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Wood Deck Maintenance Tips

Friday, August 26th, 2016

wood-deck-careOutdoor Wood Deck Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

The outdoor deck is vulnerable to the elements of nature. For this reason, it needs frequent upkeep.

Here are some tips that can help you maintain your wood deck.

Sweep the floor thoroughly. Remove the fragments wedged between wooden planks with a putty tool. This special knife has a wide and flat blade made of metal for scraping and applying cement.

Mold can cause the deck to deteriorate quickly. Wash on a regular basis. Use the right cleanser.

deck-cleanerThe typical deck cleaner is appropriate for wood. Just make sure to follow manufacturer’s guidelines. A specific formula is needed if your deck is made of composite material.

Standard de-greasing substances can eliminate oil stains. The vinyl deck can be cleaned easily using mild soap and warm water.

The best time to wash your deck us when the day is cool. Sunlight can dissolve cleansing chemicals. Thus, avoid cleaning during hot days.

For wooden verandas, apply the cleaner using a brush with stiff bristles, paint roller or garden spray device. Scrub the flooring before the deck dries up. Douse the floor with the cleaner for at least 10 minutes before rinsing.

Clean the wood rails from the bottom going up to avoid leaving stubborn marks. Scrub composite materials using a soft brush. Refrain from using a pressure washer. This can damage the deck permanently and cancel and warranty.


How to Choose the Right Leaf Blower

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

leaf-blower-cordlessConsiderations To Make When Purchasing A Leaf Blower

A leaf blower is a handy gardening tool that is used to move debris and leaves using propelled air.

A blower can be backpack mounted or handheld depending on the model to efficiently complete necessary outdoor cleaning tasks. There are so many options in the market and you might need some understanding of the tool to make the right decision when buying for your use.

It is a great tool to invest in and by making a few important considerations you will definitely have an easier time selecting the most suitable for your yard cleaning needs.

1. Power level

Important to remember when buying your leaf blower is that there are light duty, medium duty and heady duty blowers out there.

Heavy duty machine might be bigger in size, but it will definitely do so much more than just clear your driveway off any debris. It however might turn to be noisier than the smaller light duty tools and cost you more gasoline to operate.

Understand the power levels that are suitable for your intended usage of the tool when buying.

stihl-wall-display-true-value2. Power source

Leaf blowers can be electric or gas powered. If your cleaning tasks are light, then a cordless blower can be a good choice to clear your deck, patios and driveway. Electric blowers on the other hand need not be recharged when operating and they can clear a large yard at a go. Think about cord length and your power outlets when getting an electric blower for convenience.

When you choose a gas powered blower, you will enjoy the benefit of portability and power saving. It might be noisier than an electric blower but it is a viable option nonetheless. Weigh all power source pros and cons and make the right choice in relation to your preferences and needs.


Pest Control Tips for Your Home

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

pest-problem-ants-spiders-cockroachesThe Four Most Important Pest Control Tips to Protect Your Home

Many animals and bugs that a person finds around their home may be classified as undesirable pests. Several examples include ants, spiders, termites, wasps, roaches, and some rodents such as rats. A person that notices these creatures around the home should not take their presence lightly as they can be more than just a nuisance. These uninvited house guests, while small in size, have the potential to cause extensive damage to property and can also cause diseases and allergies that can be life-threatening.

This is why it’s important for a homeowner to consider several pest control practices to prevent an infestation. Critters will be less likely to be attracted to the home if garbage is properly closed off to them and disposed of regularly. A person can keep unwelcome animals from entering the home by sealing any cracks and gaps. As some creatures are attracted to water and moisture, a person should keep the home dry, cool, and free of any standing water.

home-pest-control-tipsStore Garbage Properly

Of course, a large portion of what you’ll find in a garbage bag is leftover food and table scraps that were discarded after dinner. Unfortunately, animals such rats and ants are attracted to the leftover food, and they will shamelessly dig through garbage bags to scavenge for free and easy food. Keep garbage bags inside a sturdy a trash can, and keep it tightly latched with a secure lid. Trash should be kept a safe distance away from the home.


Simplicity Mower Sale Event & Rebates

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Special Simplicity Sale Event – Best Prices of the Year on Simplicity Lawn/Garden Tractors and Z-turn Riding Mowers



Hurry in to the Reedsburg True Value Super Store while Mowers and Rebates Last!!

Don’t know what to do with your old mower? We take trade-ins too!!


