Fix It Home Improvement

This week we talk about some excellent routines to keep your lawn mower running and cutting well. 

We talk about the different types of mowers and some features to look for. We also list the top rated mower brands from our research.

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Direct download: Lawn_Mowers_-_Lawn_Mower_Maintenance.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:08pm CST

This week we talk about rose care. Many homeowners don't use roses in their landscaping because they think it is difficult to care for roses. The new types of roses are easy to care for, hardy and almost goof proof for any gardener.

We spoke to rose expert Paul Zimmerman from http://paulzimmermanroses.com/. Paul gives us some tips on pruning roses.

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Direct download: Roses_-_Rose_Care.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:40pm CST

This week we talk about how to unclog a drain and some tips on how to keep them from getting clogged.

We cover acids, bases and some excellent non-toxic bacterial cleaners. We talked to Julie and Bryan from Unique. You can check out their products at http://uniquemm.com/.

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Email us at fixitpodcast@gmail.com. You can subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. If you like the show, please leave a review and rating. 

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Direct download: Drain_Openers_-_Drain_Cleaners_-_Drain_Tools.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06pm CST

This week we talk about wasps and hornets. We cover wasp traps, wasp sprays and some tips to keep you from getting stung.

We spoke to Stewart from Terro and he had some great information. Here is a link for his products http://www.terro.com/.

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Direct download: Wasps_-_Hornets.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:05pm CST

This week we talk about how to control grubs and Japanese beetles. We cover traps for Japanese beetles and insecticides. For grub control we cover some excellent natural control using milky spore and beneficial nematodes. Here are a couple links http://www.environmentalfactor.com/ and http://www.stgl.us/. We also cover some of the most popular insecticides. 

For mole control, we talk about traps and bait. Here is a link http://www.wrsweeney.com/.

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Direct download: Grubs_Japanese_Beetles_Moles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06am CST

This week we talk about cool season grass like tall fescue, Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass. Warm season grass like Bermuda, St. Augustine, Zoysia and buffalo grass.

Jim from http://jonathangreen.com/ gave us some great tips. I spoke to Walter from http://www.centralsodil.com/ about laying sod. 

You can visit our YouTube channel for home improvement projects at Fix It Home Improvement. Contact us at fixitpodcast@gmail.com. Talk to you next week.

Direct download: Types_of_Grass_-_Watering_-_Laying_Sod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:58pm CST

This week we talk about the different types of grills and their pro's and con's. We also cover some propane safety and the correct way to start a propane grill. 

We spoke to Mark from My Fix It Up Life and he shared some grill tips. You can find Mark at http://myfixituplife.com/DIY/. Mark and his wife Theresa have a great YouTube channel, radio show and podcast by the same name.

You can check out our home improvement videos on our YouTube channel Fix It Home Improvement. You can contact us at fixitpodcast@gmail.com. Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher and give us a review. Talk to you next week.

Direct download: Grill_Tips_and_Types_of_Grills.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm CST

This week we are talking about pool maintenance and some pool tips. We had Matt from Swim University give us some hot tub tips. Matt has an excellent website at http://www.swimuniversity.com/. He also has a great channel on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/SwimUniversity

Our sponsor this week is Moso Natural air purifying bags. You can check them out at http://mosonatural.com/. It is an all natural bamboo charcoal that will absorb odors for 2 years. Visit their website Moso Natural and give them a try.

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Direct download: Pool_Tips_Pool_Maintenance_Hot_Tub_Tips.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:13pm CST

This week we talk about how to control mosquitoes, flies and gnats. We cover some of the most popular and effective products and a natural mosquito repellent. I share my tips for a bug free party. You can subscribe to our podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. Visit our YouTube channel, Fix It Home Improvement Channel for home repair videos https://www.youtube.com/user/hardwarehelper. Contact us at fixitpodcast@gmail.com. Talk to you next week.

Direct download: Back_Yard_Pests.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:13pm CST

This week we talk about what to look for when purchasing an outlet. We talk about some tips on how to wire a GFCI and what electrical testers are the best for a homeowner to have. You can check out our home repair videos on our YouTube channel, Fix It Home Improvement https://www.youtube.com/user/hardwarehelper. You can contact us at fixitpodcast@gmail.com. If you like the show please subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher and give us a review and rating. Talk to you next week.

Direct download: Outlet_Episode.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48pm CST