Do You Cut Your Own Grass?

I spent many a summer day as a young kid cutting lawns in my neighborhood in suburban Chicago to make some summer spending cash. I used our family Bolens mower (they don’t make those anymore). It was hard to start, hard to push, and I don’t think it did a very good job cutting the grass – or maybe it was the kid pushing it? Anyway, I have learned a few things since then, [Read more...]

Wake Up With Al: Summer Pest Control

Lou talks to Al Roker and Stephanie Abrams about to deal with those summertime pests.

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Today Show Ask Lou: Drippy AC Units, Sealing Stone and Stinky Carpets

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This morning on NBC’s Today Show Lou tackles your pesky problems around the house with his gals Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.

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Before the Heat of the Real Summer

Does it seem like summer is taking a while to arrive across the US?  It sure does to me. But mark my words, when it hits, it will be hot, and there are a few things you need to do to get ready. Here is a checklist of a few summer heat preparations we should all complete: [Read more...]

Wake Up With Al: Keep those Pesky Rodents out of your Garden!

Keep those bunnies out of your garden this summer! Lou talked to Stephanie Abrams this morning on TWC’s Wake Up with Al about just how!

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Today Show Ask Lou: Loose Drain Pipes, Removing Oil from Driveway and Painting Kitchen Cabinets

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This morning on Lou’s “Ask Lou” segment on NBC’s Today Show he tackled loose drain pipes, removing oil from your driveway and painting kitchen cabinets!

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Mean, Clean, Grilling Machine

Spring means it’s time to crank up the grill, get outside, and do some cooking.  Now, at our house in the Midwest, we grill all year long – even during the Polar Vortex! Hey, a guy has to have his grilled asparagus. While we all want a new grill, it may not be in the cards as far as the budget goes. Don’t worry! [Read more...]

Today Show Ask Lou: What Your Noisy Water Heater is Telling You

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Check out Lou from the Today on May 8th! Lou shows Kathie Lee and Hoda simple ways to spray-paint a patio chair, quiet a hot water heater that’s making noise and prep a closet door for repainting.

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Hooray! Spring is HERE!

Like you, I am so happy that winter is over. We live in Chicago and in all my years I had never heard of the Polar Vortex, but we sure felt it in our part of the country. Wow was it cold! Last month I gave you some early tips to clean your lawn up and hopefully you had a chance to complete that task. Now, it’s time to get things going! Here is a check list: [Read more...]

My Favorite Tools for the SPRING that IS coming!

Spring is here!  No really…it is.  Though the winter has been rough on many of us it’s time to get out there and spruce things up.  When the first day that you can get outside comes, grab my favorite “go-to” tools.  To jump start your yard, first grab a lawn leaf rake and a spade shovel. [Read more...]