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April 21, 2013 | A Supplement to
The Glencoe Advertiser
Conklin
Products
30 years of ‘blessings’ for the Frankes p.6
Cost-effective
and eco-
friendly home
improvements
p.5
Cleaner,
healther
home this
spring
p.14
Wise Acre Eatery
farm-to-table restaurant p.4
Bold Paint
Colors
p. 11
Dos and
don’ts of
basement
finishing
p.13
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Sunday, April 21, 2013, page 2 Supplement to the Glencoe Advertiser
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Sunday, April 21, 2013, page 3 Supplement to the Glencoe Advertiser
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Arnold’s......................................................................15
Babe’s Blossoms ..........................................................2
Brady’s Clean Out Service, LLC ................................9
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Conklin - Ken & Myra Franke ................................6, 7
Crow River Glass, Inc. ................................................6
Dave Witthus Construction, LLC ................................3
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Sunday, April 21, 2013, page 4 Supplement to the Glencoe Advertiser
Tangletown Gardens’ owners
open the Wise Acre Eatery - a truly
complete farm-to-table restaurant
in South Minneapolis where guests
will enjoy from scratch, everyday
food fresh from their own Farm in
rural Plato, Minnesota.
Leave it to Tangletown Gardens’
owners Scott Endres and Dean Engel-
mann to offer a unique approach on a
growing trend. Last spring the two
owners of the adored Tangletown Gar-
dens in South Minneapolis opened a
restaurant just across the street. The
former Liberty Frozen Custard location
at 5401 Nicollet Ave S has become the
quintessential neighborhood place for
eating fresh, sustainably grown food
arriving direct from Tangletown Gar-
dens’ farm in Plato, Minnesota. “It’s the
ultimate farm-to-table eating experi-
ence,” says Endres. “We are the folks
sowing the seeds, nurturing plants,
and tending the animals in the morn-
ing, then delivering the harvest to our
restaurant’s kitchen and market in the
afternoon—it just doesn’t get any
more local than that.”
Sustainable agriculture is an every-
day practice for Scott and Dean. They
have been growing most of the plants
sold at Tangletown Gardens and in-
stalled in their landscapes at the Plato
farm for the past nine years. More re-
cently, all the fresh produce for Tangle-
town Gardens’ daily fresh market and
CSA shares was grown at the Plato
farm. “We farm today in much the
same way as the farms we grew up
on.” said Engelmann. “Where every
acre was nourished and cared for in a
way that was good for that year’s crops
but more importantly for the future
crops that had not yet been planted.
Our fathers, grandfathers, and great
grandfathers knew the way they
treated their land would shape its fu-
ture. We feel the same way and are
choosing this same wise approach to
growing food.”
In addition to farm-fresh produce,
Grass fed Scottish Highland Beef, pas-
ture-raised Large Black and Berkshire
pork, and free range chicken, turkey,
and duck from Tangletown Gardens’
farm also make its way into the restau-
rant’s kitchen. For anyone missing the
custard on that Corner, grass fed dairy
cows from a local dairy do their part to
ensure the absolute best tasting frozen
custard. And coffee drinks too. “The
balance of animals and plants on our
farm is essential to its sustainability.”
explains Engelmann. The Tangletown
Gardens’ farm is grounded in strong
ecological principals and land steward-
ship. “By first nurturing and fostering
healthy soils, we are able to produce
the best tasting, freshest, and most nu-
tritious food possible. As ecological
farmers, we create balanced, living soil
using both plants and animals. This al-
lows us to raise the highest quality
food that we are proud to serve our
families and offer to our customers.
This is the ultimate model for sustain-
ability.”
“Like our farming philosophy, we
make our food as it was made long
ago - when everyone ate organic, free
range, locally grown food that wasn’t
fussy or high-
end. It was just
good, food
from scratch,
every day. We
want to bring
our guests
back to this
old standard
of cooking
using the sea-
son’s best
from our
farm.” said En-
dres. When-
ever possible,
the offerings
are produced
in house. Tra-
ditional grass
fed burgers
and hand cut
fries, sand-
wiches, salads,
all comple-
mented by a
large selec-
tion of house-
m a d e
accompani -
ments includ-
ing pickles,
dips, and pre-
serves. Guests
enjoy affordable everyday foods, with
a culinary twist, made with care. The
kitchen’s culinary talent shines with in-
novative dinner specials and weekend
brunches highlighting the best of the
season. Diners choose from a number
of dining options that meet the needs
of their day, a walk-up counter order-
ing system allows easy access for take-
away to those on the fly, or table
service for those that want to stay
awhile and soak up the atmosphere,
catch up with friends or hold a busi-
ness meeting.
