Welcome to Ayd Hardware, your friendly, neighborhood hardware store since 1974! If you dont see what you need on the site, give us a call. 410-377-0220.
As of November 15, 2023, our Cold Weather Hours will be:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday:
9:00 A.M. till 5:30 P.M.
Closed on Tuesday
Saturday 9:00 A.M. till 5:00 P.M.
Sunday 10:00 A.M. till 4:00 P.M
We trust you will find these hours convenient and we look forward to, and THANK YOU, for your patronage.
Phone System Not Working
Thanks to Verizon not being interested in repairing the copper service line to the store, the phone system has not been in service . We are in the process of converting to a fiber optic incoming line, and wireless desktop phones. Hopefully the system will be installed and operational soon. In the meantime, please feel free to call 443-610-0220 to reach the store. Thank You.
This is the time of the year your feathered friends are very reliant on us for their winter food source. Research from a University of Wisconsin study shows that avian winter-survival rates are higher when both wild and feeder food options are available. Birds can be very reliant on us to assist with their winter fat intake and foods like bird seed mixes and suet can really help keep your back yard looking lively all through the winter.
Due to demands in the area and north of us, ice melt is quickly becoming harder and harder to find. We are constantly working on getting more for our customers, but the demand is starting to quickly exhaust the supply. We will do our best to keep the shelves stocked but we suggest you give us a call (443-610-0220) or check our Facebook for more information.
Fall Happenings @ Ayd Hardware
Now that we have passed the Equinox, its time to consider preparations for fall and winter. The days will continue to get shorter and the air colder. That said, let's talk about what we will need for the coming months.
Leaves will be dropping before we know it and you should be ready. We have a large supply of leaf rakes, paper leaf bags, and contractor bags waiting for you. For those of you within the city limits, clear yard bags are available as well.
Check out your 4 Cycle Leaf Blowers and Vacuums, if they are not starting, bring them in for service. We will have them running like new in no time.
Fall planting should be considered now, grass seed, mums, etc. We have a selection of Jonathan Green Fall Magic (great seed mix for this area and this time of year), Black Beauty and Sun/ Shade grass mixes, as well as the Fall Fertilizer, step 4 in the four step annual program.
Our Mums are from local nurseries, beautiful and sharply priced, come in and take a look. It will be difficult to leave without some.
Thanks for your continued patronage and may we all have a happy and safe fall and winter.
Snow Blower Tune Up Time
If your snow blower has been dormant since last winter, we recommend that you have it serviced before the snow starts falling.
We are taking in snow blowers for tune-ups and carburetor overhauls, so get out there and see if your blower is starting. If you need our help, now is the time to get it in to us, if you can't get it to us we can come to get it. Our fee for pick up and delivery is $35.00 - 50.00, limited areas.
Call for the most recent tune-up and part pricing, 443-610-0220. As part of the service, we will clean the fuel system of old gas, change the plug, change the oil, clean and adjust the carburetor. We check all cables and sheer pins.
When you have it returned to you it will be running like new.
Don't forget to buy some fuel stabilizer, it will hold off the ethanol problem in your fuel and prolong the life of your machine.
The Farmer's Almanac calls for this winter to be a very brutal one. With the Almanac foreseeing low temperatures and the potential for hefty precipitation, this could be a record breaking Baltimore winter. Believe it or not the earliest recorded snowfall in Baltimore was October 10th, 1979, during the World Series. The latest recorded snowfall was April 28th 1898. We average approximately 18.2 inches of annual snowfall in Maryland. Question being, ARE YOU READY?
The Leaves Are Falling
It's the time of year where you start seeing your breath, the short sleeves are making way for the hoodies and long sleeves, and iced coffee making way for hot coffee. With this transition the leaves start turning to their brightest reds, oranges, and yellows. It's a beautiful time of year in Baltimore, and as those gorgeous leaves start fallling and making a beautiful palate of color in your front yard, the rakes start coming out. Some of those rakes may have broken tines, handles may be worn, or it may be time to get the kids involved in the yard clean up.
Winterizing Your Home
Living in Baltimore we are very used to crazy weather. From the high heat and humidity of the summer months to the cool, snowy winters we are constantly coping with Mother Nature. Our bodies may adapt to it, but is your house ready for the winter weather that comes with life in Baltimore?