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Protecting Your Plants this Winter...

by Teknor Apex Jan 28, 2023 9:00:00 AM

Protect your plants in the winter 

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Topics: Landscaping, Lawncare

Safe Snow Removal

by Teknor Apex Jan 12, 2023 12:00:00 AM

Safe Snow Removal

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Topics: Home Care

How to Prevent Ice Dams This Winter Season

by Teknor Apex Dec 19, 2022 10:50:54 AM

 

Ice dams can be a common problem during the winter, and if they're not dealt with properly, they can cause water damage to your home. Here are some tips on how to prevent ice dams and water damage to your house.

 

Ice dams are formed when the snow on your roof melts and the water runs down to the edge of your roof, where it refreezes in your gutters. This process continues until an ice dam is created in your gutter system. Ice dams can cause a real problem for homeowners if not addressed quickly, as they can back up water and cause water damage to your home.

 

There are several steps you can take to prevent the formation of ice dams on your roof and in your gutters. First, make sure that your attic is well insulated, so that there is no heat leaking up into it from the rest of the house. This will keep the temperature consistent throughout the whole area and prevent the snow on your roof from melting too quickly.

 

Next, make sure that your gutters are cleared of any debris regularly. This will help water to travel along them freely and not become backed up in one area. It's also a good idea to purchase a gutter guard system or install heated cables along them, as this can help to prevent ice from forming.

 

Finally, when temperatures are expected to drop below freezing, consider spraying a de-icing agent on your roof and gutters. This will help break up any ice that might form and make it easier to remove if necessary.

 

If an ice dam does form on your home, it's important to try to address the issue as soon as possible. You can try to use a roof rake or warm water to loosen up and remove any large chunks of ice that have formed. Be sure not to walk on your roof while attempting this, as it could be dangerous and cause further damage.

 

By following the tips outlined above, you can help prevent ice dams from forming on your home and causing water damage. Taking the proper precautions now can save you a lot of hassle in the future!

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The Benefits of Lawn Watering With a Sprinkler Hose

by Teknor Apex Jul 25, 2022 3:15:25 PM

Having a healthy lawn doesn't just come easy. Remember, your lawn requires special care and attention, so it remains in the best condition. The trick is to know the standard motives and benefits of lawn watering, which is a crucial component of lawn care. Below, we provide all the essential details you need to know, including the benefits of using a sprinkler hose.

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Topics: Landscaping, Lawncare

A Beginner’s Guide to Gardening

by Teknor Apex Jun 16, 2022 10:23:51 AM

Gardening is wonderful for the mind, body, and soul. However, starting and maintaining a garden can feel a bit daunting when you’re new to growing plants, flowers, herbs, and vegetables — especially when you live in an area that experiences four seasons. Fortunately, the internet has lots of great information to help you find your green thumb and plan your first garden. Check out these resources to get started!

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Topics: Water Gardening, Flower Gardening

Host the Best Memorial Day Party Without Breaking the Bank

by Teknor Apex May 26, 2022 3:31:15 PM

 

Memorial Day is a holiday established to honor the military men and women who have lost their lives, but it also unofficially marks the beginning of summer. This holiday is often celebrated with local parades, memorial and cemetery visitations, and the gathering of friends and family. If you are looking to kick off the summer and host your family and friends for a Memorial Day Party this year, you can easily throw a great party without blowing your budget. Teknor Apex explains how

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Topics: Events

How to Shape Up Your Lawn and Landscaping and Sell Your Home Faster

by Teknor Apex Mar 25, 2021 4:52:04 PM

Prospective home buyers will judge a book by the cover; first impressions are everything when it comes to home selling. If the lawn and landscaping are wanting, that will affect how buyers view the potential of the house and prevent them from envisioning making the house their home. 

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Topics: Landscaping, Lawncare

How to Start a Vegetable Garden: Resources & Tips

by Teknor Apex Sep 10, 2020 11:28:59 AM

If you’ve ever dreamed of having your very own vegetable garden, then you’re in luck! Believe it or not, getting a garden started and keeping it happy has never been easier. You just need the right online resources and tips to guide you through this simple process. Then, you will be harvesting fresh veggies all summer long and maybe even into fall!

 

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How to Make a DIY Holiday Wreath

by Teknor Apex Dec 10, 2018 2:48:54 PM

Creating a Wreath Is Rich with Tradition, But The Door to Creativity Is Wide Open!

 

A holiday wreath at the entrance to your home symbolizes welcome, warmth and hospitality, so creating one instead of buying one seems fitting. Give a little thought to the color of your door, the architectural style of your home, and the proper size. Then grab your keys and head to the craft store. 

 

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Topics: Events

Impress Your Guests With a Festive Holiday Table Setting

by Teknor Apex Nov 15, 2018 2:45:36 PM

Creating a beautiful table is simple and affordable – and should be the first course of your holiday meal.

 

Everyone’s coming, from Aunt Bev to Uncle Pete to cousin Jay’s new girlfriend. You’ve been fussing over the menu for days, but the first “Wow!” should come when everyone enters the dining room. A stunning holiday table doesn’t have to be fancy, fussy or pricey. With a little planning, you can create a holiday table setting that’s worthy of your celebratory meal – and here are some ideas to make it happen.

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Topics: Events

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