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DealDash Gardens: 3 Must-Have Gardening Tools

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Gardening season is almost here! Read this article and be prepared with these three must-have gardening tools from DealDash.

Gardening can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a lot of work. When you have the right gardening tools, it can be easier to plant the type of plants that you want. You may not know what type of tools you need to have a successful garden. Here are the three must-have garden tools that you need for gardening, from DealDash.


Clearing Tools


One of the most important tools that you need is clearing tools. They are gardening tools that are designed for trimming stems and shoots, saving branches and cutting vines. Clearing tools are perfect for an overgrown garden. You can get clearing tools at your local retailers such as Lowes and Wal-Mart. Good news, bidders! DealDash has both Lowes and Wal-Mart gift cards up for auction.


Shovels


Shovels are a very important garden tool because you need them for digging. If you are trying to dig a deep hole or plant more complex botanicals then a digging shovel will help. There are different types of shovels out there for different plants. Sometimes you have to dig deeper for heavy loads of soil. You can get shovels from a mass merchandise store or lawn and gardening stores. Again, DealDash has gift cards that can help!


Garden Rake


A garden rake can help you prep the soil for your vegetable and fruit garden. You can also use it for leveling mulch, scratching packed soil, and to level soil before seeding your lawn. A garden rake is also good for removing soil for from your lawn. Garden rakes are easy to buy, and they are a must-have tool for your garden. 

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Gardening does not have to be a difficult task. You can plant your plants easily by using these three must-have tools. Don’t forget to plant most of your plants during the summer and springtime. Growing your garden is a rewarding experience and by using these tools you will meet your gardening goals. Following these tips will help you have an easier time gardening.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on gardening for kids. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. Also read our sister blog, DealDash Tips. We love to hear from our readers. Leave a comment below and let us know what subject you would like to read about.

Do you need gardening items or gift cards? Go check DealDash for garden items. DealDash has gift cards as well. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone! 

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash: Is Your Lawn Ready for Spring?

DealDash Spring is here! It’s time to get your lawn items organized. Read this article for some tips and tricks from DealDash.

Whether or not it looks like it where you are living, spring is officially here. To some, it means watching the snow melt; to others, fun in the sun. Sadly, my spring is the snow melting variety. Regardless of the weather where you are located, there are a few things every person should be doing at the beginning of spring. Read on for some suggestions from DealDash to get organized.

Shovels and Snowblowers

If you’re living in the northern states, chances are you know someone who still has snow on their lawn. Even so, it’s time to put our shoveling equipment away for the next two seasons. Remember when you’re doing this, that it is best to put your shovels out of the way, but not in hard-to-reach places. There’s always the chance of another snowstorm if you’re living in New England! Also, you’ll need them in a few months, so it would be wise to keep them where you can get to them easily. 

If you use a snowblower, you’re not likely to need it again until Winter comes again. Any snow from here on out should just be a dusting. You can put your snowblower away in the garage or shed after you have run the gas out. To do this, simply take the snowblower outside, start it up, and let it run until it is out of gas. You’ll want to do this soon so you can put it away sooner. After all, snowblowers are bigger, bulkier, and more likely to get in the way than the shovels.

Is Your Lawnmower Ready?

After that, we can get the lawnmower ready. With the beautiful green grass growing slowly but surely on your lawn comes the work of mowing it. How do we prepare for that task? Simple!

Now that the snowblower and shovels are put away, we must pull our lawnmower out of the garage or shed. That’s only the beginning of lawnmowing prep work, though. We must be sure our mower is ready to go. You can do this by hiring a professional, but it is much cheaper to do these simple tasks yourself.

Only a few things must be checked before mowing the lawn.The first thing I recommend is the air filter. That’s the cylinder of folded paper held together by grates made of plastic, metal, or both. If it’s clean and dry, you can leave it be. Chances are, though, you will need to replace it. After that, you should check the gas and oil levels. If you don’t know how to do this, remember that it is approximately the same process as checking the oil level in your car. When in doubt, please hire a professional.

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If you need a shovel, snowblower, shed, or other outdoor items, be sure to check DealDash first. Check out the Home, Garden, and Tools category on DealDash. You can find it at this link right here.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on getting your lawn equipment organized. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. Also read our sister blog, DealDash Tips. We love to hear from our readers. Leave a comment below and let us know What you’d like to read about.

DealDash bidders, do you need lawn items? Go check DealDash for mowers, shovels, and more. DealDash has outdoor items. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone!    

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  This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Fun Winter Facts

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Love it or hate it, winter is an interesting season. Here are some fun facts about winter from DealDash.

