GOODBYE WINTER…HELLO SPRING! – Homeowner Rx

Spring Has Arrived!

Your calendar says spring is here. The robins and the 1st plants of spring say that spring is here. And finally, our average highs for the day seem to say that spring is here. So, Mother Nature is ready…are you?

In the hardware business, our spring prep consists of bringing in our truckloads of mulch, top soil, decorative rock and all those

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CHRISTMAS IN A HARDWARE STORE – Homeowner Rx

For years I’ve been able to watch the Christmas time of year through the eyes of a retail hardware store owner in Waynedale. But I started 43 years ago as a teenager that swept the floors and cleaned the bathroom in dad’s store. Christmas sure has changed inside these 4 walls over all those years..

In the 60s when I was just a kid we had a toy department during th

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READY OR NOT…. HERE IT COMES! – Homeowner Rx

It seemed like the beautiful weather of late summer/early fall was going to stay with us forever. But as usual, here comes the cool weather, and with that is that danged ‘ole list of things that you have to do to your home to get ready for Old Man Winter.

Gutters – Last week, on one of those warm days, I decided to check out my gutters for leaves. Boy was I glad I did

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GRASSOLOGY – Homeowner Rx

Last month we talked about the bad green stuff in your yard, weeds! This month let’s talk about the good green stuff in your yard, the grass!

By now you’re starting to get an idea on how your yard is going to come out of its winter dormancy. Depending on the amount of rain, sun and the temperature lows each night, it could be time to mow!
Here are a few tips to remem

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