Tony Carrick

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tony Carrick is a freelance writer specializing in home improvement, landscaping, and design. A recipient of a degree in journalism and a Master of Arts in English, he spent ten years writing for a variety of local newspapers and business publications before becoming an English teacher. Mr. Carrick now works as a freelance writer from his home in North Carolina. When he isn’t furiously typing away on his laptop or working on his latest home improvement project, he enjoys spending time with his family and cycling through the beautiful North Carolina countryside. Connect with Tony Carrick on LinkedIn.

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 | FRIDAY
Meet the Most Versatile Grill You Can Take Tailgating or Road-Tripping

Between football season and fall foliage just a drive away, there’s plenty of opportunity (and reason!) to take your cooking outside—and a lot of portable outdoor cooking appliances to ch...

SEPTEMBER 26, 2022 | MONDAY
The Best Garage Cleaning Services of 2022

The garage is often the most neglected space for many households. It’s the storage place for yard equipment, tools, and sports equipment while serving as the catch-all for miscellaneous i...

SEPTEMBER 26, 2022 | MONDAY
The Best Online Welding Courses of 2022

Like many jobs in the trades, there is an increased demand for welders in a broad range of industries. Although other occupations may require years of training and schooling before one ca...

SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 | FRIDAY
The Best Flooring for Basements of 2022

Few things can turn a basement into a finished living space like flooring. And since the average size of a basement ranges between 500 and 1,500 square feet, finishing a basement can have...

SEPTEMBER 19, 2022 | MONDAY
The Worst Invasive Insects in Every State—and How to Deal With Them

There are many insects that can dine on your garden, lay waste to the structural integrity of your home, or even pose a physical threat to you and your family. While many of these bugs ar...

AUGUST 31, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
How to Siphon Gas From Outdoor Power Equipment for Seasonal Storage

While siphoning gas is normally associated with nefarious activities, there are many aboveboard reasons to learn this skill. Knowing how to siphon gas can get you back on the road should ...

AUGUST 31, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
8 Important Things to Know Before Putting a Hot Tub on Your Deck

Installing a hot tub on a deck can certainly kick your outdoor living space up a notch. Adding this oasis for relaxation can make your deck a comfortable, useful spot whether the weather ...

AUGUST 31, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Sandblasters of 2022

A good sandblaster can make many tough jobs—including restoring antique cars, returning concrete to like-new condition, cleaning machinery, or polishing a metal surface—a quicker and easi...

AUGUST 31, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Dethatching Blades of 2022

Lawn clippings, dead leaves, and other organic matter are important fuel for a yard, fertilizing it naturally and ensuring it’s well-fed throughout the growing months. If that organic mat...

AUGUST 31, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Dethatching Rakes of 2022

Over time, dead grass clippings can accumulate between the green leafy blades of grass and the soil, creating a layer that’s known as thatch. While a thin 0. 5-inch layer of thatch provid...