Even though the end of fall is near and winter will be here before we know it, it is important to prepare your yard for the winter months. Begin with a list of what you need to accomplish. Consider renting items that will help you the most with clean up (leaf blower and vacuums). Check out this article if you need ideas of things to do and what equipment may be most useful for fall clean up tasks.
Do you need a versatile machine to complete an upcoming project? Whether its construction, excavation, or an agricultural type project, a skid steer may be the best option to save you on labor. Learn more about renting one for yourself or for your business in this informative article.
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Herbs are some of the easiest plants to overwinter but they can do with a little prep beforehand. Prune dead leaves and branches from those you plan to leave outdoors. These include the perennials like rosemary and thyme. Dig up and pot more sensitive plants. Since you’re going to be harvesting branches anyway, preserve the trimmings in the fridge or by drying. Mulch your herb bed and amend the soil while you’re digging. With a few easy steps, you’ll have herbs year round.
Fall cleanup is a chore that will actually help you save time in the coming seasons. Leaf blowers are nearly essential if you have property and with a few tips you can find the best one for your use. When renting, look for both the mph and the cfm to be relatively high. The more acreage you need cleaned will determine exactly how high these numbers should go. The mph is important but the cfm, or cubic feet per minute, will give you a better idea of how much area you can clean.
- A leaf-blower is a common tool that many people need to have, especially during fall clean up season.
- When renting a leaf blower, be sure to pay attention to cubic feet per minute, since this translates into higher volume, which is what moves more leaves.
- When jumping into fall clean up, make rows of leaves instead of big piles because they will be much easier to move into the woods.
“Consider both the air speed (mph) and volume (cfm). The higher each of these numbers, the more work you can get done in a relatively short amount of time.”
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This backstep renovation product was done using Sikken’s Proluxe’s solid stain. The project at hand was an old set of stairs with an old and damaged finished. They first start the project by sanding and stripping the old paint off from the stairs using a heat gun and scraper technique. To fill in the big gaps, they used an exterior wood filler. After the wood filler dried, it was time to paint using the ProLuxe paint, it went on great. More than one coat was applied, and overall, the project came out great. It even stood up to harsh weather!
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