Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Birdbath dripper

How to Make a Homemade Birdbath Dripper for Your Yard

A dripper is a great addition to the birdbath in your garden. The sound attracts birds, and the rippling water prevents mosquitoes from breeding, making your birdbath the freshest, busiest one in the neighborhood! Read on to find out how to make your own birdbath dripper for your yard.

5 Ways to Protect Koi Fish During Freezing Weather

Brett asks, “During this latest cold snap, my koi fish pond has threatened to freeze over. What should I do?”

Ice by itself is not dangerous to koi. The danger is the reduced oxygen and increased toxic gases from the sealed water surface. Read on for more.
Fountain with foam.

How to Remove Foam from a Garden Fountain

Foam is common in fountains — but there is a solution! Here are some ways to reduce foam's formation.
building screen enclosure

Building a Screen Enclosure for Your Pool

To keep your pool area free from unwanted leaves and insects, a custom built, aluminum framework can be erected over your entire pool and covered with durable screening.

Landscaping Tips for a Bird-Friendly Yard

Incorporating a few simple ideas into your lawn and garden design will increase the bird population in your yard. Read on for landscaping tips for turning your yard into a wild bird haven.
Completed swimming pool.

How Much Does a Swimming Pool Cost?

Here's what it takes to add a swimming pool to your yard, from design and layout to construction and finishing touches. Watch this video to find out more.
Frozen birdbath

How to Care for a Birdbath in Winter

If you live in an area with extended freezing temperatures, you may find that your birdbath or water feature freezes over rather quickly in winter. Read more for tips on taking care of a birdbath during the winter.
Swimming pool.

Homemade Swimming Pool Line Antifreeze

Kurt asks, “Is there a way I can make my own swimming pool antifreeze for buried lines?”

Pool antifreeze is generally a propylene glycol solution, sometimes mixed with alcohol or other additives. Read more to find out where to purchase it.

How to Grow Vines in Damp Soil Around a Fountain

Karen asks, “The soil around our fountain stays wet, and the vines we plant soon die. What should we do?”

Soggy soil can mess up the balance of air and nutrient circulation. Here are some tips for growing plants around a fountain.