunshine, water, and fertilizers in to keep the grass healthy.
This is also a good time to prevent weeds and provide nutrients to your lawn by applying Scotts Lawn Pro Weed and Feed. Weed and feed is a product that combines fertilizer with pre-emergent herbicide. Lawn Pro controls most common broadleaf weeds and provides a late spring feeding. The 15 lb. bag provides 5,000 sq. ft. of coverage.
Late winter and early spring is a great time to prune most trees and shrubs and we have cut prices on a couple of great options for the task. The Gilmour Fiberglass Pole Tree Pruner 312TCS comes fully assembled and includes a lifetime replacement policy from the manufacturer. Using a pole pruner to remove stems all the way to the base of the plant saves time and is easy on your back.
The 3 piece pruning set # LG2003 from Howard Berger includes a bypass lopper, hedge shears and bypass pruner. All have cushion grip comfort handles and will keep your yard and garden looking great all season long. Click here for a handy guide on the best time to prune different kinds of plants. http://www.bhg.com/gardening/trees-shrubs-vines/care/what-to-prune-when/
Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to enjoy a romantic night by candlelight, however most other nights you don’t want to be caught in the dark. Be prepared for power outages with the Pulsar Gas 4 Stroke Peak 6000W Generator.
It has a single cylinder 10 HP air cooled engine and four 120V outlets, one 120V/240V twist lock and one 120V twist lock. It includes a recoil start, 12V DC output and a 3 into 1 digital meter. Quiet and reliable, this generator is perfect for home, worksites or recreational activities.
We also have a Heavy Duty Poly Tarp from Dize; the super heavy duty polyethylene material is available in 10’ x 12’ and 12’ x 16’ sizes, laminated on both sides, and UV treated for maximum weatherproofing and tear resistance. Perfect for construction materials, boat covering, sandboxes and more.
Welcome to 2015! The weather outside may be frightful, but we have some items to help you make winter more delightful…well at least a bit more bearable.
With much of the foliage removed from the winter landscape, wildlife viewing can be easier and more enjoyable. You can enjoy watching winter birds right in your own backyard by providing the right type of food in your feeder. Winter can be a hard time for birds. Suet is a high energy, pure fat substance which is invaluable when insects are harder to find and birds need many more calories to keep their bodies warm. You can find several varieties of Heath High Energy Suet Cake in our bird seed aisle. If you need help with feeders, just ask one of our helpful associates.
Let’s celebrate the savings of the season!
Starting with batteries, the staple of every successful Christmas morning. The North Pole sent us a special delivery at a price point that will jingle your bells! Rayovac AA and AAA alkaline batteries last as long as Duracell Coppertop and Energizer Max-Guaranteed! Mercury free, these batteries will keep holiday toys and games as well as a variety of other devices running for the long haul. The 3o pack comes in a handy recloseable container. Unused batteries will hold their power for years!
Straight from Santa’s workshop, here are some great items for giving (or getting). First we have our Unbeatable Deal, the Crescent 20 piece Pass-Thru Ratchet & Socket Set on sale this month. This set is up to 40% stronger than standard ratchets and the 5° ratcheting arc provides great access to fasteners.
Also from Crescent we have a deal on the 148-Piece Professional Tool Set. This kit contains all tools needed for most mechanical applications and is ideal for both the seasoned veteran and beginner.
Here is an ideal gift for the do-it-yourselfer on your list, Great Necks 15 piece tool set with bag contains everything needed for basic around the home projects. The set includes a 16 ounce fiberglass hammer, combination pliers, snap off knife and more.
The 2-Pc. Lansky Tactical Pack contains diamond/carbide sharpening rod plus quick action folding knife. Great for the kitchen, tool box, hunting bag, tackle box and just about everyone on your list.
Since some water pipes are located either outside or in unheated areas where the temperature may occasionally drop below the freezing point of water, any water in the pipework may potentially freeze. When water freezes, it expands due to negative thermal expansion, and this expansion can cause failure of a pipe system in a number of ways. Condensation control and energy savings are also important reasons to think about insulating those pipes now. Frost King’s Pre-Slit Tubular Foam Pipe Insulation is quick and easy to install and comes in several sizes for a good snug fit for 3/8-In. to 1-1/4-In. pipes. 6-Ft. in length and R-value 2.1 makes this the perfect product to help you save money, energy, and your pipes this winter!
“Winter will bring a frosty bite and next summer will be its mirror opposite, so get ready for a one-two punch,” says Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Now is a good time to start thinking about how to lower those heating bills this season, while still maintaining a comfortable home. Here are just a few items we have in stock to help you keep warm and cozy.
Zip up those drafty windows and doors with quality caulk and sealants. GE Interior and Exterior Silicone Rubber Sealant will adhere to most wood, metal, vinyl siding, glass and plastic and is perfect for around windows, doors, siding, trim, molding, baseboards and vents. It is 100% silicone and permanently waterproof.
Dap “Alex Plus” Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone is a general purpose, mildew resistant solution, perfect for caulking around window and door frames and corner joints. There are different types of caulking designed for different applications. Read product labels carefully, and ask one of our salespeople for a recommendation based on your needs.
In honor of National Fire Prevention Month we have several must have products to help keep your family and home safe and prepared.
Almost 60% of reported home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no working smoke alarms. The First Alert SA303CN3 battery bowered smoke alarm with silence button is a reliable option. This unit features a convenient silence/test button, blinking power light and 85-decibel alarm along with a side battery drawer and missing battery guard, plus a low battery warning and is tamper resistant This alarm has a 5-year limited warranty.
The First Alert SA304CN3 smoke alarm features an escape light to help illuminate your path to safety and a 10-year limited warranty. When smoke alarms fail to operate, it is usually because batteries are missing, disconnected, or dead. Make sure you test your alarms regularly and remember to change your batteries often; a good rule is to switch out your batteries at the beginning of daylight savings time in spring and fall.