If you’re at all like me and choose to have a real tree in your home for the holidays, then now is the time to go out and get it. I realize that those homeowners with a faux tree may already have theirs up, but for us ‘traditionalists,’ waiting until the cold snap has hit the air truly signifies the start of the holiday season. Before you make the trek out to the lot or the tree farm, here are a few things to consider when choosing what type of tree will work best for you:
My four-year-old nephew has reached the stage in life when everything is interesting and he wants to learn the inner workings from his older and wiser Uncle Carson. We spent an afternoon doing some yard work and as I showed him all of my fun yard tools and how they worked, he constantly asked “but why?” to each of my demos. I realized afterward that most homeowners know what they should do when it comes to fall cleanup, but few know the real logic behind it.
Today I’m answering a few “but whys?” in hopes that it will shed a little light on why we do what we do when it comes to our outdoor yard work.