handyguy
  • Review count
    122
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    4.4
    4.4 out of 5
  • First Review:
    April 21, 2012
  • Last Review:
    June 14, 2019
 
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        122
      • Helpfulness votes
        94
      • Average rating
        4.4
        4.4 out of 5
      • First Review:
        April 21, 2012
      • Last Review:
        June 14, 2019
       
      • Question count
        1
         
        • Answer count
          25
           
           
           
           
          handyguy's Reviews
           
          Fresh vegetables and tasty herbs. You can grow them. And with Miracle Gro, you'll enjoy a bountiful and delicious harvest. Miracle Gro Water Soluble Plant Food Vegetables and Herbs feeds your garden instantly and easily. Simply mix the stated amount with water and feed every 7-days to 14-days. If you're feeding plants that are growing in Miracle Gro Garden Soil Vegetables and Herbs you'll enjoy a bigger harvest (vs unfed plants). This year you'll not only grow in your garden, but you'll grow big with Miracle Gro Water Soluble Plant Food Vegetables and Herbs.
           
          from Springfield, VA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I really want to love the 2 lbs. Miracle Gro Water Soluble Veggie and Herb Plant Food, but am hav...
          PostedJune 14, 2019
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          I really want to love the 2 lbs. Miracle Gro Water Soluble Veggie and Herb Plant Food, but am having a hard time seeing the difference it makes. As a test I planted two 25 foot rows of pole beans. I used the Miracle Gro product as labeled for one month on one row but not the other. The row with the Miracle Gro blossomed earlier but did not grow as fast or as tall as the untreated row. I am unsure what effect that will have on production. Northern Virginia's soil is not the deep rich kind like Iowa's where I grew up. I have amended it with mulch and manure annually to get it to where it is, and it still isn't particularly good. It would seem fairly easy to improve. The N-P-K is 18-18-21 which Read More
          I really want to love the 2 lbs. Miracle Gro Water Soluble Veggie and Herb Plant Food, but am having a hard time seeing the difference it makes. As a test I planted two 25 foot rows of pole beans. I used the Miracle Gro product as labeled for one month on one row but not the other. The row with the Miracle Gro blossomed earlier but did not grow as fast or as tall as the untreated row. I am unsure what effect that will have on production. Northern Virginia's soil is not the deep rich kind like Iowa's where I grew up. I have amended it with mulch and manure annually to get it to where it is, and it still isn't particularly good. It would seem fairly easy to improve. The N-P-K is 18-18-21 which should be pretty good. However, I checked soil fertility before and after one month and found it didn't move the needle hardly at all. I truly hope I can come back and write a more positive review after harvest, but for now I can't see the benefits. Read Less
          Pros: easy to mix and use
          Cons: don't see marked improvement
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          Infinity Lavender from Proven Winners has soft lavender-purple flowers. New Guinea Impatiens are shade-loving annuals that bloom all summer, although they will perform well in sun as long as they are watered well. No deadheading is necessary for this low-maintenance plant. Plant Infinity Lavender alone or in combinations in any container type or landscape.
           
          from Springfield, VA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          The Infinity Lavender (New Guinea Impatiens) Live Plant, Pink Flowers, 4.25 in. Grande, 4-pack ar...
          PostedJune 13, 2019
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          The Infinity Lavender (New Guinea Impatiens) Live Plant, Pink Flowers, 4.25 in. Grande, 4-pack arrived by package in perfect condition. The flowers when transplanted showed no stress and continue to look great. I like that they continuously bloom and keep their appearance. These Impatiens are ideal for our location where much of our flower gardens are shady most of the day. I paired them with Infinity Pink Impatiens of the same variety to make an interesting presentation. Very pleased.
          Pros: Vibrant Color, continuous blooms
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          Infinity Pink Impatiens from Proven Winners is a vigorous, upright plant with large pink flowers. This award winner provides great flowering color for shaded areas. It is very low maintenance but needs a lot of water to do well, so planting in large pots or the ground will make it easier to keep them hydrated. Deadheading is not necessary.
           
