Outdoors

RYOBI Gas Powered Backpack Blower

RYOBI Gas Powered Backpack Blower

This fall get serious about removing leaves with this backpack blower from RYOBI

Lawn Tips From a Pro PGA Greenskeeper

Lawn Tips From a Pro PGA Greenskeeper

Keep your lawn green all summer and ready for winter with these tips from a pro

Car Camping with an ARB Rooftop Tent

Car Camping with an ARB Rooftop Tent

Take care camping to the next level and check out this roof mounted tent from ARB. It is great for expeditions as well as drive up camping.

How To Build DIY Gold Sawhorses

How To Build DIY Gold Sawhorses

Forget buying sawhorses and build your own sawhorses in your favorite color.

Choosing the Right Wood for Your Fence or Deck

Choosing the Right Wood for Your Fence or Deck

Here’s a walk-through of redwood, cedar, douglas fir and pine species and how they are best used.

DIY Pallet Shed

DIY Pallet Shed

Build a quick and dirty shed using pallets

Honda Unleashes a 109HP Lawn Tractor

Honda Unleashes a 109HP Lawn Tractor

Honda is pushing the boundaries of what lawn tractors are capable of with this Mean Mower

Fly Your Flag the Right Way this 4th of July

Fly Your Flag the Right Way this 4th of July

If you choose to display your American spirit by flying the U.S. flag this 4th of July, please make sure you do it properly. Yes, there is more to it than just unfurling the flag and running it up a pole. As you prepare to bring out the stars and […]

Go Vintage for Quality Outdoor Furniture

Go Vintage for Quality Outdoor Furniture

Finding decent, well-priced outdoor furniture is no easy task but go vintage for some cool and funky options

Hands On with Husqvarna Chainsaws, Blowers, Trimmers and Mowers

Hands On with Husqvarna Chainsaws, Blowers, Trimmers and Mowers

I spent the day with Husqvarna testing all of their outdoor power equipment. It was blazing hot but well worth the sweat.

John Deere Riding Mower Test and Review

John Deere Riding Mower Test and Review

We tested John Deere riding mowers against leading competitors such as Craftsman, Cub Cadet and Simplicity. See who came out ahead.

John Deere Horicon Works Factory Tour

John Deere Horicon Works Factory Tour

Photos from our visit to the John Deere Horicon Works factory in Wisconsin.

Clopay Garage Door: Easy to Design and Quick to Install

Clopay Garage Door: Easy to Design and Quick to Install

With help from Clopay, we got exactly what we wanted with this garage door makeover

Build or Buy: Picnic Table

Build or Buy: Picnic Table

Picnic tables are cheap to buy but is it more fun to build and is the quality better?

Drivable Grass Concrete Paving System

Drivable Grass Concrete Paving System

Bring a touch of nature to your driveway with this drivable grass concrete paving system.

How To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

How To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

We’ve been cutting our own Christmas tree for years and always enjoy the family time.

Convert Your Riding Lawnmower Into a Snow Clearing Machine

Convert Your Riding Lawnmower Into a Snow Clearing Machine

Your riding mower worked hard all summer but that doesn’t mean it gets a break when winter arrives. It’s a great time to give your riding mower a full-checkup but then put it back to work clearing snow. John Deere offers a variety of snow clearing attachments to fit any […]

Build It Yourself: Surfboard Storage Rack

Build It Yourself: Surfboard Storage Rack

Since moving to LA from NYC last year I thought I’d be doing a lot more surfing. It hasn’t worked out like that. As soon as the water got warm the waves went flat. I guess that’s par for the course in Southern California. Even if I don’t hit the […]

How to Build Halloween Silhouettes For a Spooky Yard

How to Build Halloween Silhouettes For a Spooky Yard

Scare your neighbors with these easy to make Halloween silhouettes.

How To Keep Bugs From Ruining Your Outdoor Party

How To Keep Bugs From Ruining Your Outdoor Party

Due to the drought, many wasps, yellow jackets and flies have begun to forge in people’s green yards and gardens. Besides being a nuisance these bugs can be aggressive and dangerous. We’ve noticed a huge uptick in flies and wasps around our home and my wife has already been stung […]

Outdoor Living Made Easy with a Lowe’s Backyard Makeover

Outdoor Living Made Easy with a Lowe’s Backyard Makeover

This summer we traveled to New York to check out the Lowe’s Designer Charity Challenge. We were inspired by what all three designers were able to accomplish using Lowe’s 2012 outdoor collection as well as other items from the Lowe’s home store. Our home is small so we take advantage […]