Category Archives: Outdoor Living

“Dizzy Joe” Pineapple on the JoeTisserie

The Joetisserie is one of Kamado Joe‘s newest accessories we have in stock at Thomas Lumber Company.  This is one of the best accessories we have seen in the kamado grilling world in a while.  The most common use is to use the Joetisserie to make rotisserie chicken or turkey for Thanksgiving but we are […]

Deckrail ideas to transform you view

When thinking about upgrading or building your dream outdoor deck  with a beautiful handrail you might have a lot of ideas in mind.  Maybe you want the modern look with stainless steel and metals to go with the classic wood floor of the deck.  Maybe you are looking for a rustic all wood look to […]

Growing Rain Gutter Strawberries

    Growing strawberries is easy, but it is more convenient when you can do so in space-saving rain gutter planters! Not to mention, the flavour of home-grown strawberries can never compare to store-bought strawberries.   Rain gutters can be mounted to the side of decks, or vertically to the side of your house or […]

Build The Benefits of Raised Beds

JULY 31, 2014 by CustomMade Raised beds are the perfect way to start your own garden. Fruits, vegetables, flowers and shrubs can all thrive in the raised bed environment. The popularity of raised beds is on the rise because of their many benefits – reduce soil erosion, the ease of access to control weeds and pick vegetables, creation […]

Planting by the Moon Gardening Calendar

Growing up in a farming community I remember seeing my grandfather get his Farmer’s Almanac every year.  I didn’t understand it as a kid but I do now after hearing him talk about when is the right time to plant his gardens of corn, okra, squash, etc.  Every year he always had more vegetables than […]

10 Easy Edibles for First-Time Gardeners

Spring is right around the corner even though our Atlanta friends are stuck with cold weather and icy trees.  Now is the time to start thinking about what you are going to grow in your Western Red Cedar Raised Bed Garden from Thomas Lumber.  Here are 10 easy to grow vegetables to get you started. […]

10 Easy Edibles for First-Time Gardeners

Thomas Lumber has started producing Raised Bed Garden Kits for sale to our customers.  These kits are made out of Western Red Cedar to keep with the all natural approach most of our home gardening friends prefer.  These kits are made to produce a raised be 4 feet wide by 8 feet long by 8 […]

Gardening in Raised Beds

Gardening in Raised Beds By Joe Lamp’l Raised garden beds provide a custom environment By JOE LAMP’L Given the option, I can’t imagine not utilizing raised garden beds. They offer a simple and effective way to create a healthy and productive garden by manipulating the growing environment. Ideal conditions can be created for soil structure […]

Building Raised Beds

Building Raised Beds By Joe Lamp’l Raised beds offer the best way to control soil composition and drainage By JOE LAMP’L I’m often asked about gardening in raised beds. It’s one of the best ways to grow productive and healthy plants and given the option, I’d choose raised beds every time. I attribute much of […]