Can I use Pex in Swimming Pool Applications?
By: Hal Jones A month into our family gardening project, the kids are over the excitement of seeing flowers and green vegetables. The question I am peppered with about the peppers is, daddy, when can we pick them?
Lawn and Garden Father’s Day Ideas Husqvarna introduces its Extreme Mower for landowners and we just couldn’t resist putting
I miss weeding. These inverted/upside-down, “Topsy Turvy” planters have taken away weeding as an excuse to get outside for some quite time. Basically, I water every other day and add fertilizer every
Those of you keeping up with the trials and tribulations know about the swimming pool pump and motor giving up the ghost after many years of operation. Yesterday afternoon I went by my local swimming pool company and purchased a Hayward 1.5 HP Super Pump and also a new bag for the Polaris, total bill was a little over […]
After many years of service, the Hayward pool pump at dad’s has succumbed to old age and arthritic bearings. I returned from Chicago and when I checked on Mom’s pool, the green had returned and a large snapping turtle had taken up residence. Memories from the childhood television show The Beverly Hillbillies
I spent the last week in Chicago at the Bosch Media Event held at its Chicago headquarters. The Bosch event is unique in that it allows the home improvement media to not only use its tools, but also those of its competition. I think all of us appreciate the no holds barred attitude towards being […]
It has been two weeks since we planted the patio planter and already we are seeing blooms and some fruit setting. You can see from the below images how sturdy the plant stems are. Since the potting soil had fertilizer already in it,
After years of getting my parents pool ready for the summer months, I have finally given up any hope of being able to uncover the pool, add chlorine and let the swimming begin. The attached picture is after a few hours of ph adjustment, chlorine hyper-shock therapy and a large dose of algaecide. When I […]
One of my favorite stories involved my dad, of all people, who hated gardening and never understood why my mom insisted on having a garden. I was no more than seven years old at the time, when I planted some pumpkin seeds in our backyard. But I planted them late, and my crop consisted of […]