Is this a new trend for businesses is
this a model? Scott and Dean’s com-
mitment to sustainability extends to all
aspects of the restaurant, not just how
the food is grown. All to-go items are
served in biodegradable, compostable
packaging. Vegetable waste is re-
turned to the farm and composted in
Tangletown Gardens’ fields. How is that
for closing the circle of farm to table to
farm again. A field of solar panels was
installed this fall at the farm to further
the pair’s goal for sustainable model.
Striving to be a zero-waste facility is
something we all can be proud of.”
Says Endres.
Local Chef Beth Fisher and General
Manager Caroline Glawe help Endres
and Engelmann with the day to day
operations of the eatery. Both Lucia’s
alumni, Fisher managed the kitchen at
Lucia’s for over a decade, helping to es-
tablish it as one of the highest-ranking
restaurants in the Twin Cities. Fisher’s
culinary style can be summed up in
three words: creative, comfortable, and
delectable, her menus inspired by
fresh ingredients, international flavors,
and buoyed by past generations of
passionate cooks. After an early career
in human resources, Glawe followed
her heart and palate into the restau-
rant arena, gaining critical attention for
her wine and beer programs at local
restaurants including Bobino, Zeno,
and Lucia’s. It was while managing
Lucia’s Wine Bar that Glawe realized
the intriguing potential of combining
her unique savvy and style with
Fisher’s incredible food. In 2001 the
duo launched TWO Food Wine Design,
cooking, teaching and consulting for
clients near and far; teaching at local
cooking schools, and consulting on an
American-style bistro, Barabu, in Saint
Petersburg, Russia. Says Fisher of join-
ing the Wise Acre team, “Caroline and I
couldn’t be more excited to help carry
out this innovative approach to casual
good food. Our passion for food, wine,
beer, and community make this an
ideal fit for us.” with Glawe, a farm girl
herself, adding, “We are behind this
concept 110% and proud to have
helped make Tangletown’s Wise
Acre the new darling of the neigh-
borhood.”
The Wise Acre Eatery offers a
creative re-use for yet another
iconic neighborhood landmark.
Like the 1939 Pure Oil station
housing Tangletown Gardens,
Wise Acre Eatery is in another for-
mer filling station, a classic 1950’s
Standard Oil station. The decor of
the restaurant complements the
award winning mid-century archi-
tecture of the building. As ex-
pected from the two, the modern
architecture is softened with their
winning garden designs, and eye
for detail. Engelmann and Endres
have made a great big green
thumb imprint on both of their
businesses on 54th and Nicollet
with gardens inside and outside
the Wise Acre Eatery. Engelmann
relates, “We love what we do. Shar-
ing beautiful indoor and outdoor
spaces with our guests and neigh-
bors is one of the major perks of
our jobs.”
The restaurant opened last May,
and quickly became the quintes-
sential neighborhood place for
casual everyday comfort, includ-
ing full service coffee bar, bakery,
lunch, dinner, frozen custard, beer,
wine, and weekend brunch. The restau-
rants larder complements Tangletown
Gardens’ popular annual CSA program
and farm fresh market with guest able
to purchase and experience the same
quality local ingredients for their own
kitchen. “For us, it’s the progressive
next step as our business endeavors
have evolved over the years, “says En-
gelmann. “Wise Acre Eatery is a step
forward and backwards at the same
time, back to the way food used to be
grown and valued, and forward as the
next step for our growing business,”
says Endres. Scott and Dean hope their
restaurant takes what we know is
good- organic, local, grass fed food-
and make it simple, economical, and
something the community will be
proud to be a part of.
Wise Acre Eatery - a truly complete
farm-to-table restaurant
About Tangletown Gardens
Tangletown Gardens, located in South Minneapolis, is a vibrant
local business owned by Scott Endres and Dean Engelmann.
