GOODBYE WINTER / HELLO SPRING

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The end is in sight, spring is nipping at the heels of another long winter, and the anticipation of warmer days ahead is starting to lift winters fog from our memory. While the calendar does not note the official start of the season for several more weeks, it’s not too early to start on a few pre-season projects.
Indoors you can brighten up your space and minimize the mess that winter left behind. Wipe down windows, walls, and floors; dust light fixtures and ceiling fans, perhaps even a new coat of paint is warranted. Outdoors you can start on some early spring projects to help bring your yard back to life after its winter hibernation. We have some great buys this month to help you get started.

Get your lawn ready for the growing season ahead by tackling thatch with the Tru Temper Lawn Groom Thatching Rake #1914000. Thatch is a naturally occurring layer of interconnected dead and living stems, leaves and grass clippings, found between growing grass and the soil under it. The True Temper thatching rake is an all-purpose lawn rake with curved tines designed to clear dead thatch from the lawn. This will allows air, sunshine, water, and fertilizers in to keep the grass healthy.

This is also a good time to prevent weeds and provide nutrients to your lawn by applying Scotts Lawn Pro Weed and Feed. Weed and feed is a product that combines fertilizer with pre-emergent herbicide. Lawn Pro controls most common broadleaf weeds and provides a late spring feeding. The 15 lb. bag provides 5,000 sq. ft. of coverage.

Late winter and early spring is a great time to prune most trees and shrubs and we have cut prices on a couple of great options for the task. The Gilmour Fiberglass Pole Tree Pruner 312TCS comes fully assembled and includes a lifetime replacement policy from the manufacturer. Using a pole pruner to remove stems all the way to the base of the plant saves time and is easy on your back.

The 3 piece pruning set # LG2003 from Howard Berger includes a bypass lopper, hedge shears and bypass pruner. All have cushion grip comfort handles and will keep your yard and garden looking great all season long. Click here for a handy guide on the best time to prune different kinds of plants. http://www.bhg.com/gardening/trees-shrubs-vines/care/what-to-prune-when/

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Don’t Get Caught In The Dark… Unless It’s Your Choice

Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to enjoy a romantic night by candlelight, however most other nights you don’t want to be caught in the dark. Be prepared for power outages with the Pulsar Gas 4 Stroke Peak 6000W Generator.

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It has a single cylinder 10 HP air cooled engine and four 120V outlets, one 120V/240V twist lock and one 120V twist lock. It includes a recoil start, 12V DC output and a 3 into 1 digital meter. Quiet and reliable, this generator is perfect for home, worksites or recreational activities.

 

We also have a Heavy Duty Poly Tarp from Dize; the super heavy duty polyethylene material is available in 10’ x 12’ and 12’ x 16’ sizes, laminated on both sides, and UV treated for maximum weatherproofing and tear resistance. Perfect for construction materials, boat covering, sandboxes and more.

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Taking Care Of Our Feathered Friends

Welcome to 2015! The weather outside may be frightful, but we have some items to help you make winter more delightful…well at least a bit more bearable.

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With much of the foliage removed from the winter landscape, wildlife viewing can be easier and more enjoyable. You can enjoy watching winter birds right in your own backyard by providing the right type of food in your feeder. Winter can be a hard time for birds. Suet is a high energy, pure fat substance which is invaluable when insects are harder to find and birds need many more calories to keep their bodies warm. You can find several varieties of Heath High Energy Suet Cake in our bird seed aisle. If you need help with feeders, just ask one of our helpful associates.

Need Supplies for Back To College?

Moving to Dorm FB

Seems like we are all just settling in to summer, but alas, store advertisements have already started reminding us that the start of school is just around the corner and for those heading off to colleges and universities, that time is even sooner.

If you or a family member is heading back to campus, check out the Slug Books College Packing list http://www.collegepackinglist.com/ for an easy to use packing checklist of suggested items for the dorm room, along with other helpful info to get college students off to a good start this fall.

 We have a lot of the door room basics you will need, here at Spencer Feed, including packing tape, light bulbs, cleaning supplies and more.  

Harris Bed Bug Spray
On Sale For Only $6.99
Harris Bed Bug Killer is a must have item to add to your campus bound shopping list (and keep some on hand at home as well).  One of the most repulsive insects to deal with is the bed bug. I get itchy just thinking about them! Bed bug infestations have been on the rise in recent years. Controlling these bloodsuckers in multi-unit dwellings, is tricky as they literally hitchhike from room to room. Pest control professionals have indicated that college dormitories can become a “hotbed for bedbug activity” We carry Harris Bed Bug Killer in quart and gallons. Harris Bed Bug Killer is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for the control of bedbugs and lice. Spray mattresses, bedside furniture, luggage and backpacks. It’s odorless and non-staining. For more information on bedbugs and other Harris pest solutions go to http://pfharris.com/pages/bedbughelp.html.