How-to-mulch

How To : Save Your Tomatoes From Rats And Rot

Every summer my husband and I plant a tomato plant. We do this to enjoy the plump red tomatoes right off of the vine. This summer we have had a problem, which is that SOMETHING IS EATING OUR TOMATOES AND IT IS NOT US! The Beginning Let me start from the beginning. Purchase ...more

How To : Install brick edging to your flower beds

If grass is creeping into your flowerbeds or you just want a more finished look to your landscaping, try installing brick edging. This landscaping video and text tutorial from the DIY Network will show you the necessary steps to installing brick edging to your flower beds. St ...more

How To : Transplant Papaya Trees

Papaya trees are very vulnerable to transplantation shock. Seedlings tend to recover slowly and poorly after replanting in a new location under a sunny sky. Many internet articles advise that papaya trees should be transplanted without injury to their root systems. Keeping the ...more

How To : Grow Cold, Hardy Running Bamboo

Bamboo is easy to grow, but there are a few things you should know before starting. There are hundreds of species of bamboo and they can be roughly divided into either running or clumping bamboos. Almost all cold hardy bamboos are runners and almost all tropical bamboos are cl ...more

How To : Build a retaining wall garden bed island

Chris from Backyard Gardening shows us how to build a raised island garden bed with retaining wall bricks. After drawing out the markings on the soil with spray paint, he loosened the sod with a special sod-cutting tool, which makes it easier to remove. Using a flat shovel ( ...more

How To : Add colorful plants around a mailbox with Lowe's

Mailboxes don't have to look all lonesome, with only the curb to cheer them up. If you have one of those street boxes on a post instead of a house box, the best thing to do to make a happy mailbox is to give it some company. To improve your home's curbside appeal, take your la ...more

How To : Control Running Bamboo

Most bamboo in the United States is running bamboo, because nearly all cold hardy bamboo is the running or invasive type. The tropical bamboos are mostly "clumpers" and stay in a nice, tight clump. Running bamboos spread far and wide and can be very invasive. I grow many kinds ...more

How To : Prune roses and spot dead branches

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to prune roses. Users will need a pair of garden trimmers or cutters. Observe the rose stem and check to see if there are any thorns and if it has a black color. If it does, it needs to be cut. Then remove the mulch around the canes. W ...more

How To : Water and prune azaleas

Azaleas are relatively care free. To ensure they look their best they require adequate moisture. Make sure the roots in particular get plenty of water especially during the first year or so. Mulch is important, two or three inches of horticultural mulch like straw or pine bark ...more

How To : Change Lawn Mower Oil

For some people, Spring and Summer, are two of the most busiest times for a cutting grass. The best tool to use of course, the lawn mower. These useful machines make cutting so much easier and keep your yard free of any mulch. But one of the importat aspect of owning a lawn mo ...more

How To : Create a Soft and Glowy makeup look

Sometimes, smokey eyes just aren't appropriate to wear. This is a tutorial on how to create a natural glowing makeup look ideal for formal daytime events, such as weddings. Products used: MAC pigments in Melon, Goldenaire, White MAC Mulch e/s Cover Girl loose powder MAC Wonde ...more

How To : Properly prune roses in the summer

In order to properly prune a rose bush in the summer, you will need the following: shears, water, fertilizer, and mulch. Snapping off the head of a rose is called "Dead Heading". If you remove the bloom, the bush will stop expending energy on a dying or fading bloom. Instead, ...more

How To : Turn over soil

Turning over your soil mixes the nutrients and makes the ground more suitable for planting. Watch this video to learn how to turn over soil. You Will Need * Gardening or work gloves * A garden tarp * A flat-edge shovel * A garden fork Step 1. Lay out the tarpaulin Put on y ...more

How To : Improve the Soil to Grow Healthy Plants

Every experienced gardener knows that the secret to better blooms, brilliant greens, and tastier fruits and vegetables is a healthy soil. Improving the soil before you plant is the best head start to growing healthy, hardy growth in your garden. But if you’re a beginning gard ...more