When you are looking for a lawn or garden tractor, there are many manufacturers and features from which to choose. But if you focus on what’s important, quality of cut and having a great looking lawn, the decision will be easy… Simplicity.

Free Floating™ Mower Deck — The secret to getting a beautiful looking lawn is the Simplicity Free Floating™ Mower Deck with full-width rollers. This exclusive Simplicity mower deck features infinite height-of-cut control, freedom to float up or down at the rear and to pivot with the front axle. You can follow every ground contour for a clean, smooth and precise cut through the entire yard and, not to mention, create a ball-park stripe effect.

The Simplicity Dealer Advantage — Unlike some outdoor power equipment manufacturers, Simplicity products are sold only through independent dealers. Your Simplicity Dealer offers end-to end service to help you select the product that is right for you and maintain it for years to come.

Learn about how your local Simplicity dealer is your go-to expert for new mower, small engine repairs and mower maintenance:

Simplciity Dealers Offer More Value and Benefits


Simplicity Memorial Day Tractor Rebates:


Memorial Day Sales Event

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

true-value-memorial-day-saleReedsburg True Value

Memorial Day SALE

May 18-31st

Shop Early for Best Selection!

OPEN 7am – 8pm Mon-Friday

Saturday 8am – 7pm and Sunday 9am – 5pm

Stop by Martens True Value Super Store to see ALL items On Sale!


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Toro Cordless Mower Video Preview

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Toro e-Cycler™ Cordless Mower

Video preview of the new Toro cordless mower

Say hello to the greenest member of the recycler family, Toro’s all-new e-cycler cordless electric motor.

toro-cordless-mowerThe e-cycler combines Toro superior mulching performance with an earth-friendly design that makes caring for your lawn easy without the mess of gas and oil.

The e-cycler is powered by a whisper-quiet 36 volt brushed permanent magnet motor.

With its 3 12 volt batteries the e-cycler can cut up to 10,000 square feet on a single charge making it the perfect choice for lawns up to a quarter acre in size.

For fast convenient charging just plug into any standard outlet. The e-cycler can reach a 70 percent charge in around three hours and will be easily reachable charge when plugged in overnight.

The e-cycler also features a 20 inch steel mowing deck with excellent mulching capabilities. With its four inch deep dome design and front row chamber the e-cycler menses clippings then disperses them back into the soil where they decompose to promote a healthy lawn.

When conditions aren’t right for recycling the convenient top mount bag design lets you quickly convert the mower to bagging mode. Setting the cutting height is easy to for maximum flexibility you can choose heights between one and four inches.

And the e-cycler is also easy to use at only 77 pounds the weight compares favorably to most other battery powered mowers. The integrated single hand control lever is simple to operate.

The e-cycler mower from Toro designed to deliver reliable performance backed by one of the best warranties in the industry.

It’s Toro’s most environmentally friendly mower designed for durability and simplicity with a high level of performance that makes Toro the professionals choice.

For top quality cordless lawn mowers and Toro outdoor power equipment stop in to Reedsburg True Value Hardware today!

How to Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

How to Enhance Your Curb Appeal Ideas

Improve your home's curb appeal with these simple tips

Never underestimate the power of adding some extra curb appeal to your exterior. Simple touches such as lighting, address numbers, and a fresh coat of paint are great ways to spruce up your home and make it stand out and that’s the value of making a great first impression.

solar-lightingSolar lighting is one of the most common ways to beautify your exterior while being environmentally friendly. They’re easy to install and can be completed in a single afternoon plus they’re energy efficient and maintenance-free. Solar lights are also wireless which is ideal to highlight anything from herbs in planters or gardens to pathways and porches. Because they absorb energy from the sun they require no electricity and most have included rechargeable batteries and built in darkness sensors so they’ll automatically turn on and off without having to worry about it. Also think of the added security benefit this will provide.


Home Gardening Benefits

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

organic-vegetable-gardeningIs Gardening Making a Comeback?

After purchasing a new home I recently I decided to take up vegetable gardening. I have always been interested in gardening, maybe it is the small town Indiana upbringing, however I never had the opportunity to start my own garden as I grew older. Through conversations, classes offered at the local extension office and frequent visits to gardening stores I have also noticed other individuals in my area with similar interests. Gardening in the form of fruits, vegetables and flowers can have many added benefits.

planting-a-vegetable-gardenThere are two important options to consider when starting a vegetable garden, whether to start from seeds or from plants. Both of the options can have positive and negative aspects. Some things to consider when choosing to use seeds are that seeds require more time, more patience, are less expensive and offer a science experiment for young children to witness and take part in. Purchasing starter plants can be more expensive, require less time and patience, and can produce a faster product. I decided to start my garden using seeds because this is my first experience starting my own garden. I used many different types of seeds and quickly learned that some require more attention than others. Planting a garden from seeds or plants can produce positive results; however it is an individual preference.


