As summer comes to a close, the weather seems to be turning the corner a little bit. We are starting to get some cooler days. Winter will get here before we even know it! Here is some helpful tips to get your yard in the right direction. By now all leaves should be falling on your grass and beds. Please remove them as soon as possible. At the end of August thru mid October, buy some or have someone put down some starter fertilizer. This is for established lawns. It is like a kick start to give it greening and kick for growth. Then follow up with another application with the same fertilizer in February. You will be on your way for the season.

Now for some yards that have trouble or actually very good for any yard it is good to have your yard Aerated. What this does is poke hole into the ground. Then seed it and Starter fertilize it . You should also put down some lime. It help the soil, then Water twice a day for 2 weeks. And you will begin to see results.   Good Luck you to all of you this winter.  Please feel free to leave a comment or question. We will try to get back to you and answer any seaonal tips you may have.


Energy Savings Tips for Winter Tip #1

  • When you are at home, set the furnace thermostat at 68 degrees or lower, health permitting. 3 percent to 5 percent more energy is used for each degree the furnace is set above 68 degrees. When you leave the house set the thermostat to 56°F. By turning their thermostat back 10°F to 15°F for 8 hours you can save 5 percent to 15 percent a year on your heating bill.

Energy Savings Tips for Winter Tips #4-7

  • Showers can account for up to 2/3 of your water heating costs. Cut your shower time in half to reduce your water heating costs by 33%.
  • Washing clothes in cold water can save the average household up to $30 annually on hot water heating cost, if you have a gas water heater.
  • Dishwashers with booster heaters will let you lower the water temperature on your water heater, resulting in energy savings.
  • Don’t over-dry your clothes. Use your dryer’s energy-saving moisture sensor to automatically turn the machine off. A dryer operating an extra 15 minutes per load can cost you up to $34 annually.

Energy Savings Tips for Winter Tip #2

  • Remember to clean the lint trap before every load; this step can save you up to $34 a year.

Energy Savings Tips for Winter Tip #3

  • Microwave small amounts of food instead of heating them up in the oven – you can reduce cooking energy by up to 80%.