How To : Apply black and gold eyeshadow

Learn how to create this gold and black eyeshadow look with this step by step makeup tutorial. This is a bold and dramatic look to wear for a night out on the town. The products used to get this look are as follows: Mac: Carbon eyeshadow Tempting eyeshadow Mulch eyeshadow Lip ...more

How To : Apply a turquoise and brown MAC eye makeup look

This how-to video shows a pretty and unusual makeup color combination, of turquoise and brown. Use these cosmetics, or similar colors and textures for comparable results: URBAN DECAY primer potion, MAC "groundworks" paint pot, MAC "electric eel" E/S, MAC "mulch" E/S, MAC "hand ...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 a garden maze

Looking to be the talk of the town? Do you love gardening and have some time to spare? Build a garden maze and make your yard the neighborhood sensation. You Will Need: • A level, open spot • A pencil • Graph paper • A lawn mower • Rope or string • Plants • A shovel • ...more

How To : Care for clematis

Scott from Spring Hill Nursery gives advice on caring for clematis, a beautiful plant that is easy to grow. Clematis blooms in late summer or early fall, and thrives in almost any conditions. It does fine in either full sun or a partly shaded location, but you should use mulch ...more

How To : Grow watermelon

Watermelon is not only a refreshing treat but is full of nutrients and energy. Prepare for a summer you will never forget by starting a watermelon patch today. From seeding to watching your plants grow, this is a fun project for the whole family. If you love to bury your face ...more

How To : Turn a rake into a screed tool

This video is a tutorial on how to turn a rake into a screed tool. It begins by explaining that a screed tool is something used for spreading concrete. First, you will need a rake and a piece of wood that is called a 1 by 4. Put a steel rod over the rake blades and use a drill ...more

How To : Care for hibiscus plants

In this video, we learn how to take care of hibiscus plants. These can grow anywhere from 3-10 feet tall, so make sure to take care of these! Some extra steps to help are to: plant these in a well drained area and water it, let it drain and water it again. During the winter, m ...more

How To : Stop weeds using sheet mulch

Rob Scott shows how to stop weeds using sheet mulch in which a sheet of fiber membrane is placed over the soil. Subtitles and numbered steps make this video easy to follow. Stop weeds using sheet mulch. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com

How To : Get Lady Gaga's vixen makeup from "Alejandro"

Lady Gaga is usually a woman of many looks, shapeshifting from armadillo shoes (as in her "Bad Romance" video) to hair bows and computer chip necklaces seamlessly. And while Lady Gaga does transition between a number of different outfits in "Alejandro," she rarely changes her ...more

How To : Get rid of weeds

A perfect, green lawn and colorful flower garden are worth your time and effort. Don't let weeds ruin your hard work. You Will Need * Water * Garden tools, such as a trowel, fork, or hoe * Mulch or lawn seed * Herbicide * A bag for recycling compost * Black plastic bag or tarp ...more

News : The Trap Door

This is the prank i want to send you guys! ok its going to be called the trap door and what you do is you have to cut out part of a floor and have to flap doors that will go down and underneath it should be like a big pool filled with a bunch of nasty things like cow poop, hor ...more

How To : Use wood chips in the garden

Chopping up downed trees and sending them to the landfill isn't ideal. It's better to use them as firewood or have them chipped up and use them as mulch material or for a walkway. Never combine woodchips with the soil because they rob the soil of nitrogen, phosphorus and potas ...more

How To : Plant banana trees

This video shows you how to plant banana trees. There is a kind of banana tree that is winter hardy. It's called an Orinoco Banana Tree. Use a pitchfork to loosen the soil where the banana tree is going to be planted. Just poke the dirt with the pitchfork until the area that t ...more