Plants are grown locally using principles of sustainable agricul-
ture at their Plato, Minnesota production facility. Their business
is nationally recognized as a “revolutionary garden center” by
Today’s Garden Center, an industry leading magazine and a local
favorite amongst gardeners and non-gardeners alike. They show-
case a more diverse selection than any garden center in the Mid-
west with more than 3,000 perennial varieties, an array of
annuals, heirloom vegetables and an extensive selection of unusual
shrubs and trees as well as beautiful statuary, garden art and pot-
tery from all corners of the world. Tangletown Gardens offers
complete professional landscape design consultation, implementa-
tion and maintenance services for a full range of needs from do-
it-yourself gardening enthusiasts to those who prefer to have their
entire garden designed and maintained for them. In addition, they
run a fresh produce market and a CSA program which will be lo-
cated within the Wise Acre Eatery opening this Spring just across
the street from our garden center at 54th & Nicollet.
For more information, visit www. tangletowngardens. com,
or email info@tangletowngardens.com. You can also connect with
Tangletown Gardens on Facebook or follow them on Twitter
@TTGardens.
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Ken and Myra Franke of Plato never
imagined the blessings they would re-
ceive when they first started selling
Conklin products in their auto repair
garage in 1981.
The Frankes married and built a
house together all in one year, 1959,
and later purchased the mechanic
business Ken was working for, where
they were first introduced to Conklin
products.
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looking for the “best”agriculture prod-
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“They really have superior products.
Myra and I especially used their lawn
products when we had our lawn
spraying service,” Ken said.
In February of 1983, the Frankes had
an auction at their repair garage and
sold the business, and that year, they
started up their own lawn business.
Ken said he noticed a lawn-chemical
truck roll through Plato then, coming
all the way from Minneapolis, and re-
alized the potential for their own busi-
ness in lawn care.
“After the auction, I always had it in
my mind to do lawn care. I like nice
lawns,” Ken Franke said.
He and Myra purchased lawn spray-
ing equipment, started advertising
their business, and he took lawn care
courses to get certification, while Myra
took care of the paperwork and secre-
tarial duties.
That first year, the Frankes had 28
clients and their reputation grew. Sev-
enteen years later, in 2000, they had
952 lawns to service in four months,
and over 1,400 clients in their data-
base throughout the Glencoe, Stewart,
Brownton, and Hutchinson area.
Ken said he and Myra used Conklin
products in their business, and pro-
moted their services with various
demonstrations, including the time he
used Conklin lawn fertilizer to write
“Hi” in the city park.
“That was a good demo. The fertil-
ized grass was so green, and the Mayor
said, ‘You should have sprayed the
whole park!’” Ken laughed.
He tested every two years to keep
up his certification in lawn services,
earning a class E license.
“The kinds of things we test on in-
clude general ground characteristics,
safety, applying the right products,
and whatnot,” Ken said.
He also shared some ways to keep a
“beautiful lawn,” including:
• Water deeply and infrequently.
• Stay away from excessive amounts
of quick-release fertilizer.
• Use a flexible rake. Do not use gar-
den rakes on lawns.
• Kill dandelions in the fall. That is
the best season to rid of the weeds.
“You’ve got to feed the plant, not the
soil, and you don’t want to cut your
lawn too short either,” he said.
Ken said a lot of companies only rid
of the hazardous waste instead of pro-
moting growth in the plants.
This year is the first year in 30 years
Ken is not recertifying his license.
“We sold most of our clients to Kurt
Bussler in the area. He is doing really
well for himself, and Myra and I, well,
we will keep selling Conklin products
and focus on sponsoring new dealers.
It’ll be a good retirement for us,” Ken
said.
“It’s such a great company to work
for. It’s Christian-based. They remind
you that ‘God is your partner.’ And the
fact that their products are ‘green’ is re-
ally great,” he added.
Myra agreed. “We have been
blessed, and continue to be blessed.”
“We really enjoy it. We have been
able to go on trips and pay off debt
working for Conklin. We’ve been to
Hawaii twice and to Cancun. And the
company paid for it! I encourage any-
one looking to start their own busi-
ness to get into Conklin. They change
lives. They changed our lives,” Ken
said.
The Frankes are looking for inter-
ested people to “catch the vision” of
Conklin. If interested in being a Con-
klin dealer, contact the Frankes at 320-
238-2370.
“You could say we live, eat, and sleep
Conklin. As long as we can walk and
talk, we’ll do this. We enjoy it, and we
really love being able to help other
people. To be able to help them solve
their problems,” Myra said.
Frankes ‘blessed’ with Conklin
Ken and Myra Franke have been work-
ing with and selling Conklin products
for over 30 years. The couple agrees
they have been "blessed" working for
Conklin.
