Hoop House Garden

How To : Build a raised garden bed & hoop house

In this video you are taught how to build a raised garden bed and hoop house. You first begin with a layer of gravel and then place the layers on top of it. You can use leaves you can find to fertilize the soil. The video also teaches you how to build a hoop house using PVC pi ...more

How To : Build a hoop house or cold frame for gardening

In this DIY guide from the folks at Gardenfork.tv, we learn how to construct a hoop house or cold frame to extend the gardening season. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this gardener's guide can present a complete overview in about 9 minutes. For all of the details, and to ge ...more

How To : Build hoop houses

A hoop house is greenhouse-like construct built to help gardeners grow vegetables and plants year-round. Build a hoop house with a professional organic farmer in this free gardening video series. Part 1 of 17 - How to Build hoop houses. Build hoop houses - Part 2 of 17. Click ...more

How To : Grow greens in hoop houses

Growing greens in snowy climates year-round with hoop houses is an easy farming practice to start. Learn to use hoop houses for growing greens from an organic farmer in this free gardening video series. Part 1 of 22 - How to Grow greens in hoop houses. Grow greens in hoop hous ...more

How To : Build a raised garden bed for sustainable living

Having a raised garden bed is great in the city because you can fill it with good soil and create a healthy environment for your plants. Install a hoop house made from PVC pipe. To build the raised bed, use 2x10x8 lumper. Predrill the holes at the corners to make it easier to ...more

How To : Use green techniques to get rid of ants

If you don't want to use toxic or environmentally unfriendly ant poisons and bug sprays to control your ant problem, you can make a greener bug repellent using household items and natural ingredients. Salt, chalk, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, white vinegar, oranges and petrole ...more

How To : Make your farm look 3D in FarmVille

Is your farm looking a little bland in FarmVille? Using a basic optical illusion, you can make what appears to be hills! This video tutorial shows how to make your farm look 3D in FarmVille. With a little visual trickery, you can make a hill. Just the thing to show off your h ...more

How To : Grow Plants With Compact Fluorescent Lights

I like to grow vegetables all year round, and I couldn't afford the big gas bulbs, or the power to run them. The big gas bulbs: can explode can burn you and your plants cost upwards of $50 a month to operate raise the temperature in your home, causing the air conditioning to ...more

How To : Maximize your gardening space

We all want to garden. Gardening is a great, peaceful and relaxing hobby. Unforunately we all don't have 10 acres to grow a big beautiful field of daisies on. Luckily, there are still ways. In this tutorial, learn how to garden anywhere - even without a yard at all! Whether yo ...more

How To : Make a candy bar for a miniature dollhouse

Garden of Imagination describes how to make a miniature candy bar for a doll house. First find a photo of the type of candy bar you want online. Once you find the image you want right click the icon and select "copy". Open a new MS Word document and paste into it. It should be ...more

How To : Lay a flagstone walkway with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to lay a flagstone walkway. Steps: 1 Use a garden hose to lay out the shape and location of the 3-foot-wide walkway. 2 Cut through the sod and roots along the hose using a flat-blade shovel or edger. 3 Dig 3 to 4 inches of dir ...more

How To : Pressure wash stucco around a house

Stucco's textured surface collects a lot of dust and dirt. A pressure washer can blast away this unsightly buildup. Watch this Home & Garden How-to video to learn how to clean stucco on the outside of your home using a pressure washer. Pressure wash stucco around a house. Clic ...more

How To : Install a rain diverter with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a rain diverter. Steps: 1. Sand underside of flashing with 80-grit sandpaper to help paint adhere; wipe surface clean. 2. Spray-paint bottom surface and up-turned edge of flashing to match color of roof. 3. Cut flas ...more

How To : Strip wallpaper with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to strip wallpaper. Steps: 1 Roll scoring tool over the entire wallpapered area. 2 Mix liquid wallpaper stripper with hot water in a garden sprayer. 3 Use garden sprayer to apply wallpaper stripper to wall. 4 Scrape softened w ...more

How To : Plant a condom

This how to prank video will teach you how to plant a condom that will grow when watered. Learn how to grow a plant using condoms and create a whole new vibe in your house. Condom plants are practical and do not require a lot of time watering or grooming. Grow a garden of cond ...more

How To : Build a pergola or trellis

Learn how to build a pergola or trellis in this free day house and garden video series from our home improvement expert. Part 1 of 17 - How to Build a pergola or trellis. Build a pergola or trellis - Part 2 of 17. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Build a ...more

How To : Plan a layout for a square foot garden

Square foot gardening is a type of gardening in which you carefully arrange plants in tiny squares to maximize space and stylistic harmony. Watch this video to learn how to plan and execute a square foot garden in your apartment or house.

