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Choosing the Right Exterior Paint

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Monnick Supply, Marlborough and Framingham

When painting the exterior of your house and other outdoor features, you have two important characteristics to keep in mind: how well it lasts and how good it looks.

is no small investment, so choosing the best paint color for the exterior surfaces of your house means picking colors that look great and last. Benjamin Moore Aura® has you covered with durable paints that resist the punishing effects of weather—and have a lifetime limited warranty to prove it.

Foolproof Color Picks

To narrow down your color choices, build an exterior palette around the elements of the house that won’t change, such as roofing materials and stone or brick components. Pick contrasting but complementary colors to highlight architectural elements and add dimension. Similar color undertones will link the elements together.

Take a Look Around

The best inspiration may come from stepping outside. Select hues that are compatible with your neighborhood, architectural style and natural surroundings. For exterior colors inspired by classic American design and architecture, look no further than Benjamin Moore’s Historical Collection for tried and true favorites that are perfect for any home.

The Right Light

Just like interior paint colors, exterior colors shift depending on how the light hits them—and can look different when applied than they do on a chip. Make regret-free choices by buying a quart of paint and applying it on inconspicuous areas of all sides of your house. Visit your samples throughout the day until you’re comfortable with your choice.

Finish Lines

Color is only one aspect of an exterior paint choice; sheen is another important factor. Low Lustre finish is a top choice for the main siding color—the low-reflective finish adds a slight gloss, hides surface imperfections and cleans well. Semi-gloss paints add extra durability and clean up easily, making them a good choice for areas such as windowsills that bear the brunt of weather shifts. High gloss finishes make color look richer but magnify surface imperfections.

Find the Perfect Color for Your Home Exterior

Make your home the envy of the neighborhood with a beautiful, elegant and striking exterior.

Ben Exterior is our trusted, durable classic that delivers mildew resistance, advanced protection and superior adhesion.

Experience a Different Kind of Paint Store

Monnick Supply in Marlborough and Framingham sells Benjamin Moore Paint. We offer an unparalleled retail experience, far beyond "take a number." Contact us.


Ferris Commercial Lawn Mowers: Experience Suspension

Darren Kincaid - Monday, July 08, 2019

Make this mowing season all about enjoying the experience...When you ride on your new Ferris® commercial mower featuring patented suspension technology you'll have more than freshly manicured grass, you'll experience productivity and comfort like never before..And because you won't be slowing down for those rough spots, you'll mow more lawn in less time. Ferris -- Experience Suspension!

Come visit Monnick Supply in Framingham and Marlborough, MA.

Massachusetts Tax-Free Weekend is Set For August 17-18

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 02, 2019
Monnick Supply - Tax Free Weekend

Massachusetts’ annual sales tax holiday will be held the weekend of Aug. 17-18, 2019.

Both the House and the Senate agreed on the date in resolutions passed during sparsely attended informal legislative sessions on Thursday.

This is the first year that Massachusetts retailers have been assured that the sales tax holiday weekend will occur, after the so-called Grand Bargain signed by Gov. Charlie Baker in 2018 made the annual tax holiday permanent.

In the past, lawmakers have decided each summer whether to hold a sales tax holiday, based on the condition of state revenues.

Retailers say the sales tax holiday boosts sales during a slow time of summer.

Under the new law, lawmakers have until June 15 to set the dates of the annual holiday, or the Department of Revenue will do it.

The sales tax break will apply to purchases under $2,500. It will exclude purchases of tobacco, marijuana, alcohol, cars, motorboats, telecommunications, gas, steam and electricity.

Shoppers save approximately $20 million a year during the two-day waiver of the state’s 6.25% sales tax.

Come visit Monnick Supply in Framingham and Marlborough, MA.


Ferris Zero Turn Mower

Darren Kincaid - Monday, June 24, 2019
Monnick Supply - ISX™ 800 Zero Turn Mower 52 - Ferris Zero Turn Mower

This commercial mower features the next generation of independent suspension with a five-year limited suspension warranty.

Landscape professionals looking to optimize their productivity, mow faster without sacrificing cut quality and experience a smooth ride have the Ferris® ISX™ 800 from Briggs & Stratton Corporation. The ISX 800 offers the patent-pending ForeFront Suspension System™, the next generation in Ferris independent suspension technology.

