PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - When the winds started whipping up recently, they took a lot of decorations with them, sending Santa hats flying and boughs of holly blowing all over. But it's simple to keep evergreens and other decorations where you want them. When I got frustrated fetching greens and ribbons and bows that blew out of my displays, I finally got smart and fixed them in place with sod pins.
Like giant hairpins that hold grass strips down when you lay a new lawn, sod pins have pointed ends that are easy to shove into soil even when it's frozen. In seconds, just a couple of sod pins nailed the holly boughs and greens into my planters and they withstood the Boxing Day blizzard just fine. It's a good idea for any outdoor displays you want to stay put on your property – from greenery to lights to illuminated plastic figures. Just get a pack of sod pins next time you're at the garden center, and you'll be able to relax and worry less when the winter winds blow.
Reported By Phran Novelli, KYW Newsradio
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