Getting Ready for the Great Outdoors

As seen on Fox & Friends – April 15, 2023

Hello, everyone! It’s Chip Wade here, and today we’re going to talk about how to get ready to enjoy the great outdoors. With the arrival of spring, many of us are itching to spend more time outside. Whether it’s gardening, outdoor cooking, or simply lounging on the patio, there are many ways to enjoy the beautiful weather. Here are some of my favorite products and tips to make sure you’re geared up to tackle some home improvement projects or just spend some quality time enjoying the warm sunshine!

Let’s start with some spring cleaning! Nice weather means outdoor entertaining. Lysol Disinfecting Wipes are the perfect tool to kill 99.9% of germs and bacteria before and after meal prep – with things like chicken wings, raw meats and fish. You can prep your kitchen surface to ensure your work area is clean and wipe away germs after the mess has been made. 

And let’s not forget about the stinky clothes that can come with spending time outside. Sweat on clothes mixed with bacteria can lead to stubborn odor in your laundry. Even routine, day-to-day activities can result in bacteria on our clothing that, when mixed with sweat, create seriously stinky odors.  Lysol Laundry Sanitizer is specially formulated to kill 99.9% of odor-causing bacteria on your clothes, helping you get fresh-smelling laundry the first time, every time.

Simply add to the fabric softener compartment or directly to your rinse cycle wash. To sanitize your laundry, add to rinse cycle and leave product in rinse cycle for 16 minutes. To disinfect, Pour 2 capfuls into 1 gallon of cold water. Soak items for 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with clean water or machine wash as directed.

They are also offering a “Try it, love it, or your money back”. Visit to learn more.  You can find Lysol products at Amazon, Target or Walmart.

If you have a pool, you know how much work it can be to keep it clean. But with Aiper’s Seagull Pro pool cleaning ROBOT, pool maintenance has never been easier. It’s cordless, super powerful, and has wall climbing capabilities, making it the most advanced robotic pool cleaner on the market. This cordless machine with its hydrodynamic design, WavePath™ Navigation Technology, and quad-motor system make it powerful and efficient! The Aiper Seagull Pro can clean both the floor and WALLS…yes, that’s right, it can climb the walls!

After it’s done cleaning, it will self-park, and you can easily empty the debris tray and recharge it for its next clean. Spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying the poolside with the Seagull Pro. With Aiper, you can sit back and relax while the Seagull Pro does all the work for you.

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Speaking of pools, Pentair has a combo of products that will make your pool experience even better! Their IntelliFlo3 is like the heart of the pool, pumping and circulating the water, while the
IntelliCenter acts as the brain, allowing you to control your Pentair connected equipment in one

The IntelliFlo3 is incredibly energy-efficient (as in an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for 10 consecutive years)! And that’s not just bragging rights…that means it will help save you money on your energy bill. The IntelliFlo3 also give you CLEANER WATER with its slower flow rates that circulate chemicals while faster flow rates capture debris. The IntelliFlo3’s programmable variable speed puts your pool on cruise control all while saving you money!

Pentair’s IntelliCenter enables you to easily control all your Pentair connected lights, pumps, and other features in one place, from anywhere, anytime, using the Pentair mobile app. You can share your info with your service provider, letting your pool pro remotely monitor and troubleshoot your system, potentially cutting down on the number of service calls to your pool!

Head to and click find a dealer in the upper right corner to get these products for
your pool from our partners.

Let’s switch gears and talk about something that’s both beautiful and sustainable. Modern Mill has created a brand-new building material engineered from upcycled rice hulls called ACRE. It’s not traditional wood and it’s not traditional composite. It’s the best of both! It has all the warmth and beauty of real wood, with the conveniences of composites.

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ACRE looks and feels like rich woods (NOT plastic-y feeling at all)! In fact it can pass for likes of Ipe, Teak and Cedar. Like wood, ACRE can be stained or painted with water-based paints. But like some composites, it resists water, weather, pests, rot, and splintering! Naturally beautiful, low-maintenance, and easy to work with, ACRE elevates building materials to a whole new stage of evolution.

