As winter wanes and the first signs of spring emerge, it's the perfect time to start thinking about your garden. Late winter offers an ideal opportunity for planting trees and shrubs, setting the stage for a lush landscape. Louie's Ace Home Center is here to guide you through this process with practical tips and expert advice.
Late winter, just before the spring thaw, is a prime time for gardeners to plant. This season is particularly suitable for dormant bare-root plants like roses and fruit trees. They establish roots in cooler temperatures and burst into life as the weather warms. However, it's crucial to be selective with species; evergreens, for instance, may struggle to establish roots in winter's tail end. Prioritize species that thrive in your region's climate for the best results.
Proper soil preparation is key. Ensure your soil is well-aerated and well-drained before planting. While it might be tempting, avoid over-amending the soil. A moderate amount of compost and bone meal can enrich the soil without overwhelming your new plants. When digging the planting hole, keep it no deeper than the root ball and twice as wide. This provides ample space for roots to grow without being constricted.
When planting, gently place the plant in the hole, ensuring the top of the root ball is level with the ground. For compacted soil, loosening it can facilitate better root growth. Be mindful not to plant too deep, as this can stress the plant and hinder its growth. Remember, the initial care you take in planting can dictate the future health of your trees and shrubs.
After planting, regular watering is essential, especially when the soil below the mulch and in the root ball feels dry. Mulching can help retain soil moisture and regulate temperature. However, be cautious not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot and other issues. Consistent care in these early stages will pay off with robust growth in the spring and summer months.
As you plan your late winter planting, remember that a little preparation goes a long way. Visit Louie's Ace Home Center for all your gardening needs, from quality soil and mulch to a wide selection of trees and shrubs suitable for your area. Embrace this season of renewal and transform your garden into a vibrant, flourishing space.
In a landscape cluttered with gas-powered snow blowers that often bring with them a fair share of fuss and environmental concerns, the EGO Power+ Power SNT2405 stands as a shining beacon of innovation and efficiency. Not only does it promise to give its gas-powered counterparts a run for their money, but it also redefines what users can expect from an electric snow blower.
When it comes to clearing snow, we've often been subjected to choices that are loud, messy, and not particularly eco-friendly. The EGO Power+ SNT2405 challenges this paradigm by offering performance that exceeds even gas-powered alternatives. The key to this superior capability lies in its Peak Power technology, utilizing two EGO 56V ARC Lithium batteries to handle the harshest of snow conditions. Simply put, this snow blower doesn’t just clear snow—it owns it.
Where many electric snow blowers fall short is in their inability to manage deeper layers of snow. The EGO Power+ is a standout in this regard with a 24-inch clearing width and a 20-inch intake height. This machine isn't just for light dustings; it's built for winters that don't play nice.
Moreover, this isn't a machine that will call it quits midway through the job. It can clear an 18-car driveway blanketed with 8 inches of snow all on a single charge, thanks to the powerhouse that is the dual 7.5Ah batteries. That’s right, this is an electric snow blower with endurance to boot.
While raw power is crucial, ease of use is equally important. With variable-speed self-propulsion and an additional reverse gear, you can maneuver this machine with a level of control that many other models simply can't offer. The variable auger speed lets you decide the snow throwing distance, effectively allowing you to customize your snow removal experience.
Let's not overlook the LED lights. These four beacons of brightness ensure that you can operate the snow blower at any time, day or night, without compromising on visibility.
Robustness in design rounds out the EGO Power+ offering. Composed of heavy-duty steel and composite materials, this snow blower promises to withstand the trials of many winters to come. It's not just a tool for a season; it’s an investment for several years.
The EGO Power+ Power SNT2405 24 in. Two-Stage 56 V Battery Snow Blower Kit isn't just another entrant in the world of snow blowers. It's a technological leap forward. It effectively balances incredible power and user-friendly features, all backed by a 5-year warranty. It doesn’t just make the task of snow removal easier; it turns it into something approaching a pleasure.
