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How To : Install and use an underground sprinkler system

Watch this video to learn the basics of installing an underground sprinkler system. The points discussed in this video are just a few of the ways a sprinkler system can be used and applied. The video covers ways to set up the system and calibrate it to effectively water your l ...more

How To : Install an outdoor GFCI plug outlet

If you're interested in installing an outlet in your backyard or front, this tutorial should help. In the video, you'll see the step-by-step process of what is needed in order to install something that can come in handy when working outside on the lawn or garden. It's easy to ...more

How To : Make hoops for your low garden tunnel

With low garden tunnels you can protect your plants from frost and insects, and you can overwinter your crops. In this episode of Growing Wisdom, host Dave Epstein will look at how to build a garden low tunnel. He'll focus on using the Quick Hoops Bender for the project. Grow ...more

How To : Use vinca (or periwinkle) flowers in your garden

The vinca, or periwinkle, is a hearty flower that adds a lot to any garden. It comes in a variety of colors, and grows in the sun as well as the shade. But they're so hearty that you have to watch them, or they'll start springing up where they're not supposed to. In this video ...more

How To : Make a leaf fence

Autumn leaves may be beautiful, but they can also be incredibly annoying as they pile up around your garden. But there are things you can do with autumn leaves, like mulching them, composting them and turning them into a living fence. In this episode of Growing Wisdom, Dave Ep ...more

How To : Aerate your soil using a broadfork

Aerating your soil is an essential part of gardening, but it can be long and back-breaking work. In this episode of Growing Wisdom, Dave Epstein will teach you how to use a broadfork to aerate your soil. Using a broadfork, you can aerate the soil without damaging the soil's ec ...more

How To : Spiff up your driveway with street print

Your driveway can make a big difference in the appearance of your house. As nice as it would be to have a brick, slate or cobblestone driveway, those are expensive options that not everybody can afford. In this episode of Growing Wisdom, you'll learn how to use a comparatively ...more

How To : Spin wool

In this episode of Growing Wisdom, Dave Epstein and fiber sculptor Susan Barrett Merrill discuss how to spin wool. Barrett Merrill demonstrates the spinning wheel and explains how wool is transformed into yarn. She also shows some of her own work and explains her artistic proc ...more

How To : Ventilate a low tunnel in your garden

A low tunnel is a kind of mini-greenhouse for your garden. Growing vegetables in a low tunnel requires proper ventilation. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to provide the right ventilation for your low tunnel, keeping your plants happy and healthy. Growing Wisdom is a weekl ...more

How To : Use soil block makers to start seeds

A soil block maker is a cool device for starting your seeds. All you do is fill a container with soil and use the block maker like a cookie cutter. Then you'll have little blocks of soil to plant your seeds in, and you can easily transfer the block to your garden. Now stand ba ...more

How To : Use a three-bin composting system

Every day, the average American throws away about four pounds of trash. But a lot of your daily trash could actually be very useful in the garden, as composting. In this episode of Growing Wisdom, Dave Epstein shows you how to use a three-bin composting system. Growing Wisdom ...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.

How To : Extract seeds from tomatoes

If you've grown tomatoes from seed, perhaps you've wondered how the seed company extracts those seeds. In this episode of Growing Wisdom, Dave Epstein walks you through a process known as sluicing. Using sluicing, you can extract vegetable seeds yourself. Growing Wisdom is a ...more

How To : Fertilize bermuda grass lawns

Watch Southwest Lawn and Garden's John white and Dr. Bernd Leinauer Discuss the importance of Bermuda grass lawn fertilization and the correct techniques involved. You'll learn how to interpret the meaning behind the fertilizer label, and why a complete fertilizer, including n ...more

How To : Plant seeds using a pinpoint seeder

It can be a real challenge to plant your seeds in evenly-spaced lines. In this episode of Growing Wisdom, Dave Epstein will show you how to use a four-row pinpoint seeder to plenty your seeds. Using devices like this, planting seeds in even lines will be a whole lot easier. G ...more

How To : Plant garlic in your vegetable garden

Garlic is great for spicing up your meals (and keeping vampires away!) and fall is a great time to grow it. In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to grow garlic in your garden. Get some garlic bulbs from a seed catalog, nursery or organic grower, and you'll soon have a garl ...more

How To : Use lawn care garden sprayers

Lawn and garden sprayers are great lawn maintenance tools, get expert tips and advice on pesticides, fungicides, and fertilizers in this free video. Part 1 of 8 - How to Use lawn care garden sprayers. Use lawn care garden sprayers - Part 2 of 8. Click through to watch this vid ...more

How To : Weed in hard-to-reach spots

One of the most challenging, arduous parts of gardening is weeding vegetables that are close to the ground. Cabbage, for instance, leafs out near the earth and can be fiendishly tricky to weed. In this Growing Wisdom gardening tutorial, you'll learn about some of the tools tha ...more

How To : Choose a shade tree

When you head to your neighborhood gardening center to find a shade tree for your garden, the variety of choices can be pretty overwhelming. There are so many kinds of trees, and each of those trees has its own varieties. In this clip, Dave Epstein from Growing Wisdom will hel ...more

How To : Grow vegetables late in the season

Come the fall, your garden is probably going to be looking pretty spare. But it doesn't have to be that way. There are vegetables that will thrive in the fall. In this Growing Wisdom gardening tutorial, you'll learn how to grow vegetables in the cooler months. Growing Wisdom ...more

How To : Care for your lawn and garden

When it comes to upkeep, Jose is nothing less than thorough. In this video series he shows you how to take care of your lawn and garden, even makes sure you clean your tools! Part 1 of 15 - How to Care for your lawn and garden. Care for your lawn and garden - Part 2 of 15. Cli ...more

How To : Use a cold frame to extend the growing season

A cold frame is a great way to extend the growing season in your garden. When you set up a cold frame, you can keep your plants healthy and growing, even when it's cold outside. In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to set up and use a cold frame. Growing Wisdom is a weekl ...more

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