How to Make Your Deck & Fencing Last Longer: 3 Quick Tips

How to Make Your Deck & Fencing Last Longer: 3 Quick Tips

outdoor wood projects like fencing and decks take a lot of time and work to maintain. There are just so many elements in play that threaten both the lifespan and look of woodwork exposed to the elements.
April 14, 2021 — Jonathan Patrick
6 Pests that Could be Living in Your Gutters and How to Get Rid of Them

6 Pests that Could be Living in Your Gutters and How to Get Rid of Them

Gutter systems are one of the biggest breeding and nesting spots for bugs near our homes. If you feel you're constantly struggling with bugs, knowing the pests below and how to get rid of them could make all the difference. 
December 16, 2020 — Jonathan Patrick
How to Protect Your Deck & Fencing from Snow and Cold Weather

How to Protect Your Deck & Fencing from Snow and Cold Weather

Moisture damage, rot, decay, warping, cracking, swelling & shrinking—snow, sleet, ice, and cold weather can do a number on our fences, decks, outbuildings, garden boxes, and other wooden projects, costing us tons of money once spring returns.
November 03, 2020 — Jonathan Patrick
The Scary Truth About Household Cleaners

The Scary Truth About Household Cleaners

The scary truth is that traditional cleaners fill our homes with toxic chemicals. Through inhalation and absorption through the skin, we and our families are exposed to these harmful ingredients daily.
September 15, 2020 — Jonathan Patrick
How to Get Rid of Powderpost Beetles Naturally

How to Get Rid of Powderpost Beetles Naturally

Second in damage only to termites, powderpost beetles can do a number on your home’s wooden structure, its furniture, fencing, and more. Hard, soft, old, new—powderpost beetles aren’t picky and will eat nearly any type of wood. They’re known to damage books and other valuables like paintings, too. 
July 21, 2020 — Jonathan Patrick
"The Best Wood Protection on the Market," All Your Cedarshield Questions Answered

"The Best Wood Protection on the Market," All Your Cedarshield Questions Answered

Decks, fencing, furniture, garden boxes, docks—our increasingly popular wood treatment, Cedarshield, can strengthen and increase the life of any woodworking project, including both hard and soft wood.
July 10, 2020 — Jonathan Patrick
How to Make Fly Paper at Home, Naturally

How to Make Fly Paper at Home, Naturally

Tired of seeing flies landing on your freshly cooked meals, buzzing throughout your home, and ruining outdoor entertaining? Us, too! Thankfully, there’s a family-safe, cost-effective approach for getting your indoor and outdoor fly populations under control: Fly paper.
June 08, 2020 — Jonathan Patrick
What is Integrated Pest Management? And How It Can Benefit You

What is Integrated Pest Management? And How It Can Benefit You

Integrated pest management, or IPM, is a process you can use to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment. IPM can be used to manage all kinds of pests anywhere—in urban, agricultural, and wildland, or natural areas.
May 28, 2020 — Jonathan Patrick
How to Declutter Your Home: A Spring Cleaning Checklist

How to Declutter Your Home: A Spring Cleaning Checklist

In other words, you need to get rid of all your extra stuff. We’re here to help. And with most of us stuck at home right now, there’s no time like the present. So let’s go ahead and knock out your spring cleaning, including all that stress-causing clutter!
April 07, 2020 — Jonathan Patrick
Houseplant Pest Prevention: 5 Tips

Houseplant Pest Prevention: 5 Tips

If you’re a plant parent, sooner or later you’re going to come across a creepy-crawly or two—or, more likely, a few dozen. After all, when you bring a piece of nature indoors, usually nature brings a few friends along with her. While there’s no real way to completely prevent this from happening, by taking a few simple precautions you can greatly reduce the number of houseplant bugs you encounter.
February 21, 2020 — Jonathan Patrick
How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree: 5 Free, Easy Options

How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree: 5 Free, Easy Options

The sad reality is that when you throw away your Christmas tree, it ends up in a landfill where it lingers for decades, very slowly decomposing. To make matters even worse, once your tree finally does decay and break down—let's say 15+ years from now—it will release noxious methane, a greenhouse gas that’s worse for our environment than carbon dioxide.
December 26, 2019 — Jonathan Patrick
10 Tips for Cat-Proofing Your Home

10 Tips for Cat-Proofing Your Home

If you want your cat or kitty to enjoy a long and healthy life, cat-proofing your home is absolutely essential.
June 13, 2018 — Jonathan Patrick
Categories: Home Improvement Pets