Spring Garden & Yard Prep

As seen on Fox & Friends – April 16, 2022

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Let’s be honest…being bitten by a fly is just awful! Not only does it hurt…but also just gross. Thinking about where that fly has been, yuck! So when Chip was at a tradeshow recently and spotted this product, he was very excited to share it with the rest of the family.

photo courtesy of bugballkit.com
  • Bug Ball’s unique, heavy duty, weather resistance PVC ball works naturally to attract biting flies. By hanging in the sun, adjacent to a shaded area, about 4-5 feet from the ground, the ball collects heat from the sun and acts as a food source for flies.
  • Catch Em’, a USA made sticky coating free of chemicals, pesticides, and Deet, can be either brushed or sprayed onto the surface of any Bug Ball or DIY trap. Available in both an 8oz brush bottle and a 10 oz spray, applying Catch Em’ is easy and effective, leaving you free to enjoy the outdoors without pesky biting flies.
  • The combination of the Bug Ball and Catch Em’ coating provides a natural, non-toxic fly trap that does not cause harm to humans or animals. It is the ideal solution to eliminate fly problems anywhere you go outside, including barns, lakes, backyards, gardens, and pools.
  • Available now at Bugballkit.com and Amazon.com
photo courtesy of amazon.com


Unleash the power of solar lighting in your yard! Gama Sonic Solar landscape and pathway lights are a perfect enhancement to your outdoor space such as pathways, walkways, flower beds, gardens, and other parts of your yard. They are designed to replace traditional lighting, providing similar performances in terms of brightness, durability and duration, without any wiring!

Two of our favorite pathway lights are the Solar Garden Light Sheperd Hook and the Contemporary Square Solar Path Lights.

Solar Garden Light Shepherd Hook

·  Unique patent pending technology called the Morph Solar Panel Technology: This groundbreaking technology allows solar panels to morph to fit the shape and structure of the light fixture. This technology removes the standard limits on solar panel sizes, enabling the light to capture more power from the sun. In fact, this light has 8X charging power vs an avg pathway solar light

·  Traditional style with the GS Patented LED Bulb, gives this shepherd hood fixturethe perfect look for your garden.

·  High/Low Mode Options: When fully charged, it shines for 11 hours on high mode, and 18 hours on low mode. Flip a switch to choose between brightest light output with high mode or softer light and more prolonged duration with low mode

Contemporary Square Solar Path Light

·  Modern Design: sleek, geometric design

·  Strong charging power. This light has 6X charging power vs an avg pathway solar light. That means long lasting operation

·  Three Ground Stake Mounting Options: Use the side, center, or corner mounts of this fixture when installing in your chosen area

·  Low and High Mode Settings: This light has an operation switch that allows you to switch between High and Low mode easily. For a softer light and longer operation time, choose Low Mode

·  Warm White / Bright White Color Temperature Switch: Flip a switch to choose between cool modern light output or go with a softer warm white light to fit your home atmosphere.


Shade sails

A shade sail from Coolaroo provides both outdoor shade and privacy! Their shade sails are made with durable HDPE fabric which means that it is a long-lasting mold, mildew and stain resistant fabric. It will block the UV rays but allow air through to create the most comfortable shade covering. The shade sails are easy to install and simple to clean. With a wide variety of sizes, shapes and colors, Coolaroo will have a shade sail that will help you transform the look of your yard while giving you and your loved ones a safe haven from the sun.

Coolaroo Bags

Coolaroo bags have all of your needs covered. Grow Bags for faster plant growth, Pet Bags for all your furry friend’s toys and treats, and Utility Bags for your storage & transport needs!

photos courtesy of coolaroousa.com

Coolaroo Grow Bags create a lightweight, breathable environment for your plants to grow faster and larger. Coolaroo Pet Bags are designed for both indoor and outdoor use, our all-weather fabric can handle dirt, sand, or mud. Coolaroo Utility Bags are the perfect solution for organizing your life, in the home or on the go. Available at Coolaroo.com and Amazon.com

Pet Beds

photos courtesy of coolaroousa.com

Coolaroo Pet Beds Are An Innovative Way To Keep Your Dogs and Cats Comfortable and Cool While Reducing Pressure on its Knees, Hips, Elbows, and Shoulders. Available at Coolaroo.com and Amazon.com


This is a generator that needs NO fuel! Generark is a reliable solar generator that provides affordable backup power for every household by leveraging the power of the sun!

photo courtesy of generark.com

Generark’s SolarPower ONE offers 50% higher solar power conversion efficiency, allowing you to harness and convert the sun’s rays in in as little as 8 hours! Paired with Generark’s HomePower ONE portable power station, you have the ability to power a wide range of home appliances and devices, some of life’s necessities such as:

  • Laptops
  • Cellphones
  • Refridgerators
  • CPAP Machines
  • Lighting
  • Microwave
  • Radiant Heater
  • Security Cameras

GENERARK’s reliable and affordable emergency backup power solutions for your home are available at Generark.com and Amazon.com


Scotch-Brite Non-Scratch and Heavy Duty Scrub Sponges as a versatile cleaning duo for getting your outdoor spaces warm weather ready.

From wiping down patio furniture and garden tools to getting your grill in gear for the first barbecue of the season, Scotch-Brite Non-Scratch and Heavy Duty Scrub Sponges deliver 3x scrubbing power for tackling your outdoor cleaning projects with ease.

These long-lasting and durable scrub sponges are available in a non-scratch and heavy duty variety so you can choose the right tool for everyday cleaning jobs an tougher, stuck-on messes.

Available at Amazon and retailers nationwide. Visit Scotch-Brite.com to find a retailer near you.


Bring a spectacle to your lawn this spring with yard art from Design Toscano. Chip couldn’t resist the “Life Size” Bigfoot Statue! This six foot tall, incredible sculptural detail, riveting eyes makes this Yeti a real character!

photo courtesy of designtoscano.com


Spring is calling us outdoors and Green Machine’s line of of premium outdoor power solutions will help us make the most of our yards. Their battery-powered tools that offer professional power and performance without the hassles of gas. Green Machine’s tools have low noise and zero emissions making them perfect tools for clearing yards. All tools come packed with a high-performance 62 volt lithium battery and rapid charger. Run times are 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on the tool, so you can get the job done quickly and efficiently. All tools also have brushless motors so you get more torque.

62V Brushless 22 in. Electric Cordless Battery Self- Propelled Lawn Mower

*image courtesy of homedepot.com*

This 3-in-1 (mulch, bag or side discharge) mower is equipped with premium high domed 23-in steel deck and has a 6-position single lever wheel for height adjustment.

62V Cordless Axial Blower

*image courtesy of homedepot.com*

This cordless leaf blower reaches up to 120 MPH+ wind speed on turbo, and is lightweight and easy to use. It has a push button start and 655 CFM air volume.

Cordless Carbon Fiber Shaft String Trimmer

*image courtesy of homedepot.com*

For edging and weeding, I love the 16 inch String Trimmer which lets you trim wide areas and the quick reload spool system makes reloading your trimmer line a breeze, all without any annoying pull cords!

These Green Machine tools are available EXCLUSIVELY at The Home Depot.

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