Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Something for Almost Nothing

Updating and improving the look of your home doesn’t have to put a strain on your budget. By using recycled or reused materials, along with a little imagination and creativity, you can make a big difference in your home for a small cost.
Danny Lipford plumbing fence post.

Tips on Installing a Fence

Read on for tips on how to go about planning and building a fence in your yard.
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Outdoor Living At Its Best Web Series: Part 4

It all comes together in the fourth and final webisode of our Outdoor Living At Its Best web series.

Improving Curb Appeal

As the winners of the “What’s Your Front Door View” contest on, Ali and Mark Thackeray of Sandy, Utah, won a new entry door. In addition we’re tackling some other outdoor projects to improve the curb appeal of their home.
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How to Make a Fan Trellis for Your Yard

A trellis is great for a wall or even a fence that needs a little something extra. Watch this video to see how to build a trellis for your yard.

How to Choose a Hedge for Your Yard

A hedge is a great way to enclose a space or create a backdrop in your yard. When selecting the plants for a hedge, be sure to choose ones that are suitable for your area. Also take into account the size, spacing, maintenance required, and disease resistance of the plants you select.

Fence Post Saver

Once you build a fence it is inevitable that the weather is going to take its toll on it. Fence posts that were originally cut square allow rainwater to soak right into the wood resulting in expansion and splitting of the wood. We've found that by cutting the fence posts at a slight angle the water drains right off rather than sitting and soaking into the wood.

How to Plan and Prepare for a Swimming Pool

Installing a pool in your backyard can take quite a lot of planning and preparation, from removing trees and shrubs to dealing with building codes and access for heavy equipment.
Pile of Christmas trees beside a sign that says, Compost your Christmas tree here.

Christmas Tree Recycling 2021: 12 Ways to Repurpose Holiday Decor

Why trash Christmas trees? Instead, recycle them, allowing them to naturally return to the earth. Here are tips on how to reuse real Christmas trees.