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Paint is one of the least expensive
and most versatile means to chang-
ing the look of a room. According to
the experts from “This Old House,”
60 percent of the colors of a home
that visitors perceive come from
the paint on the walls. Choosing a
color scheme can be challenging,
which is why so many people stick
with neutrals like beige and white.
For those who are ready to add a
spark of color, there are a few
guidelines to consider.
Color theory is a science and
there are rules of using color that
are taught as early as a child’s first
foray into art class. We know there
are primary, secondary and com-
plementary colors on the color
wheel. Even novice home decora-
tors can do well with color if they
use the color wheel as their guide-
line.
According to HGTV, color should
flow throughout a house. Every
room need not be painted the
same color. However, colors should
be complementary enough that
they flow into one another. Do not
paint one room in child’s basic pri-
mary colors, while painting other
rooms in jewel tones and pastels.
Stick with one theme and carry it
through the house.
Once you have decided to use a
bold color, first find your color inspi-
ration. Color combinations that ap-
pear in nature are more readily
accepted by people, so look for an
item in nature, such as a seashell or
a flowering
plant that you
can base your
color choices
on. Others pull
i n s p i r a t i o n
from a particu-
lar design item.
For instance,
maybe an area
rug strikes your
fancy. Use col-
ors that appear in the rug in the
room.
Keep in mind that using bold
color does not mean you have to
paint every wall from ceiling to
floor in that color. Rather, if you’re
just starting out with bold colors,
select one wall to serve as an ac-
cent wall. Use that wall as your bold
canvas and paint it with your cho-
sen hue.
Some people like to experiment
with a more flashy color in a smaller
space. If you are nervous about be-
ginning in the living room or
kitchen, how about trying out bold
color in a smaller space, such as a
powder room? A more intimate
space might seem less overwhelm-
ing when
painted in a
bold color. Go
for a deep
purple or an-
other jeweled
tone. How-
ever, try to
avoid greens
in the bath-
room, as they
may reflect off
of the mirror and cast a hue onto
your face that makes you look un-
well. Pinks and peaches will shed a
rosy glow.
If you will be incorporating com-
plementary colors into the room,
use the paint color swatch as your
guide. Most paint manufacturers
use three or four different shades
on one sample card. When select-
ing a complementary shade, be
sure to pick from the same tone on
the card. That means if you are
choosing the darkest of color #1
from a card, you will want to choose
the darkest from color #2.
Another idea is to leave walls
neutral and use bold color on de-
sign accents. For example, design-
ers at marthastewart.com
recommend painting the inside of
niches, shelves or cabinets with
glass doors in bright tones and the
outside white to create an eye-
catching space without going over-
board. Put a bold color on
moulding or use an appliance or a
fixture in a bright color as your
splash of boldness.
Remember to have balance. If you
will be painting an entire room in a
bold color, think about having the
other decor items in neutral colors.
Sofas and rugs should be neutral
colors, or consider toning down a
vibrant color with the use of white
molding or baseboards.
All it may take is a little inspiration
to get started on fun, inviting color
schemes in the home.
Using bold paint colors for inspiration
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Remodeling a basement is a popular
home improvement project. A finished
basement makes the space more func-
tional and, when done correctly, can
add a considerable
amount of living space
to a home.
Finishing a basement
pays dividends in addi-
tional space in a home
that doesn’t require the
same level of investment
as putting an addition
on the house. Also, the
groundwork for a fin-
ished room is already
there, as most base-
ments are already set up
with a poured concrete
floor and some walls,
usually cinder blocks.
Some electrical compo-
nents, plumbing and the
creature comforts of dry-
wall and a more inviting
floor might be all that’s
necessary to finish a
basement. The process
can be labor-intensive,
and many people prefer
to leave it to a profes-
sional contractor. What-
ever finishing method is
chosen, homeowners
should follow the proper
procedures when doing
the work.
DO start with a detailed plan. Meas-
ure out the basement and mark any
items that cannot be moved, such as a
furnace, water heater or pipes. Create
a design board that showcases the ma-
terials you plan to use on the project.
Think about ways you plan to arrange
furniture and consider all of the possi-
ble uses for the room. Will it be a home
theater? Will someone be sleeping
down there? Each scenario will require
certain amenities and safety require-
ments.
DON’T plan to finish the entire base-
ment. Doing so will leave you without
a storage or utility area where you
house holiday decorations, tools, lug-
gage and similar items.
DO get the scoop on building codes.
