Greetings from the Stone Ages! Well, not really, but things around my house have certainly taken a step backwards this last couple of weeks! Thanks to a frayed power line outside, my house experienced something called a “missing neutral,” which led to lots of smoke, sizzles, and chargrilled appliances. Read on to find out more.
[Sponsored message from John Deere] When creating your Spring “to-do” list, do you have a check-box that reads: Maintain Outdoor Power Equipment? This task is not only essential for the safety and performance of the equipment, but also helps keep your yard healthy and free of disease throughout the summer. Read on to find out more.
[Sponsored message from John Deere] Tired of spending the entire afternoon pulling and tugging, trying to get that antique lawnmower to turn over? Has your precious tractor turned into a dust collector, parked permanently in the garage? Maybe then, it’s time to think about purchasing a new mower to tackle those endless yard projects. Read on to find out more.
I’m excited to be gearing for the Satellite Media Tour with FrogTape next week! I’ll be heading up to New Jersey to shoot in the studio showing the different painting projects you can do using FrogTape brand painter’s tape. What sets this green tape apart from regular painter’s tape is that paint won’t bleed under the tape so you have perfect lines every time! Read on to find out more.
If you live in the South, the spring azalea extravaganza is so bright, it’s almost gaudy. Azaleas are one of my favorite plants – they make fantastic foundation shrubs, the blooms are to die for, and if you plant them carefully, they’ll give you decades of low-maintenance enjoyment. Read on to find out what you need to know to grow azaleas in your garden.
A clogged AC condensation line can result in water damage to your home, and may even cause your air conditioner to stop working. While you can clear the line using a shop vac, I recently discovered a product, called Mighty Pump, that is simple to use and keeps condensate lines flowing freely. Read on to find out more.
When the mercury soars, most gardens and gardeners start to droop and begin to look a bit beaten down. While your plants may benefit from a little TLC, some garden chores are best left for cooler weather. Read on to find out how to see your garden safely through a summer heat wave.
Even if you love animals, it’s frustrating when greedy squirrels and raccoons empty the bird feeder in a few short hours. If raccoons and squirrels are eating you out of house and home, here’s a simple solution. This DIY squirrel and raccoon baffle is easy to make, costs little in materials, and is sure to befuddle even the craftiest of critters. Read on to find out how to build it.