The ForeFront Suspension System™ is a natural evolution of independent suspension for Ferris. The system utilizes four upper and lower control rods that ensure the front caster bearing remains vertical through the full range of travel. This controlled motion results in a smoother ride, more precise tracing of the terrain and an improved cut. This patent-pending design keeps Ferris on the leading edge of suspension technology for the outdoor power equipment market.

The ForeFront Suspension System proves that Ferris is not done taking care of their operators who ride every day. They expect excellent results from their equipment, and Ferris is providing them with advanced technology found on an ATV.

The ISX 800 has an innovative two-belt iCD™ cutting system which reduces the chance of a belt dislodging or rolling from the pulley, increasing its reliability in a variety of conditions and is covered by a three-year belt limited warranty1. The Ferris ISX 800 is equipped with a Hydro-Gear® ZT-3400® transaxle for added durability with every pass and is powered by the operator’s choice of Briggs & Stratton® Commercial Series engines or Kawasaki® engines. Operators can choose from a 52 inch or a 61 inch iCD cutting deck. The ISX 800 is capable of mowing at up to 10 miles per hour and features larger front casters and rear tires than the IS 700Z. A premium mid-back seat provides ultimate operator comfort.

The ISX 800 is backed by a Limited Warranty. This simple warranty covers the unit for four years or 500 hours. During the first two years, the mower is covered for unlimited hours. All suspension components, including the coil-over shocks, are covered for five (5) years.

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Bad Boy Mowers

Darren Kincaid - Monday, June 17, 2019

Bad Boy Mowers announces it's zero turn mower additions all new to our 2019 lineup!

For more information, contact Monnick Supply in Marlborough and Framingham, MA.

Father's Day Gift Ideas for the Gas Grill Lover

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Monnick Supply - WEBER Gas Grills - Framingham, Marlborough, MA

Look no further for gift ideas that any gas grill fan would love.

1. Grill Cover

Keep the grill looking new with a grill cover.

2. iGrill

The line works is an app-connected thermometer that allows you to monitor the doneness of up to four cuts of meat, from beginning to end, and notifies you on your smart device once food has reached the perfect temperature to serve.

If the gas grill lover has a Spirit II or Genesis II consider the iGrill 3, which mounts directly into the side table of the grill.

3. Handle Light

The powerful LED of the Grill Light illuminates the entire cooking area of the grill so that you see the true color of your food, no matter what time of day. This is especially handy for those winter grilling sessions!

For more Father's Day gift ideas , contact Monnick Supply in Marlborough and Framingham, MA


Power Tools for the Best Yard

Darren Kincaid - Monday, June 03, 2019
Monnick Supply, Marlborough, Framingham, MA

It’s spring in Massachusetts, and homeowners everywhere are digging, seeding and planting now that the temperatures have warmed up.

Home improvement tasks are on the rise and more and more people are becoming DIY-ers. There are some popular power tools that some homeowners cannot and should not live without.

With the never-ending, but friendly neighborhood lawn competition, there are two tools right now than you need to own if you want to win the “lawn battle.” Aerators and over-seeders.

Aerators are gas-powered and come in various sizes and are used to help bring air into your lawn when the top few inches of soil become compacted. Aerators are used when nutrients, like water and air, cannot reach the roots of the lawn. After aerating, use the overseeder to create a lush, green winning lawn.

Gas-powered over-seeders are fairly easy to use. You do have to push an over-seeder, but it will help pull itself along, and they help to ensure that you are dispersing your lawn seed evenly.

Rototillers also are right up there in popular category this time of year, if you have a vegetable garden or several flower gardens in your yard, as are pressure washers.

Gas powered rototillers range in size but most homeowners go with the 4.5 horsepower. The more horsepower you have the less work you have to do, but of course, the price goes up with power.

If you are looking to win the best yard around Framingham and Marlborough award, contact Monnick Supply.

More and Faster Weed Growth in Your Lawn

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Monnick Supply, Marlborough, Framingham, MA

While April (and May) showers bring May flowers, late spring warm weather also brings accelerated weed growth in your lawn. What should you do? The best defense against weeds is a thick, healthy growing lawn. However, if you have visible weeds in your lawn this month they are most likely broadleaf weeds. Crabgrass is not really appearing yet in most lawn at this time of year.

