1001 E. Harmony Rd, Unit B, Fort Collins, CO

Essential Tools for Outdoor Spaces

The days are growing longer and the temperatures are beginning to rise. That means it’s time to start thinking about reviving your outdoor spaces after the winter slumber. Whether you have a sprawling garden, a cozy patio, or a simple balcony, preparing your outdoor area for spring is essential. You need to ensure it’s ready to flourish as the season changes. Here are some ideas using products from Ace Hardware of Fort Collins to get your outdoor spaces ready for spring.


Clean and Clear

EGO Leaf BlowerStart by clearing away any remnants of winter. Grab a broom or rake to remove debris such as fallen leaves, branches, and any accumulated dirt and grime. Consider a powerful tool like this EGO Power+ LB7654 200 mph 765 CFM 56 V Battery Handheld Leaf Blower. It helps you get rid of leaves in hard-to-reach places. Activate the turbo mode to power through heavy debris including wet leaves and mud. This cordless leaf blower delivers up to 90 minutes average runtime on a single charge. 





And, when visit us-store, you’ll receive 30% OFF select electric and battery-powered leaf blowers – like the EGO Power+ LB7654 200 mph 765 CFM 56 V Battery Handheld Leaf Blower – plus mowers, trimmers, and snow throwers at our family-owned store.





Prep the Soil

Miracle Gro Potting Mix



Whether you’re sowing seeds directly into the ground or transplanting seedlings from indoor to outdoor containers, you need a good environment to nurture and help them grow. Miracle-Gro All Purpose Seed Starting Mix is specially formulated with natural and organic ingredients. This provides fast root development and will give your plants a healthy start.




Scan the Deck

Minwax wood finish


Thoroughly sweep the deck, then check for signs of wear. A wooden deck might need to be re-stained after a tough winter. Minwax Wood Finish is a penetrating oil-based wood stain that provides rich color that enhances the natural wood grain. You can also use it on your wooden fence if that looks like it needs some TLC too.




Wipe Down Furniture

Flexogen Hose


Even if your furniture was covered during the winter, you’ll probably still need to wipe everything down. Start by using a brush or dry cloth to wipe away any loose dirt. Then use a garden hose with a spray attachment to dislodge hard dirt or stubborn debris. This Ace Flexogen 5/8 in. D X 50 ft. L Heavy Duty Premium Grade Garden Hose delivers superior performance. It’s crush and kink-resistant so water flow won’t be interrupted. Once you’re done with that, freshen up any cushions and pillows that were in storage.



Seed Bare Patches

Grass Seed


After the last frost has passed, fill in patchy areas of turf with fresh seed. Attending to bare spots around the lawn while temperatures aren’t too hot will allow the young grass to thrive. Ace Green Turf Mixed Full Sun Grass Seed creates beautiful green grass that lasts. The all-natural no filler seed mix is 99.9% weed free.  And it contains Perennial ryegrass, Kentucky bluegrass and annual ryegrass.




Whether you’re growing vegetables, flowers, or simply creating a welcoming environment for outdoor enjoyment, even a little preparation goes a long way. Not is the perfect time to set yourself up for a successful season of gardening and outdoor living. Visit Ace Hardware of Fort Collins on Harmony to help you prep for the warmer weather. We carry all these products and more to help you make the most of the season.

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