How To : Build an attached carport

A carport, or lean-to shed, attached to an existing building such as a garage, barn, shed or the side of your house can provide economical shelter for vehicles, garden tractors, boats or other equipment. An attached carport is also fairly easy to construct against the side of ...more

How To : Make a dish garden arrangement using silk flowers

The art of floral arrangement is a fun and valuable skill. Dana Plazyk of Flowers by Design lends useful tips and tricks on making simple flower arrangements. Use these easy steps to create a mini-garden you can enjoy in any room in the house. Dana shares her techniques for g ...more

How To : Select the best mums for your garden

Chrysanthemums are a beautiful flower to have in your garden for color and for picking to take into the house. There are two very important factors with planting mums. One is that you must have the right kind of chrysanthemum and two you must plant it at the proper time. There ...more

News : Medieval peasant house

Hey everybody, here is my entry for the medieval building contest. I don't actually care if I win, it was just fun to think about. I have this great book series called The History of Private Life which goes into wonderful detail about how people did everyday things throughout ...more

Minecraft : My Uncle, the Serial Killer

Do you ever really know someone? I mean really really? Super really? Sometimes we can talk and be with people normally for years and then bam: five people dead, house on fire, dog missing. All the while people shake their heads and regret that if they had just put the little ...more

How To : Make a mini polymer clay knife for a dollhouse

Garden of Imagination is demonstrating how to make a miniature knife for the doll house. This knife has a clay blade and a metal handle. The metal handle is made of a hanging earring finding. Now some black clay is taken. It is rolled and flatten and made into the shape of the ...more

How To : Fix a leaky garden hose spigot

There are so many little problems that buold up around the house. One of these is very simple to fix. This how to video shows you a simple DIY solution to fix a leaky garden hose spigot.

How To : Remove roof moss with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to remove roof moss. Steps: 1 Slide a margin trowel under shingles to unstick them from the ones below. 2 Slide sacrificial zinc strip underneath the loosened shingles. 3 Secure the strip with roofing nails. 4 Apply a dab of ...more

How To : Use a pressure washer on wood and other surfaces

The many uses of a pressure washer that can be fun and save time on the harder cleaning jobs around the house. Always use safety glasses when using power tools. The pressure washer easily attaches to a garden hose and multiplies the water pressure. It is good for removing dirt ...more

How To : Clean and repair gutters with Lowe's

In this tutorial, we learn how to clean and repair gutters with Mike Kraft. Damaged gutters can mean leaking roofs with water dripping everywhere. To fix this, you will need: buckets, a shovel, gutter sealant, a trowel, wire hooks, garden hose, nozzle, and gloves. First, place ...more

How To : Grow ivy plants

Every one knows what ivy is, but most think of it as the poisonous ivy that gives a horrible itchy rash, but poison ivy isn't the only kind out there. There's beautiful ivy that can make your home more elegant than ever. Growing the prolific ivy plant will convince you that yo ...more

How To : Make a mini polymer clay waffle for a dollhouse

Garden of Imagination demonstrates how to make miniature blueberry polymer clay waffles for use in a doll house. Starting with a small ball of either ecru-colored clay, or pearl-white, you can blend in tiny black glass pebbles to resemble blueberries or raisins. The ball is th ...more

How To : Use urine as fertilizer

Learn how to neutralize urine as it is used to create fertilizer for house plants with this tutorial. This is a great way to reuse your urine and make a great fertilizer for your garden. All you need is magnesium chloride and urine.

How To : Use an impact driver to drive screws into wood

Doing a little remodeling and construction around the house? Choosing the right tools can be a daunting task. This home and garden how to video demonstrates the proper operation and use of an impact driver to drive screws into wood.

