Outdoor 2018-08-25T14:23:43+00:00

Outdoor Nuggets

PUMPKIN PLANTERS PACKED WITH PANSIES

August 25th, 2018|

October for me heralds that fall has arrived, even if here is Southern California it is still hot and sunny. Create a pumpkin planter to add some seasonal color to your porch or patio. Choose [...]

PUT KALE IN YOUR FALL WINDOW BOX

August 25th, 2018|

The quickest and easiest way to ring the seasonal changes with your window boxes is to fill them with individual plant pots. It makes it easier to switch out a plant that is not doing [...]

DECORATE WITH BASKETS

August 25th, 2018|

I always seem to have lots of baskets from different gifts I have received. Why not use the baskets themselves to adorn the outside of your home, particularly if you have a more rustic style. [...]

SHARPIE FACES ON PUMPKINS

August 25th, 2018|

Yes I know that you can’t put a light inside a pumpkin unless you carve it.  Yes I know carving is traditional.  But if you have small children and they want to join in, handing [...]

HOMEOWNERS/NUGGETS/OUTDOOR NUGGETS/CONTENT OF THE MONTH

August 25th, 2018|

If you want to permanently get rid of ants in your home, you have to kill the queen. Once she dies, the whole colony will die. I know it sounds like a sci-fi movie, and [...]

PUMP UP CURB APPEAL WITH PAINT

August 25th, 2018|

Having an attractive front door improves curb appeal and conveys the message that the home is looked after.  A fresh coat of paint will personalize and perk up your front door. Since it is only [...]

LEDS ATTRACT FEWER BUGS

August 25th, 2018|

Did you know that you may need less bug spray with LEDs? LEDs don’t give off any ultraviolet or infrared radiation, which is like a rallying cry for the insect world. Some  insects are simply [...]

PAINT YOUR LAWN & GET YOUR GREEN BACK

August 25th, 2018|

You have a special event coming up and your lawn is looking tired and brown. In drought-ridden Southern California you can forget about getting any rain and water restrictions are getting tighter. For an instant [...]

CARRY YOUR BBQ CHARCOAL IN AN EGG CARTON

August 25th, 2018|

Whether you are tailgating or camping, a clean and easy way to transport your charcoal is in a cardboard egg carton. Fill each egg holder with one charcoal briquette (the match light kind) and close [...]