Five Tips for Final Fall Clean-up & Preparation for the Snowpocalypse:
Trim Back the Flower Beds and Perennials, then Compost the Debris: Seeing the first emergence of fresh tips is one of the true joys of Spring, but those Fall Bulbs - Tulips, Daffodils, etc, won't be their best if they have to come up through inches of muck that was left to freeze and thaw under inches (or feet) of snow during the winter. Trim back those Hostas and other perennial plants, and then toss the clippings into your compost bin. As long as you're keeping up on maintaining the compost, you'll have some additional ingredients for some "black gold" next year. Additionally, plant some Fall Bulbs in preparation for some spring color next year. Some fresh mulch will help protect your plants to make it through the deep freeze.
You Vacuum Your Carpet, so Vacuum Your Grass! It's true... with the Craftsman 4-in-1 Yard Vac, you can take to the yard like you'd take to the living room, casually walking through with 190cc's of power sucking up the junk to leave a nice carpet of uncluttered grass just waiting for the snow to fall. This is just one of many Fall tools that Craftsman offers.
Get Your Gnome Army Back Inside: Have some Gnomes guarding your Garden? Don't leave the little guys out in the cold - bring 'em in! Same goes for any other statuesque creatures that might be lurking about. We have a Fairie Garden as well, so bringing the entire Kingdom - residents, castle and all - back into the garage for storage is a good thing. I've even got a Gnomefather out there, along with a Gnome-eating dinosaur. There's also a Garden Jawa from STAR WARS. Judge not.
If You've Got Wood, Chop It: We don't have a fireplace, nor do we have a source of firewood... but we know a lot of people that do. The Craftsman 208cc 27-Ton Log Splitter is a beast, and a proven entry into Craftsman's impressive fleet of tools for any occasion. It splits logs up to 25" in diameter either horizontally or vertically with 27 tons of ram pressure.
Remember this? Less than a year ago...
The Sky Will Throw You Snow... be Ready to Throw it Somewhere Else!: New for 2015, Craftsman Pro Series Snowblowers are ready for action, and they mean business. Imagine rolling out of the garage with a Black & Yellow bringer of snow destruction ready to clear driveways and sidewalks fast! One of my friends at Craftsman used the phrase "little white doom flakes" to describe what's headed our way. It's not a question of "if," but "when" the snow will arrive. Will you be ready to fight back?
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