The May Edition of the On The House Express is here and there are lots of great things happening that will be good for you and your home.

Your favorite home improvement trio will take On The House ‘on the road’ for a live broadcast from the National Hardware Show 2008 in Las Vegas! Be sure to tune in for the latest and greatest in tools, hardware and lawn and garden products.

As the old saying goes; April showers bring May flowers. And what could be better than to get outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery and weather in your neck of the woods? But remember that with the outdoors come those pesky bugs. Check out our tips for avoiding and protecting yourself from those buzzing and biting critters so you can enjoy May flowers in peace.

Get the most out of springtime by being active, which can help shed those unwanted pounds. As fitness guru Karel Nunnink explains, it doesn’t take much to improve your health. Check out his article in this month’s newsletter for some inspiring words of wisdom from one of America’s most popular personal trainers.

With better weather comes the desire for a backyard cookout. If your deck has seen better days and could use a good cleaning, be sure to check out the deck cleaning and care tips from our friends at Corte-Clean.

And speaking of decks…beginning May 3rd, you can enter to win our annual Great Backyard Giveaway. It’s sponsored by the California Redwood Association. You could be eligible to win over $10,000 worth of prizes including lumber materials for a 400 square foot Redwood deck, a beautiful stainless steel gas barbecue, deck and concrete stain, tools and more! Check out the homepage for entry and contest rules.

As always, featured in this month’s newsletter are some great recipes from our favorite chef Dom DeLuise. There are also some helpful outdoor tips to help you get started for summer, like making sure your grill is up to par for those BBQ get-togethers and cleaning the pool for the beginning of swim season.

So long for now! We’ll be back in June for another great edition of On The House Express!

  Morris and James Carey and Rebecca Cole

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Going green with Corte-Clean®

Earth Day was on April 22nd and we at Corte-Clean® were pleased to see that composite deck owners from around the world were visiting and making a difference. We launched our new website with much anticipation and have made certain that composite deck owners will be able to find all of the information necessary at to safely clean there composite decks with Eco-Friendly Corte-Clean® Composite Deck Dock & Fence Cleaner. Corte-Clean® is the recommended eco-friendly cleaner for Trex®, TimberTech®, CorrectDeck®, and other leading manufacturers of composite decking.   Read more...

Keeping your grill great

It's time to haul out the barbeque to get it ready for the season, and we think we can make it a bit easier for you this go round with solutions to some common gas grill problems.   Read more...

Organization Tips: This time, follow them!

You can save a fortune in rental and logistics costs. Just rethink your home organization plan to solve your storage problems quickly and easily.   Read more...

KAREL’S KORNER: Put some Step in your Spring!

by Karel Nunnink
Spring has sprung in all its glory… in fact, summer will be here before we know it. That means longer days, which means more time to get outside and be active. You can shed those unwanted pounds even as you enjoy nature. If you’re in need of motivation, look no farther than your family or friends. Go for a hike in the woods, take a long walk or bike ride around the neighborhood with your loved ones. For cool days that still feel like winter, go to the gym or invest in some exercise equipment for your home - after all, you’ll really be investing in that most important thing of all: your health!   Read more...

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In The Kitchen with Dom DeLuise

Here are some of Dom's best recipes for you and your family to enjoy over the next month!

California Chicken Salad — Hmm Hmmm Good!

Lentil Soup — Nothing Warms You Up Like a Tasty Bowl of Soup!

Italian Pork Chops — You'll be licking your chops for this recipe!

East-West Asparagus Salad — No need for directions with this salad!

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