If you have a lot of weeds have you considered the health of the soil you are trying to grow your lawn in? Poor quality soil and a low soil pH value will deter healthy lawn growth and spur the growth of weeds. Apply Mag-I-Cal to increase your soil pH level to 6.0 – 6.8 range for optimum lawn growth. What about the rest of your soil, is it dark-rich in color, loose, able to hold water and nutrients? Do you have an abundance of earthworms? These are indicators of healthy soil. Perhaps you need to test your soil? What, you have never tested your soil, shame on you! Instead of just killing weeds, applying Love Your Lawn-Love Your Soil at this time will promote grass growth so weeds cannot take hold.

You can control weeds organically by applying Organic Weed Control with corn gluten, a by-product of the corn syrup industry. Apply Organic Weed Control before target weeds germinate and be sure to not apply grass seed for 2-3 months after application. Another natural way to deter weed growth is to sow high quality grass seed like Black Beauty Ultra to crowd out the possibility of weeds establishing. Raise your mowing height to 3+ inches to shade weed seeds and keep them from growing.

If you have not applied any crabgrass preventer yet you still have time if you use Crabgrass Preventer plus Green-Up. Crabgrass Preventer plus Green-Up should only be applied in sunny areas, crabgrass does not grow in shady areas. Also, if you have a thick, healthy lawn and have not had problems with crabgrass in general, consider skipping any crabgrass preventers this year. Get back to growing a healthy lawn, not trying to kill everything.

The king of broadleaf weeds is Dandelion; however there are many others out there. This familiar yellow flower does a good job of ruining a great looking lawn. Most broadleaf weed controls consist of a combination of 3 different selective herbicides that kill weeds without injuring the lawn. It is best to control broadleaf weeds when they are actively growing. If you use a Weed and Feed or Lawn Weed Control, be sure to apply them early in the morning when dew is present or to a lightly sprinkled lawn so the granules stick to the weed leaves. Do not mow for 2 days prior or 2 days after applying broadleaf weed controls. Do not water-irrigate or expect rainfall for 2 days after application! If you choose to spot spray with liquid weed controls, be sure to avoid drift of the spray onto desirable plants. Liquid weed controls sometime work better on hard-to-control “vine-type” weeds and clovers.

Be sure to control any weeds using a product that is labeled for the particular weed and follow all label directions for best results. Avoid applying lawn weed controls into desirable flower beds and remember to calibrate your spreader and measure your lawn square footage prior to spreading so you apply the correct amount of weed killer. Taking these steps will assure you better control of weeds and also helps you avoid applying too much resulting in your lawn burning. Do not apply weed controls in hot-dry weather. Remember to wash out your spreader after every use and spray lubricant where the axle & wheels come together. If you choose to hire a professional lawn care company, be sure they have their pesticide and fertilizer applicator licenses.

Come on America, don’t let the weeds get to you, get to them first, outsmart them with a sound lawn care plan!

For more information on lawn care, contact Monnick Supply.

Buying the Best Lawn Mower for Your Yard

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Husqvarna YTH18542 – 42” Lawn Tractor

No two yards are exactly the same. Here are some things to consider when buying a new lawn mower.

So, after years of faithful service, your trusty lawn mower finally stopped working. It’s time to select a new one, but where do you start?

Or maybe you’re moving from an apartment to a home. Or you’ve decided to save a little time on the weekends.

Whatever your reason for needing a new lawn mower, weigh important factors, including:

  • Yard size
  • Yard features
  • Mower features
  • Schedule and availability

Let's go through these four factors one by one.

1. Consider the size of your lawn

Do you have a postage stamp yard in the suburbs? Or a sprawling lot in the country? Your yard’s dimensions are an important factor to consider when choosing between different types of lawn mowers. Here’s the approximate capacity of each of the common mower types:

Push mowers are suitable for lawns up to 1/3 acre.

Self-propelled walk mowers are suitable for lawns up to ½ acre.

Riding mowers, frequently sold as lawn tractors or garden tractors, are suitable for yards up to 2 acres or more.

Zero-turn mowers, the style that’s relied on by professionals, are suitable for yards up to 2 acres or more.

2. Think about hills, slopes and obstacles

Is your backyard home to flowerbeds and trees? Do you live on a sloped, empty lot? The features in your yard are nearly as important as its size. Here are some good rules of thumb:

Be sure to choose a push mower with high rear wheels to make it easier to maneuver around obstacles.

Front-wheel drive (FWD) mowers can handle flat terrain, while rear-wheel drive (RWD) mowers perform better on slopes. Choose an all-wheel drive (AWD) mower for the best of both worlds.

If you have obstacles in your yard, a zero-turn mower is smart choice. Plus, zero-turns typically perform well on slopes (though caution should be exercised on steeper grades.)