Did we also mention the GREEN aspect of this cool new product? ACRE by Modern Mill is made from upcycled rice hulls in a zero-waste manufacturing facility in the U.S.A. ACRE is tree-free, and free of phenol, formaldehyde and adhesives. Here are some super cool Green facts about ACRE:

  • It’s 100% tree-free
  • Diverts agricultural waste from landfills, already has diverted more than 5,000 tons of rice hulls headed for landfills, that’s all the days garbage of the city of Cincinnati!
  • One pallet of ACRE saves an ACRE of tropical rainforest, current production has saved more than 50,000 acres of tropical rainforest, both these stats grow as the company grows
  • Zero-Waste Manufacturing/Circular solution: all waste, even saw dust is put back into their production to create new ACRE products
  • Clean air certs, free of phenol, formaldehyde and adhesives.

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Of course, we HAVE to talk lawncare! And you’ve got to check out Greenworks 60V Cordless Lawncare Products. First off, all the 60V Greenworks cordless products are powered by the latest in Lithium-Ion battery chemistry and long-lasting powerful brushless motors.  All 60V products are part of the over 75 fully compatible and interchangeable products.

The 42” CrossoverZ Zero Turn Riding Mower is a game-changer for anyone looking to efficiently maintain their lawn. This machine cuts up to 2.5 acres on a single charge with (6) included 8.0 Ah batteries and has the industry’s fastest charging time…fully charges in 90 minutes with dual-port turbo charges! Dual action blades provide a constant 17K FPM blade tip speed for optimal power for various grass conditions for unmatched quality of cut, and with cutting speeds up to 8 MPH to get the job done faster and give you time back in your day. This is the ONLY zero-turn mower with an intergraded rear storage bin to haul up to 200 lbs of cargo. Maybe best of all…Greenworks is have a fantastic promotion going on right now at and Tractor Supply where you can save $1,500!

And let’s not forget their other products, like the 8″ Brushless Edger, 140MPH/550CFM Backpack Blower, 4-Gallon Backpack Sprayer, Hybrid LED Work light, 3000 PSI Brushless 2.0 Pressure Washer (available starting in May), 18-inch Cordless Chainsaw, CrossoverT and more! With Greenworks, you’ll have everything you need to keep your lawn looking pristine all season long.

Lastly but equally important – watering your plants! If you’re like me, you want to make sure your plants are getting the nourishment they need while also being mindful of water usage. That’s where The Root Quencher comes in.

Root Quencher products will change the way you water your garden — they deliver water and fertilize directly to the roots underground. This saves water (AND MONEY on water bills) but more importantly, delivers water, and fertilizer exactly where it’s needed…at the root zone off trees, plants, and vegetables.

The Root Quencher is a one-size-fits-all subsurface watering device for trees and large bushes and is adjustable from 9 to 22 inches and integrated with your existing irrigation system or even to a hose. 

The Root Quencher Junior is a smaller device for the smaller bushes and plants and has the same great flow controls, and ability to connect to your irrigation system as well.

The Root Quencher Spike connects directly to half inch drip irrigation with no tools to focus water at specific plants and vegetables. It’s also great for use in potted plants.

You can Root Quencher Products at The Home Depot.

They also have such a great back story! Robert and Maria developed the Root Quencher to solve a problem of aging dying trees on their 2nd generation family farm in California and decided to bring their success to the public. All the products are made in the USA and they’re all designed to deliver water under the ground effectively with zero evaporation and less water needed since your water and directly at the root zone.

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*Housekeeping Note: The products featured above are compensated placements and this post may contain affiliate links. We may earn a small commission when you make a purchase through one of our links at no additional cost to you. We only recommend products we have personally used and while some of the pics and stats may come from the manufacturer, all of the tips and opinions are our own.

There you have it, folks – some of my favorite products for getting ready to enjoy the great outdoors. With the right tools and products, you can make the most of your time outdoors this Spring!

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