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Yard Safety Tips Every Homeowner Should Take Seriously

  
  
  
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Observing a few yard safety tips can make the difference between a successful home outdoor project and an accident waiting to happen. Yard work can be dangerous, particularly when it includes the use of labor-saving equipment like rented chainsaws and wood chippers that you probably don’t operate on a regular basis. 

What to Plant to Attract Bees and Hummingbirds to Your Yard and Encourage Pollination

  
  
  
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Your garden does more than simply provide beautiful color to your yard. When planted well, your garden provides food and shelter for a variety of creatures, including vital pollinators that need support and food to continue doing their important jobs. Plants that attract bees and hummingbirds make your yard beautiful and healthy. As an added bonus, you get to watch colorful hummingbirds and butterflies all summer long. So get ready to clear the land and start planting some of these options.

What You Should Know Before You Start Aerating a Lawn This Spring

  
  
  
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Aerating a lawn helps keep the yard lush and green, breathing new life into ailing grasses. If your front or back yards is in need of some TLC, here’s what you should know.

7 Ways to Reduce Storm Water Runoff Around Your Home

  
  
  

When you reduce storm water runoff from your yard and garden, you're doing your part to protect your area's drinking water supplies and aquatic life, as well as protecting your home from flooding. Just a few simple landscape improvements can do a lot to keep your water clean.

5 Ways to Get Children More Interested in Hands-On Gardening

  
  
  
5 Ways to Get Children More Interested in Hands-On Gardening

Get children gardening early and you'll give them a source of fulfillment that can last a lifetime. Not every child takes to the outdoors easily, though. If yours have been hesitant, try these methods for adding kid appeal to your garden.

Before Planting Your Spring Garden, Get Started Indoors With Seeds

  
  
  
Before Planting Your Spring Garden, Get Started Indoors With Seeds

The winter of 2014 has many people longing for spring. One of the best ways to get ready for the new season is to prepare the plants you're going to use when planting spring garden patches. Here's a brief tutorial on starting and caring for plants until they're ready to go in your garden.

Adding an Outdoor Shower This Spring? Start Planning It Now

  
  
  
Adding an Outdoor Shower This Spring? Start Planning It Now

After a day of vigorous outdoor activity this spring or summer, an outdoor shower offers your a quick and convenient way to refresh while enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. If your springtime home improvements include adding an outdoor shower, start planning now so you'll be ready to begin as soon as weather permits.

Ready to Rent a Chipper? Compare Features Before You Choose One

  
  
  
Ready to Rent a Chipper? Compare Features Before You Choose One

It’s time to rent a chipper when the amount of cut limbs or cleared brush to dispose of after a major landscaping project will be a problem. You may also have better uses for this surplus material as ground covering if it's reduced to a manageable size. A chipper chops, grinds and shreds brush and limb remnants down to a size that can be easily bagged and disposed of. Alternatively, you can spread the reduced material as mulch to retain ground moisture and discourage insects.

3 Benefits of Renting a Stump Grinder to Get Rid of Tree Stumps

  
  
  
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Tree stumps can be difficult to dig out by hand, and oftentimes roots left behind send up new shoots. And masking stumps by turning them into benches, tables or chainsaw carvings might not be the landscape look you're going for. Renting a stump grinder may be what's needed, as the equipment's sharp teeth can pulverize tree roots six to 12 inches below the ground. Purchasing a stump grinder isn't the best option for most homeowners, and having a landscape professional remove the stump could significantly raise your landscaping budget.

Big Project Looming? Rent Heavy-Duty Equipment From Compact Power

  
  
  
Big Project Looming? Rent Heavy-Duty Equipment From Compact Power Equipment Rental

Do you have a big home improvement project looming? Spring into action, break ground and get the job done right (and maybe even faster) when you rent heavy-duty equipment from Compact Power Equipment Rental locations near your home. 

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