          from Springfield, VA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          The Infinity Pink (New Guinea Impatiens) Live Plant, Pink Flowers, 4.25 in. Grande, 4-pack arrive...
          PostedJune 13, 2019
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          The Infinity Pink (New Guinea Impatiens) Live Plant, Pink Flowers, 4.25 in. Grande, 4-pack arrived by package in perfect condition. The flowers when transplanted showed no stress and continue to look great. I like that they continuously bloom and keep their appearance. These Impatiens are ideal for our location where much of our flower gardens are shady most of the day. I paired them with another color of the same variety to make an interesting presentation. Very pleased.
          Pros: Vibrant Color, stays beautiful
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          Viagrow plant saucers are placed under any self-draining potted plants. Plastic plant Saucers are great for potted succulents, flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables. Viagrow plastic saucers catch water runoff and media, protecting surfaces below the plastic plant saucer. The ribbed plant saucer bottom helps prevent pooling and aid in oxygen retention for the root zone. Viagrow plant saucers are available in 8 in., 10 in., 12 in., 14 in., 17 inch and we also offer a multi size pack VCS-25MP which includes 5 saucers of each size.
           
          from Springfield, VA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          The Clear Plant Saucers Variety (25-Pack) contains exactly what I need to go under my myriad of s...
          PostedJune 13, 2019
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          The Clear Plant Saucers Variety (25-Pack) contains exactly what I need to go under my myriad of self-draining plant containers. They are tough and easy to use. This year I am experimenting with combating chipmunk damage to my tomatoes by using plastic five gallon buckets the little thieves can't climb. I drilled drainage holes near the bottoms of the buckets. The plant saucers make bottom watering easy. My wife uses them for many of her flowering plants she places on our sidewalks and landscape retaining walls. These plant saucers are an excellent value at a price you won't beat anywhere.
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Use
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          Pulverize Bicomponent TWIST by Weed Warrior is a professional grade bicomponent trimmer line that outperforms other lines on the market. Bicomponent means weve fused two powerful nylons into one super line. The flexible inner core lets your line bend, not break, when trimming against obstacles, while the hardened edges add a layer of durable protection. Scientifically engineered to be more durable and last longer than residential trimmer line. Impact modifiers are embedded within each nylon to keep your line from breaking away when trimming against obstacles as often as other products on the market. That means cutting more with fewer stops to get the job done faster.
           
          from Springfield, VA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Professional Trimmer Line 0.095 in. x 100 ft. Bicomponent Linen is hands down the best trimmer li...
          PostedJune 6, 2019
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          Professional Trimmer Line 0.095 in. x 100 ft. Bicomponent Linen is hands down the best trimmer line I have used. The product I actually used was .085 in X 100 ft. That is lighter than what I usually use but it is amazingly durable. I used with my Ryobi X430 trimmer to attack some serious weed issues lurking behind one of my shop sheds. I was very pleased when I was whacking thick heavy stuff and the line just kept going without breaking. It was easy to load in the trimmer hub and dispensed without issue that one time I needed it to. Check out the pictures.
          Pros: Cuts Well, extremely durable
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          Upgrade any kitchen with this sleek Samsung slide-in gas range. It blends seamlessly with your cabinetry to give your kitchen a high-end look and offers flexibility for big cooking jobs, from its five-burner cooktop to its large-capacity 5.8 cu. ft. oven. It also features True Convection, for beautifully even cooking that takes less time and uses less energy. And with a reversible cast iron griddle and custom wok grate, this slide-in gas range is the perfect range for anyone who loves to cook and entertain.
           

          Is there a way to make the timer alarm louder? I love this oven exception the volume of the beeps...

          Asked by
          handyguy
          June 16, 2017
          Is there a way to make the timer alarm louder? I love this oven exception the volume of the beeps is very faint.
           
