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Home & Garden

  • Get use out of fall leaves
    Every autumn, when the leaves flutter down, we're faced with a dilemma. Is this the year when we stop raking and blowing those leaves to the curb to be hauled away?
  • Get use out of fall leaves
    Every autumn, when the leaves flutter down, we’re faced with a dilemma.Is this the year when we stop raking and blowing those leaves to the curb to be hauled away? Is this the year we start our own compost pile?
  • Old timbers, new appeal
      John Hodupp is standing next to a huge pile of 20-foot long timbers. If he were a jeweler, they would be blue diamonds. If he sold mushrooms, they would be his truffles.
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These lawn tools save your body some wear and tear

While caring for your lawn can be pleasant, it needn't take all day. Luckily, time-saving tools can also save your body some wear and tear:

•Water plants with a heavy-duty sprayer. Since gardeners are prone to knee injuries from repetitive pressure placed upon the area, a sprayer you can use standing up is a better choice.

•More than 38,000 Americans suffered raking-related injuries in 2012, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. For a more efficient collection of leaves, pine needles and grass clippings, consider using a high-performance lawn sweeper.

•Save your back and some time by avoiding wheelbarrows and over-the-shoulder hauling. Instead, move tools, soil, mulch and yard clippings quickly and with ease with a cargo carrier or utility cart.

•Shave off hours off yard work while also avoiding the repetitive arm, elbow, wrist and hand movements that cause injury with a dethatcher that gently combs dead grass and roots to the surface where they can be swept up.

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