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Welcome to my video channel where you can watch full episodes of Today's Homeowner and regular segments from the show, "Ask Danny," "Simple Solutions" with Joe Truini, and "Best New Products" with Jodi Marks. Or, use the search bar in the upper right-hand corner to browse the library of more than 2,000 videos on every aspect of your home, including DIY home improvement projects and gardening tips.


Hydrangea Propagation by Ground Layering

Ground layering is an easy way to propagate hydrangeas. First, cut a notch in one of the branches of the main plant or scrape a little bark off the underside. Take the same branch, bend it over, and bury it in the ground. Make sure at least one leaf node will be underground.

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Tea Bag Watering

Adequate moisture is essential for healthy plants. Before you plant your pots, try putting used wet tea bags in the bottom of the container to absorb and release water slowly. Watch this video to find out more.

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How to Sand Round Objects

Sanding isn’t typically that difficult when you’ve got a flat surface because the sanding pad or sandpaper you’re using is also flat. It becomes a little more difficult when you’re working with a round surface. Slightly modify your technique and it’s no problem.

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Proper Mowing Techniques

Turf expert Dr. Trey Rogers tells us the best way to insure good lawn health is to mow properly. That begins with a sharp mower blade and mowing more often.

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Establishing a Lawn

Dr. Trey Rogers has a few tips for establishing a lawn from seed. Trimming is crucial for planting. Plant in late fall or early spring for cool season grasses. Warm season grasses should be planted in late spring or early summer. For new construction homes consider a soil test to determine if the soil is sub-soil instead of topsoil.

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Strawberry Plant Irrigation

Strawberry pots may be attractive, but they’re inefficient for the growth and health of the plants. To make sure the plant is properly watered, take a section of PVC pipe and put it in the center of the planter.

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Low Maintenance Lawn

Lawns by nature require some work, but you can reduce the amount of work and time spent by following a few simple guidelines. Good soil is the start, so aerate the lawn.

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Repair Loose Chair Rungs

Loose chair rungs are a fairly common problem but the solution can be simple. These joints (usually dowels) can be completely repaired. Begin by cleaning the old dried glue and any debris from the dowel hole.

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