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Rose blossom.

Winterizing Roses Using the “Minnesota Tip”

Many cultivated varieties of roses are not hardy below 10º- 20º F. To preserve the splendor of the rose garden, many gardeners are brave enough to try a technique called the “Minnesota Tip.” Using this method, the entire plants are actually tipped over and buried.
Danny Lipford checking insulation in home's attic.

Winter Home Maintenance To-Do List

Winter is here and with it comes a whole new set of tasks designed to keep your home in shape during the cold weather ahead. From cleaning and organizing to insulation and weather stripping, our winter home maintenance to-do list will get your home in tip-top shape. Read on to find out more.

January Home Maintenance To-Do List

Check out our January home maintenance to-do list for tips on tasks that need doing to keep your home in good shape during the first month of the year, from changing water filters to cleaning closets.

How to Make a Cold Frame to Grow Vegetables or Flowers

Cold frames are an easy and economical way to get a head start on your spring vegetable or flower garden. Read on to find out everything you need to know about how to build and use cold frames to grow and protect your plants.


How-To

Using a drum sander to sand a wood floor.

Tools for Sanding Wood Floors

Before finishing new hardwood floors or refinishing existing ones, you need to sand them smooth first. Watch this video to see the tools needed to tackle a floor sanding job.
baseboards

How to Clean Baseboards in 2 Easy Steps

Baseboards can take a beating. Here's how to clean them with household materials. Watch the video.

Water Heater Maintenance

A poorly maintained hot water heater costs more to operate and can even cause damage to your home. Watch this video to see how to maintain your water heater.
rain gutters as flower boxes

Using Plastic Rain Gutters as Flower Boxes

Here's a tip for dressing up your porch railing. Use plastic rain gutters as flower boxes rather than building them out of wood.

Latest Full Episode

Creating a Custom Closet System (FULL EPISODE!)

We're helping a couple create a custom closet system that maximizes storage in their divided closet.

The Fast (and Neat!) Way to Wrap String Around a Spool

Winding nylon string around a spool by hand is too time-consuming. Here's the better, and faster, way to do it.

Why You Should Recycle Coffee Grounds for Gardening

Horticulturists praise coffee grounds for acidifying soil and enhancing plant growth. Here's how you can use them in your garden.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner: The Inexpensive Alternative for Cleaning Grout

Don't waste money on expensive grout cleaner again! Toilet bowl cleaner works just as well for cleaning grout!

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