As seen on SA Live - Monday, February 22, 2021
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5 home improvement projects from Texas YouTube star April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson, a Texas Hill Country resident, has made a name for herself as an expert Do-It-Yourselfer on YouTube. Debuting on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 9 p.m. CST, “Assembly Required,” features Wilkerson, Tim Allen and Richard Karn of “Home Improvement” fame. Wilkerson started a blog in 2013 and now has more than 1 million subscribers on her YouTube channel. Then, see five of her favorite home improvement tips, complete with a YouTube video, below. You might also like KSAT’s YouTube channel, where you can find all of our local journalism available for free.
Some tips to make your plans for home improvements less scary
When assessing what changes to make to your home this year, some improvements will be your choice. But some improvements are necessary, like repairing big problems you uncover in your new house. To plan for improvements around your home, it helps to have a system to guide your strategy. “I recommend walking around your house, just like you’re getting ready to buy it, because that’s when you’re going to be most critical. Write down everything you see and don’t worry about budget just yet,” Angie’s List Co-Founder, Angie Hicks said.
Have fallen tree leaves covered your lawns yet?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, leaves and other yard debris account for 34.7 million tons of waste per year in the U.S. Experts say yard waste generates methane gas, which pollutes the air we breathe, as well as the soil and water. Experts say instead of raking fallen leaves, mow over them with a lawn mower to cut them down. Experts say fallen leaves will help your grass if they are cut down, rather than lying flat on top. You can use shredded leaves as mulch to use in perennial garden beds before winter comes, and they will also help replenish your soil.
How to improve the air quality in your home
But with rising concerns about air quality, both indoors and out, it’s important to understand what can cause problems in your air, and what you can do to help. This can be the most cost-effective way to help improve your indoor air quality. Mold, smoke and allergens can all cause air quality issues. Hicks says you can improve the quality of air circulating in your home by cleaning your vents and returns, especially in an older home. Hicks says consider having a UV light installed in your HVAC system, if you have air quality issues in your home.
‘Home Improvement’ actor Zachery Ty Bryan arrested in Oregon
EUGENE, Ore. – Zachery Ty Bryan, the actor who played the oldest son on the long-running 1990s sit-com “Home Improvement” was arrested in Oregon and faces charges of strangulation and assault. The Eugene Police Department said officers were dispatched to a North Eugene apartment Friday night on a report of a physical dispute. Bryan reportedly assaulted the victim, impeded her breathing, and took her phone away when she tried to call 911, police said. A message left with a possible agent for Bryan was not immediately returned. It wasn't immediately known if he had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.