How-To

3 Ways to Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving is approaching, so it’s time to start planning your Thanksgiving dinner. From stuffing to green bean casserole to pumpkin pie, there’s something for everyone, but the star of most Thanksgiving meals is the turkey. If you want to spruce up your great-grandma’s recipe or start a tradition, check out these three ways to cook…

How to Restore a Wood Deck

A well-maintained deck boosts your home’s curb appeal and increases your property’s value. However, ensuring your home stays in good shape takes some effort. Deck restoration projects can rejuvenate and extend the life of the wood. Exposed to the elements and traffic, wood decks need periodic cleaning and maintenance. Deck refinishing involves many steps, including…

Choosing between a bagged or bagless vacuum.

Should I Buy a Bagged or Bagless Vacuum?

There are many things to consider when purchasing a new upright vacuum, including different sizes, styles, and prices. Before you think of those things, consider whether you want a bagged or bagless vacuum. Since bagless vacuums have come along, there has been intense debate about which is better. Both sides have dedicated followers, but what…

Cool dad wearing sunglasses and a polo shirt.

The Anatomy of a Tool Dad

For Fathers Day, we’d like to unpack what makes a typical tool dad. I’m sure everyone immediately has an image in their head of what they think a tool dad looks like or the scientifically named Toolis Dadus. Dads are an interesting species that have a very distinct look and sound. Picking a bonafide tool…

A medium rare ribeye steak on a board with thyme and asparagus.

Achieving the Perfect Steak Temperature

Cooking a steak to the perfect desired temperature is a skill that, once mastered, can fill you with a sense of accomplishment. It may seem challenging at first, with factors like hot spots on your grill, the thickness of your steak, and the type of steak you are cooking to consider. But once you have…

A dirty gas grill sits open.

How to Clean Your Grill

Grilling season is upon us, and you may have just opened the cover to your grill to find you forgot to clean it last fall before storing it away. Or maybe you want to ensure you’re always staying on top of keeping your grill looking spotless. Either way, the process is generally the same, no…

Lawn care tools and fertilizer sitting on a lawn.

Spring Lawn Care Guide

If you want that lush, green lawn in mid-summer, it’s better to begin working on it as early as possible. Spring brings warmer temps and melts off any snow, so it’s time to break out the outdoor power equipment and get to work. We’ll cover all the steps to turn your lawn from a yellow…

A walk-behind spreader is used to apply grass seed.

How to Overseed Your Lawn

It’s July, and you’re looking at your half yellow, half green grass full of crabgrass and other weeds, and you’re wondering how your neighbors have these lush, green lawns. There is a rather simple fix that will have you contending for the lawn of the month in no time, overseeding.  Overseeding is one of those…

A backyard on a nice sunny day

How to Clean Your Yard in Spring

As winter comes to an end, it’s time for the beautiful colors of spring. Unfortunately, winter can leave its mark, leading to the clean-up and repair of the mess left on your lawn. Cleaning your yard will help it look better and more colorful, and make it healthier for the rest of spring and summer….

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