National Syncta Day

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Did you know there’s a national day of celebration for just about everything? After overdosing on cute kitty videos on National Cat Day October 29th, our nation ushered in many other “special” days in November, including National Sandwich Day, National Chicken Lady Day (it’s real – look it up), and National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day (my favorite).

Not wanting to be left out of the fun, we declared November 29th National Syncta Day, a day where reps across the ...

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Winterizing Your Irrigation System

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If you’re a homeowner like me, you’ve probably heard that it’s a good idea to winterize your irrigation system, which includes your backflow device. But what exactly does this mean? And how necessary is it?

As a DIYer on a tight budget, I always weigh the “necessary” part. Is this something I NEED to do now, or can it wait? Of course, the answer depends on who you ask, and more importantly, where you live.

If you live in a ...

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Watering Tips for your Vegetable Garden

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Water is priceless. We forget that sometimes, especially when our water bill arrives! Watering your lawn and vegetable garden in the summer can make those water bills skyrocket! What can you do to cut those costs? By watering effectively! So, let’s take a glance at some common watering tips. I’ve mentioned several times that in-ground or soaker hoses are the ideal way to water, so I won’t go into that again since you know where I stand.

Indicator Plant ...

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Lawn: more than just watering! Tips for maintaining green grass.

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Up until about 2 years ago, I didn’t know much about growing grass. In my previous residence we had a landscape business come out every 2 weeks to mow the grass, trim trees, and fertilize the lawn as needed.

That changed though when we moved further out of town onto a little bit of acreage. I decided if we owned some land, I could do my part to keep the grass looking good. My dad gave me the tip of ...

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Need skilled trade employees? You’re not alone!

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It’s an all too familiar story; there is a growing shortage of plumbers in the US. In 2014, there was an estimated 425,000 open positions for plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, and other similiar skilled trade jobs. From backflow testers to plumbers and electricians, there’s many more jobs than skilled tradespeople to fill them. We often hear about unemployment though – so clearly there is a disconnect.

Skilled Trade Employees are Nearing Retirement Age

One way is to change the ...

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