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Patio Heaters Buying Guide

Posted by John Jenkins on

Patio Heater Buying Guide Why Patio Heaters? Well it’s simple. Sadly summer can’t last forever so whether you are a restaurant hoping to expand seating capacity to the great outdoors, a hotel manager trying to keep the poolside feeling like paradise after the sun goes down, or a homeowner looking to spend every extra minute on your newly finished deck, stylish patio heaters are here to help! What you need to know: Different settings require different forms of heating. Obvious right? But sometimes it’s not so obvious to the “why’s” and “what’s” when it comes to styles, placement and brands....

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7 Ways to be an Awesome Neighbor this Year

Posted by John Jenkins on

Everyone appreciates good neighbors. Especially the ones that bring you a plate of cookies or home baked bread when you move into the neighborhood, who ask about your sick aunt, or who simply talk to you and say “Hello!” We all know of the the other neighbors who are just the opposite as well.  They strive to even look towards you when you get out of the car, avoiding any type of humanly contact as possible, and heaven forbid your dog poops on their lawn.  The effort that they make to avoid us could just as easily be transformed into goodness, but...

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5 Reasons why your Christmas Lights don’t work

Posted by John Jenkins on

Around this time of year, we always hear about people’s woe’s and heartbreaks when they realize that their Christmas lights aren’t working.  Either half the strand is out, bulbs are broken, or they simply won’t even turn on.  We’ve compiled together a simple list for reasons why this happens to people – seemingly year, after year, after year – to help you get back on the festive track! 1. The filament is burnt out.   This seems to be the case more often than not when dealing with incandescent lights.  Generally people complain that their Christmas lights only last a...

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Pumpkin Falls

Posted by Jan Taylor on

For around 30 years there has been a fall event in my community called the 'Pumpkin Walk'. It has become a a traditional event for tens of thousands of people from all around! It started originally in an old farm yard where the elderly owners used their old barn and farmyard as the setting for using pumpkins, squash, corn stalks and other items from the garden to make Halloween and fall season scenes. Witches, headless horseman, spiders and much more made out of pumpkins were laid out around the farm for all to come and see. This was a free...

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Sprinklers - The Necessary Evil!

Posted by John Jenkins on

Over all the years that I have done landscaping, there is one thing that I never really enjoyed. That was installing sprinkler systems! It was one of those things that had to be. I know some contractors love doing them, but  I'm not sure why.  You just do a lot of back-breaking digging, throw in the pipe and heads and then bury it up. And repairs...that was another issue, especially if it wasn't a system you installed. I didn't see much fun in it!  That is why I called them the necessary evil! I do enjoy them when they are...

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