How To : Make a mini polymer clay tomato for a dollhouse

Garden of Imagination shows you how to make a miniature polymer clay tomato cane to slice and place on top of a doll house hamburger. First, a thin layer of brown clay is rolled flat through a pasta maker and cut into the shape of a cane or long rectangle (with excess clay dis ...more

How To : Make a miniature turkey for a dollhouse feast

Garden of Imagination demonstrates how to make a miniature turkey for a thanks giving feast in our doll house. First thing going to be done is to make the turkey. Premal’s flesh tone clay is used to make the turkey, so that it will give the color of the meat. This is nice and ...more

Minecraft : Much to Do About Gardens

The order was given months ago: Build me a royal garden. and less poetically expanded, I dunno, with crops n stuff. Those were the words of my (formerly serial killer) uncle, whose castle sits in the middle of everything, requiring a garden fit for a king. The yard behind ...more

How To : Install a rainwater collector with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a rainwater collection system. Steps: 1. Install three solid-concrete barrel blocks in garden beside a downspout; check blocks for level. 2. Set rain barrel on top of blocks with its spigot facing the garden. 3. Dis ...more

How To : Make your home's exterior more attractive

Trying to sell your house? Increasing its 'curb appeal' is critical to making a good first impression on potential buyers. Update your home's exterior, give your front yard, lawn or garden a facelift and clean the sidewalks.

Propagate! HowTo : Make Many Plants From One

Spring is coming around the corner, and what better to welcome it through the door than houseplants? Design Sponge posts a simple tutorial on plant propagation, the natural process of using plant cuttings to produce more plants. Surprisingly easy (and cheap). You will need: ...more

How To : Transplant a small tree with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to transplant a tree. Steps: 1 Wrap tree with rope to protect the branches during transport to new location. 2 Measure the width of tree trunk; multiply by 10 to determine root ball diameter. 3 Tie tope around trunk to represe ...more

How To : Join steel and copper pipes with This Old House

Steps: 1. Turn off water and power to water heater. 2. Use garden hose to drain water from heater's tank. 3. Cut copper pipe just above the corroded connection using a tubing cutter. 4. Use two pipe wrenches to loosen the old union. 5. Remove the old union from the steel pipe ...more

News : Heart Beet Gardening!

Be Still My Beating Heart, it's Heart Beet Gardening! So we all know that eating organic can be a challenge sometime to our pocket books. With tomatoes being $3 a pound some places, I often get asked how can I eat organic without breaking my bank account. One solution, grow y ...more

How To : Wash exterior windows

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to wash exterior windows. Get your window bucket with Dawn dish soap and water. Use your house brooms to remove cobwebs and dust from the windows. You will also need the utility belt with window applicator and squeegee. C ...more

How to Beat Castlevania : Dawn of Sorrows on Nintendo DS

Pull out your Nintendo DS and your Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrows video game and get ready to demolish it (as it in beat it). This extensive video walkthrough series on Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrows provides all the maps and secrets you need to know about in the DS game. You'll ...more

How To : 8 Non-Drinking Uses for Beer

Just like soda pop, beer has many strangely useful and non-drinkable uses that can be pretty handy around the house and garden, in the kitchen, and even for your beauty routine. Beer bath, anyone? For more beer-inspired cooking ideas, check out my previous post, 9 Beer-Spiked ...more

News : The Tree as Stradivarius

According to Wikipedia, to be called "the Stradivari" of any field is to be deemed the finest there is... "A Stradivarius is a stringed instrument built by members of the Stradivari family, particularly Antonio Stradivari. According to their reputation, the quality of their s ...more

News : The Wonder of Plants

Have you seen all the adorable miniature garden ideas? Containers of some sort (wood boxes, planters, drawers, wheel barrows, bird baths…) hold a little scene full of tiny living plants along with little adornments like garden benches, hardscapes and paths. They are absolutely ...more

Soil Science : How Microbes Make Compost to Feed the Soil

Are you looking for a little microbe magic? Think composting. Composting is a great way to reuse food and plant waste that you would otherwise throw into the trash, which would just end up in a landfill somewhere. During the composting cycle, microbes reduce this organic wast ...more

How To : Take Care of Your Dwarf Rabbit During Hot Weather

Hello! This post will be about the special care your dwarf rabbit needs during hot weather. There are many ways to keep your pet happy. Step 1: Choose the Environment Decide where should your dwarf rabbit stay during the hot weather: in your house or apartment outside, for e ...more

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