Inspiration: Fall Front Doors

Tomorrow is the first day of Fall, ya’ll!  If you’re like us you’re ready to start decorating and welcoming the best season of the year in hopes that the weather change will soon follow. Check out these fun front door/porch ideas that we found on Pinterest and get inspired to decorate your own home or…

These 5 Things Will Get Your Lawn Ready for Fall/Winter

“Feed” Your Lawn Feeding your lawn a couple of times during the fall and winter will help it be more lush when next spring rolls around. Look for a “weed and feed” type product that will act as a weed killer and give your grass stronger, thicker roots in the spring. Out With the Old…

Make the Most of Your Traeger Grill With These Accessories

In honor of our upcoming Traeger sale (Have you heard? They’re $50-$100 off June 7-18!), we’ve made a list of a few Traeger accessories you’ll definitely want to snag for your—or Dad’s—brand new grill. Traeger Grill Cover Pictured:  Traeger Lil Tex/Pro 22 Grill Cover, $59.99 You’re making a great investment when you buy a Traeger…

What Makes Traeger Grills Different?

If you’ve been into our store lately, you’ve probably seen that we have a LOT of grills. Black ones, bronze ones, and let’s not forget those green ones. If you’re new to grilling you may be asking yourself, what’s the difference between these?! Today we are highlighting one of our favorite brands, Traeger. What makes…

Woo Wild Birds With Suet

So, what the heck is suet? Basically, it’s a hunk of animal fat and other various ingredients that makes a tasty, filling snack for a variety of insect-eating birds. Think of it like a juicy steak for your feathered friends. Designed for year-round feeding, suet is a great option for feeding those bug-loving birds during…

So You’re Ready to Start Your First Garden

If you’ve ever thought about planting your own garden and growing your own fresh veggies, now is the time to get started. If you’ve never gardened before and want to wade in, a raised flower bed (or even large containers) is a good way to start. There are a ton of DIY plans online for…

Meet the EggFest Cooks – Team Chickens

We are getting so exited for Texarkana EggFest 2017! Big Green Egg aficionados from all over the region are signing up to cook on March 25. Ticketholders will get to taste foods, ask questions, and swap stories & recipes from 9am until 4pm. Today we are happy to introduce one of the teams that will…

7 Ways to Prep Your Lawn for Spring

We think it’s safe to say that winter weather is mostly done in East Texas. Sure, we may get a few more chilly mornings, but it’s time to accept that the snow day just isn’t coming. The good news is, when we get a clear day and want to head outdoors, it’s not too soon…

Getting to Know the TWOK Grill

At Dot’s Ace Hardware, you know we’re all about grills. That’s why we’re excited to feature these totally unique grills that originated right here in East Texas—Tyler, to be exact. The TWOK (pronounced tee-wok, in case you were wondering) is a super versatile grill that brings all kinds of new dishes into the great outdoors….

Gearing up for EggFest 2017 – Why We Love the Big Green Egg

If you’ve been in our store, or even just driven by, chances are that you’ve heard or seen mention of something called a “Big Green Egg.” But what is that? And why are we always talking about it? The Big Green Egg is a grill. Well, it’s more than just a grill, but we’ll get…

Winter Bird Feeding 101

Winter is a critical time to feed birds because there are less natural food supplies around. Did you notice the birds going crazy last week when we had a little bit of snow? They go into a frenzy when they know the ground could get covered and they won’t be able to search it for…

Fire Up Your Grill for These 4 Fall Recipes

You may associate grilling with hot summer cookouts, but guess what? Grills are excellent for year-round use, and we personally think fall is the best time to grill. The weather is cooling off, it’s football season, the leaves are falling, and let’s face it —all of those things pair well with a succulent cut of…