Picket Fence Weblog

Driveway Dilemma
August 31, 2007, 11:35 am
Filed under: Outdoor Enthusiasts

My neighbors just had their driveway sealed. I had mine sealed last Summer. Even though it’s only been a year, I can see some superficial cracks – ugh! I don’t want to have it re-sealed. What to do? Then I remembered a product from www.shoppicketfence.com. It’s called Driveway Medic. According to the description, it “patches, seals and waterproofs in one easy step. Just unroll, cut and press in place.” Well, that sounds like something I can handle. The long Labor Day weekend is supposed to be nice so I might just try it. Enjoy your time off. I’ll catch up with everyone next week!

Until next time… Ann 🙂


My neighbor has a circular driveway… he can’t get out.”

– Stephen Wright


Goodbye Summer
August 28, 2007, 9:50 pm
Filed under: Cleanup & Compost, Garden, Outdoor Enthusiasts

This is the time of season when I have to admit that my garden has reached its peak and what’s done is done. On the other hand, it is just about that time for Fall pruning. I just love to prune bushes, trees, whatever I can find that needs a “haircut”. Some of those bushes can be rather nasty up close, so I wear Thorngard gloves, #309410. These gloves are thick and elbow length, eliminating scratches and thorns. I recommend them for all you deadheaders and prunners out there!

Tulips and daffodils galore
August 28, 2007, 9:40 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

If you love the look of tulips and daffodils, but definitely do not look forward to spending hours and hours on your knees planting bulbs, then I want you to try the bulb auger, #409515, from Picket Fence Catalog and web site.  I don’t usually recommend things so blatently, but this product really works, and works fast.

Bulbs made easy
August 28, 2007, 9:38 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

About this time of year I start thinking about what I can do for Fall gardening. I have 2 favorites. One is prunning and the other is planting bulbs. Unfortunately, the prunning is fast and easy while the bulb planting is rather tedious.Now comes the bulb Auger, # 409515, to the rescue. This wonderful tool allows you to make multiple bulb holes in seconds. Drop the bulbs in, rake the holes closed. All done- and back to prunning!

August 28, 2007, 4:46 pm
Filed under: Automotive

With the way gas prices have been and no end in sight of the prices going down, I have found something that makes my experience a little bit easier even if it doesn’t save me money. With the InStant Fill Cap filling my tank just got that much easier. It’s easy to install and is a must for people (like me) who have left their cap on the gas pump and driven away. Best of all no more dirty smelly gasoline hands. Drive safely and always wear your seatbelt!

Mr. Picket Fence

Adios August
August 28, 2007, 2:29 pm
Filed under: Garden

Late August – my flowers are not looking so lively. We had an unusually hot and dry Summer and it definitely took a toll on my garden. I hope your plants are doing ok.

This is the time of year when I have to admit that my watering schedule is not what it could be. You know how it is when life gets in the way! 🙂

One thing that really made my watering chores easier this Summer was the Hedge Hydrant. My faucet is hidden by bushes and a prickly rose plant, so this was the perfect solution. Using this helper, I could extend the faucet and easily fill my watering can. What are your favorite gardening or lawn care items? I’d love to know.

— Until next time, Ann

“Gardening requires lots of water – most of it in the form of perspiration.” ~Lou Erickson

Sensational Solar
August 24, 2007, 10:37 am
Filed under: Outdoor Enthusiasts

I was out on my deck last night, taking advantage of a cooler evening. It had just rained and there was a refreshing clean smell to the air. It was so peaceful just sitting there looking at my solar lights glimmering against the night sky. Do you have any solar lights? They are the greatest thing. There is no maintenance required at all, they don’t spike my electric bill, require no wiring or plugs and they recharge every day. Many people don’t realize it, but you don’t need direct, bright sunlight to recharge them. They capture light even on overcast days. I have two types of solar lights – the flickering Tiki Lights (awesome) and Solar Deck Lights. I definitely plan to add to my collection. Buy ’em, try ’em, you’ll love ’em!


Until next time…Ann 🙂

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” ~John Ruskin