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How to Close Your Pool for Winter

Learn how to close your pool for the winter with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. After a fun pool season, closing your pool properly will make opening your pool next season much easier. How you close your pool will have a major impact on the ease of spring opening. Following the proper steps and procedures will help you minimize the time and money you spend on opening your pool once spring(…)

Second Story Pressure Washing Tips

Follow these second story pressure washing tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Cleaning the siding on the second story of your house used to be a daunting task. But pressure washers have made cleaning high up places easier than ever–without the use of ladders or scaffolding. Follow these pressure washing tips from Briggs & Stratton and Blain’s Farm & Fleet to clean up the second story of your home. Second(…)

How to Install a Motion Activated Security Light

Learn how to install a motion activated security light with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Outdoor lights that are automatically activated by motion detectors can solve plenty of problems. They’ll automatically come on to light up the kids who cut through the yard, an intruder on the deck and even expose the furry critter that’s been raiding your garbage can. With the help of The Designers Edge and Blain’s Farm &(…)

How to Use a Lawn Edger

Learn how to give your lawn a clean edge with a lawn edger from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Make your lawn and your garden beds look smooth and picture perfect by using a lawn edger. Routine lawn edging also helps keep grass roots from invading your sidewalk and/or driveway. Whether you’re using a gas-powered edger or a manual one, you can achieve straight, defined edges with your lawn and garden.(…)

Early Spring Lawn and Garden Projects

Get ready for summer with these early spring lawn and garden projects. When winter has dragged on, it can be hard to wait to plant your garden. But if you try digging in your garden too early, you may end up doing more damage than good. Luckily, Blain’s Farm & Fleet is here to help with a list of ideas to keep your green thumb busy until then. Below we(…)

How to Seal a Driveway

Learn how to seal your driveway with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Extreme heat and cold, chemicals like salt, oil, gas and grease–all things that can wear down your blacktop. Without protection, that beautiful black driveway could become an unattractive, crumbling mess. With a little effort, you can prevent these problems by sealing, protecting and maintaining your driveway. Besides, it’s an excuse to get out of the house and get dirty!(…)

DIY Concrete Crack Repair

Do your own concrete crack repair with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Cracks in your concrete driveway are not only an eyesore, but they can lead to further driveway deterioration. Instead of a costly driveway replacement, follow these simple instructions to patch your driveway and your pocketbook. Blain’s Farm & Fleet has your easy DIY concrete crack repair instructions. DIY Concrete Crack Repair: 1. Regardless of the size(…)

How to Make a Burn Barrel

Learn how to make your own burn barrel with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Whether you live out in the country or you just have some trash to burn, a burn barrel is a simple solution for cleaning up your home and yard. Before you start making one, check your local ordinances to make sure a burn barrel is allowed in your area. The smoke and smell of(…)

5 Tips for Watering Your Lawn

Follow these five tips for watering your lawn from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. To get the lush, green grass of your dreams you need to do what’s best for your lawn. Part of that is knowing when and how to properly water your lawn. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can follow five tips about watering your lawn and have a better and brighter lawn. 1. Water(…)

Establishing a Living Fence

Learn how to establish a living fence in your own yard with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Living fences are established to provide privacy, block wind and noise and crate “edge habitats” for wildlife. They can also be as impenetrable as a man-made fence. Typically, a living fence is created by planting trees and shrubs close together on the living fence line. You can use our step-by-step guide to establish a(…)


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