Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Julie Day and Danny Lipford watering plants

How to Water Plants in Your Yard

For plants in your yard to grow and flourish, they need to receive the right amount of water on a regular basis. Watch this video to find out how to water the plants in your yard.
Irrigation system sprinkler

How to Keeps Rodents Out of an Irrigation Control Box

Beth asks, “How can we stop an animal from chewing the wires in our irrigation control box?”

Damage from critters can be a real problem in an irrigation control box. Read on for some tips on how to keep your irrigation system safe from pests.
Gluing PVC pipes together for irrigation system

Installing Irrigation System for the Kuppersmith Project House

Watch this video to see how a motorized trencher was used to dig trenches for the irrigation system at the Kuppersmith Project house, as well as how the pipes were laid and attached to a central manifold which controls the water flow to each part of the yard.
Filling buried water bottle from hose

Use a Water Bottle to Deliver More Water to Your Plants

Watering is important for all plants, but some need additional water delivered slowly over time to ensure healthy growth. Watch this video for an easy way to create a small, buried cistern out of a plastic water bottle to give your plants additional water over time.
Aqua Globe being used on houseplant

Tips on Using Houseplant Watering Globes

"Do automatic houseplant watering globes, like Aqua Globes, really work?"

Those pretty glass houseplant watering globes can help prevent over watering, but they're no substitute for regular plant care. Read on to find out more about plant watering globes.
repair hose

How to Repair Leaky Garden Hose

Garden hoses often develop leaks over time. Rather than throwing the hose out, repair it by cutting out the damaged part and joining the two pieces back together using a repair kit. Watch this video to find out more.
soaker hose

Advantages of a Soaker Hose in Your Garden

Soaker hoses are easy to install and use in your garden and have several advantages over sprinklers or irrigation systems. They release water very slowly, allowing the water to soak deeply into the soil.Watch this video to find out more.
Grass turning brown from drought.

How to Cope with Drought in Your Yard

Drought can be devastating to your lawn, trees, shrubs, and garden. Here are some tips for dealing with drought in your lawn and garden. Watch this video to find out more.

DIY Soil Drainage Perk Test for Your Yard

If water drains (percolates) away from plant roots too quickly, the plants will parch even if they're getting regular water. And if water doesn't drain, many plants will drown and rot from the roots up. A perk test is a great way to measure drainage in your lawn or garden soil. Read on to find out how to do an easy, DIY soil drainage perk test in your yard.