Ten seconds after I first sat outside with my new canopy chair I started getting stares. People actually stopped right in front of me, they asked “what is that and where did you get it?” I let them know that it was a canopy beach chair that someone I know had found. The canopy chair is like a regular beach chair except that it has a removable hood that can be pulled up to cover you from the sun.
Now, the canopy beach chair is widely available on Amazon.com. There are several styles available with varied shapes, sizes and features. You will definitely want to add one to the top of your list of outdoor summer products to purchase for fun outings this summer. It’s amazing for keeping the sun out of your eyes and your skin safe from UV rays.
I love the beauty that comes with the arrival of spring… the birds chirping, sun shining and freshness in the air. But one thing I dread is the arrival of yard work. Having to drag yard tools around, pull out the lawn mower and apply bug repellent. One of the biggest annoyances is the overgrowth of yard weeds in the grass.
This year, this is the situation I was presented with:
Yikes. The weeds were so high in some places that I had to mow first before trying any sort of weed treatment. I was careful to only mow in the areas that had weeds to avoid spreading seeds in other areas of the lawn. After sweating away in the April sun with the lawn mower, I decided to use a combination of the two following yard weed control products:
One of my cats has a peculiar habit — he likes to go around the house knocking over any water bowl he can find. Pet experts say they do this for one or more of the following reasons:
- He’s trying to play — it’s amusing to him.
- He prefers to lick the water off of the floor or his paw.
- They like to see the water in movement (which is why many cats prefer running fountain water).
- They don’t like having to lean down over the water bowl to get a drink (in that case, I would suggest this tilt-a-bowl).
In my case, I think it’s because my cat just likes to have a little fun and get a reaction out of me! Not only does it give me a mess to clean up — it’s a waste of the crisp, cool spring water that I buy for them and could cause his siblings to go without water for a period of time until I return home.
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Are you finally ready to get serious about getting your lawn greener and healthier? See these basic grass care tips.
I spent years trying to figure out how to get rid of annoying weeds and get a healthy looking grass lawn—now I’m a bit of an agricultural maven. If you’re struggling with your lawn year after year, use these five basic steps to achieving a lush, green, weed-free lawn. You must implement each step with consistency and be patient—with time you’ll see positive results.
1. Understand Your Lawn
The first step to having a green lawn is to understand what makes your lawn tick. Grass is a plant like any other plant. It has roots that need nourishing and support. Understand that your lawn needs three basic things to stay lush and green: water, sun and quality fertilizer. These three elements work together to strengthen your grass roots so that they each blade of grass can thrive. If one of these elements isn’t in the picture, it’s difficult for the lawn to continue to grow healthy and green.