The Yard

Do Composite Decks Get Hot?

Q: Do composite decks get hot? A:  I have had a composite deck for approximately a decade and walked on numerous others with bare feet in the summer. I can confirm that composite decks do get hot.  I live in the Midwest where temperatures are typically in the 70s and 80s during the summer. Even …

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Does Kitty Litter Melt Ice?

Car in snow and ice

Kitty litter is known for being used indoors in a litter box for the family cat to do his busy in. There are two primary types of kitty litter: traditional and clumping. Let’s take a look at the primary ingredients in these two litters.  Kitty litter is known for being used indoors in a litter …

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Best Firewood Cart for the Yard

If you frequently haul wood, a firewood cart will greatly reduce the labor time required to transport the wood. You can use a wheelbarrow, but a firewood cart is much more efficient given its typical large capacity. Outside of the Gorilla Cart featured below, it is not uncommon to bring a firewood cart indoors to …

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9 Best Mailbox Posts of 2020

Mailbox for home yard

Finding the best mailbox post for your yard is important not only for curb appeal but also for safely holding your mail for many years to come without issue. You do not want to worry about problems such as rotting, cracking, tipping, or color fading from the elements.  In this article, we will provide 9 …

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Best Patio Coolers

best cooler for patio

If you go back a just a decade or two, there is no doubt that the idea of a patio cooler was much different back then. It was commonplace to go to a patio party or event and find drinks being chilled by a bunch of traditional rectangle chest coolers or even those subpar foam …

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