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.
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.
adding pool house

Adding a Pool House to Your Home

A pool house was added to provide and a bathroom and changing facilities without having to go into the house. The privacy fence for the outside shower was made from a dense tropical wood called ipê, which is naturally resistant to rot and decay.
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.
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.
Water fountain with flowers around it

How to Choose a Water Feature or Fountain for Your Yard

The soothing sound of falling water coming from a fountain, waterfall, or other water feature can help turn your yard into a peaceful retreat. Watch this video to find out everything you need to know about adding a water feature to your yard.

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.
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.
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.