Introducing Bullfrog Spas – Now at Ace!

bullfrog spas in marylandBullfrog Spas are like no other. That’s because Bullfrog Spas offer something that other spa manufacturers don’t – the ability to customize your hot tub to meet your individual needs. With thousands of possible configurations, Bullfrog Spas are designed by you, for you.

Choose Your Spa Color

Bullfrog Spas knows that a hot tub will need to fit into your home’s decor. Whether alongside a pool, on a patio, built into a deck or patio area, or inside of a gazebo or screened-in porch, Bullfrog Spas gives you the option to choose your spa color. From sleek metallics to textured finishes with the look of stone, there are a wide variety of spa colors to choose from.

Choose Your Spa Surround

In addition to being able to choose the color of the inside of your hot tub, Bullfrog Spas gives you several spa exterior colors to choose from. Match a deck or simply coordinate your spa surround with the decor on your patio or by your pool.

Seating Options

Bullfrog Spas offers 3 different series of hot tubs – the A Series, the R Series and the SportX Series – with 15 different models to choose from. These spas seat anywhere from 3 to 8 people, giving you the option to find the hot tub size that is right for you. Once you have your model chosen, you have the ability to choose jet options for EACH SEAT in your hot tub!

Jet Options

This is where the customization of a Bullfrog Spa gets really fun – configuring your jet options! Bullfrog Spas lets you choose from a wide range of jets including jets for stress relief, back pain relief, rejuvenation, massage and more. You need stress relief but your partner needs neck and back pain relief – no problem! Each seat in your Bullfrog Spa can have a different jet configuration. To learn more about the many jet configurations available, visit: http://www.bullfrogspas.com/listings/index/category/45

Spa Accessories

To truly make your hot tub a destination for relaxation and enjoyment, choose from a wide range of spa accessories. Create ambience with spa lighting, add an audio system to enjoy your favorite music and add specialized controls. Want your hot tub to be ready and waiting when you get home from work? Bullfrog Spas gives you the option of adding controls that you can operate from your Smartphone!

Come See Bullfrog Spas at Ace

Ace Home & Leisure is pleased to have Bullfrog Spas available for you to see in person. Visit us at 89 Central Avenue West in Edgewater, Maryland today to see just how uniquely you your new Bullfrog Spa can be!

Fall Decorating Tips from Ace Hardware

Fall Decorating TipsThe days are growing shorter and the weather is quickly cooling. This can only mean one thing; fall is officially here. It is time to put away those summer decorations and refresh the front of your home with a harvest theme that will carry into late November.

Fall lends itself perfectly to visually appealing decorations. Why? The colors! The wide variety of oranges, yellows, and dark reds blend together perfectly in nature, creating a color pallet that can make any home improvement project pop. Utilizing these colors and other natural elements in your decorating can help give your home the curb appeal you have always dreamed of. Passersby will barely be able to take their eyes off your front porch. Your guests will marvel at your decorative flair. And your neighbor’s will be jealous, scrambling to create their own festive fall decorations so their homes don’t fade into the background.

Fall Decorating Tips from Ace Hardware

  1. Paint with the Colors of the Season: As we have already mentioned, fall lends itself perfectly to decorating. The beautiful oranges, yellows and dark reds found in nature are the same colors you should utilize in your design.
  2. Utilize Nature: There are numerous natural elements you can incorporate into your decorating, such as pumpkins, gourds, straw, corn stalks, mums, pansies, grasses and the like, that will really out your front porch over the top.
  3. Have Fun: Fall is the perfect season for do-it-yourself projects. So hop in your car and head to your local Ace Hardware for inspiration.

Ace Hardware has Everything you need this Fall Season

At Ace Hardware, we are more than just a hardware store. We have everything you need to transform your home this fall season. Ace Hardware & Hearth (Glen Burnie and Pasadena) and Ace Home & Leisure in Edgewater feature garden centers fully stocked with the garden and lawn supplies, flowers, vegetables, trees, and shrubs, grass seed, fertilizer, soil, mulch and the equipment you need to beautify your home. We also carry a wide variety of face pumpkins along with unique gourds.

If you have any questions about Fall Decorating Tips, our experts are here to help. Please visit AceHardwareAndHearth.com today! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

Fall and Winter Lawn Care Tips

Fall and Winter Lawn Care TipsJust because the weather is starting to cool down doesn’t mean your lawn care efforts should cool down as well. Lawn care is just as important in fall and winter as it is spring and summer. In fact, fall lawn care is critical to prepare your lawn for the long, harsh winter.

Fall and Winter Lawn Care Tips

  1. Fertilizer: Right now, your lawn is preparing to go dormant for the winter. However, while the grass is dormant, its roots continue to grow underground throughout the winter. This is why fertilizing is so important. It provides an extra boost of nutrients that will be stored and used during your grass’ dormancy period. You should fertilize your lawn from Labor Day through October 15 with a lawn food, such as Super Turf Builder, Ace Lawn Fertilizer, Bonide Lawn food, Milorganite or Turf Trust. Then, you should put the fall/winter feeding down until Thanksgiving.
  2. Seeding: If your lawn is looking a little thin, Fall is the Best Time for planting Grass Seed. Because of the cooler nights and long warm days, fall seeding is much more successful than spring seeding. With fall seeding, roots continue to feed new plants into January until the soil freezes give the plant more base to break forth with vigor when March rolls around.
  3. Remove Leaves:  Raking leaves is not only great for your curb appeal, but also your grass. Leaves block sunlight, which is vital in the fall when your lawn stores food for winter.