Knowing what the municipality allows
in basement remodeling will help you
to customize a plan that is functional,
safe and legal. No one wants to be
slapped with fines for failing to follow
the rules. Plus, failure to meet building
codes could mean the work that has
been done must be torn out and re-
done. It pays to follow the chain of
command and secure permits while
having all work inspected.
DON’T overlook adequate lighting in
your refinishing plan. A basement is
likely one area of the house that has
limited natural light pouring in. With
traditionally small windows, or no win-
dows at all, a basement needs ample
lighting in its design scheme. This may
include a combination of overhead
and task lighting. Ample lighting will
help the room feel like part of the
house and not just a forgotten storage
area.
DO take into consideration moisture
issues in the basement. Many base-
ments are plagued by moisture issues
ranging from water seepage to con-
densation forming on walls. These sit-
uations may vary depending on the
weather throughout the year. Certain
materials may need to be used to mit-
igate water issues before finishing can
take place. The installation of water-
barrier systems, drainage, sump
pumps, or encapsulation products
could drive up the cost of a basement
renovation. It is essential to have a pro-
fessional assess the basement water is-
sues prior to starting any finishing
work.
DON’T simply cover up potential
hazards, such as mold or mildew. Have
them treated instead. Otherwise, you
could have a breeding ground behind
drywall that could lead to unsafe con-
ditions in the home.
DO have a radon test. Radon is a hid-
den killer that can cause lung cancer.
Because it occurs naturally in the soil
and water surrounding a home and is
impossible to detect without a special-
ized test, many people are unaware of
the presence of radon until it is too
late. Radon may be more concentrated
in the basement, where the foundation
is touching the soil. Therefore, rule out
radon before considering renovation
of a basement area.
DON’T limit furniture choices to one
type. You may need to be flexible in
your furniture choices, even selecting
modular pieces, like sectionals, be-
cause entryways to basements may
have small doorways or obstructions
that make adding furniture more chal-
lenging.
DO keep the possibility of flooding
in the back of your head.
Homes that are near wa-
terways or at low elevation
may be at risk of flooding.
Basements are especially
susceptible to flood dam-
age. Therefore, think about
the practicality of finishing
a basement if you are
prone to flooding. If you
decide to move ahead,
take certain precautionary
measures, such as keeping
electrical wiring up higher
and using a more water-re-
sistant flooring material,
like tile or vinyl. House im-
portant electronics and
items on shelves so they
are not at ground-level.
Finishing a basement is a
job that can add a lot of us-
able space to a home. Go
about the project in the
right way to keep within
budget and have a room
that is safe and functional.
The dos and don’ts of basement finishing
An unfinished basement allows homeowners to transform the room into anything they desire. But
there are some dos and don’ts to finishing a basement, including ensuring the project adheres to
local building codes.
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Sunday, April 21, 2013, page 14 Supplement to the Glencoe Advertiser
Grab Your Tool Belt–
It’s Home
Improvement Time!
Before you pound one nail, turn one screw
or call a contractor, open up our
Tools of the Trade section in the
Glencoe Advertiser.
In it you’ll find tons of useful information on
everything related to spring home improvement.
Whether your plan is construction,
remodeling or a just a simple change in decor,
Tools of the Trade lets you know who to
call for that special project.
Tools of the Trade
A weekly section of the
Glencoe Advertiser 320-864-5518
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Springtime is the best time to get
your home and outdoor equipment
ready for the approaching warm
weather, and the sooner you start the
sooner you will be ready to enjoy the
spring and summer months.
Here are some suggestions to make
your home as healthy and as clean as
possible.
Get rid of mold and mildew
When the house is closed up tight
for the winter, it is easy for mold and
mildew to take hold and grow, and
such growths can adversely affect your
respiratory system while potentially
causing sinus congestion and eye irri-
tation. Mold and mildew growth also
creates unsightly stains, damaging
paint and wall finishes as a result. Spray
Nine® Cleaner/Disinfectant is very ef-
fective at controlling mold and
mildew, addressing not only existing
mold and mildew around the house,
but also preventing any future prob-
lems.
Further prevent mildew by venting
bathrooms or opening a window to
dry out the room after showering. Also
check for and remedy any leaks that
can contribute to mold and mildew
growth. In attics, basements and utility
rooms, consider the use of a desiccant,
which will remove moisture from the
air.
