Picnic tables are cheap to buy but is it more fun to build and is the quality better?
Bring a touch of nature to your driveway with this drivable grass concrete paving system.
This holiday week (for those of us in the US) think twice before disposing of waste before and after your event. You could be saving yourself some work in the garden come springtime if you start thinking ahead and start composting now! You don’t need a fancy gadget or special […]
For our friends in the Midwest and Northeast, it’s not to early to start thinking about that first big snowstorm and if you’ve got the right gear to handle it. Cub Cadet has shared some tips for selecting the right snow throw for your needs. To find your ideal match […]
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 […]
Scare your neighbors with these easy to make Halloween silhouettes.
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 […]
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 […]
Let the weeds go wild and enjoy a colorful meadow in your own backyard
Our backyard is great but has one drawback. The side wall facing the street is only 4’10″ in height so the average person walking can see into our yard and jumping the wall is quite easy. There have been quite a few break-ins in our neighborhood and many of them […]
We don’t cover recipes but a friend sent over this amazing recipe for smoked pork shoulder (pork butt) and brisket. It seems appropriate to share this as the 4th of July is next week and many of you will be preparing food for your back yard party. This recipe is […]
If you are looking for inspiration in home design, Houzz is a great place to start. They have more than 500,000 photos from designers that you can clip and save in your “ideabook” for easy reference. Houzz also has some great editorial pieces that cover remodeling and do-it-yourself projects. One […]
Everyday the ocean reveals a bit of itself as the tide recedes and in areas of shallow shoreline the trapped water becomes a tide pool that can contain an amazing variety of marine life including seaweeds, coral, mussels, crabs, sea slugs, sea stars and many more. Exploring these tide pools […]
For years developers have been scraping the topsoil (8-12 inches) from properties and selling it to sod farms. It’s another way that land can be monetized and topsoil is a valuable commodity that contains minerals and nutrients from years of plant and animal decomposition. Nutrient rich topsoil can make or […]
A couple months ago I checked out the NexGen grass seed lab and the Pennington Seed factory in Oregon and received some valuable information on lawn care as well as a hands-on look at their 1 Step Complete combo mulch seed fertilizer product. I couldn’t wait to get home to […]
I knew very little about grass seed before my visit last week to NexGen Turf Research. I’ve recently laid sod and tried my best to keep it alive and green but unfortunately it has decided not to cooperate and has gone spotty and brown in some areas. After receiving the […]
Earlier this month we discovered that a garage door replacement can net on average a 71% cost return on resale and is one of the top 5 home exterior improvements that give you the most bang for your buck. If you’ve decided to take the plunge and replace your aging/ugly […]
We are always looking for ways to bump up the curb appeal of our home and when Clopay approached us about sharing some interesting new products that do just that, we had to take a look. But first we wanted to know what a garage door manufacturer knew about increasing […]