HDTV Buying Guide:


With Memorial Day quickly approaching, people of all ages prepare for their big trip to the lake, beach, swimming pool, or other annual event.  While some people use their day off to relax and officially kick-off the summer, it is also a day filled with retail deals and sales.

And what many people don’t realize is that it is one of the best times of the year to upgrade your television.

As it does in nearly any electronic, the technology in televisions continues to evolve every year.  Luckily, we are here to provide a buying guide to help you get the BEST TV for your home. In this buying guide we will focus on 4 main categories:

The Best Lawn Mower


After following our advice on lawn care maintenance, your lawn is finally coming in like you imagined.  With your first spring/summer cookout quickly approaching, only one task remains: cutting the grass.  While it is typically a simple task and one you have been doing since you were nearly a child, your 10+ year old lawn mower has decided it has had enough.  Continuous pulls on the starter cord and endless priming no longer has an effect. Time to buy a new one…

Its been years since you’ve even considered purchasing a lawn mower.  The endless selection of lawn mowers ranging in prices from $150-$700 doesn’t make it any easier and the tech jargon on the shelves adds even more confusion.

Luckily, 4th Strand is here to provide a lawn mower buying guide.

When selecting a mower, there are several key factors to consider:

How to Buy a Grill


The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and the snow has finally melted (in most places).  That means it is safe to step back out on your patio and begin grilling once again.  Before starting your weekly routine of burgers, steak, chicken, vegetables, and anything else that can be grilled, it just may be time to update that unevenly cooking and rotting grill you have wrestled with for years.

Having a proper grill is essential for successful warm weather entertaining and great tasting meals.  While purchasing the correct grill can provide happy summer months, using the incorrect grill will only lead to uncooked and burnt meals and frustrating nights of grilling.

With all of the different grill options, searching for the correct grill may sometimes seem like searching for the holy grail.  Luckily, we are here to make that decision easier for you.  Follow these tips to pick the best grill for your applications: