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How to Deal with Snow in Your Yard

In most cases, snow is nothing to fear in the garden, but heavy buildup can cause damage. Here's what you need to know about dealing with it.
Baby chicks

Chick Season!

Ever been driving along, minding your own business when you see something so exciting you swerve off the road? You know, like a yard sale in a rich neighborhood, or a burning building, or the “Hot Doughnuts NOW” sign. Well, one of those exciting moments for me comes during the arrival of baby chicks. Read on to find out more.
Rose blossom.

Winterizing Roses Using the “Minnesota Tip”

Many cultivated varieties of roses are not hardy below 10º- 20º F. To preserve the splendor of the rose garden, many gardeners are brave enough to try a technique called the “Minnesota Tip.” Using this method, the entire plants are actually tipped over and buried.
Danny Lipford uses snow blower during winter

How to Safely Use Your Snow Blower

Operating a snow blower, or snow thrower, may look fun, but safety is important. Follow these tips to prevent harm to you or the machine.


How-To

Cell phone charging station made from empty plastic bottle plugged into wall outlet.

Plastic Bottle Cell Phone Charging Station

Watch this video to find out how to make a homemade cell phone charging station from an empty plastic bottle.
Air conditioner unit outside

How to Reduce Air Conditioning Energy Costs for Your Home

Watch this video for some simple tips on ways to reduce your energy bills, such as installing tinted film, adding awnings, or planting shade trees on the sunny side of your house.
cutting boards

Easy Storage for Cutting Boards and Cookie Sheets

With these storage ideas, you can organize your kitchen cabinets in no time!
Closeup, overhead view of a toilet, mid-flush, as cash goes down the drain

How to Fix a Running Toilet

Wondering how to fix a running toilet? Watch this video to learn the two best methods: replacing the flapper valve or adjusting the water level in the tank.

Latest Full Episode

Creating a Custom Closet System (FULL EPISODE!)

We're helping a couple create a custom closet system that maximizes storage in their divided closet.

The Fast (and Neat!) Way to Wrap String Around a Spool

Winding nylon string around a spool by hand is too time-consuming. Here's the better, and faster, way to do it.

Why You Should Recycle Coffee Grounds for Gardening

Horticulturists praise coffee grounds for acidifying soil and enhancing plant growth. Here's how you can use them in your garden.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner: The Inexpensive Alternative for Cleaning Grout

Don't waste money on expensive grout cleaner again! Toilet bowl cleaner works just as well for cleaning grout!

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