Helpful Advice

 

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BBQ

 

Complete Guide for Smoking a Turkey   Thinking about smoking a turkey for the holiday season or another special occasion?  Here's your complete guide.  more> 

Helpful Grilling Tips for Great Summer Cookouts   Bring foods to a cool room temperature before placing on the grill. Cold foods may burn on the outside before the interior is cooked. Use tongs to turn meat instead of a meat fork to avoid piercing and losing juices.   more> 

 

Selecting a Grill   (Video) Tips for selecting between electric, gas and charcoal grills.   watch>

 

Temperatures for Grilling   Temperatures and times for grilling popular meats.    more>

 

Our Grill Recommendations   Whether you are looking for a great Father's Day gift, replacing your current grill, or selecting your first grill, the process can be confusing.   more>

 

Consider a Twist on the Turkey Tradition   There are a myriad of ways to cook the perfect Thanksgiving turkey. Some of our favorites include frying, either in oil or in an infrared fryer, or smoking. Each has its advantages and unique flavor.   more>

 

A Few of Our Favorite Recipes   Here are some great grilling recipes we have tried.   more>

 

Lawn & Garden

 

Build a Scotts Turf Builder Water Smart lawn   Turf Builder Water Smart provides the nutrients your lawn needs to withstand stress and grow strong.   more>

 

Keep your Lawn and Garden looking great all summer   Most garden and landscape plants need constant moisture in the soil for healthy growth, and flowering plants especially need water to produce abundant blooms.   more>

 

Beneficial Critters for Organic Gardening   There's a great way to naturally control lawn and garden pests without toxic chemicals - lady bugs and praying mantis.   more>

 

Starting Your Vegetable Garden Indoors   Consumers can save a lot of money at the grocery store by planting a vegetable garden from seeds.   more>

 

Composting At Home   Composting is a fun and rewarding activity for the entire family and it is great for the environment too.   more>

 

Broken Sprinkler?   One of the most common mid-Summer homeowner frustrations is a broken sprinkler.   more>

 

Your Entire Landscape Can Get Thirsty in Winter!   This Fall and Winter have been extremely dry so far. These dry conditions are very hard on your landscape and it needs to be a priority for you to step-in and give Mother Nature a little help.   more>

 

Houseplants - Your Winter Garden   Houseplants are a great way to keep your green thumb active during the winter months.   more>

 

Painting

 

Get a Great Finish on Your Freshly Painted Walls   Want to have that great finish on your freshly painted walls? Try Ace Sensations paint in SATIN or Flat finishes-it's paint with Scotchgard so smudges & fingerprints wash off easily with soap & water, and keeps it's original appearance after its been cleaned.   more>

 

Deck Staining   (Video) How to "do it right" in Colorado's high altitude, dry climate.   watch>

 

Tips for Painting Your Ceiling   The ceiling is the forgotten "fifth wall" in many rooms. Adding color to your ceiling can produce dramatic effects. Here are some helpful tips for replacing that old dull white ceiling with something spectacular.   more>

 

Home Safety

 

Carbon Monoxide Safety Still a Pressing Issue   The dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) gas have been far too apparent over the years, as countless deaths occur annually as a result of CO inhalation.   more>

 

Home Safety Tips and Products   Some important information about Lead and Fire Safety in the home.   more>

 

Quick Fixes

 

Spruce Up Your Space with Quick Fix-ups   Ready for a few quick Spring Projects to spruce up your home?   more>

 

Prepping Your Home for Selling in a Difficult Market   "For Sale" signs start popping up on lawns across America. And if you're one of the many people planning to put your home on the market this year, there's probably some home improvement work to do to fetch top dollar on the deal.   more>

 

Going Green

 

15 Easy Ways to Go Green   Going "green" in our everyday lives is all the rage these days. From CFL bulbs to organic cotton T-shirts, it seems everyone has some skin in the eco-game.   more>

 

Recycling, Trash and Hazardous Waste Resources in Denver, Colorado   CFL Recycling, Guidelines for Disposal of Commonly Purchased Items, Hazardous Waste Pickup...   more>

 

Get Yourself an "Earth-Friendly" Lawn Mower   Living in an urban area like central Denver where lawns are relatively small is a great opportunity to select an earth-friendly lawn mower like a new cordless electric or a classic reel mower.   more>

 

What the new Federal Lighting Legislation means   The first phase of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act is coming into effect this year. What this Act targets is the manufacturing of inefficient light bulbs.   more>

 

Pests

 

Bed Bugs   We continue to hear about bed bug problems throughout the City of Denver and our sales of bed bug control products have continued to be strong.   more>