Monkey grass growing on either side of a brick walk

How and When to Trim a Monkey Grass Border

Ben asks, “Does monkey grass need to be pruned? If so, when and how should I trim it back?”

Trimming monkey grass isn’t required, but cutting it back can improve the looks of your border. Read on to find out more.

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Washing Machine Blues

No doubt you’ve heard the phrase, “Don’t sweat the small stuff,” but sometimes it’s the little things that drive you crazy. Case in point, some friends of mine recently moved into an older home. When it came time to install the washer and dryer, however, there was a slight problem. Read on to find out more.

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Stop a Carpeted Floor from Squeaking

How to Stop a Carpeted Floor from Squeaking

Allen asks, “I have an older home with carpet which has squeaky floors. What can I do?”

There are several ways to stop a carpeted floor from squeaking. Read on to find out more.

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House and plants on coast

Tips for Growing Plants in a Coastal Climate

If you live near the coast, growing plants and gardening can be quite a challenge. Temperatures are usually warmer; but the salt spray, strong wind, and poor soil can be damaging to plants. Read on for some tips on how to grow plants and garden in a coastal climate.

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How to Reduce Radon Levels in Your Home

Richard asks, “I tested my home for radon and found high levels. What can I do to lower the radon level in my house?”

While steps can be taken to lower the radon level in your home, they require a certified radon mitigation contractor. Read on to find out more.

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Keep Wood Floors from Buckling and Cupping

How to Keep Wood Floors from Buckling and Cupping

Lynn asks, “We recently had new siding put on our house, and now the wood flooring is starting to buckle. What could be the problem?”

High humidity is usually the culprit when floors buckle. Read on to find out what to do about it.

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How to Install Laminate Flooring Over a Tile Floor

Dorothy asks, “Can I install laminate flooring over a ceramic tile floor?”

If the tile floor is level and smooth you can install laminate over it just like you would on a concrete slab. If not, you’ll need to level the floor first. Read on to find out more.

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New sod grass on a lawn

How to Keep Sod Lawns Alive After Planting

Shawn asks, “We’ve sodded our back yard four times now, and we can’t seem to keep our investment from turning into dirt. Can you offer any guidance about keeping sod alive?”

There are a number of steps you need to take to keep your new sod alive. Read on to find out more.

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