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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 Conduct a Soil Test

If your lawn or garden isn’t developing like you want it to, the problem may be as elemental as the soil itself. A soil test is the answer. Some do-it-yourself tests are available at nurseries and home centers but for a really thorough test you may want to take a sample to your county extension agent.

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Why You Should Shred Your Leaves

Turn leaves into fuel for next year’s garden by shredding them before you compost them. Shredding one leaf into five or ten smaller pieces does several good things. First, it increases the surface area, giving microbes many more places to work.

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Plant Drainage Prevention

Drainage is crucial to the health of container plants. That’s why most pots are made with drain holes in the bottom. Unfortunately this also allows the potting soil to escape. Here’s a simple tip to prevent that.

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Joe Truini applying caulk to drywall ceiling around recessed light fixture hole.

How to Seal Recessed Light Fixtures for Energy Efficiency

Watch this video to find out how to seal recessed light fixtures to improve energy efficiency by caulking the trim kit to the ceiling.

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Danny Lipford using homemade screed on rake to level dirt.

How to Make a DIY Homemade Screed from a Rake

Find out how to make a homemade screed to smooth concrete or level dirt by attaching a 1×4 board to a garden rake using steel strap. Watch this video to find out more.

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Joe Truini attaching masking tape to drop cloth and trim.

Keeping Drop Cloths in Place When Painting a Room

Watch this video to find out how to keep drop cloths against walls when painting a room to prevent paint from getting on the floor.

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Sweeping sawdust into shop vac floor nozzle mounted on wall.

Tip for Cleaning a Workshop with a Shop Vac

Find out an easy way to use a shop vac when sweeping up and cleaning your workshop or garage. Watch this video to find out more.

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Using a handsaw on top of a tile spacer to cut door casing for tile floor.

How to Cut Door Jambs When Laying a Tile Floor

Watch this video to find out how to cut door jambs and casings with a handsaw when laying a tile floor.

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