Protect against allergens, viruses
and bacteria
Effectively cleaning a home can in-
volve several preventive measures to
keep everyone free from viruses and
bacteria. Spray Nine® Cleaner/Disinfec-
tant takes just 45 seconds to disinfect
a surface of harmful bacteria, including
those associated with food poisoning,
whooping cough and even infections
such as MRSA. Registered as a hospital
grade disinfectant by the Environmen-
tal Protection Agency, the spray takes
even less time to disinfect a surface
against viruses, doing so in just 30 sec-
onds while protecting a home’s inhab-
itants from viruses including Influenza
A2, Poliovirus Type I, a type of polio,
and others that can cause the com-
mon cold and respiratory illnesses.
Another way to redue the spread of
illness is to make sure everyone in the
household washes their hands when
coming in from school, work or from
shopping.
Say ‘Au Revoir’ to Odor
Readying a home for fresh, spring
days also entails ridding its interior of
odor. Spray Nine® Brand Odor Elimina-
tor neutralizes offensive odors on con-
tact by “caging”their molecules so they
are no longer detectable to the nose.
Homeowners can eliminate odors in
their kitchens, carpets and even their
musty basements, ensuring the home
is odor-free for the long winter months
ahead. In lieu of smoke and pet odors,
Odor Eliminator provides a fresh floral
scent and can even be added to com-
patible cleaning solutions to freshen
the home as you clean.
Think about adding houseplants as
well. Plants are natural air filters and
can go a long way toward cleaning the
air of contaminants and odors.
Outdoor equipment
The warm-weather season is also
barbecue season. Spray Nine® Brand
BBQ Grill Cleaner does double duty as
a heavy-duty cleaner and a hard sur-
face disinfectant. It easily dissolves
grease, fat and burned-on food for
quick cleanup with less effort. The
cleaner also kills foodborne germs that
contaminate food preparation sur-
faces, including Salmonella and E.coli
in just 45 seconds. It can also be used
on propane tanks, countertops, stain-
less steel, painted surfaces, BBQ covers,
and ceramic and tempered glass.
Remember, when cooking food on
the grill, do not reuse marinade after it
has touched raw meat or poultry.
Promptly scrape down the grill surface
while the barbecue is still warm to re-
move most of the drippings and scraps
of food for easier clean-up.
Patio Furniture
The warm weather enables people
to venture outdoors and commune
with nature. Prepping the patio furni-
ture for a new season of use often in-
volved a lot of elbow grease and time.
But Spray Nine® Brand Patio Furniture
Cleaner cleans, kills germs, helps con-
trol mold and mildew and destroys
bacterial odors in a matter of minutes
while digging out grease, grime, fin-
gerprints, bird droppings, suntan lo-
tion, and other tough stains from
outdoor and poolside furniture. The
key benefit is its ability to kill harmful
germs like Salmonella enterica, E. coli
and Athlete’s Foot Fungus.
Tackle spring cleaning projects with
ease. More information is available at
www.spraynine.com.
How to get a cleaner, healthier home this spring
Spray Nine® can be a very effective
first line of defense against flu
viruses and other bacteria.
home & garden
Sunday, April 21, 2013, page 15 Supplement to the Glencoe Advertiser
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Sunday, April 21, 2013, page 16 Supplement to the Glencoe Advertiser
Landscape Supplies
• Pulverized Black Dirt
• Sand and Gravel
• Retaining Wall Block & Pavers
• Stepping Stones
• Concrete and Plastic Edging
• Large Variety of Decorative Rock
• Mulch – 5 Varieties and Colors
• Grass Seed & Wildflower Mix
• Fertilizer
Landscaping & Installation
• Boulder Walls
• Retaining Walls
• Silt Fencing
• Erosion Control
• Paver Patios, Sidewalks, Driveways
• Seeding & Sod
• Hydroseeding
• Ponds & Waterfalls
• Rip Rapping
• Irrigation
• Custom Landscape Curbing various sizes and colors
• Landscape lighting
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Excavating
• Backhoe Work
• Post Hole Digging
• Trenching
• Concrete Removal
• Parking Lot Sweeping
Complete Lawn Care
• Core Aerating
• Innerseeding
• Thatching
• Lawn Mowing
• Spring and Fall Clean Up
• Weed control
• Lawn Fertilizing – step programs
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• Annuals
• Perennials & Shrubs
• Seed Potatoes
• Onion Sets
• SEEDS
• Trees – balled & burlap or potted
• Fountains & Statues
• Glazed Garden Pottery
• Birdbaths & Birdhouses
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