For more fall and winter lawn care tips, visit Ace Hardware & Hearth (Glen Burnie and Pasadena) or Ace Home & Leisure in Edgewater. Our lawn care experts will answer any questions you may have and help you find the right products for your lawn. We have everything you need to achieve that luscious lawn you have always dreamed of. We not only carry high-quality grass seed, but also fertilizers – granule and liquid – from the most respected names in the industry, as well as the lawn care supplies and equipment you need to get the job done right.

We know just how much Maryland homeowners love their lawns! That’s why we take special care in selecting the lawn products that will perform best on Maryland lawns.

If you have any questions about Fall and Winter Lawn Care Tips, our experts are here to help. Please visit AceHardwareAndHearth.com today! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

The Uses and Popularity of Herbs: Ace has the Largest Selection of Herbs in Maryland

Herb-Garden-MarylandHerb gardens continue to become increasingly more and more popular. Odds are that you know someone with an herb garden. You may even have an herb garden yourself, or at least thought about starting an herb garden. What’s stopping you? Nothing tastes quite as good as fresh herbs. And what is fresher than herbs plucked right from your very own herb garden!?

Starting an Herb Garden

  1. Location: First, you have to decide where to put your herb garden. Some people mix their herbs into their vegetable garden, however, it is probably better to grow herbs in a separate, dedicated garden.
  2. Size: It is not the size of your herb garden, but the quality that matters. So instead of taking on too much, start small. It typically takes 12- by 18-inch plots for each individual herb. So pick a few of your favorites and get to gardening.
  3. Drainage: Believe it or not, drainage is probably the most important single factor in successful herb growing. Without adequate drainage, the herbs will not grow! To improve drainage, remove the soil to a depth of 15 to 18 inches and place a 3-inch layer of crushed stone on the bottom. Next, mix in some compost or sphagnum peat and sand. Finally, refill the bed. Remember to allow for settling of the soil.
  4. Soil: As you can imagine, soil matters. The main thing you have to remember is to not over-fertilize. Highly fertile soil tends to produce excessive amounts of foliage with poor flavor.
  5. Selecting Herbs: The hardest part of starting an herb garden is selecting the herbs! Which ones do you chose? A few options for beginners include: winter savory, rosemary, sage, basil, dill, mint, marjoram, tarragon, thyme, chives, and parsley. Now you just have to figure out where to buy these herbs…

Ace: The Largest Selection of Herbs in Maryland

Ace Hardware & Hearth in Pasadena and Ace Home & Leisure in Edgewater feature garden supplies and, of course, flowers, fertilizers, soil, mulch, and the equipment you need to care for your beloved garden. We also have the largest selection of herbs in Maryland! So why would you go anywhere else?

Our garden experts will help you find whatever you need.

If you have any other questions, our experts are here to help. Please visit AceHardwareAndHearth.com today! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

Lawn Care Issue #1: Weed Control

Did you know it only takes someone 17 seconds to form an opinion about a person’s home? This is why first impressions are so important. After all, it is much easier to make a good first impression than it is to change someone’s perception of your home. So what kind of first impression is your home giving? If your lawn is full of weeds, brown patches, bare spots and pale color, chances are that you may not be giving guests and passersby the best impression.

Lawn Care Issue #1: Weed Control

Luckily, there are several ways for homeowners to treat these issues. The easiest of which is to prevent weeds. Weed prevention is much easier and less expensive than ridding your lawn of these pesky competitors for soil nutrients.

Lawn Care & Weed Control ProductsAce_Feb4_espoma organic weed preventer

  1. To prevent weeds ORGANICALLY, Corn Gluten can be applied throughout spring and fall. This will prevent most weeds from germinating and becoming a bigger problem, which is a much more costly problem. Espoma, a manufacturer of such well known fertilizers as Holly Tone makes a corn gluten lawn care product named Espoma Organic: Weed Preventer plus Lawn Food. This product not only prevents dandelions, crabgrass and other common weeds, but this all natural, organic weed control is safe to use around pets and children.
  2. Crabgrass prevention is best accomplished by applying Dimension in early spring when the forsythias are in bloom and when the soil temperature is right for crabgrass seeds to germinate and begin their troublesome life cycle.
  3. While chickweed is a big problem in the spring, it is best prevented by applying Dimension in fall, before October in the Mid-Atlantic region. This is when the seeds produced by spring blooming chickweed plants germinate. Chickweed should be sprayed with Bonide Chickweed killer of Weed Beater Ultra. These are selective and only kill weeds leaving lawn grass to grow on.

What is the Secret to a Lush, Healthy Lawn?

You can have the lawn of your dreams with the help of a knowledgeable hardware store or garden center. Unlike the home centers and other box stores, these establishments employ associates that are thoroughly trained to help a home owner have the most beautiful lawn possible with the lowest expense probable. Additionally, these garden centers and hardware stores carry a much wider array of effective lawn care products than box stores.

Ace Hardware & Heath and Ace Home & Leisure: Your Source of the Highest Quality Lawn Care Products in Maryland

Ace knows that our Maryland homeowners love their lawns! That’s why we take special care in selecting the lawn products that will perform best on Maryland lawns. Check in with our Ace lawn care specialists for answers to all of your lawn care questions.

Check back Next Week for More Helpful Organic Lawn Care Tips!

If you have any other questions about Lawn Care, our experts are here to help. Please visit AceHardwareAndHearth.com today to locate the Ace Hardware nearest you! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

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About Us: Ace Hardware & Hearth, Ace Home & Leisure is a Premier Caldera and Bullfrog Spas Dealer Serving Washington DC, Greater Baltimore with Stores in Glen Burnie, Edgewater, Pasadena, MD.
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