Archives: Landscaping

Spring Lawn Care Preparations

By Todd Fratzel on Lawn Care

Spring Lawn Preparations As Spring approaches it’s a good time to talk about spring lawn preparations. Having a healthy attractive lawn doesn’t happen over night and it certainly doesn’t happen without a good deal of preparation. In this article I’d like to go over some of the lawn care and maintenance information that I’ve written…

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Craftsman Snow Blower Review

By Todd Fratzel on Landscaping, Product Reviews

Craftsman Snow Blowers Several years ago I purchased a Craftsman 277cc 28″ Snow Thrower when we built the new house. Here in New Hampshire we get a fair amount of heavy snow with storms ranging from a typical 6 inch event all the way up to major snow storms of 36 inches or more! With…

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TRUFUEL Premixed Gas and Oil

By Todd Fratzel on Landscaping

TRUFUEL Millions of homeowners are about to give their leaf blowers, weed whackers and chainsaws a substantial autumnal workout. Until now, however, homeowners had a hassle on their hands when operating this equipment – either painstakingly measuring a gas to oil ratio for fuel, or worse, unknowingly damaging the expensive equipment by using ethanol-laden fuel,…

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Planting Tulip and Daffodil Bulbs

By Todd Fratzel on Trees & Plants

Planting Perennial Bulbs Fall is the perfect time for planting tulip and daffodil bulbs. Each spring we are greeted by beautiful perennial flowers like tulips and daffodils. But in order to enjoy these beautiful flowers the bulbs must be planted the fall before. Last fall we planted a mixture of tulip and daffodil bulbs in…

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Fall Lawn Care

By Todd Fratzel on Lawn Care

Fall Lawn Care & Maintenance Fall lawn care is crucial to a healthy green lawn for the following season. Each fall there are certain lawn care projects that you can do yourself to achieve that healthy green lawn that looks like Fenway Park or the links at Pebble Beach. Soil Testing Probably the single most…

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Intex Easy Set 18 Foot by 48 Inch Round Pool Set Review

By Todd Fratzel on Landscaping

The weather here in the Northeast has been very warm this summer which prompted us to give in to the backyard inflatable pool fad that seems to be spreading like wild fires. Our children are beginning to learn how to swim and it seems as though every neighbor has one of these big blue swimming…

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Cost Of Asphalt Driveways

By Todd Fratzel on Landscaping

Asphalt Driveway Update: This article was written in 2009. This article has been updated for current 2014 prices. However, it should be noted, the prices are averages and will vary greatly depending on geographical location, and size of the job. Asphalt Driveway Cost First let me point out that this article is only a guide…

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5 Xeriscaping Basics

By Todd Fratzel on Landscaping

Guest Post by Marcy Tate is a home improvement blogger at Networx.com How to Make Low-Water Landscaping Work for You For many homeowners, the word xeriscape is enough of an intimidation that they are too scared to investigate what it means or how it can benefit them. But I am here to remove that intimidation…

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