Trim Time & Money Off Yard Work


It seems like just yesterday the whole country was bundled up under the Polar Vortex.  But here we are in the midst of summer and the heat that comes with it.  We know that everyone has their yard looking great from fertilizing properly and having the best lawnmower for their yard, but what about the edges of the yard and the thick weeds that have grown out of control through the growing season?  There must be a better way to keep your lawn sculpted and clean than hand picking weeds and struggling to replace the string on your old trimmer in the heat.

Luckily, 4th Strand has extensive experience in outdoor power equipment to help you focus on the right string trimmer for your use.  To start we will focus on the most important factors to help direct you to the perfect product. While many points may seem basic, many consumers often overlook key attributes that can save money and add to a better experience. 

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: