How to Maintain an Aluminum Fence


Many of our customers choose aluminum fences because they’re beautiful, durable, and require very little maintenance. But as we like to tell our customers, “low maintenance does not mean no maintenance, and aluminum fences do require just a little bit of care. Maintenance for an aluminum fence usually just means keeping it clean and keeping it clear, however. Keeping it Clean All of our aluminum fences come with a powder gloss finish that is very effective at protecting your fence from rust, UV rays, and even air. All of these can be oxidizing forces on aluminum. When aluminum oxidizes it..

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Watch Out for Dame’s Rocket

Dames Rocket Flower

Sometimes, an invasive species looks ugly. The gypsy moth is a pretty good example–it just doesn’t look like anything you’d want in your yard. However, there are some very beautiful invasive species varieties that we still have to watch out for. Dame’s Rocket is one of these beautiful invaders. As you see in our photo, Dame’s Rocket produces very pleasant pink flowers. There are also purple and white varieties. In fact, they are so pretty that some people actually purchase them and use them on purpose. Some nurseries–usually those found at big box stores–still sell them as run-of-the-mill perennials. Sometimes..

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Community Event: Food Preservation Class

Are you keeping a vegetable garden this year? If so, you might end up with more vegetables than you know what to do with. It happens to many of our readers and customers. There’s nothing wrong with giving away all the extras, of course (usually to a food bank, since your neighbors can only eat so many fresh zucchini). But you may also want to consider learning how to preserve the food so that you can eat it through the winter. Fortunately, Milwaukee County Extension is willing to help you do just that. They’re hosting a food preservation and canning..

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