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    Fertilizing my lawn for initial spring application

    I aerated/overseeded on Oct 2. I have an extra bag of Earl May Lawn Food (28-0-4), however, I was told by someone that high Nitrogren can burn the grass seeds? If I wait another couple weeks to make sure any seeds have germinated and established, can I still apply this before winter? Or...
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    Installing Christmas lights

    Thanks for the suggestions. The tree is in the right-of-way area, so connecting to the neighbor's house wouldn't solve the issue of dealing with the sidewalk. I've never heard of solar Christmas lights, but I could look into battery powered. Masonry blade on the sidewalk crack isn't a bad...
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    Installing Christmas lights

    I'm trying to avoid that. Don't have expansion cracks big enough to fit a cord. I don't want the cord laying across the sidewalk as a trip hazard or when shoveling/snowblowing begins.
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    Installing Christmas lights

    That's a good point, hadn't thought about that. I live in city of DSM. I've just been worried about calling 811 to mark the utility lines.
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    Installing Christmas lights

    For a few years now I have put up Christmas lights on our front yard tree, along with the house. Now I want to try to put them up on our other front tree, which is on the other side of the house and across the sidewalk. Does anyone have experience running a power cord under the sidewalk so I...
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    Newcomers updated height, weight, and numbers

    I'd argue he's not leaning back (tough camera angle), at least nowhere near Jacobson. Why are the coaches having him shoot 18-footers? 3's and layups....
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    Smoker Questions

    I have a Green Mountain Daniel Boone pellet smoker. You think the moisture pan is needed? All the recipes I've ever followed haven't mentioned it, so curious how much difference it makes.
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    Smoker Questions

    What internal temp are you looking to hit for ribs? Also, do you use a pan of water for everything you smoke?
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    Spring football season

    What about basketball and wrestling? Stay the same during winter?
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    I lost my job

    For those who have applied or hired using LinkedIn.....I've noticed many of the job postings that get sent to me don't list a salary. How can I find out the potential salary of a job at another company? (assuming it's a similar position as the one I currently have)
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    Central IA firewood

    I heard they had free mulch. Didn't know they had logs.
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    Central IA firewood

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    New Fishing Pole Advice

    Anyone have recommendations on a place around DSM I can take some old reels to get tuned up? I was thinking Johnston bait & tackle, not sure if they do that stuff? Does Scheels or Bass Pro do maintenance stuff?
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    Central IA firewood

    Anyone have a good supplier you get firewood from around Des Moines? I'm not looking for a full cord, just enough to have some bonfires the rest of this summer/fall. I've bought some bundles from HyVee lately--the wood is awful. Doesn't burn well at all, it is packaged as Warren County. Thanks!
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    New Fishing Pole Advice

    I'm pretty much exact same situation as you. Trying to get back into it after years of nothing. What are the recommended types of line for a spin cast vs bait cast? Do I have to use a steel leader if fishing for walleye or pike?