Starting Vegetables from Seeds Now

While winter wails outside, vegetable gardeners can get a jump on the growing season by starting seeds indoors. A careful gardener can extend production by starting seeds and planting seedlings after the danger of frost. The classic candidates for indoor starting are tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, melons and both winter and summer squash. For best results, begin with packaged seeds grown for the …

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Keep it safe when using your snow blower

Safety tips from the industry’s trade group and Consumer Reports Shoveling snow can have its own hazards if you’re not in shape, but the machine you need for the fastest, most thorough clearing presents risks even for those in fine shape. Here’s some safety advice from the experts at the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, the outdoor-gear industry’s trade group, and …

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Covering Your Air Conditioner Condenser Unit

Add a simple plywood cover for winter protection • Cover your air conditioner condenser with plywood Plywood Cover Plywood weighted down with bricks does a good job of protecting your air conditioner condenser in winter. Many homeowners are tempted to wrap their air conditioner condensers (the outside unit) to protect them over the winter. But wrapping an A/C condenser is never …

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Lawn Care: Put Your Mower to Bed for Winter

From Our Friends at Home Depot... Mowers and trimmers work hard during the warm months. Keep their parts in good working condition with simple care at the end of the season. Properly storing the mower will ensure that it easily revs up next year. 8 STEPS TO WINTERIZE A MOWER: Spray down the mower with a hose. Tilt mower on …

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Fall Garden Clean-Up Tips

From the Folks at Home Depot….Fall garden cleanup is an important step for the long-term health of your garden. Beds cleaned up now will be ready to plant first thing in spring, with fewer weeds and overwintering pests. Plus, there is no better time to be in the garden than a crisp fall day. CLEAN UP GARDEN BEDS: Make two …

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Welcome Hazlet Committeewoman Sue Kiley

Video and article about Sue Kiley's race for Hazlet Township committee. Learn how social media and Facebook helped her take the election with a substantial margin. Hazlet News supported Sue during her campaign.

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Get Out And Vote On Nov. 4th – Sue Kiley HN’s Pick For Committee

HAZLET RESIDENTS GET OUT AND VOTE Editorial by Len Rapoport, Editor-In-Chief and Publisher of the Hazlet News, IMPress Magazine and President International Press Association I was not familiar with the name Kevin Lavan and understand he was a past mayor of Hazlet. Since he is running for Hazlet Township committee against Sue Kiley, who the Hazlet News endorses, I wanted …

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Fall Clean-Up – Planting Bulbs For Spring Color

My Tulips Spring 2014 If you are like me you have been out in your garden for the past month doing your Fall Clean-Up.  In September, I did my Fall fertilization, treated the lawn with Sevin to kill the moths that become sod web worms that would destroy next years grass production, and started to remove and/or cut back any …

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Hazlet Day Festival 2014 – Hazlet News Honors Our Troops

On September 27th, 2014 we attended the Hazlet Day Celebration and formally inaugurated our newest online publication the Hazlet News. The goal of the Hazlet News is to help our community to maintain their homes and our town.   By publishing informative articles, videos and photos we can offer the residents a great source of information that would be difficult …

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4 Most Common Reasons Why You Can’t Maintain Your Lawn

There are 4 basic reasons people don’t perform the proper maintenance on their lawns and they are Knowledge, Desire, Cost and Time.  So lets take a look at these reasons and see if they are really valid. 1. Knowledge…Sure not knowing what to do or how can be a big stumbling block for many.  Those that don’t have access to …

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3 Days, 3 Hospitals, I Am Alive, Find Out Which Was Best

How It All Started It all started when I decided to help my neighbor across the street. You can read my article about neighbors helping neighbors.  This young couple purchased the house and thought they could flip it and make some money, they had done some others and lost on some and made on the others, but this one was …

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Fall Is The Best Time To Reseed And Restore Lawns

Well, it is about time. The hot weather of summer is over and it is beginning to cool down in preparation for Fall.  As you walk around your garden and look at your lawn you see that some spots didn’t do so well during the heat of the summer.  There may be some brown spots with dead grass or weeds …

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Now Is The Time For Insect Control-Sod Webworms

Summer is known for a lot of things–picnics, fireworks, trips to the beach or pool, and moths flying over your stressed-out lawn. Have you ever seen those small, tan moths flying across your lawn as you mow or venture out into your grass? These small moths aren’t a problem, but their offspring are. These moths are the adult form of …

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