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3 Myths About Seasoned Firewood
3 Myths About Seasoned Firewood

There are 3 big myths about seasoned firewood.  Learn more here.  

The 3 Best Ways To Store Firewood
The 3 Best Ways To Store Firewood

Let’s be realistic, most people don’t think about ordering firewood until fall.  A nip in the air is what gets people thinking about a nice cozy fire.  Normally, conditions are wet in the fall so chances are, your firewood will have absorbed some moisture. 

5 Most Common Types Of Firewood In Illinois
5 Most Common Types Of Firewood In Illinois

Often you’ll find firewood companies will sell face cords of varieties like Oak, Hickory, Birch or Cherry by themselves, while each of the other varieties are put together and called Mixed Hardwood.

4 Things To Avoid When Ordering Firewood
4 Things To Avoid When Ordering Firewood

Here are 4 things to avoid when ordering firewood.  Remember:  face cord dimensions are 4’H x 8’W x 16” deep.  A full cord is 3 face cords equaling 4’H x 8’W x 4’ deep.  If someone tries to give you different dimensions or do any of the following then it’s time to find another company to work with.   

4 Tips To Start A Fire
4 Tips To Start A Fire

The first time I started a fire, I couldn’t believe the frustration it caused.  I fumbled with it until I finally gave up feeling defeated.  I mean, really – a fire can start on its own under the right conditions so how could this be so hard?

Bagged vs. Bulk Mulch
Bagged vs. Bulk Mulch

When purchasing mulch, I’ve often had customers ask which is better – bagged or bulk.  There’s no right or wrong when it comes to choosing, it’s simply a matter of preference.  Here are a couple of things to keep in mind when deciding. 

 

6 Things You Should Know Before Purchasing Dyed Mulch
6 Things You Should Know Before Purchasing Dyed Mulch

Color enhanced mulch can be a great way to turn your neighbor’s heads.  There are many misconceptions out there about dyed mulch so if you’re thinking about purchasing it here’s what you should know.

5 Mistakes People Make When Buying Mulch
5 Mistakes People Make When Buying Mulch

There’s no doubt that beautifying your lawn is an excellent way to create curb appeal, but with the cost and time involved you want the job done right the first time.   During my years of working in the garden and landscape industry I’ve seen time and time again avoidable headache and frustration caused while homeowners are purchasing mulch.  

7 of the Best (and Worst) Methods of Avoiding Weeds
7 of the Best (and Worst) Methods of Avoiding Weeds

From hobbyist gardeners to professional landscapers, painstaking efforts have been taken to rid our lives of weeds.  Although there is no way of permanently ridding your beds of weeds, there are ways to deter them.  Here are some of the best (and worst) methods of keeping them at bay.

4 Reasons To Mulch Your Garden
4 Reasons To Mulch Your Garden

The list of benefits of mulching your garden is an extensive one.  Here are 4 of the biggest reasons why you should mulch your beds.

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