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Reedsburg True Value Anniversary Sale

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Martens Reedsburg True Value Anniversary Bucket Sale

Friday, July 14th – 7am to 8pm

Saturday, July 15th – 8am to 7pm

Sunday, July 16th – 9am to 5pm

20% OFF Everything You Can Fit Into a True Value Bucket! *

  • Register to WIN Prizes
  • Over $3,000 in Giveaways
  • FREE Balloons and Popcorn

Mark Your Calendar and Come Join the Fun!!

*Regular priced items only, some exclusions apply, see store for details.



For a Healthy Lawn Don’t Shred Your Grass!

Friday, May 5th, 2017

lawn-mowingAre You Cutting Your Grass or Shredding It?

Have you ever had your mower blade checked to ensure it is sharp enough to cut your grass correctly? Did you know that a dull mower blade can cause severe damage to grass which can lead to greater turf maintenance costs and requirements? Hopefully you’ve answered “Yes!” to the above questions, please, read on!

Regardless of how sharp you keep you mower blade, every time you mow the grass the blade is put through a period of “shock” from the cutting. When a blade of grass is severed, the remaining grass plant must go through a period of healing to seal the cut.

healthy-grass-lawnA sharp blade cuts cleanly through the grass and leaves a nice, straight slice, which minimizes the shock to the plant and the time required for healing. On the other hand, a dull blade will basically shred the grass. Even though the grass is “cut,” it’s shredded, ripped, and severely torn, which causes the grass plant to endure an extended period of healing and water loss. Not to mention, a greater risk of becoming infected or infested with microbes or insects. A grass plant that endures a nice, clean slice is far less likely to suffer prolonged damage or disease.

lawn-mower-bladeIf you’re handy with tools and know your way around a mower, sharpening your own blade isn’t that difficult. Many retail locations sell a sharpening grinding stone designed specifically for mower blades. You can also purchase a tool that will hold the blade in place when you are removing the bolt that secures the blade to the engine shaft. Use a permanent marker or awl to mark the bottom of the blade before you remove it. And, safety first, which means always removing the spark plug wire from the spark plug before doing anything under or around the mower!


Spring Projects Sale

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Spring Projects Sale Going on Now at Reedsburg True Value

Got lawn and garden projects to complete?

Save money on spring project essentials like Scotts® 4-Step® Lawncare Program, Miracle-Gro® Garden Soil and more during the Spring Project Sale!

Got more spring projects? Visit Martens True Value Hardware store in Reedsburg and let our experts help you with the products and advice you need to get the job done right!

Spring Projects Sale Going on Now!

Enjoy saving on purchases at the Reedsburg True Value’s Online Store with FREE Ship to Store option and other offers!


Holidays Sale Until Nov 18th!

Friday, November 11th, 2016

true-value-holiday-saleGear Up for the Holidays Sale Good to November 18th!

Stop in to Martens True Value Hardware Store in Reedsburg for this Week’s Deals.

Save on:

  • Troy-Bilt & Ariens Snowthrowers
  • Energizer Batteries, LED Lights, Bulbs, Holiday Decor and Indoor/Outdoor Timers
  • Tools, Paint and Painting Supplies
  • Portable Heaters  and Extension Cords
  • Snow Shovels, Garbage Cans and Storage Containers
  • Wild Bird Food and much more!!


Stop by Reedsburg True Value Early to Get the Best Selection! SEE WEEKLY AD




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 Repair and Seal Your Driveway

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

How to Seal Your Driveway

Tips for repairing your driveway by True Value Hardware

Not only is repairing your driveway easy to do, it will last longer and look better.

Here’s what you’ll need: water-based acrylic filler/sealer, a chisel, a caulking gun, asphalt sealant, a brush applicator with squeegee, crack filler, foam backer rods if necessary, cold patch blacktop, knee pads, gloves and safety goggles.

Start by chiseling along the cracks. Do this at an angle so they’re wider underneath than they are on the surface.

Then clean the driveway with a garden hose, a bit of laundry detergent, and a scrub brush, removing all weeds, grass, and other debris. Make sure it’s completely dry before continuing with your repairs.

