Unique Father's Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is just around the corner. Here are my top 10 gift ideas for your favorite outdoors-man.

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  1. Compost bin. Many makes and models from which to choose. Visit hayneedle.com for options. Give us a jingle to find out which models are best suited for your needs.
  2. Bat house. Bats eat 6,0008,000 mosquitos every night! You can make your own or purchase them. I like this one for starters.
  3. A lightweight, yet sturdy wheelbarrow. Click here for a good everyday model.
  4. Hammock. Rope? Fabric? Quilted? Stand or no stand. An array of options.
  5. A great pair of waterproof boots. Click here for a pair that are among the most comfortable and rugged around, made right here in America’s heartland.
  6. Hummingbird feeder. Visit Wild Birds Unlimited.
  7. Allnatural serious hand soaps made here in herbal viagra pills Chicago. Manly scents like “Earth,” “Bark,” “Root,” and “Ember”. Available at AbbeyBrown or visit 1162 W. Grand Avenue in Chicago.
  8. Weed removal made easy with the Weasel Weed Popper Step and Twist.
  9. Garden kneeler.
  10. And the granddaddy of all outdoor Dad’s Day gifts. A portable hot tub.

Got Weeds?

grass-killerThe bountiful amounts of rain have made the weeds grow like they are on steroids. Here are a few suggestions for managing your bumper crop of weeds without using toxic chemicals:

* My favorite product is Ecosmart. It’s organic, works well and doesn’t harm the environment, animals, or children.

* In turf areas, cut grass no lower than 3″. If clippings are not too long, leave mulched lawn clippings to add nutrients back to the soil. Don’t worry, this practice will not cause thatch. * Planting a vegetable garden? To help control the weeds, we recommend mulching with “pine fines” (finely shredded pine bark) available at most garden centers. They help balance the soil pH, suppress weed growth, and reserve soil moisture.