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TOLL FREE (877) 983-2899 info@majorshomeimprovement.com April 2012

In this Issue:

Solve 3 Common Landscaping Problems
Green Tip of the Month
Ask Mike
Monthly Trivia Challenge
Dude Ranches: Enjoy the Adventure of Vacationing Green

Majors Home Improvement

6433 Old Hwy 90
Milton, FL 32570
(850) 983-2899
info@majorshomeimprovement.com
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majorshomeimprovement.com

We Welcome Our New Friends into the Majors Home Improvement Family

We believe in treating all of our customers like family, just ask any of our longtime customers.

We are excited to welcome each of our first time Majors Home Improvement customers. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you and hope to see you again very soon.

Here are just a few of the new members of the family:

Joann Acker - Pensacola, FL
David Becker - Pensacola, FL
Roger & Pat Odom - Pensacola, FL

David & Enia Ferland - Mary Esther, FL

Ron & Connie Hillis - Gulf Breeze, FL

Thank you and welcome to everyone who recently joined our Majors Home Improvement family… we couldn't do it without YOU!

Would You like to Have the Nicest Home in the Neighborhood?

Your family deserves to live in a beautiful home. Let us help you upgrade your home to the home of your dreams. Here are just a few ways we can help:

Replacement Windows
Hurricane Shutters
Sunrooms & Enclosures
Screenrooms & Patio Covers
Awnings
Entry Doors
Click here to request an appointment!

REFER YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY and GET $50 CASH on US!

Many of our customers “find” us as a result of word of mouth. This simple, yet gracious, act by our customers has allowed us to be successful. For this generosity, we offer our gratitude and a token of our appreciation through our Referral Reward Program!

Click here to email a referral to us : )

Major's Trivia Challenge

Bees collect nectar from 2 million flowers to make a 1-pound comb of honey, but they don’t do so without a preference. Research has found that bees prefer to collect from flowers of 2 specific colors. What are they?

A: Yellow & Blue
B: Red & Yellow
C: Red & White
D: Orange & Violet

The first correct answer emailed in will be this month's winner of 2 Movie Passes!

Click here to email
your trivia answer

Last Issue's Answer

Julius Caesar was assassinated on the Ides of April, 44 BC. In the Roman calendar the term “ides” was used for the 15th day of the months of April, May, July, and October. What day of the month did “ides” refer to in the other eight months of the year?

Answer: 13th

SOLVE 3 COMMON LANDSCAPING PROBLEMS

As a homeowner, I’m sure you enjoy looking out over a well-manicured garden or landscape. Whether you’re updating a landscape’s design or starting a new project from scratch, the process is often a difficult experience. When undertaking a challenging garden or landscape task, completing the project successfully can be accomplished with simple solutions to three of the most common landscape issues facing homeowners. Hardworking plant breeders and growers are turning out innovative new plant genetics and an ever-growing array of plant offerings that solve these common landscape challenges.

Problem #1:
Areas of the garden are overwhelmed with sun, heat and humidity.

Solution: Plants bred for heat and/or humidity. Due to varying sun exposure across a property, pockets of the landscape can become scorched by sun, heat and humidity, no matter in which region of the country or USDA Zone one lives. Address specific plant needs related to hot and humid conditions with a robust group of plants that tolerate this type of challenging environment. There are a wide variety of top-notch, heat and humidity tolerant plants and lush bright flowers that are hardy in even the hottest, brightest zones of the country.

Problem #2:
What to do with unique, small-scale areas of the garden.

Solution: Plantings for small spaces and special places. Whether rooftop gardens, pathways, walkways, patios, rock gardens, water gardens, terraces, cracks, or crevices, accent plantings embellish the garden area and add life, color, texture, detail, harmony, and natural appearance to the landscape. Incorporating these kinds of plants into a creative garden design for areas that are small or unique in shape serves as garnish, the final decorative touch to the space.

Problem #3:
Short-lived, feeble annuals that will not last.

Solution: Finer, genetically superior, color bedding plantings. When used in containers, garden beds and borders, annual color varieties are a bright, rich and vibrant outdoor design component. Yet, numerous annual plant selections cannot survive the first chilly night or burst of extended warmth that many regions of the country are experiencing from frequent spells of environmental instability. Try plant varieties that are cultivated to address the need for more robust plant material. They accentuate outdoor living, provide solutions for garden beds and borders, and provide superior-performing, garden-worthy, annual color plants with heat and cold tolerance.

GREEN TIP OF THE MONTH

Know When to Stop Charging:

Unplug power adapters, battery chargers, printers, speakers and other similar items whenever the equipment is fully charged or disconnected from the charger. Work with procurement to purchase energy efficient computers and appliances.

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Question: I spilled a glass of red wine on my rubber-backed carpet that is glued to the basement concrete floor. Is there any way to remove the stain?

~ Elise Shubring

Answer: We have heard that if you pour white wine over the red and BLOT, not rub, that it will help take the stain out. There are also products on the market at your local flooring store that can help with stain removal. If all else fails, consult a professional cleaning service, they’re usually equipped to handle those kind of stains.

As always, test any remedy on a small part of the stain first.

Got a Question? Ask Mike! Simply click here "Ask Mike."

Please be sure to include your name and phone number in case additional information is required to answer your question.

Dude Ranches: Enjoy the Adventure of Vacationing Green

As more people are becoming aware of environmental issues, vacationing green is a growing travel trend. Families are seeking vacation options that offer activities that respect the earth and experiences that create cherished memories and a renewed connection to nature.

Dude Ranches are environmentally kind and a great way to bring your family closer, enjoy the outdoors, have a fun adventure and relax in nature. So what is it like to vacation on a dude ranch? Imagine cool, fresh mountain air, riding a trail on your trusted horse, participating in a cattle drive during a beautiful sunset, and hearing the dinner bell call you to a delicious meal. And this is just a start; many ranches offer spas, rafting, fishing, hunting, and special adult and children’s programs.

If this sounds like a vacation you might be interested in, there are options for every budget. Plus, many ranches participate in activities that help preserve the environment, so you can feel good about your trip. Successful ranching depends on a positive relationship with the earth; therefore ranchers know that they need to treat it with care. This relationship influences a visitor’s experience at a dude ranch and often brings them a deeper appreciation for the environment in which they live.

Famous Quote

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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