The Rocky Mountain Ace Stores are approximately 150 Ace Hardware stores throughout Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico that work together to enhance their helpful service and community involvement.

Tips from the Experts

Helpful advice from your neighbors at Ace

Compost Your Leaves at Ace!

Leaf Bag

They say that all good things must end someday. Autumn leaves must fall. But don’t you know that it hurts me so, to dump those leaves in to the landfill!

Apologies to Chad & Jeremy, but it’s all too true, autumn leaves must fall. If they haven’t started to fall off your trees, they will soon, surely. (sorry to call you Shirley!)  Your trees are getting ready for winter and you need to get out and do the same. Leaves can be a problem if left on the ground. They’ll smother your grass, cut off all sunlight and turn in to a matted wet mess with snow on top of them. Don’t leave leaves in your gutters either. They’ll clog your downspouts which can cause roof damage to your house. Yes, don’t leave them be, you need to get out and take care of leaves.

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Stripping at Ace!

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I’d like to talk to you today about stripping.

Weather-stripping that is!

Okay, not as sexy a subject as you may have thought. Weatherstripping can still be exciting though! Well. Maybe. Okay, it cannot. Still, boring as it may be, weatherstripping is something you should pay attention to this time of year.

I’m talking about anything that seals around your doors and windows to keep the weather on the outside of your home. In the past this has primarily been foam or felt. Now this includes foam, felt, vinyl, rubber, magnetic, polyethylene, EPDM… who knew there were so many types? So, Brad, what type should I get? That’s like asking what’s for lunch? There are many choices, none wrong, some better than others.

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What Your Don't Know About Filters

Furnace Filter

All I need is the air that I breathe and a filter.

Hmm… Is that the way the Hollies meant to sing this?

Well, maybe not, but in today’s world it’s good to filter the air we breathe.

Brad Nale here with a few words about air filters. You may call them furnace filters. In fact, most people call them furnace filters. The terms, they are a changing, though. Now called air filters, even though they still reside in your furnace. So many people have air conditioning along with their forced-air furnaces here in the Rocky Mountain region it just seems odd to call them furnace filters any more.

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Deck Out Your Deck


It’s late summer time in the Rocky Mountains and that means you’ve been out using your deck. BBQ’s, family meals or simply watching the sunset while sipping on some wine are all great fun on your deck. That is, unless your deck is starting to need maintenance, then it may just be a reminder of how much work you need to do on your weekend. Fear not, because here at Ace Hardware we can help you with the right products to make your deck last and keep maintenance down to a minimum.

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Get Your Mind in the Gutter!


Get your mind in the gutter. That’s right, in, not out of the gutter!

Or perhaps, more to the point, get your mind in your gutters, and your downspouts.

Hey, Brad Nale here asking you, when was the last time you did anything about your gutters? Are they clogged? Does the water flow properly? Are they starting to pull off your eaves? Are your down spouts still attached right? Are they clogged? These are all good questions to ask yourself and this is a good time of year to do it.

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Treat the Root of the Problem!

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Getting to the root of the problem.

In this case, the roots are the problem. Roots in sewer lines at least.

Happy hot summer days from Brad Nale, everyone. It’s hot, it’s been dry, it’s Colorado. Your trees are looking for water and where they find it could be a real problem.

Trees are truly amazing. They send out roots looking for water further than you can imagine. I had suckers coming up from Cottonwood tree roots in my backyard 120 feet away from the tree. Worse than that, I had roots invading my sewer line, and this may be happening to you too.

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The Japanese Beetles are Here!


Your lawn & your roses are saying Help!

It’s summer, it’s been hot and dry and now you may have dead patches in your lawn. To make things worse, there are beetles all over your rose bushes. Ugh! But wait, there’s more. I’m going to tell you that these two problems are related. Yes, Pete Moss here to help you with two problems for the price of one!

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Tomato Mania at Ace!


What’s wrong with my tomatoes?

Ah c’mon, I’ve put so much time and effort in to these plants, it’s way too late to start over, but my tomatoes look terrible. What’s happening with them, Pete?

This and other complaints are common for the helpful folks at your local Ace Hardware store to hear this time of year. It can be truly frustrating. Here are some common problems and fixes.

I have wasps all over my tomatoes. I don’t dare go near them. Why?

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Tips to Cool Down Your AC

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Hot enough for you? I don’t know about you, but I get tired of that question real fast in these summer months. You know who also gets tired of this? Your air conditioner. Okay, probably nobody really goes around talking to air conditioners, but if they did, your A/C unit may reply “It’s too hot!”

Why? It needs to be cleaned, that’s why!

This is a simple thing that you can do and it will save you money and keep your house more comfortable.

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Lazy Guy's Guide to Lawncare

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Hey guys, It’s Pete Moss here. I don’t know about you, but I’m pooped. I’m tired of working in the yard every weekend. It’s summer, can’t I just enjoy my yard without being a slave to it?

Yes, you can!

Summer is here. It’s hot. It’s dry. Don’t fight this, and yard work will be a lot easier.

This is the time to keep your lawn alive, but it may not be the time your lawn will look like a golf course fairway. The more you learn to live with it, the better you are.

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