Whether you’re a first-time buyer or considering a switch from a gas-powered model, the EGO Power+ Power SNT2405, available at Louie's Ace, provides a compelling case for why electric is the future of snow removal.
Disclaimer: Before committing to any purchase, it's advisable to personally test equipment and ensure its suitability for your specific needs and environmental conditions.
Available now at Louie’s Ace, this model doesn't just promise change; it delivers it. If you've been on the fence about the transition to electric snow blowers, this could very well be the push you need. So why wait? Make your winters not just bearable but downright manageable with the EGO Power+ SNT2405.
Lawn care, for many, is a labor of love. It's an expression of pride in our homes and a testament to our attention to detail. As a longtime homeowner in Fallon, Nevada, I've tried my fair share of lawn mowers. Recently, I've had the pleasure of using the EGO Power+ LM2114 21 in. 56 V Electric Lawn Mower Kit from Louie's Ace Home Center. This game-changing tool has significantly elevated my lawn care experience, and I believe fellow homeowners in the Fallon and Dayton areas will find it equally transformative.
The promise of 'Power Beyond Belief' is not an overstatement. The EGO Power+ 21in Mower delivers a whopping 6.0 foot-pounds of torque power. This feature immediately set it apart from many gas-powered mowers I've used in the past. Despite its immense power, it operates with an admirable quietness that keeps my early morning lawn care sessions from waking up the entire neighborhood. Add to that the absence of gasoline fumes, and the EGO Power+ quickly proves itself as a top contender for most eco-friendly lawn care tool.
The high-efficiency brushless motor delivers impressive performance - long runtimes, low vibration, and life-long durability. With the 56V 6.0Ah ARC Lithium battery, you can expect an impressive 55 minutes of uninterrupted mowing from a single charge.
The EGO Power+ LM2114 is much more than a powerful tool. It's also a precision instrument designed to give your lawn the love and care it deserves. The advanced Gator Blade creates clean, precise cuts, enhancing your lawn's health and appearance.
The three-in-one functionality offers the flexibility that homeowners crave. You can mulch, side discharge, or bag your grass clippings depending on your lawn care strategy. The two-bushel grass collection bag is easy to access and simplifies clean-up.
Adjusting the cutting height is a breeze with the 7-position feature. You can achieve the perfect grass height, anywhere between 1.25 to 4 inches. Whether you prefer a lush, high lawn or a low, clean-cut look, this mower has got you covered.
There's a clear emphasis on convenience in every aspect of the EGO Power+ LM2114's design. Starting the mower requires a simple push of a button, making tricky pull cords a thing of the past. The inclusion of bright LED lights is a thoughtful addition, offering clear visibility for those pre-dawn or twilight mowing sessions.
The adjustable handle height ensures a comfortable mowing experience for everyone, regardless of their height. And after the job is done, the mower folds flat for easy, compact storage.
EGO didn't compromise on durability when designing this mower. Its IPX4-rated weather-resistant construction can withstand unexpected showers without missing a beat. The 5-year limited parts and labor warranty is a testament to EGO's confidence in their product's durability and reliability.
The EGO Power+ LM2114 Electric Lawn Mower has garnered glowing reviews from homeowners. Users laud its light weight, easy handling, and long battery life. One satisfied customer described it as the "best lawn mower" they've ever owned, citing its power, ease of use, and superior battery performance as key reasons for their satisfaction.
The EGO Power+ LM2114 21 in. 56 V Electric Lawn Mower Kit from Louie's Ace Home Center is a lawn care revolution for homeowners in the Fallon and Dayton Nevada areas. This electric mower isn't just an alternative to traditional gas mowers; it's a clear upgrade.
Experience Power Beyond Belief for yourself. Visit Louie's Ace Home Center, a premier Dayton hardware store, and transform your lawn care routine with the EGO Power+ LM2114. You'll wonder how you ever managed without it.
If you’re a newbie to lawn fertilizer, then the numbers listed on the bag may seem like a foreign language when heading down an aisle of gardening supplies.These three numbers are known as fertilizer ratios, and by understanding what each number means, you can improve the appearance and longevity of your lawn.
