Ecological gardening is on the rise. More gardeners are growing vegetables, fruits and herbs organically. People are trying to use less harmful pesticides on their lawns, and there’s an increasing awareness of the role invasive plants, water conservation, and energy consumption play in the garden and our environment. Sustainable gardening practices are making it easier for home gardeners to grow edibles, trees, shrubs, flowers and lawns effectively while reducing the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. While there are many new products on the market to help gardeners grow plants more ecologically, many of the sustainable gardening practices are about following common sense. Here are some practices to try in your garden: Grow a Diversity of Plants—Growing a wide variety of plants in your yard will create a... More

Are there homeless storage items piling up in your driveway? Lawn and garden equipment taking over your patio? If your yard is giving you claustrophobia, it’s time to consider investing in an outdoor storage shed. With Lifetime’s 7 ft. shed, you get the quality of a Lifetime shed for a low, affordable price—42 sq.ft for under $1000! The wonderful thing about a Lifetime shed is that you get a durable, attractive shed that requires very low maintenance—no painting, no staining. Unlike wooden or metal sheds, a Lifetime shed will not splinter, fade, crack, or rust. For regular cleanings, just grab your garden hose and spray it down! We offer the new Lifetime 7 ft shed in two different models. The 60014 comes with one window and no shelving, while the 60042 comes with two windows,... More

Happy Easter!  I hope you are enjoying this beautiful, special day.  Yesterday we finally managed to find time to let the kids dye Easter eggs… just in time for the Easter bunny to hide them this morning.    My kids had been begging me to do this for days so I knew they were going to be wound up and over-anxious for the activity.  I wasn't too keen on the thought of dye possibly getting spilled on my kitchen rug.  So, since the weather was absolutely gorgeous, I grabbed my Lifetime Personal Table and egg dyeing supplies and we headed outside where messes are always welcome. I placed the little cups of dye on the kids' picnic table and I set my Lifetime Personal Table at the lowest height right next to the picnic table to hold the rest of the supplies so the kids would have pl... More

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Building Our Lifetime Shed - Step 3
It's official! Our Lifetime shed building project is finished! A few weeks ago we added a wood "skirt" to the front of the wood platform to hide the gap underneath, to prevent critters from getting under our shed, and to make it more attractive. Since we have a wood fence around our yard, we bought two more fence boards and cut them into short pieces. We nailed them onto the platform and basically made a miniature fence along the bottom front of the shed. We then stained it to match the rest of our fencing. It turned out great! We used some of the rock that was left from building our house (and rock that we dug up in our yard when we built our shed) to build some landscaping beds around the shed. We planted a few pansies, and a bush, and - voila- we were done! We originally built our Lifetime shed to get rid of some of the c...
What Are Those Fancy Bar Codes?
Bar codes help make life easier from manufacturing all the way through the supply chain, and up to the check-out register. While you're shopping for products, you can look for better deals and more information by scanning traditional UPCs with your phone, an app, and an internet connection. Pretty cool, right? Something new that you may have seen cropping up on billboards, articles, advertisements, and even product displays and packaging is a new kind of bar code, a 2D barcode. These new 2D barcodes are also called a QR code which is short for quick response. UPCs are a 1D (one-dimensional) type of bar code. Traditionally, a laser is used to illuminate a thin stripe across the barcode. A 2D barcode contains multiple lines of information and require multiple lasers to read. Since not many of us carry lasers around in our poc...
Win a Lifetime Garden Caddy
This giveaway had ended.Spring is finally starting to show up and give us hope for a warmer world! It's funny how by late Fall I am tired of yard work, but by Spring, I am itching to get out there and pull some weeds. Like for many of you, it seems to me that the yard projects never end. This season, we at Lifetime are excited to announce another innovative product to help you get those yard chores done. The Lifetime Garden Caddy. Here is how my typical time working in the yard is spent: I go to my Lifetime Shed and pull out my Lifetime Wheel Barrow. Then I climb, fall, and otherwise search for the tools I am going to need for my project throughout my shed. To carry them all to the worksite I put them in my wheel barrow usually losing the shovel or other tool along the way. Finally ready to work, I empty out the tools from t...