SOURCE: The Money Pit Home Improvement Radio Show

The Money Pit Home Improvement Radio Show

March 20, 2014 07:00 ET

Money Pit Offers Smart Picks for Spring Home Improvements

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Mar 20, 2014) - As Spring arrives, homeowners across the country get set to take on projects put off by an unbelievably harsh winter. According to Tom Kraeutler, home improvement expert and syndicated radio show host of The Money Pit, outdoor living projects, landscaping and easy DIY solutions will be key to preparing homes for the warmer months ahead.

Kraeutler offers the following tips for spring spruce-ups:

Get rid of winter's grime
Need a way to clean those pesky stains that have been building up over the winter months? The eco-friendly CLR Mold & Mildew Stain Remover is tough on stubborn mold and mildew stains, and a perfect product to add to your spring cleaning toolkit. "The formula does not contain bleach, and the foam sprayer makes it easy to use," says Kraeutler. Available late spring at grocery, discount and hardware stores nationwide, or learn more at http://www.jelmar.com.

Lush, green lawn says "spring"
Nothing says spring like a beautiful lawn and garden. Since 1924, Vigoro has delivered high quality lawn and garden products at a value price that can help, across a variety of garden categories like fertilizer, plant food, live goods, hardscapes, lawn accessories and more. Rolling out over the next year in select locations, Vigoro is also introducing "Assurance Technology" in select Vigoro fertilizers, a process that creates particles that are smaller and more uniform, assuring the fertilizer is applied more evenly over the lawn and an "Even Feeding, Even Greening, No Burn Guarantee. Vigoro is available exclusively at the Home Depot. Learn more at http://www.vigoro.com.

Less time maintaining, more time enjoying your deck
After a long and hard winter, the last thing you want to have to do is spend lots of time cleaning and maintaining your deck. With Trex Enhance decking you can skip the sanding, staining, sealing and painting, and go straight to relaxing. Made of high-performance, low-maintenance composite material, Trex Enhance decking stands up to even the harshest weather, and is backed by a 25-year Fade and Stain Warranty. Find Trex at the Home Depot in light brown Beach Dune and new, nature-inspired Saddle, or learn more at http://www.trex.com.

Strong, simple DIY help
With more and more consumers empowered to become do-it-yourselfers, Scotch has introduced Scotch Extreme Fasteners, a product that helps make heavy-duty mounting, securing and bundling projects easier. Scotch Extreme Fasteners are reusable closures tested and proven to lock three times stronger than Velcro Industrial Strength Fasteners, while withstanding even the harsh conditions like rain, mud and dirt. The UV-resistant, reclosable fasteners last for hundreds of closures and bond securely to bare or painted metal, many plastics, wood and glass. Visit http://Fasteners.ScotchBrand.com.

Mow your lawn without a lot of noise
Consumers say noise is the number-one thing they would change about their mower, leading Craftsman to introduce the Quiet Front Wheel Drive Lawn Mower featuring Briggs & Stratton's Quiet Power Technology engine. Designed to reduce sound and vibration, the result is a quieter, yet still powerful lawn mower that is 65% quieter than a comparable Toro model. "This mower allows you to mow anytime day or night, as well as hear children or have conversations all without turning off the engine," says Kraeutler. Available at Sears stores nationwide and on http://www.craftsman.com, and includes the Craftsman-exclusive Smooth Smart™ plus starting system, making it quick and easy to start the engine with one pull.

Get more home improvement ideas and tips from experts Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete by visiting http://www.moneypit.com, where you can also download The Money Pit Podcast.

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