Fertilizer is great for helping strengthen roots and promote new growth year round. Taking care of your lawn is important because the grasses commonly used can purify air and improve overall air quality, in addition to the fact that a nicely manicured lawn is aesthetically pleasing. Grasses are great at absorbing rainfall, preventing erosion, and purifies water for aquifers in the area.
Each of the three numbers listed on the front of the bag of fertilizer represents nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Together they are known as NPK ratios, and are indicated using their element symbols that you may remember from chemistry class. All three are essential elements in gardening products for growing a beautiful lawn.
Each one serves a different purpose in ensuring your grass grows green.
NPK ratios apply to all types of fertilizer, but there are certain specifications to follow for lawns and all of the different conditions the lawn may be in.
Our gardening experts suggest fertilizer should be put on your lawn two through four times a year. Resistance from pests, protection for the soil, and preventing pesky weeds are just some of the perks when taking care of your lawn with fertilizer from ACE Hardware. The fertilization process is cost-effective, simple, and environmentally friendly. Because of how low-maintenance lawn care can be, you can spend more time doing plenty of other fun outdoor activities this summer!
Here’s some of our ACE Hardware team’s top fertilizer recommendations:
This fertilizer is one of our best selling options because it stops crabgrass at its roots and is safe for use on Bermuda grass. It’s a great fertilizer to use in post-winter lawn care routines, and is a trusted formula no matter what climate you live in.
Milorganite is produced from the nation’s oldest and largest recycling efforts. It’s fortified with iron for a longer lasting green. The slow-release formula can be used on trees, shrubs, or flowers as well.
A quick greening, long lasting lawn is possible with Pennington and its premium blended fertilizer. With fast acting nitrogen for quick greening in addition to slow release nitrogen at 10.5% for extended feeding up to three months, the blend of fertilizer includes a boost of 5% iron.
At ACE Hardware, you can be assured that our hardware and garden supplies are top notch and in stock. With plenty of fertilizer choices for every budget, lawn, and gardening style, you can’t go wrong with keeping your lawn healthy and happy.
Be sure to visit Louie’s ACE Home Center for all your lawn care questions and gardening supplies!
When it comes to lawn mowers, there are a surprisingly large number of options available. Mowing the lawn can be a pain, so when it comes to choosing your tool it is important to choose the one that can help you tackle your yard the best.
Electric and gas mowers each have their own benefits that largely depend upon the type of yard you have, your personal choices, costs, and the level of maintenance you’re willing to take on.
When you think of lawn mowers, it’s likely that a gas mower is what first comes to mind. These mowers provide the power needed to easily tackle tough grass and mow larger areas without troublesome cords or having to re-charge a battery. A little gas can go a long way! Gas mowers also can be more durable and long lasting in comparison to some electric models.
If you’re looking to be environmentally friendly, a gas powered mower is not the top option as it emits carbon monoxide and dioxide into the atmosphere. They also tend to be much noisier than electric mowers. Due to the additional mechanisms and pieces, gas mowers tend to be heavier as well.
A popular alternative to gas lawn mowers, electric mowers a great option for those looking to avoid some of the downsides to using a gas powered tool. Not only are electric mowers quieter, you also avoid the frustrating pull-to-start process of turning on a gas mower. Electric mowers also don’t require sparkplugs or fuel filters eliminating the additional accessories needed with gas powered mowers. While they can be pricey up-front, electric mowers also can become cost effective over time.
Despite these benefits, electric mowers are not the best option if you have a large area to cover because they either come with cords or rechargeable batteries that last for only about an hour. They also can be dangerous when used in wet conditions as the electrical components can cause electrocution if they come into contact with water. An electric lawnmower isn’t the best choice for lawns with tough grasses or for someone who may wait for their lawn to look like a jungle before taking out the mower.
Looking to upgrade your mower? Keep an eye out for Louie’s ACE Home Center’s “cash for clunkers” program this September! If you need other lawn care equipment for a short period of time, check out our ACE hardware rentals.