3. Pay attention to mower features

With such a huge variety of mowers on the market, choosing between them can be difficult. You could easily go cross-eyed while comparing technical details!

So, rather than spend hours pouring over engine specs, consider the following points related to the mower types we’ve covered thus far:

Push mowers and self-propelled walk mowers offer bagging, side-discharge or mulching options. Choose a model that’s capable of all three to maximize versatility.

Some models of riding mower accept attachments, including aerators, dump carts and snow blowers, boosting their usefulness in outdoor projects of many kinds.

The steering style of zero-turn mowers offers excellent maneuverability and speed in complex spaces.

4. Evaluate your personal schedule

Of course, perhaps most importantly, consider your own schedule and lifestyle:

Do you consider mowing the grass an enjoyable opportunity for exercise? If so, a self-propelled walk mower or push mower is the obvious choice.

Do you have plenty of spare time to mow the lawn, as well as engage in other outdoor projects? Riding mowers offer great versatility.

Are you a lawn fanatic who loves having perfect stripes in the grass? Zero-turn mowers are trusted by professionals for a reason.

Would you rather spend your time working in the garden or doing something around the house? Look no further than robotic lawn mowers.

Conclusion: When choosing a lawn mower, it’s important to consider yard size and features, mower features, and your personal schedule.

Regardless of what you choose, contact Monnick Supply for help choosing the right lawn mower for your yard and lifestyle.


3 Ways to Improve Home Curb Appeal

Darren Kincaid - Monday, May 13, 2019
Monnick Supply, Marlborough, Framingham, MA

Would you like the kind of home that’s tailor-made for showing off to the neighbors, sharing with guests, and impressing your in-laws? Follow these 3 easy steps to boost your home's curb appeal.

Beautiful home with a wide expanse of green lawn

It is so satisfying to drive up a clean driveway to a bright, sparkling house surrounded by green, lush grass and neatly mulched flower beds – in other words, a house with true curb appeal. That’s just the kind of home that’s tailor-made for showing off to the neighbors, sharing with guests, and impressing your in-laws. But don’t worry if your own home is in need of a little TLC. Here are 3 easy steps to boost curb appeal in very little time:

Green Up the Lawn

During the growing season, your lawn can use up the nutrients in the soil faster than they’re replaced, leaving grass looking faded instead of vibrant. Here’s the simple solution: Feed it with Scotts® Green Max™ Lawn Food every 6 to 8 weeks during the growing season, following label directions. Just 3 days after applying, you’ll notice your lawn has a deeper, richer color. The secret? This lawn food contains extra iron, an essential micro-nutrient that enhances the greening process so you see results fast. In addition to the lush look, feeding with Scotts® Green Max™ Lawn Food gives your lawn the other nutrients it needs to help grow a deep, robust root system to better withstand heat and drought.

Give New Life to Old Mulch

Mulch can add a fresh, vibrant look to your landscape beds, especially when you use a richly-hued one like Scotts® Nature Scapes® Color Enhanced Mulch. With time, though, even the best mulch breaks down and loses its color. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to refresh it. Simply spray existing mulch with Scotts® Mulch Color Renewal (which comes in black, brown, and red) according to the instructions on the label. When used as directed, it’s safe for use around people, pets, and plants, but avoid driveways, patios, and other hard surfaces to prevent staining. Once you apply it, your beds will look newly mulched – without all the work.

Clean Sidewalks, Driveways, and More

Now that you’ve beautified your lawn and landscape, it’s time to spiff up the driveway, front porch, back patio, and walkways. It's easy to get rid of dirt and stains from moss, mold, mildew, and algae from outdoor surfaces with Scotts® Outdoor Cleaner Patio & Deck with ZeroScrub™ Technology Concentrate or Scotts® Outdoor Cleaner Plus OxiClean™ Ready-to-Spray. And, don't forget about the exterior or your home; use Scotts® Outdoor Cleaner House & Siding with ZeroScrub™ Technology Ready-to-Spray to clean vinyl, stucco, brick, and other surfaces. For quick touch-ups, try Scotts® Outdoor Cleaner Plus OxiClean™ Heavy Duty Wipes.

These 3 simple solutions are all you need to turn the look of your outdoor space from drab to fab, giving you the curb appeal that will be the envy of all your neighbors. What are you waiting for?

For more information on lawn care, contact Monnick Supply in Framingham and Marlborough, MA.



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