How To : Plant a hardy mum

Spring Hill Nurseries shows viewers how to plant Chrysanthemums, or hardy mums, in this video. The mums should be planted in early spring. First, choose a place to plant. You should choose an area that has a lot of direct sunlight. You should also plant in an area that has goo ...more

How To : Edge a garden bed

Nothing sets off your garden beds like a nice, crisp edge. Here are four common tools for edging a garden bed. This video gives you a few options on how to edge your garden. Spade Edging a bed with a spade is pretty simple. Just line it up where you want your edge and step do ...more

How To : Prune a fruit tree with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to correctly prune a fruit tree. Steps: 1. In winter, look for branches that rub against each other. 2. Cut rubbing branches with bypass pruners or pruning saw. 3. Remove thick, vertical branches with pruning saw. 4. Open up c ...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 : Use peach pits in garden mulch

If your garden needs mulch, here's a peachy-keen new idea: a mulch made of peach pits! Michael Glassman shows how Pits in Pieces™ benefits plants while repelling pests.

How To : Vertical mulch a tree

This video will show you how to take good care of your trees by feeding the roots with verticle mulching. Drill holes in the soil about 15" deep, and put in compost and nutrient materials. Use an auger to drill several 3" holes around the tree. It works best when you moisten ...more

How To : Protect your plants from frost

An associate from Garden Years discusses the danger frost poses to small, outdoor plants. Since you don't have a lot of control over the weather, there are a few tips you can follow to try an avoid any unwanted damage to existing plants. The host examines a peach tree to ident ...more

How To : Make leaf mold

Leaf molds are great way to make mulch for your garden. In this how to video, Martin Fish from Garden News explains how to make a leaf mold. Follow the steps to make a leaf mold and by this time next year you will have lovely mulch for your garden.

How To : Protect plants from freezing temperatures

The cold weather can mean bad news for your home garden. But if you take the right measures, you can protect your plants from dying during the winter months. This video will show you to prepare your plants to survive the cold. Step 1: Consider location Grow plants near the so ...more

How To : Feed and mulch roses properly

This video shows you how to feed and mulch your roses properly. Choose a fertilizer that is labeled as being especially for roses. It will have the right balance of nitrogen for top growth, phosphorus, which stimulates the bloom, and potassium for root development. Video cove ...more

How To : Get gold & smoky eye look

The Style Diet's Anna Saccone takes us through the process of getting a gold and smoky eye look using basic everyday makeup! 1. To start the look, obtain two different colors of eye shadow (gold and reddish brown) 2. Lightly apply the gold eye shadow to your upper eye lid wit ...more

How To : Lay down mulch for new plants in the winter

In this garden video, you'll learn how to get ready for the winter by laying down mulch for new plants. Mulching new plantings for the winter is very important for protection during the snowy months, and it improves the look of the beds, keeps some weed down, and keeps the moi ...more

How To : Add mulch to your garden

Adding mulch to your garden helps prevent weeds, retain soil moisture, and it also gives your landscape a finished look. Learn more about buying and using mulch.

How To : Apply mulch to your garden bed

Male instructor shows how to apply mulch to your garden to help kill weeds in your garden. Video stresses being in good condition when mulching because it is quite an active task. Apply mulch to your garden bed. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com

How To : Mulch a garden

Gardening doesn't have to be a lot of work, especially if you use mulch in your vegetable and ornamental beds and pathways. Mulch is a huge garden time saver because it helps prevent weeds, reduces the need to water, moderates soil temperatures, adds organic matter to the soil ...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 : Grow garlic in your home garden

Garlic is good for you and adds great flavor to your cooking. Add this versatile plant to your garden this fall and in no time at all you'll be pulling up fantastic cloves of fresh, home grown garlic that you can use and share with your neighbors. If you’re looking to spice u ...more

How To : Make compost in your backyard

In this how to video, you will learn how to make your own compost heap. Compost is nature's own living fertilizer. It can be purchased at stores, but you can also make it yourself. This can be started in any weather and at any time of the year. Tree trimmings, grass clippings, ...more

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