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    As a result of having been well-satisfied with a previous job done by your firm, we contacted you to paint several rooms in our house. Once again not only were we pleased with the job performed, but we were impressed with the care they took to protect furniture and carpeting. We will not hesitate to recommend Reilly Painting to others.

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  • Early Spring Landscaping Tips

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    Now that spring has arrived, here are some tips for getting your lawn restored and healthy:

    It's a great idea to take stock of your lawn in early spring. During the winter, chemical changes may have altered your soil's pH, physical changes may have led to soil compaction, or biological compaction may have set the stage for an invasion of weeds. A casual stroll through the yard will help you identify these changes and deal with them in the weeks to come.

    Getting the jump on weeds

    "Even if you can't see weeds in early spring, they're in your lawn," says master gardener Paul James. "The seeds or young sprouts are just waiting for optimum conditions for growth." If you typically use organic or synthetic herbicides early in the season to control weeds, keep in mind that those products work by preventing weed seeds from germinating in the first place, not by destroying already up-and-growing weeds. As a result, the timing of your application is critical.

    You must apply the pre-emergent herbicides before the weeds appear, which is why early inspection is so important. If you miss the optimum application window, you'll have to wait until later in the year--about midsummer--to apply a post-emergent herbicide (which will destroy existing weeds) or wait until fall to apply the pre-emergent herbicide, which will destroy the seeds of the current year's weeds.

    Read more at HGTV

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