Cutting limb with chainsaw

If a Tree Falls at Night . . .

Last week, I was walking around my back yard and remarked, “I wonder if the grass would grow better if we thinned out these trees a little?” It was an innocent enough remark, but one that apparently rang true with powers greater than myself, because the very next morning I awoke to find quite a surprise in my back yard!

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13th Season Airs This Week with 300th Episode

To celebrate our 300th episode of Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford , we’re taking a nostalgic look back at our twelve years on the air. We take a behind the scenes look at some of the highlights and bloopers from our dozen years of bringing you the best in home improvement information.

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When to Divide Hostas

Irene asks, “When can hostas be divided and transplanted?”

The best time to divide and transplant hostas is in August or September, about a month before your first frost date. Read on to find out why.

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CLF bulb on ferns

Easy Ways to Save Energy in Your Home

You don’t have to empty your bank account to reduce your energy and water bills. In fact, adopting these simple tips will actually save you money while helping the environment at the same time. Read on to find out more.

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Danny Lipford explaining how to paint a room

How to Paint a Room Like a Pro

Painting a room is a common do-it-yourself project around the home. While it’s not that difficult to do, it’s important to know the tricks of the trade on how to go about it before you break out a roller or brush. Read on to find out more.

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How to Reuse Sand and Fill Dirt in Your Yard

Victor asks, “When I broke up a concrete patio, underneath it was a huge mound of sand mixed with fill dirt. Can I reuse it to grade my yard?”

Sure you can! Unless the it’s contaminated with chemicals, the sand and fill dirt should be just fine for reusing. Read on for some ideas.

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How to Install a Deer-Proof Fence Around Your Yard or Garden

Deer can be a real problem in a yard or garden. If deer are still eating your plants despite using repellents and deer-resistant plants, you may want to consider a deer-proof fence to keep them out. There are many types of fencing available, and several different ways to install it effectively. Read on to find out what you need to know to install a deer fence in your yard.

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Bathing in the Great Outdoors

There are so many things I love about the beach – the sand, wind, sun, crashing waves, and salt air seem to suit my chemistry. But in addition to all those things, the beach is one of the few places on earth where I can be reasonably assured of finding one of my other great loves – an outdoor shower.

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