We tested John Deere riding mowers against leading competitors such as Craftsman, Cub Cadet and Simplicity. See who came out ahead.
Photos from our visit to the John Deere Horicon Works factory in Wisconsin.
With help from Clopay, we got exactly what we wanted with this garage door makeover
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.
We’ve been cutting our own Christmas tree for years and always enjoy the family time.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]