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John F. O'Hara

John F. O'Hara
731 W Skippack Pike  Blue Bell  PA 19422
Phone:  610-277-4060
Office:  215-643-3200
Cell:  267-481-1786
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Is Your Lawn Suffering Summer Burnout?

July 29, 2016 1:27 am


It happens every year: your lawn burns out, browning as it succumbs to summer heat. What’s a homeowner to do?

Lawn grass needs water to thrive—even cool season grasses that go dormant in hot weather, says Mike McGroarty of MikesBackyardNursery.com. If your lawn hasn’t received water due to a hot, dry spell, there’s a chance some areas of it may die.

Burned-out lawns can be revived with an overseeder, which is a machine that drops grass seed into pockets of soil. An overseeder can be rented at a home improvement store, such as Home Depot.

Apply weed killer before overseeding, McGroarty recommends—weeds tend to grow in areas damaged by drought.

Home Depot advises homeowners to remove damaged grasses and dead weeds, out to a six-inch radius beyond the patch, before overseeding. Home Depot also suggests turning the soil to a depth of six inches, removing rocks or roots that could inhibit new growth, and adding compost or manure to the turned soil—this step will fortify the foundation of the lawn.

For more tips on overseeding, visit blog.homedepot.com.
 

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Pokemon on Your Property? Insurance Covers It

July 29, 2016 1:27 am


Pokémon Go players have swarmed the streets, out in the real world, in real time—and causing real damage, as recent reports have shown.

Homeowners have little to fear (unless a Haunter appears), according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). In most cases, homeowners insurance will cover damage brought on by players traversing property, as well as damage should a break-in occur.

Generally, homeowners (and renters) insurance policies cover damage caused to another’s property and possessions, and provide liability coverage for incidents, namely injury, on the property.

The I.I.I. recommends all homeowners and renters, Pokéfans included, take stock of the inventory in their homes—this will make the claims process much simpler.

“We think it’s great that people are getting outside and enjoying Pokémon Go,” said Loretta Worters, vice president of the I.I.I., in a statement, “but it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and be sure you’re adequately protected against risk.”

Source: Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.)
 

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