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Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, August 20, 2019

 

Important Lawn Maintenance Projects for the Fall

Darren Kincaid - Monday, August 12, 2019
Monnick Supply, Marlborough, Framingham, MA

These quick projects can make the difference between so-so and spectacular when it comes to fall grass — and next spring's lawn.

Here are some easy yard maintenance things you can do that will make a big difference come spring.

Feed Your Lawn

The difference between a "so-so" lawn and a truly beautiful lawn both now and next spring is two fall feedings. Fertilizing in early fall helps your lawn begin rebuilding grass roots that were damaged during the hot, dry summer. Since fall is also a great time to kill several type of lawn weeds, including clover and dandelion, you can do two jobs at once by applying a weed and feed, such as Scotts® Turf Builder® WinterGuard® Fall Weed & Feed3. If you live in the South and have a St. Augustine, zoysia, or centipedegrass lawn, use Scotts® Turf Builder® Southern Triple Action instead. It not only kills weeds and nourishes the lawn, but also kills and prevents fire ants.

Follow-up with a second fall lawn feeding 6-8 weeks after your first fall fertilization. Scotts® Turf Builder® WinterGuard® Fall Lawn Food gives your fall grass the nutrients it needs to store up energy for a healthy spring push, plus helps to break down mulched-up leaves.

Spruce Up Your Lawn

When kids play on a lawn that's still hurting from summer heat and drought, it can get damaged. If you have bare spots in the lawn (like the one left behind after the kiddie pool is put away), use a product specifically formulated for repairing bare spots like Scotts® EZ Seed® Patch & Repair which is guaranteed to grow grass anywhere (when you give proper care). To thicken up a thin lawn, use Scotts® Turf Builder® Thick’R Lawn™, which is a 3-in-1 product uniquely formulated to help turn weak, thin grass into a thicker, greener lawn. With any seeding project, keep the soil surface moist. Aim for a light watering once a day or as needed until the seedlings have reached a mowing height.

Mulch Your Leaves

Don't let tree leaves smother your grass. Contrary to popular belief, fallen tree leaves will not insulate your lawn during winter. In fact, they can block vital sunlight and thin your grass. So, drop your rake and mulch your leaves to dime sized pieces with your lawn mower before applying one of your fall feedings to help the soil microbes break down the leaves.

Check the Gutters

While you're hanging holiday lights, check the gutters and give them a good cleaning while you've already go the ladder out. You don't want clogged gutters when winter storms roll in.

Mow Your Lawn Shorter

In late fall, drop your mower down and cut your lawn 1 to 2 inches shorter than you have the rest of the growing season. Continue to mow shorter until your grass stops growing in early winter. You should cut your lawn slightly lower for the last cut.

Stow Your Lawn Furniture

It's probably too cold now to sip lemonade on the patio, so put your cushions away and haul the grill and furniture into storage until next year.

Clean Up your Tools for a Fresh Start Next Spring

They've served you well all season, but now that you've completed your fall yard maintenance, it's time to put the tools away. You'll keep them from rusting if you clean them up before you hang them up. Also, if you're done mowing for the year, do your winter mower maintenance at Monnick Supply for storage over the winter.

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

Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

Darren Kincaid - Monday, August 05, 2019

Sales Tax Holiday Weekend In Mass.
Set For August 17-18

BOSTON, JUNE 14, 2019 (State House News Service) – Lawmakers agreed Thursday to implement this year’s sales tax holiday on the weekend of Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18.

The House and Senate adopted resolutions calling for suspension of the state’s 6.25 percent sales tax. The House resolution initially recommended Aug. 10 and 11 as the dates, but members agreed to an amendment filed by Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante — who also filed the initial House resolution — to push the dates back a week.

Rep. Paul Donato, who presided over the House session, told the News Service that Aug. 17-18 “would be a better time for businesses” to benefit from the holiday.

This is a great opportunity to save on Snowblowers,
Lawn Mowers, Tractors, Grills, etc.

Monnick Supply - Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

It was the first time lawmakers established the annual sales-tax holiday dates through a process established under a 2018 law that calls for legislators to choose by June 15 a weekend in August to designate as the holiday. If legislators missed that deadline, the Department of Revenue would have had until July 1 to announce dates for the holiday.

Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr said the tax holiday would benefit retailers and consumers.

How to Get Rid of Crabgrass in the Lawn

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Monnick Supply, Marlborough, Framingham, MA

Crabgrass gets its name because it grows low to the ground with stems that radiate out from the center of the grass clump, resembling crab legs. Seeds begin to sprout in mid-spring, as soon as the soil temperature reaches 55 °F, and crabgrass can quickly become a problem during the summer because it is able to grow vigorously in hot, dry conditions. Crabgrass is an opportunistic annual weed that will grow in the thin and bare spots in your lawn. Before it dies in the fall, a single crabgrass plant produces thousands of seeds that can germinate the following spring.

How to Kill Crabgrass

If you only have a few crabgrass plants in your lawn, you can treat them with a ready-to-use product like Scotts® Spot Weed Control - For Lawns. This spray will kill crabgrass and listed weeds down to the root without harming your lawn, when used as directed. You can also pull crabgrass by hand using a hand trowel or digging knife, but it should be done early in the season before the plants can produce seeds.

If crabgrass has taken over your lawn, it’s time to treat with a product like, Roundup® For Lawns3 Ready-To-Spray, which is ideal for applying to your entire lawn. The fast-acting formula starts killing on contact and kills weeds down to the root so they don't come back. Always be sure to follow instructions before using any product.

Here are a few more tips for preventing crabgrass:

Mow at the proper height. You can discourage crabgrass by mowing at the proper height for your grass type. Mowing higher, usually at one of the top two setting on your mower, allows taller grass blades to shade the soil, which in turn helps prevent the germination of crabgrass seeds.

Feed regularly. A thick, full lawn seldom contains much crabgrass. When your lawn is underfed and stressed out, however, it has a greater chance of being taken over by weeds. Feeding your lawn regularly, every 6 to 8 weeks, during the growing season with a lawn fertilizer like Scotts® Turf Builder® Lawn Food (as directed) helps your lawn stay thick and lush, making it less welcoming to weeds (like crabgrass) by leaving little space for them to grow.

Deep water your lawn. Weeds are better adapted to adverse growing conditions than most lawn grasses. Shallow, frequent watering encourages shallow root growth, making the grass more likely to suffer during periods of heat and drought. That kind of stress can lead to thin patches and bare spots that crabgrass will take advantage of. Instead, water lawns deeply (to a depth of 6 to 8 inches) and infrequently to encourage your lawn to develop deeper roots, so it can grow thicker to help crowd out weeds.

Repair lawn damage. Crabgrass plants will be killed by frost in the fall, leaving behind bare spots. Don’t panic! All you need to do is repair the bare spots to help keep new weeds out. Fill the spots with a patching product, like Scotts® EZ Seed® Patch & Repair, and keep it watered until the new grass is established. For more information on lawn care, contact Monnick Supply in Marlborough and Framingham, MA.

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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.

Source: benjaminmoore.com

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.

Source: masslive.com

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.

Contact Monnick Supply in Marlborough and Framingham.

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

Source: weber.com


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