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What’s Trending? Fungus Gnats, Fruit Flies, Drain Flies, n ‘Nat

What are these annoying flies that are populating my kitchen?  Where are they coming from?  How come they never seem to quit hanging around?  These are questions that we are asked every year during the summer months.  Here are some tips for diagnosing which pest you have and for treating them effectively. Fungus Gnats – […]

What’s Trending? Slugs are Nibbling Away on Hosta Plants

It’s spring time and that means slugs for so many of us.  For a slow moving bug, it is amazing that these critters can even find desirable plants in our garden, but they love hosta and find ways to get near these plants, especially in the spring!  If you are seeing holes in your low-growing […]

What’s Trending? Deer Repellent Overview

The hot topic this spring (and every spring) is deer repellents.  What really works?  What is best for my particular needs?  Should I use more than one product?  All of these questions go into determining which deer repellent will be best for you.  Here is an overview of deer repellents, how they work, and the […]

What’s Trending? Moss in Lawns

Moss in our lawns has returned for many of us this spring.  However, for many more, moss has encroached on lawns for the first time in a long while.  Because of the mild winter and the frequent wet days, moss was able to get a foothold in our lawns through the winter.  It truly has seemed […]

What’s Trending? Clean Cellphones with a Microfiber Cloth

While riding in my car, I heard an alarming stat on the radio.  “Our cell phones are one of the most germ filled items in our lives, and in most cases have more germs on them than a toilet seat!” This got me thinking … do we have something that could clean a phone of germs […]

What’s Trending? Test your home’s tap water for lead

There has been much talk locally about lead contamination in our tap water, and it’s been estimated that up to 25% of the homes in the city could be drinking water that is polluted with high levels of lead.  This can led to a host of health issues, and are the most concerning for children, […]

What’s Trending? The Big Green Egg Provides Versatility & Incredible BBQ Flavor

So what makes a Big Green Egg so special? Many of you have heard about the egg or have seen them in our store, but are they really worth the money? The Big Green Egg is the grill of a lifetime and will never corrode or rust through like some gas grills.  The heavy duty […]

What’s Trending? Coco Doormats Perform During All Seasons

The all natural look of our natural coco fiber doormats have long been a favorite among our customers.  “They look great in front of any home, no matter the style!”  We love these natural coco mats so much, that we stock them in 6 different styles; including a low profile doormat that measures only 7/8″ […]

What’s Trending? 40 Volt Cordless Lithium Yard Tools

Over the last two years, we have seen an increasing popularity of battery operated tools for around the house and in the garden.  The increase has much to do with the tremendous power and quick charge capabilities of the new 40 volt lithium batteries.  Gone are the days that you only buy cordless for the […]

What’s Trending? How to protect early spring blooms from frosty nights

Since we have had unseasonably warm weather in February, we are beginning to see spring bulbs, such as crocus, hyacinths, and daffodils emerge from our gardens.  It won’t be long before we see tulips as well. Protect these spring blooms and others from a late winter frost with the use of blankets, or buckets through […]