21 4 / 2014
When you are researching which pressure washer is right for you, it is always best to consider and understand PSI and GPM on a unit. PSI stands for “pounds per square inch” and GMP stands for “gallons per minute”; both ratings are critical when determining what unit is right for you!
PSI: A good way to understand PSI is to think of how well your unit will clean, or how deep the clean will be. It is the amount of pressure put out of the unit or force/water pushing through the hose. A good way to think of it is like this; who would you rather have on your side if you were in a fight, Pee Wee Herman(smaller PSI), or Mike Tyson (larger PSI). For tougher jobs like cleaning mold off of your walkway, you will want a unit with a larger PSI. For lighter jobs, like cleaning under your lawn mower, a lower PSI unit will work just right.
GPM: To understand GPM, think about how fast something will be cleaned. The large the GPM on your unit, the faster the water is pushed from your hose through the unit and out of the trigger. Think of it like this; when painting your bedroom, would you rather use a paint brush(smaller GPM) or use a paint roller(larger GPM)? You will get the job done faster with a paint roller (larger GPM). For larger tasks like cleaning your driveway or the siding on your house, you will want a unit with a larger GPM to make the task go by faster.
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!
18 3 / 2014