Are you the sort of person that embraces the winter season? Do you love to get into your winter gear and go frolic in the snow? Or are you the sort of person who would rather huddle under the covers and wait for winter to end? No matter if winter is your most or least favorite season, here are some fun winter facts from DealDash.

Huge Snowflakes, Huge Snowmen

According to the Guinness World Records, on January 28, 1887, a snowflake 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick fell in Fort Keogh, Montana, making it the largest snowflake ever observed. Now that’s a huge snowflake, DealDash fans!

The largest recorded snowman ever built was in Bethel, Maine, in February 1999. The 113-foot, 7-inch snowman was larger than the previous record held by a snowman in Yamagata, Japan, at 96 feet and 7 inches.

Snowmagddon

President Barack Obama popularized the phrase “Snowmagddon” when two blizzards in 2010 struck during the Democratic National Committee’s winter meeting. The blizzards broke snowfall records in the mid-Atlantic region, and after the second snowstorm, 68.1% of the U.S. was blanketed by snow. Who would have thought that President Obama had such a good sense of humor?

Warming Up the Car

Many people let their cars run for several minutes before actually driving it, supposedly to “warm up” the motor. This might help you feel warmer when you get inside, it doesn’t actually have any benefit to your car. Almost all engines are perfectly fine being driven right from starting it, no matter what the temperature might be. Personally, I love my remote starter on my car. I love to get into the car when it’s nice and toasty, and my seat all heated up.

Winter Sickness

A very common misconception is that being out in the cold will make you sick. This is a popular wives tale but is untrue. Getting a “cold” is from a virus or bacteria that makes you sick, not the weather. No matter how many times I tell my mother-in-law this, she doesn’t believe me!

I hope that you found these winter facts from DealDash interesting. DealDash has winter snow removal tools such as shovels, scrapers, and snow blowers. DealDash has everything you need. Visit DealDash now to save. DealDash now offers free bids for reviewed products, check it out! Good luck and happy DealDash bidding everyone!

Craftsman 24" 208cc Dual-Stage Snowblower

DealDash Teaches: Building a Sandcastle

Summer is in full swing here with temperatures in the mid-80s. I think it’s time to build a sandcastle.

Building a sandcastle is one of the most fun things about going to the beach, especially if you live somewhere that the water never truly warms up. I grew up in North Carolina very close to the beach, so I have spent my entire life making sandcastles. The weather in southern coastal North Carolina is very mild, and my family would go to the beach regularly from April until November. My kids don’t have it as lucky, Massachusetts may be coastal, but the beach season is significantly shorter.

Since I have been trying to teach the kids how to build a proper sandcastle I thought that I would write-up a quick instructional article. So if you want your sandcastle to go from looking like this:

to looking like this:

read on…

Most people are ill-prepared when they attempt their sandcastle, bringing maybe a bucket and a trowel. You don’t need many supplies, but you do need a few more than that. You need the aforementioned bucket and trowel, but you should also have something to tap the air out of the sand such as a bigger shovel or a largish flat rock, another bucket with the bottom cut off so it’s more of a large plastic tube than a bucket, a spoon, a plastic cup (like a red solo cup), and a paint stirrer.

The first thing that you will want to do is a little planning. Map out on the sand where your castle is going to be by drawing lines on the sand with your paint stirrer. Don’t bite off more than you can chew by making it too huge. Start on the smaller side until you get a little more confident in your building skills.

After you have mapped out the footprint of your castle then begin heaping sand into the outline of your castle from outside of the lines. Then with the back of your larger shovel pack the sides of the sand mound to form your castle walls. Make them higher than the center of the mound, creating a bowl shape to hold water. Keep packing until you get the height you want.

After you are done packing the sand use your bucket to fill up the bowl shape with water. Place a large bucket with bottom cut off on the mound. Fill three-quarters up with sand. Pour in water, climb in, and stomp. Tap sides with your shovel or flat rock to remove air. Repeat until bucket is full, then lift it off.

You can now use your paint stirrer to carve out walls, ledges, and doorways. You can use your plastic cup to add additional turrets to your castle, and use the spoon to dig out windows.

You’re done! If you would like to add any additional details such as shell decorations or cutting in brick designs with the paint stirrer now is the time. When you’re done be sure to take a picture of your sandcastle because like time, sandcastles are fleeting.

If you’re in need of a shovel or trowel DealDash has you covered. Just click on this link here and it will take you to a selection of shovels. DealDash also has waterproof cameras that are perfect for taking to the beach. Just click here and you can peruse your options. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

Bell+Howell Splash 12 MP Waterproof Digital Camera