Veterans Day 2015: Honor & Thank Vets via Great, Proven Agencies

Since we started this blog, every Veterans Day we’ve asked people to look at some highly respected and wonderful organizations that help Veterans as well as active servicemen, women and families. Please don’t be duped by some store or bogus charity. These are all well-established agencies with A or A-plus ratings from American Institute of Philanthropy. Veterans Day 2015 Poster

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Protect Your Solar Lights This Fall and Winter: Tips for Fall Clean-Up & Winter Storage

Most, but not all, solar lights survive the winter well even in cold, snowy and icy winters. Some do not, and solar pumps and water fountains also can be damaged by the cold.tip_clip_large

This post outlines what lights should be packed away for winter, how to store them properly so they’ll work properly next year, and thing to think about before the rakes, leaf blowers come out.

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Memorial Day 2015 – More Than National BBQ Day

Remembering: What Memorial Day is About
Thanks to all of our troops throughout the years, the ones who came back, those who did not and to their families this weekend. And a great long weekend to all, but please take a moment to think about what it is all about. See how Dutch honor US soldiers from WWII below.Memorial Day is to Remember, not Just Have BBQ and Beer

© Vincent Jannink/AP Photo Dutch Eric Ommering, wearing a WWII uniform, salutes at a grave he adopted of Sergeant Charles Mc Millan, 315 Infantry 79 Division, from Michigan, during a Memorial Day commemoration

Saturday May 16, 2015 is Armed Forces Day

Most people think of Memorial Day as May’s holiday for the men and women who have, do and will protect our country. Don’t forget about Armed Forces Day! In fact, the entire month of May is the USA’s National Military Appreciation Month. 2015 Armed Forces Day Poster

Saturday May 16, 2015 is Armed Forces Day. So: please thank and keep good thoughts for our US service men and women (and their families) this weekend. (Find out more about Armed Forces Day and how to help our sailors, soldiers and marines and their families below). Continue reading

Stay Green with Garden Products when Brighter Days are Gone

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Make Sure Your Solar Lights Are Good to the Environment After Their Useful Days are Over

In honor of Earth Day, we’re updating  a very important article: how to properly dispose of rechargeable batteries, solar and low-voltage lights and both solar and electric fountains.

These and other products contain components that are considered to be “household hazardous waste” and require special care when their useful days are over.

You’ve been good to the environment (and your pocketbook) by choosing solar. The question: how to stay green when disposing of solar lights and their components?

And low-voltage lights, electric and solar pumps and pest control products? They also need special care after they’ve outlived their usefulness.

Nothing lasts forever, not even the best quality solar or electric garden products. And when their useful lifespan is over, many components must be recycled or disposed of properly… Read on our faster on-store blog

Humane Solution for Nuisance Animals: Solar Pest Control

Learn how solar powered products can help protect your property and animalsWith three feet of snow outside, it’s a bit hard to believe that spring really is just around the corner.

With spring coming, we want to remind you that taking care of nuisance animals is often much easier if action begins before the animals have their young.

It’s said that God loves all creatures; not so for folks who deal with filth, garden or property damage, or when your animals are at risk. Solar pest control is both humane and effective: no poison, no physical harm to animals (including pets and people). Continue reading

So Long 2014, Happy 2015

Happy New Year!

Best wishes to all for a happy, safe, and healthy 2015. As we welcome 2015, we thought it would be a good chance to recap our posts, videos, Pins with a quick video of some of the things we did in 2014.

Happy New Year, Review 2014 with quick video

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