Tagged: Summer

pHin smart pool monitor

pHin Smart Pool Monitor

I’ve owned a pool all my life and I know the hassle of keeping it balanced and looking good. So when I first learned about the pHin smart pool monitor in 2015 during a...

Build a DIY Trellis in a Weekend

This video shows how to build a DIY Trellis in a weekend (possibly in a day if you’re not staining it). I needed this new trellis to support a big clematis vine in a small...

How to Winterize a Pool the EASY Way

How to Winterize a Pool the EASY Way

There is no reason to pay a professional to winterize your pool! You also don’t need an expensive cover or chemicals. I’ll show you how to winterize a pool the easy way for a...

vow renewal in bermuda

Vow Renewal in Bermuda

This is a little bit of a departure from my normal content, but it is a DIY topic, nonetheless! I typically don’t use home movies in my videos, but I’m making an exception to...

Natural Mosquito Repellent

Last month, I hacked my backpack blower into a Mosquito Bazooka to wage war on New Jersey’s “unofficial state bird”. In this follow-up episode, I use my mosquito bazooka to apply a natural mosquito repellent that...

Build a Mosquito Bazooka

Watch as I hack my backpack blower into a BAZOOKA to wage war on New Jersey’s unofficial state bird, the mosquito. Professional mosquito services cost about $75 per application. A dedicated mosquito blower costs...

Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller

I recently upgraded my sprinkler controller to the Rachio 2nd Generation. If you have an automatic sprinkler system, read on. If you don’t have a sprinkler system, but aspire to have one some day,...

Build a Curved Pergola for $800

This curved pergola is the highlight of our back yard. It is a beautiful structure that makes our patio feel like an outdoor room from Spring through Fall. In the summer, I attach a shade tarp...

Summer Prep: Pool, Pergola and Patio

Memorial Day weekend is summer prep time in New Jersey. My to-do list includes opening the pool, washing the patio furniture and preparing the pergola for sunny days ahead. Although it sounds easy, it’s...

Upside Down Fire

How to Build an Upside Down Fire

A Tried and True Pattern When I was a Boy Scout in 1970-something, I earned a merit badge for building a campfire according to the laws of physics. I was taught to crumple some newspaper, cover...