Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

3 Ways to Clean Pool Coping | Ep. 175

Calcium can build up along pool coping just like it does on a glass shower door. Here's how to clean it and prevent it from coming back.
Danny Lipford with wooden play set in backyard

How to Make Your Backyard Family Friendly

Watch this video to find out how to make your backyard family friendly for kids by adding a privacy fence, play set, and a hot tub or pool. In addition we’ll show you how to build a storage shed and plant a vegetable garden the whole family can enjoy.
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.
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.
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.
Allen Lyle and pool alarm

Pool Alarms Help Keep Children Safe

If you have a pool, make sure it’s fenced, has a gate that locks, and has a pool alarm. Pool alarms detect when a child has fallen in the water and then send a signal to a remote alarm located inside the house.
plaster pool

How to Apply a Finish Coat of Plaster to a Pool

After the concrete for the pool has set, a coat of plaster is troweled on the sides and bottom to give it a smooth, finished appearance. Watch this video to see what is involved in the process.

Digging and Pouring a Backyard Swimming Pool

Using heavy equipment to dig the hole for a backyard pool can be a challenge in tight quarters. Once the hole has been dug, steel reinforcement is laid and specially modified concrete is sprayed and shaped to form the sides and bottom of the pool.

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.