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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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  • How To Fertilize Your Lawn

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    I think it's time to get those gardening tools out Cleveland. If you want to fertilize your lawn but don't know where to start, take a look at these tips courtesy of This Old House:

    1. Use a walk-behind drop spreader to apply materials—seed, fertilizer, or lime—to small- to medium-size lawns.
    2. Check packaging for proper spread rates; adjust drop spreader to recommended setting.
    3. Fill drop spreader halfway up with lime.
    4. Use spreader to put down a strip of lime around perimeter of property.
    5. Apply lime to remainder of lawn, making sure to overlap each pass slightly.
    6. For large yards, use a broadcast spreader to disperse pelletized lime.
    7. At end of job, rinse spreader well with garden hose, then lubricate all moving parts with spray lubricant

    Also, be sure to check out this video for a better idea of where to start!

    Courtesy of This Old House

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