Check These Key Spots to Stop Bugs from Infesting Your Home

Have you been hassled by spiders, cicadas, or other bugs sneaking into your home recently? Worried about your pets getting heartworm or other parasites from rogue mosquitoes, fleas, and flies? If you’ve had a few scares recently, you may want to inspect your home to identify how exactly they’re getting in.

Open Doors

Your number one culprit will the same place almost everything enters your home, through the exterior doors while they’re being used or left ajar. If you are forgetful you may want to invest in a door closer that will automatically pull the door shut once it is not being pressed on. If calibrated correctly, door closers will completely shut the door until it latches, saving you money in energy costs and preventing bugs from gaining entry to your home.

Even Closed Doors

Check under your doors to see if it has a feature called a “sweep” A sweep is a strip of rubber or other flexible materials that is affixed to the bottom of the door. Sweeps fill the gap between the door and the door jamb without causing any scraping or friction. It may surprise you, but without a sweep bugs are able to enter even when your door is properly shut. When your door has a proper sweep, this enhances the seal between your home and the outdoors, providing sound dampening and keeping out pests.

Windows and Screens

Windows and screens are the next most likely culprits. Check around all window sills to make sure they do not show any gaps into the insulation space or to the outside. Fill in any gaps with caulking to close them up for good. If you like to have your windows open, be sure to regularly check your screens to ensure they are seated properly in the sill and do not show any signs of damage, rips, or wear.

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Monthly Maintenance Tips for Artificial Grass

September 19, 2014 by  
Filed under Gardening Tips, Home Improvement

Written by Artificial Turf Supply Commercial & Residential Division.

One of the perks of installing an artificial lawn is that you avoid many of the maintenance hassles that are common with natural grass lawns. You no longer need to worry about mowing your lawn on a regular basis, watering it several times a week or seeding and fertilizing the lawn to keep it looking healthy. An artificial turf lawn will look great without most of the maintenance that goes into a real grass lawn.

But this doesn’t mean that some maintenance won’t help your synthetic lawn to last and look great. Performing some monthly maintenance can go a long way in reducing the possibility that you artificial grass lawn will incur damage over the years or start to look worn or faded. Here are a few things you can do each month:

Clean your lawn with a broom or blower. Removing leaves, dust and other debris with a flexible lawn rake or a high-powered leaf blower will keep organic materials from rotting inside the fibers of your lawn. You can even buy rakes and brooms specially designed for artificial lawns.

Fluff your lawn. If, after a cleaning, your lawn is not standing up straight, you can use a broom or handled brush and sweep against the grain of the lawn. This will make the blades stand straight up again.

When you purchase your artificial turf from companies such as Artificial Turf Supply Commercial & Residential Division, they can give you other maintenance tips recommended by the manufacturer.

Artificial Turf Supply Commercial & Residential Division provides homeowners and business owners with high quality synthetic turf to use as landscaping. Their products are suitable for all uses and are extremely affordably priced. Visit their site to see the latest products in the industry.

Avoid Gardening Headaches with Artificial Grass

May 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Gardening Tips

Written by Artificial Turf Supply

Although gardening can be a satisfying pastime, not everyone has the time or patience to maintain natural grass, plants, and flowers. Maintaining a real garden also requires money, since regular water, pesticides and herbicides are all a must. Yet even with all the hard work and invested money, it’s still not a guarantee that you will have a healthy garden. That’s one of the main problems with having a real garden.

But just because you might not have time or money to grow a real garden doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy one. Here’s a look at the benefits of having a garden with fake lawn grass.

No Irrigation

A natural garden needs water to grow and survive. Most gardens should be watered in early morning or in the evening when the sun is not so hot. This means you will need to get up early before work to water your garden or do it after a long day. But a garden with artificial grass eliminates the need for irrigation. Artificial turf can remain beautiful and healthy all season without a drop of H2O, which means you will be saving time and money with your artificial residential turf.

No Maintenance

In addition to eliminating the need for irrigation, an artificial garden doesn’t require any maintenance. With a fake garden, you don’t have to weed, use pesticides, or trim the grass. You also don’t have to worry about how much sunlight it gets. An artificial garden can be planted in the shade.

Artificial Turf Supply is an online retailer of residential, commercial, and athletic-grade fake grass at wholesale cost. The company also provides artificial grass installation for parks and playgrounds.