The leaves are falling in San Antonio
and if you have gutters and no gutter guards on top of them you know
how messy your gutters can get. The leaves will clog up the gutters
and before you know it you are up there on a ladder to tall for
comfort spending time digging out leaves and gunk. Amerimax makes an
inexpensive gutter guard that you can install yourself so easily.
Not in my Gutter” is what we like to call our gutter
guard because it will keep most leaves out of the gutter, and helps
keep out those crazy pine needles
. NIMG (Not in my Gutter)
simply slips into the groove on the gutter and underneath the shingle
on the roof. They come in white and brown and are 36 inches in
length. If you have checked prices on gutter guards and it left you
breathless, you will be happy to know that the NIMG are less than $5
and so you can do 100 feet of gutter guard for less than $150.00 and
then know that you will never be cleaning out gutters again.
Now to the email….
Question: We have a lake house and it
has original paneling that is on most of the walls. I really like
the lodge-y look of the paneling but it looks dry and dull. My
husband wants to paint it and if we can’t make it look better, then
we may paint it. But painting it sounds like a lot of trouble. Is
there something we could use on it to freshen it up, without covering
Answer: You say it looks dull, so a
perfect product would be
Feed and Wax. Feed and Wax
applied with a soft towel and then buffing dry would go a long way in
restoring the color back into the paneling. If the paneling is real
dry you might apply, wait a week and then put another coat on.
is a blend of beeswax, carnauba wax and orange oil. Not
only will the paneling look good again, your lake house will smell
like an orange grove.
Question: I get fire ants on my
property and I would like to get ahead of it instead of just trying
to catch up – what do you suggest using?
Answer: Ortho Fire Ant Killer
is the one that I would use. You just put it on the mound and let it
work. It might take a little bit longer, but it will kill the queen
and then you won’t just be chasing the fire ants around the yard.
Question: What is the best way to keep
mildew off the outside furniture? I clean it off (lots of trouble)
and in a few weeks it is back. I also cover my boat and when I take
the cover off the seats look terrible. Tell me what I can do?
Answer: Clean the furniture and the
boat seats with
30 Second Outdoor Cleaner first. That will
clean off all the mildew. Then use a product called
on the outside furniture and boat seats, it will form a protective
coating against mildew that will last up to 18 months.
is formulated to use on a variety of surfaces, boats,
awnings, siding and decks.
Question: I have mole problems. They
are everywhere around my property, in my flower beds and around the
house. I am scared they are going to start digging under the house
and storage buildings. Is there anything I can do, organic would be
great ….but I am getting desperate, and really would like to do
this myself because a know pest control pros would be expensive.
Answer: Ok there is nothing cute about
a mole…squirrels, raccoons, all of that pesky bunch cute in there
on way…but moles got hit with an ugly stick. They do so much
damage burrowing and digging for their main source of food,
earthworms. Messina makes a
Mole and Vole Stopper in a Ready
to Use pump up sprayer that you just put in the areas where you see
activity. And all of
Messina products are organic and will
not harm your foliage or other animals. It’s a smell and bitter
taste type of repellant and can be applied once a month.