Summer is in high gear and it’s time for cookouts, family fun, and relaxing poolside. We’ve rounded up ten of our favorite summertime blog posts that are loaded with tips to help you get the most out of your summer. From mouth-watering burgers, to natural mosquito repellants, to top ways to keep cool, we’ve got you covered!
10 Tips to Help you Savor your Summer
Summer is time for fun, and we’re here to help! Here are some of our favorite summertime posts to keep you cool, fill your belly, and give you more free time to enjoy with family and friends.
Cookouts are one of the best parts of summer. Firing up the grill, relaxing in the fresh summer air, enjoying time with your favorite people, and maybe even toasting up some s’mores for dessert—these are all the things that wonderful summer memories are made of. This article will help you make your cookouts the best they can be!
The All-American cookout would be incomplete without hamburgers! In this article we round up 5 of the most scrumptious burger recipes, from Trisha Yearwood’s classic-flavored stuffed cheeseburgers, to Bobby Flay’s piping-hot green chile throwdowns. There’s even a cheeseburger with caramelized shallots that will forever change the way you think of onion cheeseburgers, and a tender, juicy turkey burger for your guests who don’t eat red meat. Bon appétit!
Your deck is the perfect place to enjoy your delicious burgers, chicken wings, or other irresistible culinary masterpieces. But your deck can fall prey to ugly growths such as moss, green algae, black algae, lichen, or mold and mildew. All of these growths are ugly and can make your deck dangerously slippery, and some of them, such as moss and lichen, can even cause permanent damage to some types of decking. Bleaching or pressure washing are a hassle, both can increase wear and tear on your deck’s surface, and neither does anything to keep growths from coming right back. Wet & Forget Outdoor eliminates algae, lichen, moss, and mold and mildew with no bleach, no scrubbing, and no pressure washing—just spray and leave! Its gentle formula is safe to use on all types of decking, including composite decking, and Wet & Forget Outdoor keeps growths away for a year or more in most cases. Now you can spend time enjoying your deck, instead of cleaning it!
Your pool is a great source of fun and exercise for the whole family. But it isn’t so much fun when disgusting green algae starts growing at the water line, or when green algae, black algae, or mold and mildew invade your poolside area. This article tells you how to use Wet & Forget Outdoor to easily eliminate these ugly growths with no scrubbing needed, without disrupting your pool’s pH. Now you can get back to enjoying your pool!
Mosquitoes have been particularly bad in a lot of the country this season. Whether you’re enjoying a cookout, relaxing poolside, or spending time on your deck, your fun will be cut short the moment a bloodthirsty horde of these vermin swoop down upon you. There are a lot of options out there for combatting these bloodsuckers; if you prefer to go the natural route, this article has 7 all-natural mosquito repellents that you can use to send the bugs packing.
You love the fresh air, but the summer sun’s intensity can be a bit much sometimes. A shady oasis where you can relax and cool off will make your outdoor living space super-comfortable and give you a much-needed respite to cool off when you need it. This article details six of the most popular options for providing shade, and gives the upside, downside, and approximate price range of each.
Beautiful flowers add the perfect touch to your outdoor space, but getting flowers to flourish and bloom in shady areas can be a big challenge for gardeners. Most flowers need a good deal of sunlight throughout the day in order to bloom, and some plants will even wither and die in shady areas. This article gives you the lowdown on eleven beautiful shade-loving plants, including annuals, perennials, container plants, and even trees. Whatever your needs and preferences, there’s sure to be a shade-loving plant here for you! And check out this article to see two easy DIY videos to liven up your outdoor space.
These are the dog days of summer, and sometimes you just want to go inside and cool off in the AC. But if you’re not careful, that AC can quickly drain your budget dry. This article has 5 tips on how to save energy, keep cool, and get the most out of your AC investment.
If you’re a gardening enthusiast, you’re still enjoying your summer-blooming flowers and harvesting your late-summer vegetables. You can work smart instead of working hard, and enjoy beautiful blooms and delicious veggies while using less elbow grease and giving yourself more time to spend sipping lemonade out on the deck. This article has 5 clever garden hacks that will help you cut down on your workload, so you can get back to the important “work” of relaxing! And this article has easy DIY garden tools that cost little or no money, so you can save cash as well as time and effort. Happy gardening!
When all of your smart work out in the garden has paid off in a bumper crop, you won’t want any of your harvest to go to waste. This article gives you lots of delicious ways to preserve summer’s bounty so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor next winter. Learn 3 ways of preserving tomatoes, including tomato jam; multiple ways of preserving berries, zucchini and fresh herbs, and get Wet & Forget team member Melissa’s favorite recipe for peach cobbler, which she uses to freeze fresh summer peaches and feed her family warm cobbler when it’s snowing outside. Your loved ones will thank you!