27 Apr 2017
How to Use Food Compost as Lawn Fertilizer

How to Use Food Compost as Lawn Fertilizer

When your lawn is struck with dead, brown spots or grass that won’t quickly grow, what do you think of first? Probably lawn fertilizers, aeration, sprinkler systems and grass seed come to mind.

While those options are effective, there’s one route that’s one of the most natural ways to treat your yard, and you can do it yourself: food composting.

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20 Feb 2017
The Pros and Cons of Self-Cleaning Logs

The Pros and Cons of Self-Cleaning Logs

We like to think that having a fireplace at home is always a good idea. It gives off a warm and cozy feeling, it speaks of good taste, and it adds to the uniqueness of your home. That is until the day you have to clean your chimney, and you realize that you have no idea how to do it.READ MORE

06 Feb 2017
4 Things That Could Go Wrong If You Shovel Your Own Snow

4 Things That Could Go Wrong If You Shovel Your Own Snow

By now, winter has properly set in, and you have found yourselves faced with one of the most strenuous chores – snow shoveling. While you might think that shoveling snow is a simple task, the reality is that most people don’t know how to do it right and end up hurting themselves. Recent studies have found that snow removal is responsible for more than 15,000 emergencies every year.READ MORE

18 Jan 2017

Start 2017 with a Clean House: Simple Cleaning Tips for the New Year

Ready to start off the new year right? It’s just a few days now until 2017, and if you’re like a lot of people, one of your new year’s resolutions is to keep your house cleaner. With all of the general business of everyday life, keeping your house pristine and spotless can be easier said than done. These tips can help you stick to a cleaning schedule to keep things under control.

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04 Jan 2017

Tips on Choosing The Best Snow Shovel for Boulder, CO

Choosing the right snow shovel can take a lot of the work out of the winter chore of removing snow from your driveway and sidewalk. There are quite a few sizes and styles of snow shovels available, and they can be suitable for different snow removal tasks, like shoveling driveway snow. We get a lot of winter snow in Boulder, so for homeowners in the area, shoveling snow is an unavoidable part of winter landscaping.READ MORE

20 Dec 2016

Winter is Coming. Are You Prepared for a Winter Snow Storm?

Here in Boulder, Colorado, winter storms are one of the most common types of natural disasters that we encounter. Some winters are relatively mild, while others can bring snowstorms that can damage property and disrupt everyday life. Both snowstorms and ice storms can be quite dangerous. Just as people in the coastal South stay prepared for occasional hurricanes, Colorado residents need to remain prepared for the possibility of a winter snow storm that brings blinding, wind-driven snow and dangerously low temperatures.READ MORE

06 Dec 2016

Steep Driveway? That’s No Problem for Snow Removal Pros

Here on the Colorado Front Range, the topography is anything but flat. As one of the most mountainous regions in the United States, Boulder has many homes and businesses built on hilly slopes. In many cases, this can result in an unusually steep driveway. On steep slopes, snow and ice could cause your car to slide off, presenting potential hazards if you’re trying to drive on it. On foot, it can also put you at risk of slip and fall accidents. Here are your options for managing driveway snow after a winter snow storm when your home is built on a steep slope.READ MORE

19 Nov 2016

What Happens If I Don’t Shovel My Sidewalk?

Winter snow removal is a hassle, and the last thing you want to do on a frigid Saturday morning is shovel your sidewalk and driveway. In most municipalities, you have a responsibility to shovel the sidewalk in front of your home. It’s no fun, but it’s important. It’s certainly tempting to ignore the sidewalk, but foregoing snow removal could have serious consequences.READ MORE

05 Nov 2016

Property Manager Snow Removal Checklist

If you’re a landlord or a property manager in Boulder County, you’re responsible for snow removal on the property you own. This applies to residential, commercial, and industrial properties. Failure to remove snow from the sidewalk could result in a $100 fine for a first offense, or up to $1000 or 90 days in jail for repeated offenses. You’ll also need to remove snow from driveways, rooftops, parking lots, and other places where it accumulates during the winter.READ MORE

21 Oct 2016

Why You Need to Clean Your Chimney Before the First Snow

Winter weather might be weeks away, but it’s never too early to start preparing your home for cold and snow. Before the first flakes of the season fall in Colorado, chimney cleaning is essential. Learn why you should clean your chimney before the first snow, and discover what could happen if you skip this annual inspection.READ MORE

07 Oct 2016

Farmers’ Almanac Predicts Colorado Will Have a Brutal Winter

Winter is right around the corner, and the Farmer’s Almanac has predicted a rough season for Colorado. While you can’t change the weather, you can prepare for frigid temperatures, snow, and ice. For anything you can’t do yourself, be sure to contact General Services Corporation and we can take care of it for you!  Take a look at what’s in store for Colorado, and learn how to get ready for the winter ahead.READ MORE