07 5 / 2014
28 4 / 2014
Today, more than ever, it is important to pay attention to the type of gas you put in your small engine outdoor power equipment. Ethanol is being added to fuel more frequently and in higher doses.
Higher ethanol blends tend to be less expensive but they will really cause problems for your tools as time goes on. Would you rather save a little now and pay for it later, or pay a little more to have your tools running for much longer?
4 Facts About Ethanol:
- Fuel with more than 10% ethanol can corrode metals and rubber that are found in your small engine. This causes the engine to break down quicker.
- It is actually illegal to use gas with more than 10% ethanol in your small engines!
- The more ethanol in your gas, the lower the fuel economy. Ethanol contains 33% less energy per gall than PURE gasoline.
- You will have to fill your gas tank more often when using gasoline with more than 10% ethanol.
Keep your small engine outdoor power equipment in the best shape by looking before you pump. It will save you money in the long run to only use fuel with less than 10% ethanol.
For more information visit: http://opei.org/ethanolwarning/consumers/
16 4 / 2014
Easter is right around the corner! This year dye your eggs with your own DIY natural colors. No need for food coloring or fancy kits, use what you have at home to make your eggs bright and colorful!
Make your naturally died Easter eggs by:
- Place your eggs in a pot and fill the pot with water until the eggs are just covered.
- Add approximately 1 teaspoon of vinegar to the water
- Add your natural dye to the water. For a more intense/vibrant color, add more dye than there is water in your pot.
- Bring the water to boil
- Reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes
- After the eggs have simmered for 15 minutes and you are happy with their color, remove the eggs from the water
- For a more intense color, leave the eggs in the dye overnight (in the refrigerator).
Lavender: Purple Organic Grape Juice, Violet Blossoms, 2 tsp Lemon Juice, & Red Zinger Tea
Blue: Canned Blueberries, Red Cabbage Leaves (boiled), Hibiscus, Tea, & Red Wine
Green: Spinach Leaves (Boiled) & Liquid Chlorophyll
Yellow: Orange or Lemon Peels (boiled), Carrot Tops (boiled), Celery Seed (boiled), Ground Cumin (boiled), Ground Turmeric (boiled), Camomile Tea, & Green Tea
Red: Red Onions Skins (boiled), Canned Cherries with Juice,Pomegranate Juice, & Raspberries
11 4 / 2014
28 3 / 2014
Looking for the latest in outdoor power this spring? Stop by your local Home Depot to test out and learn about the newest products from RYOBI Outdoor Products. We will have reps on-site demoing the next generation of 40V Li-Ion Products. Join us for some fun!
Saturday March 29th Store Demo List:
529-Ft. Worth, Texas
2209-Overland Park, Kansas
6550-San Antonio, Texas
284-Coral Springs, Florida
6611-Los Angeles, California
6674-Elk Grove, California
1848-El Cajon, California
657-San Rafael, California
20 3 / 2014
19 3 / 2014
Get your shed or garage ready for your outdoor projects and tasks. Use the 5 tips below to keep organized this season!
- Get your tools together. Separate your tools so that similar/like tools are near each other. Making the tools that you use most frequently readily available will save time and frustrations come project time.
- Save Space. Hang a pegboard on a wall in your garage or shed. This will allow you to hang your lighter garden tools. After placing your tools in an organized way, outline your tools with a magic marker to keep you organized all season and add a fun garden design to your pegboard. Knowing exactly where your tools fit will make putting tools away easier throughout the season!
- Utilize your space. If you do not have room for a pegboard wall, think about other areas of your garage/shed that you can utilize. Look for places you can add shelving to, ways to store tools and boxes. An over the door belt hook is a great place to store extension cords & hoses!
- Out with the old. Go through any storage containers or boxes in your garage. Ensure you need items you have boxed up. Put aside tools and items that you no longer need, no longer work, or need replacing. It feels good to let go of excess clutter and baggage!
- Make weekends easier. Get the tools you use everyday or every weekend together and stage them near the entrance of your garage or shed. This will make tasks easier and will save you from digging around on Saturday mornings! The more available your tools are, the less yard chores seem like work!
Happy Spring RYOBI Friends!