How to Build a Rock Garden

How To : Build a rock garden

Rock gardens are a great way to add color and texture to your lawn. Learn how to build a rock garden in your yard. Common goal is to add interest to your yard. You will need rocks, top soil and plants. If you don't know what type of plants talk to your nurseyman at the garden ...more

How To : Create a vertical rock garden in your backyard

Add a modern twist to your typical green garden. This vertical rock garden gives you some extra privacy in a busy townhouse complex. So watch this how to video to learn how to create a beautiful vertical rock garden in your backyard.

How To : Ride a rock garden

This brief instructional video from will help you master rocky terrain. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear any time you ride a bike and especially when you are learning a new skill.

How To : Develop a rock and scree garden

A rock garden, or rockery, complimented by a area of scree is a great feature for any garden. It allows you to recreate the world in miniature, enabling the use of interesting plants that form their own exciting mountainous landscape. Develop a rock and scree garden. Click thr ...more

How To : Plant a rose to avoid root rock and sucker growth

Sarah Raven demonstrates the best method for planting a rose to avoid root rock and sucker growth. Follow these Gardeners' World step-by-step guides to garden projects from the BBC. These lovely tutorials on gardening will grow your green thumb and make your gardens grow heal ...more

How To : Choose colorful flowers & shrubs for the garden

This video makes suggestions in how to choose colorful flowers and shrubs in your garden. Bowle’s Mauve is a purple flowering plant that will grow and bloom until fall. It will become bushy. Another colorful choice is the Rock Rose, a pinkish flower. The Blue Salvia has blue f ...more

How To : Turn a steep backyard into a terraced garden

First of all you have to start by terracing all the lands. Now select the varieties of trees that you want and start planting them in your garden. These trees shall help you in checking soil erosion. You may also use rocks fro land scalping and also checking soil erosion. Now ...more

How To : Building a landscape retaining wall in a weekend

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to build a landscape retaining wall in a weekend. This video is from www.allanblock.com. You can do it by using the Europa collection from Allanblock. Get the installation details and the location of the nearest dealer fr ...more

How To : Build a garden bench out of cinder blocks

This video shows us how to build a garden bench out of cinder blocks. Before you get started, you need to refer to the How To sheet #320 for all your materials and make sure you have everything you need. Determine the location for the bench and lay out the first course (or l ...more

How To : Choose the right garden mulch

This video will show you how to choose the right mulch for your garden. The first thing to learn is that you have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting a garden mulch. The first type is organic mulch. Organic mulch is a kind of mulch that will break down into the soil ov ...more

How To : Use glass as a mulch in your yard

Raise your glass to an extraordinary garden! Landscape designer Michael Glassman demonstrates how the use of glass mulch around plants, rocks, or fountains elevates an ordinary garden into a masterful work of art.

How To : Make indoor garden basket & container arrangements

Take a common indoor hanging basket plant and use it to make a great water plant. You take a stem of tradescantia with the roots attached. Wash off all the soil. Put the stem into a vase with rocks and water in it. Anchor the plant stem down in the rocks. Add some charcoal peb ...more

How To : Attract birds and butterflies to your backyard

Food, water, and shelter—that’s all butterflies and birds need to consider your backyard a home. And the great thing is that what attracts them will beautify your yard as well! You Will Need * Gardening books, magazines, and websites for research * Seed- and berry-producing ...more

HowTo : Grow Your Own Rock Candy

Nevermind that rock candy is delicious, the prospect of growing it like a scientist (much like the amazing magic garden) surpasses all culinary delight. If only this was edible.... Instructables member JBarker09 demonstrates how to grow-it-yourself in your kitchen, instruction ...more

How To : Make a Cyclamen customized planter gift

Martha Stewart shows how a Cyclamen in a customized planter makes a great gift. You will need a clementine box, paintbrush, gray paint, sheet moss, aquarium rocks, cyclamen (available from your local garden shop, or the plant section of your supermarket), ribbon and gift tag. ...more

How To : Make a gorgeous spa pamper gift basket

Debbie Quintata shows us how to make a gourmet spa gift basket. By starting with a planter as a gift basket container you can start filling it with your pamper spa items fit for friends, family, co-workers or anyone who deserves a gift basket. Suggestions to fill your basket i ...more

How To : Plant grass seed

Turn a patch of dirt into a gorgeous green lawn by planting the seeds correctly. Learn how to plant grass seed with this how to video. You Will Need * The right grass for your climate * Quality seed * A spade or garden hoe * Starter fertilizer * A hand, lawn, or mechanical se ...more

How To : Build a waterfall using retaining wall block

The procedure was adopted to build a waterfall in Oregon Coast Garden Center, Wald-port. 1. A level pad was cut to arrange the first row of blocks 2. 3 rows of retaining wall block was set in the desired shape. 3. The inside of the structure is covered with landscape fabric fo ...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

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

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (04/11 - 04/17)

WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the most ...more

How To : Create a water garden arrangement

In this tutorial, we learn how to create a water garden arrangement. To start, have a box filled with foam and rocks, then place branches on the inside of the foam and rocks. Now, add in a few liatris branches at different sizes. Next, add in yellow daisies, green spider mums, ...more

How To : 8 Cool Things You Can Do with Rocks

Are your paper clips, pushpins, and other metallic objects always in a disarray on your work desk or drawer? To organize them more efficiently and in a visually cool way, paint over medium-sized rocks with magnetic paint and then use its magnetic surface to keep clips and othe ...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

News : Chia Pets...on Acid

Remember Grandma-approved eco-friendly mud graffiti? London native Helen Nodding has taken a similar approach: non-destructive moss graffiti. Helen was inspired by the cold hard steel, glass, and concrete of the city: "I’m always cheered up when I see weeds pushing through a ...more

News : These Edible Flowers Will Literally Shock You

Eating flowers is a time-honored culinary tradition, from nibbling on nasturtiums to grazing on candied violets. And why not? They look beautiful and lend a unique floral flavors to salads, desserts, and anything in between. Don't Miss: Weird Ingredient Wednesday—Zucchini Blo ...more

How To : Make Herb-Infused Simple Syrup (& Why You Should)

The balanced and refreshing taste of a cocktail should always entice you into another sip. You'll know you're drinking something of quality when no specific ingredient, including booze, dominates its taste. A great cocktail can even mirror a great meal by exhibiting flavors li ...more

News : Steampunk Bottle (a Red and Malevolent Glow)

Thought I would cross-post a piece I did a while ago. So here is a piece I made a while back. I found this brass and glass bottle at the thrift store. At the time of purchase it had a broken music box on the bottom. I actually was able to fix the music box and it plays "How D ...more

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