Hardware Tips & Advice


How to Prepare for a Flood

Floods are common natural disasters that can happen almost anywhere. Though some areas in flood plains may be more susceptible to harmful flooding, all homeowners should know what steps they can take to minimize the effects of a looming flood. Here are some tips on how to prepare yourself and your home for a flood:

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August Checklist For Your Home

The heat of the summer can take its toll on your home, your lawn, your plants and even you.  Here are some thoughts on how to beat the heat and keep things looking great in and around your home.  Grab this list and give your home some attention this August!

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How to Keep Mosquitos Away

It's time to take back your yard! Living in fear of being the main course in a mosquito's evening meal can be a thing of the past if you follow the proper steps for prevention. Learn about a few products that decrease the mosquito population and other ways to keep them away from your next yard party.

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5 Tips to Keep Squirrels Out of Your Bird Feeders

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How to Make Ribs on the Big Green Egg

Tired of the same old BBQ Ribs?  Looking to add some pacific rim flavors to your ribs?  We have just the recipe for you.  Using some Pork St. Louis Style Spareribs, Our Tiki Tiki Rub, some Fire Honey and our Happy Ending BBQ Sauce, we have found the flavor combo that makes these ribs next level.  Add to that the amazing charcoal flavor of the Big Green Egg… yes please!  

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6 Hour Chicken Marinade

by Your Helpful Hardware Folks

I think we all have the same goal when it comes to grilling….. Juicy Chicken.  Am I right? Here is the marinade and cooking tips for absolutely amazing chicken off the grill

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Traeger Smores Cones Recipe

Ready for another fun way to add some smoke flavor to your food? This recipe is a fun twist on s’mores and is fun for the kids to make. Try our Reserve Blend pellets for a great smoke flavor of apple, cherry and oak.

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How To Keep Ants Away

Spring and early summer can mean a real ant problem in your home. There are so many types of ants. Sweet ants, carpenter ants, fire ants. That controlling them can seem daunting. Here are some tips to try for your home.

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Braised Cabbage

OktoberFest all year long?  Yes Please!!!  This is a fun recipe that really shows off the versatility of your Big Green Egg and adds some amazing flavors to this not so seasonal dish.

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How To Grow Big Flowers

No matter where you live May has traditionally been the month of spring gardening and the time when the plants go in the ground. There are a lot of theories when it comes to planting. Always wait until after Mother’s Day, or after the first full moon in May and so on. Regardless of when you plant here are some tips on how to get those plants looking great all season long.

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