Fill cracks with the acrylic filler and a caulking gun. For wider cracks, fill with foam backer rods before applying. Smooth away excess with a putty knife.

For larger potholes, you’ll need to shovel packaged cold-patch blacktop into the well-cleaned hole, until it is slightly overfilled. Then place a piece of scrap plywood over the patch and drive your car back and forth across it to further compact it.

Let patches cure for at least one day. Mist the driveway with water, then spread the sealant with the squeegee, several square feet at a time. Allow the first coat to dry between 4 to 12 hours before applying the second.

Keep off the driveway until it is completely dry — at least 24 to 36 hours.

Need more expert advice or driveway repair and sealer supplies? Stop by Martens True Value hardware store in Reedsburg and ask one of our Hardwarians.

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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.


How to Choose the Right Trimmer or Brushcutter

Friday, July 8th, 2016

How to Select the Right Stihl Trimmer or Brushcutter

Are you considering purchasing a new trimmer or brush cutter for your property?

Choosing a lawn and garden trimmer or brushcutter is easy with this video guide

With the Stihl product line up there are several models to choose from that can help you get the job done.

Here are a few tips that will help you get started and making the choice that’s best for you.

To begin there are three basic questions that you should ask yourself. First what material or materials do I need to cut or trim, second how large is the area that I will be working in and lastly are there any noise restrictions that I need to take into consideration.

stihl-trimmer-fs40ceIf you answer these questions and have a small area to trim and you will only be trimming grass such as an urban setting with maybe a flower bed, a few trees, your sidewalk or driveway then a curved shaft trimmer may be a good choice for you. These Stihl curved shaft units are very light and are easy to use in small or confined areas but they have more than enough power to get the job done.

We have our opening price point with the FS 38 up to the FS 50 CE. I prefer the FS 40 C E. Its light easy to use as a simplified starting system as well as the easy start feature and its the perfect size for me.

With the simplified starting system the on/off switch always default to the on position so you won’t need to worry about setting the switch when you’re ready to start the engine and you only need to set the choke once.

When the engine starts and you flip the throttle trigger the choke will automatically switch to the run position and you’ll be ready to go. The easy to start feature enables the user to start the engine with an almost effortless pull on the cord.

For taller people say six feet or more you may want to step up to the FS 50 C E. It’s also equipped with a simplified starting system as well as the easy to start feature and its eight inches longer than the FS 40 making it very comfortable to operate for taller people.


Tips for Fertilizing Your Lawn

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

fertilizer-grass-lawnHow to Fertilize Your Lawn

Adding fertilizer to your lawn enriches the soil and creates a hardier, more beautiful grass by replacing lost nutrients, healing damage from pests, pets and foot traffic and by promoting new growth.

The most common types are dry, granular fertilizer and liquid. Granular, the most commonly used, is often slow-releasing and can provide nutrients for up to six months. Liquid fertilizers usually are quickly absorbed into the soil and easy to use with a garden hose sprayer.

Both types come in organic and synthetic formulations. But, synthetic fertilizers usually don’t work as long as organic ones but do often work quicker.

A balanced lawn fertilizer contains equal proportions of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. This is indicated by the nutrient ratios on the package. For example: 10-10-10. This particular ratio indicates that it is a good, general-purpose lawn fertilizer formula. Some types of grass in particular regions may require different formulations.

Ask a Hardwarian at Martens True Value hardware store in Reedsburg if you’re not sure which to use.

broadcast-lawn-spreaderNitrogen helps grass stay green and thickly growing and is the most important of the nutrients to help grass grow well. Phosphorus and Potassium keep grass roots healthy.

Read fertilizer labels for proper application times, amounts and conditions. Apply as directed on the package.

Fertilize your lawn at the very least once a year. Ideally, you should fertilize twice—once in the fall, at the end of the growing season and once in the spring before growing season.

To apply granular fertilizer, use a broadcast spreader. This particular type of spreader covers the most area evenly and quickly. Pour the recommended amount of fertilizer into the spreader hopper.

Apply the fertilizer in the same way you would mow. Work your way across the lawn, turning at each end and directing the spreader alongside the row you just completed so that coverage almost overlaps. Keep a slow, steady pace.


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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