How to Keep Your Christmas Tree Alive ‘til New Years

You and your family have picked out the perfect Christmas Tree, now you are probably wondering what can you do to help it stay fresh and green through the holidays. We’ve got a few quick tips to help you keep your tree smelling and looking good for over four weeks. Fresh Start You’ll notice that the trunk of the tree has been sealed with sap from its original cut. The sap will hinder its ability to absorb water, so give your tree a fresh start by cutting 1-2” off the trunk using a saw. Be sure to wear safety glasses to protect your eyes from …

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Secret Santa

Supporting Sonoma County Fire Relief Sonoma County’s Secret Santa is a non-profit gift program providing to those who need it the most. This year’s giving will incorporate our continuing support for Sonoma County Fire Relief. How we can help As a business partner, Friedman’s displays Giving Trees adorned with Secret Santa Heart Ornaments with gift wishes that need to be fulfilled. To participate, select a Heart and purchase the gift wish. Bring the wrapped gift into any Secret Santa drop-off center, including Friedman’s stores in Santa Rosa, Petaluma or Sonoma. Wrapped gifts are due back by December 20th. Thank you for joining us to support our community this holiday …

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4 Quick Projects for a Long Weekend

It’s the holiday season and you’ll be having lots of guests the next couple months. We’ve put together a list of quick projects to ensure your home is in good shape for winter and all your loved ones. Dirty work – Clean out gutters. Northern California is expected to have another rainy winter. Prepare for the rainwater by removing sticks, leaves, moss etc. from your gutter. Clearing the debris from your gutter will help rainwater drain properly from your roof. Rake & compost leaves. Deciduous tree leaves block sunlight, water and air from your lawn. Leaves can also create the perfect environment Rake them up …

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