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          Rid your lawn of tough, grassy weeds with IMAGE All-in-One Weed Killer. The easy-to-use product works best on young, actively growing weeds. Use all summer long to treat crabgrass and other grassy weeds as they emerge from the ground. Kills crabgrass, clover, plantain, chickweed and other weeds and sedges. IMAGE All-in-One Lawn Weed Killer kills Crabgrass, Dandelion, Nutsedge, Clover, and Other Listed Weeds. IMAGE All-in-One Lawn Weed Killer is a selective weed killer for lawn weeds that starts working on contact to kill tough lawn weeds. The active ingredients, Sulfentrazone and Quinclorac, combine to make a powerful weed killer that is designed to kill at the root.
           

          How is it on K31 grass? How soon must I wait after using to seed new grass?

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          confused
          March 17, 2019
          How is it on K31 grass? How soon must I wait after using to seed new grass?
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          handyguy
          Springfield, VA
          April 19, 2019
          Answer: 
          My lawn is principally K31 Tall Fescue. I have not seen any damage at all from spot treating bitter crest and wild violets.
           
          PureAir FRIDGE purifies and sanitizes the air and surfaces inside your refrigerator, allowing a healthier, fresher environment for your fresh fruits and vegetables. Using ionization and ozone technology, pureAir FRIDGE destroys bacteria such as E-coli and Staphylococcus and neutralizes pesticides. Produce stays fresher longer because pureAir FRIDGE reduces ethylene gas from decaying food. Foul food odors are eliminated and your fridge will smell fresh every time you open the door. Powered by a lithium-ion battery and equipped with photosensor technology, pureAir FRIDGE intelligently displays a battery life notification LED light and activates a pleasant audible alarm only when the fridge door is opened. pureAir FRIDGE is simple to maintain and clean, and charges in less than 4 hours to purify your fridge for 18-24 days on one charge. Store pureAir FRIDGE anywhere in your fridge thanks to its compact design and enjoy a fresher fridge and fresher food.
           

          Does the unit make ozone?

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          vbg
          November 9, 2018
          Does the unit make ozone?
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          handyguy
          Springfield, VA
          April 5, 2019
          Answer: 
          Yes. The smell is unmistakable.
           
          Have you been in your boat or motorhome and you want something to drink, yet the motion of the boat or vehicle is telling you to wait, the BevBase from DestinationGear should be your answer. It conveniently holds 4 glasses and a bottle of your choice in the center to keep all things in order. Whether taking a sharp curve or you experience a cross wake, the BevBase holds it all in place with ease. It is washable with soap and water, lightweight and very easy to use. If the table top is slippery, the DashGrip by Heininger (#1065, sold separately) will give that extra grip necessary to secure the BevBase. Stem Glass Stabilizers are also sold separately (grey #1191 or multi-colors #1192) to ensure stability with wine glasses.
           

          is it non skid

          Asked by
          shari
          dallas tx
          December 13, 2015
          I'm looking for this in a non skid base for a motorhome
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          handyguy
          Springfield, VA
          March 20, 2018
          Answer: 
          No. The bottom is the same light plastic foam as the rest of the holder. This will not stay put on the smooth counter or table of a moving motor home.
           
          Leviton carries a complete selection of wall plates in multiple colors and configurations to satisfy any need. Wall plates come in 3 sizes, standard, midway and jumbo. Midway and jumbo sizes provide helpful options to cover wall imperfections.
           

          Does it comes in different colors?

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          2205
          October 25, 2017
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          handyguy
          Springfield, VA
          March 18, 2018
          Answer: 
          White, light almond and ivory.
           
          Leviton carries a complete selection of wall plates in multiple colors and configurations to satisfy any need. Wall plates come in 3 sizes, standard, midway and jumbo. Midway and jumbo sizes provide helpful options to cover wall imperfections.
           

          Does this toggle wall plate come with a colored-matched metal mounting screw?

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          J212NB
          North Brunswick, NJ
          December 13, 2015
          I'm interested in buying some toggle wall plates in white for use in several rooms of my house. But I'm not sure if this product comes with a colored-matched metal mounting screw.
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          handyguy
          Springfield, VA
          March 18, 2018
          Answer: 
          Yes. The screws are captive and the enamel pretty tough.