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Hands On: RYOBI 14″ 40V Brushless Cordless Chainsaw

Here in our quaint yet not-so-sleepy North Florida town, there are trees everywhere. After just about every storm (and we've had our share of hurricanes recently), trees come tumbling down all over the place. Chainsaws are almost mandatory here. Most of us have been using gas-powered chainsaws for ages. Even …

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The One-Handed Broadcast Spreader

Late spring, early summer means fertilizer time for many of us. And for those with smaller yards, a push broadcast spreader is just too much. Handheld spreaders are a better choice but can be a real pain to operate—two hands are needed to operate the manual crank, which tends to jam …

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Sturdy, Space-Saving Outdoor Pop-Up Storage

Whether on the porch, patio, deck, in the backyard or even at the RV park, sometimes we just need a place to put our stuff to keep it clean and dry outdoors. Old-school metal sheds are big, expensive and are basically permanent fixtures, while smaller decorative plastic storage boxes rarely …

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The New 3-in-1 VacPack from Black+Decker

While we’re still in the midst of Spring and quickly approaching the Summer months, Black+Decker just informed us about an upgrade to their popular 3-in-1 leaf blower, vacuum, and mulcher combo, which is slated to be released just before Fall this year (2017). The new Black+Decker 3-in-1 VACPACK features an easy-to-wear backpack leaf collection bag …

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Spray Painting Your Yard… Kinda

When we were getting ready to sell our last house about a year ago, I replaced all of the mulch in our flower beds, but only because it looked bad after a year of baking in the hot Florida sun. I’d done the same thing a few years in a …

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