How to Antique Your Furniture

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Antiquing Your Furniture

Tips for antiquing your furniture

Give your furniture unique character by antiquing and giving the appearance of age or distress to your furniture and other wood pieces.

antiquing-furniture-suppliesHere’s what you’ll need: your base and glaze colors, wood sealant, water-based polyurethane, mixing pot, a two inch to four inch paintbrush, depending on the size of the piece, sandpaper, shop rags, drop cloths, a screwdriver, safety goggles, rubber gloves and a piece of wood furniture that can use a makeover.

I’ll be using a True Value easy-care flat finish for the base coat. A porous finish absorbs glaze better than a satin or eggshell varieties. For the glaze mixture I’ll be using the easy-care satin finish in the same color.

how-to-antique-furnitureWork in a ventilated area with the proper safety wear and put down drop cloths to protect the floor underneath your project. Begin by removing all hardware with a screwdriver or another appropriate tool.

Start by using a medium grit sandpaper to sand the entire surface of the piece. Then use a wet rag to wipe it down completely. Then paint on the wood ceiling and let it dry.

Pour a small amount a flat finish base coat into a mixing pot. Use a paint brush to apply the base coat. Allow the surface to dry for several hours or overnight.


Kitchen Organization Ideas

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Vertical Kitchen Organization Ideas & Tips

Almost every kitchen can benefit from vertical storage it’s amazing how many different kinds of items can be packed into a very tall, narrow or shallow space.

The idea is to take existing space and make use of every inch so there are no wasted areas. So take a look around maybe you have an empty wall where you can squeeze in more room for what you need.

kitchen-storage-tipsToday I’ve got two methods to organize the madness and that’s the value of organizing efficiently.

First off, the pantry, the home to snacks and spices, napkins and condiments.

Vertical shelving and organizers in a pantry allow easier access to food then with deep stationary shelving.

The narrow pullout shelves used here ensure you don’t have any wasted space that could be used for additional items everything has its place and can be organized for easy access.

Second, pots and pans. These shiny staples take up more precious cabinet space than just about anything else so hanging them on an otherwise empty wall makes sense.


Fun Ways to Display a Child’s Artwork

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

Creative Ways to Hang Your Child’s Art

Tips for displaying your child's artful creations

When it comes to showing off your children’s artwork the refrigerator has typically been the go-to destination for any proud parent.

But let’s look beyond on the fridge why not create an area that showcases all of their hard work and incredible imagination. There are countless fun ways to do this and today I’m going to run through three of them and that’s the value of being picture-perfect.

The first method here requires a little thrifty thinking resale and thrift stores can be a treasure trove for unique frames and can usually be purchased for just a few bucks.

Pick out any number of frames that you find appealing and take them home. Then choose a fun color to repaint the old frame with. We suggest using premium decor spray paint for a fast dry and easy application.

Once you have the frame freshly painted and properly dried you’ll need to purchase a roll of cork board and a four picture hanging kit from your local True Value store.


Snapper Mowers | Rear Engine Rider Review

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Snapper® Rear Engine Rider 2015

Rear Engine Riding Mowers by Snapper

The snapper rear engine rider is designed for today’s consumers. It features an easy on off platform and excellent operator visibility.

A single lever engages the PTO and the height of cut adjustment, engine throttle, parking brake, brake pedal and key switch are all easy to reach.

snapper-riding-mowersAll models feature electric start and a large two gallon fuel tank there’s even a cup holder. The seat flips up for easy access to the battery and engine and the mower deck can be easily level with a single wrench.

The legendary snapper disk drive transmission is simple and dependable and high vac mowing deck comes in 28 inch and 33 inch widths.

The snapper rear engine rider comes in three models all featuring reliable Briggs and Stratton engines so there’s a snapper rear engine rider for every customer.

The Snapper Rear Engine Rider, easy to use comfortable to ride, exceptional performance and Snapper durability. Test drive one today.

Snapper Mowers Available at Martens True Value Store in Reedsburg.

Stop by and check out our NEW 2016 Models