Home Improvement

Danny Lipford with tools to tackle DIY home improvement projects.

Tools and Materials to Tackle Home Improvement Projects

Whether you’re building a birdhouse or tuning up your lawn mower, having the right tools and materials makes any job go faster and easier. Read on to find out about three quality products that will help make your next DIY project a snap.

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Why Your Home Needs Full-Time Gutter Protection — and How to Get It

Gutters are only effective when clear — and Mother Nature ensures those occasions are rare. Here’s how to protect them.

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How to Clean and Inspect Your Roof

Watch this video to find out how to inspect, clean, and make minor repairs to a roof to prevent leaks from damaging your home.

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Flowers blooming

Fertilizer 101: When and How to Fertilize Your Lawn and Plants

Fertilizers are like vitamin supplements for plants. When used properly, they can treat plant “malnutrition” and promote rapid growth and blooming, so it’s helpful to understand the basics of fertilizer makeup and application in order to choose wisely.

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How to Prevent Damage to Door Weather Stripping

Dogs and cats are pretty smart animals, and some have figured out that if they scratch on a door, someone let them in. Watch this video to see how to replace weather stripping on a door and prevent future damage.

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Cat climbing on Christmas tree

How to Keep Pets Safe from Your Christmas Decorations

It’s a wonder cats and dogs can contain themselves at all at Christmastime, with all those climbable branches, swattable glittery baubles, and scented chewable branches! But there are some things you can do to keep your pets (and decorations!) safe this holiday season.

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How to Seal Outside Cracks on Your Home

Sealing up cracks on the outside of your home is important to prevent rainwater from seeping in and causing rot and mold. Sealing cracks also increases energy efficiency by reducing air infiltration. Watch this video to learn more.

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Dragging a cut Christmas tree home in the snow

How to Select and Decorate a Christmas Tree

Whether you cut down your own tree or visit one of the many tree lots popping up during the holidays, selecting and bringing home a Christmas tree is one of the highlights of the season. Read on for answers to the most commonly asked questions about how to select and care for a cut Christmas tree.

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