We have a new product in the aisles of The Home Depot garden section: Durazone Weed & Grass Killer. It has some innovative features that make it a winner for taking on serious tasks in the yard—and doing yard work less often per year.
FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DURAZONE
1. An Application Lasts for Six Months
Durazone aims to be the longest lasting weed and grass killer on the market by providing a six-month “continuous action” barrier that stops virtually anything from sprouting up. This innovation is the result of a proprietary formula, which makes this product unique.
Arbors are wonderful outdoor structures that can greatly enhance your landscaped yard by adding visual interest and beauty, shelter, shade and privacy. And as long as they are properly trained to do so, flowering vines will find your arbor to be the perfect spot to grow and flourish.
In today’s First Look video, Home Depot associate Tim Seymour unveils our line of riding mowers for 2012.
We are the exclusive national retailer for Ariens, Toro and Cub Cadet riding mowers. Tim highlights each brand and specific model features such as Ariens 22 HP V-Twin engine, Cub Cadet’s durable 9-gauge steel frame and Toro’s Smart Speed Control System.
Our First Look series highlights videos our store associates watch to learn about the new products and services available at The Home Depot. We share them here so that Home Depot customers, especially professional builders and serious do-it-yourself enthusiasts, can see what’s new in the aisles at The Home Depot.
A: First, bars tend to sear better than round rods. The best choice would be wide bars that are close to each other. Stainless steel and cast-iron grates are thought to be the best, since they’re sturdy and tend to resist rust.
Bare cast iron will create a nice grill marks but it will need to be seasoned with cooking oil pretty regularly to avoid sticking. Porcelain-coated cast iron grates are a popular choice because they retain the most heat and are relatively easy to clean by comparison (just don’t use a stiff wire brush, which could damage the porcelain).
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The hard working aisles of plumbing materials and lumber at The Home Depot may seem worlds away from the the dainty filigree and shiny surfaces of a jewelry store, but we have a DIY jewelry idea that turns a common piece of hardware into something beautiful to wear.
History does not recall when or where early man constructed the first single family home. But what is fairly certain, whoever this first Homo sapiens home owner was, he built the first backyard shed shortly after moving in. Mankind has been building sheds in one form or another ever since to store and organize the stuff that we need to live civilized lives.
For many of us, they are the spooky wooden shacks that haunted the back corners of Grandpa’s yard, filled with cobwebs and old paint cans. While for others, the shed was a favorite hiding place, or the place they watched and learned how to make and repair things with a parent or relative. Nowadays, sheds can fill so many different functions, are easy to construct, and can be an enhancement to the home, not only functionally, but also aesthetically.
Take a look at the many different converted sheds we found – like the one above from the UK site Reader Sheds– the prize-winning pick for Shed of the Year 2011– to the creative shed redo’s that give outdoor living spaces new life.
Never thought you’d need or want a shed in your backyard? Just take a look …
Turn the backyard into a fun zone, with up to $300 off selected playsets. There are toys for you too: $50 to $150 off select lawn mowers and up to 25 percent off pressure washers. With 20 percent off our bestselling outdoor sheds, you’ll have somewhere to house all of your new things, too. Treat yourself to a John Deere riding mower and get a free cart with the purchase. Oh, and get free shipping on all riding and zero turn mowers on the site, too.
All major appliances over $397 are still at 10 percent off—and there are major steals for washers and dryers, lighting, fixtures, blinds and furniture.
Available while supplies last – cash in on the Spring Black Friday savings before, well, the holiday is over.
The weather’s warming up and it’s time to start extending your living space into the great outdoors. Decks are great for dining, entertaining or just relaxing with family. So take care of your deck by protecting it from the elements with just a few simple cleaning and maintenance tips.
This video offers detailed instructions on how to properly get your deck ready for regular use. It walks you through all of the necessary steps including, sanding to remove loose wood or finish, safely applying a cleaner, using a pressure washer to rinse, and applying a stain or sealer. It also includes helpful tips about wearing protective gloves and safety glasses, and how to choose between the different types of cleaners. Our expert associates on The Home Depot How-To Community Forum can also answer any other DIY questions you may have. And be sure to visit our Garden Center to get everything you need to beautify your outdoor space all season long.
Let’s be honest. We all grew up with inspired dreams of what “the future” would be like.
Hovercars. Jetpacks. Teleportation. Casual space travel.
While those particular innovations might remain beyond our grasp, we can still enjoy a bit of “the future” today with home automation. Put simply, home automation allows you to access and control critical systems and appliances from a remote or centralized location. With a few taps on a touchscreen panel or a couple of voice commands in your home (or even your smartphone!) you can set temperatures, turn off lights, and tweak your home’s security among other options.
While it may sound fancy – and maybe even frivolous – there are very real and immediate benefits to using home automation systems.
Home Automation may sound futuristic (and maybe even a little daunting). But don’t let that stop you from embracing it.
Smart homes are just that: smart.
Today’s technology cleverly merges your family’s lifestyle with networks that control your TVs, security systems and appliances. But still – the term “home automation” has a lot of us scratching our heads. What exactly is home automation and when did smart home technology first appear?
BIRTH OF AN INDUSTRY
Many people first heard of Home Automation…in a Saturday morning cartoon.
If you were born before 1990, you’ll remember the animated TV show, The Jetsons. George and Jane Jetson lived in a futuristic smart home complete with flat screen TVs that slide into the ceiling, conveyor belt walkways, automatic tooth brushes and — our favorite — a cooking device called the “Foodarackacycle.” (A nifty appliance that produced meals instantaneously with the push of a button.) The series was set in the year 2062, 100 years into the future from the show’s debut.