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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.


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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Planting Bulbs

Tulips and Daffodils are great for early spring color, but to see them you’ll have to plant your bulbs in the fall. A great way to plant these is to dig a trench the depth your bulbs need (about 6″ for Daffodils) and as long as you want.

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Controlling Groundcover

Groundcovers are a great solution for hard-to-grow areas of the yard, but they are often hard to contain once they take off. Many of these plants spread by runners and roots, so you have to create a barrier both above and below the soil to adequately control them.

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