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Easy & Safe Weed Control For Your Home Or Farm

The Dream of a Weed Free Lawn Every homeowner faces a common problem: pesky, ugly, annoying weeds. No matter where you live or how much you know about landscaping, a random seed taking root on your property is basically inevitable. In the spring and summer months, it can seem like a never-ending cycle of weed picking, weed killing, and lawn care in order to keep your property in good shape. If you want your property to be weed-free, you’ll need to be dedicated to your lawn. You’ll also need to be proactive. Lawn care is a tricky game, and while... Read more →

Vinegar is a Natural Weed Killer Ghlyphosate Alternative

You may have heard about the possible dangers of certain glyphosate-based weed killers. Scientists around the world are starting to link long-term glyphosate exposure to an increased risk of cancer and a slew of other health issues. Which begs the question: Is there such a thing as a safe, risk-free weed killer? There just might be. But first, let’s talk about why glyphosate has been under the microscope. What is glyphosate? Glyphosate is the world’s most-used weed killer. Introduced by Monsanto in 1974, this chemical has been used by home and business owners for over 40 years. On a small... Read more →

How to Raise the pH in My Pool

Summer is just around the corner! It’s almost time to uncover your pool for some fun in the sun. But before you start doing cannonballs and playing Marco Polo, you need to check your pool through-and-through. And that includes checking your pool’s pH. If your pool’s pH is too low, your plumbing will start to corrode, your equipment will begin to fail, and your swimmers will start to complain about skin and eye discomfort. Instead of suffering from red eyes and itchy skin, invest in an easy-to-use sodium carbonate granular formula to increase your pool’s pH. Whether you’re new to... Read more →

How to Lower the pH in Your Pool

A low pH is one thing. A high pH is a whole other challenge. But if you need to decrease the pH in your pool, don’t worry. Here’s what you should know about high pool pH and how you can lower it without using splashy or toxic liquids. Why does it matter if my pool’s pH is too high? If your pool’s pH gets too high, it will affect the effectiveness of the other chemicals, particularly chlorine. Ineffective chlorine can increase the risk of: Waterborne illnesses Skin irritation Cloudy water Equipment damage Pool tile scaling Clogged filters and pipes Your... Read more →

Effective Dust Control Solutions for a safer Community & Workplace

Does the dust from your construction site spread into the air and cause a nuisance? Maybe dust is blowing from your property’s dirt road or from your horse arena. Either way, dust isn’t just a cleanliness problem; it can lead to other complications like reduced air quality and visibility. Dust inhalation is also a big issue. Even a small amount of dust can cause severe issues for those with asthma and other respiratory problems. Continued inhalation can lead to respiratory illnesses, including scoliosis. Here’s the good news: Numerous affordable solutions are available to control dust around homes, businesses, or worksites.... Read more →