Watering Garden

How To : Put together water features for your garden

Team Member, Nacelle takes us through the process, showing us how to put a beautiful water feature for your garden which could be the reason for the envy of your friends. •To create a water feature, first you need to have all the things which are required to do the same. Like, ...more

How To : Use water barrels on your garden to save money

If rain is a constant weather in your city, you should check into installing rain barrels outside. These precious storage systems are great to use for watering your plants during the long summer months. Not only does it help you save money, but it helps out the environment as ...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 : Choose the Right Water Feature for Your Garden

Adding water features to your garden can help to create an enviroment that more closely resembles nature. The sound of a trickling fountain can make your garden feel more peaceful and relax. Paul Tamate, a leading landscape designer working with water features and Asian-inspir ...more

How To : Build a bio-intensive garden

John White of Southwest Yard and Garden along with Kitty Schafer teach you about bio-intensive gardening. Bio-intensive gardening is the combination of two techniques. Part of the technique involves composting top soil with other coarse organic material into a lasagna style mo ...more

How To : Identify problems with vegetable plants

Curtis Smith, Extension Horticulturist with Southwest Yard and Garden, and Rick Daniell, Bernalillo County Horticultural Agent, discuss how to identify problems with vegetable plants in your garden. Gray or white spots on a squash leaf are natural if they do not rub off. Bloss ...more

How To : Plant courgettes

Follow Monty Don's video guide to planting courgette plants, with advice on planting depths and watering frequency. Gardeners' World is brought to you by the BBC. Search Gardeners' World on WonderHowTo for more videos that give practical gardening advice from experts. In this ...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 : Properly wash your hands

This video from Southwest Yard and Garden tells viewers why it is important to wash your hands after gardening, and when and how to do so. It also emphasizes the importance of cleaning cutting boards. You should wash your hands before eating, after using the bathroom, and whil ...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 : Make a Ruby Relaxer cocktail

A lovely, refreshing cocktail the Ruby Relaxer is perfect for a hot summer's day. Sit by the poolside or in the garden with this mouth-watering delight. Make a Ruby Relaxer cocktail. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com

How To : Grow herbs peppermint & thyme in a container

Monty Don shows how to plant the herbs, peppermint and thyme in pots, with advice on watering, drainage and when to prune. Gardeners' World is brought to you by the BBC. Search Gardeners' World on WonderHowTo for more videos that give practical gardening advice from experts. ...more

How To : Install No-Frills Drip Irrigation

Solving a Dilemma This is a simple how-to for a cost effective drip irrigation system for your garden. My motivation to set up my garden for drip irrigation was pretty simple. In the summer, it gets to 90+ degrees outside, and my 50’ garden hose didn’t reach the far extents w ...more

How To : Add color to the garden with perennials

Southwest Yard and Garden featuring John White, Dona Ana County Extension Agent, hosts a 6 minute clip with co-host Master Gardener Valois Pearce both of Dona Ana County, New Mexico host a short web show featuring plants that can easily survive on smaller amounts of water over ...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 : Build a wormery

If you don't have room for a full-scale compost heap, you can always employ the services of some worms. In this handy vermiculture how-to, you'll learn how to build your very own wormery. Many of us have made our houses more eco-friendly but lack the knowledge to make our law ...more

How To : Create a home water fountain with Lowe's

Host Brenda Lo, from Lowe's Creative Ideas demonstrates, in this informational video, how to create an outdoor water fountain. Brenda details the entire process, listing the tools and supplies you will need to complete this great do-it-yourself project in just one afternoon wi ...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 : Make a salt crystal garden

This is a timelapse of a salt crystal garden growing on a toilet paper roll. You need salt, water, food coloring, ammonia and a dish with a pourous stiff object.

How To : Speed Up the Composting Process

Composting is said to be every gardener’s gold, but making compost and getting it ready could take up to a year. Professional growers have discovered that compost activators can help speed up composting quickly…sometimes to as little as 30 days! 6 Steps to Speed Up Composting ...more

How To : Fertilize your fall lawn

John White from Southwest Yard and Garden teaches viewers how to fertilize and care for their fall lawn. Fertilization is recommended at 1 pound per month. As you reach September and October, reduce your nitrogen to 1/4 a pound and as October comes around reduce this even furt ...more

How To : Identify problems with snails & slugs

Snails and slugs can really be a problem sometimes if you are a gardener. They feed on plants and can be considered pests, sometimes even getting inside your house. They are identified by their tell-tale slime trails. A bad infestation can be very hard to deal with. However, s ...more

How To : Build a pot fountain

Nothing is more relaxing than the sound of moving water in the garden. Here's how to build a one-of-a-kind water feature in a weekend. How to: Step 1: Plumb the pot For this step, you'll need your decorative pot, a 1 3/4" by 1" barb fitting, a 1 3/4" PVC female adapter, plumb ...more

How To : Remove a popcorn ceiling

Many acoustical or popcorn ceilings that were put in, in the 1970's, contained asbestos. If you are unsure about the contents of the ceiling take a piece and put it in a plastic bag and send it to a lab for testing. Once you know that the ceiling is asbestos free and you are r ...more

How To : Build a laminar flow nozzle for fifteen dollars

This video tutorial shows how fifteen dollars and a half an hour of assembly can produce a working bare-bones laminar flow nozzle that attaches to a garden hose for a makeshift fountain. If the flow of water is smooth then different layers of water will glide past each other, ...more

How To : Plant a tree in poor soil with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to plant a tree in poor soil. Steps: 1 Select spot for tree away from house and overhead wires. 2 Measure diameter of the plastic tree pot. 3 Dig a hole four times wider than pot and as deep as the pot. 4 Add compost to topsoi ...more

How To : Plant a tree with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to plant a tree. Steps: 1. Measure width of tree’s root ball; multiply times three to calculate tree-hole diameter. 2. Mark the tree-hole diameter onto the ground with line-marking spray paint. 3. Use shovel to remove grass fr ...more

How To : Flush a water heater with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to flush your water heater. Steps: 1. Turn off electricity and water to the water heater; allow heater to cool. 2. Drain water from the heater’s tank using a garden hose and pump. 3. Catch drained water in a bucket for inspect ...more

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 : Use recycled paper in compost at home

Southwest Yard and Garden shows viewers how to use recycled paper in compost! In order to compost paper you should first shred up the paper into pieces. Then you need to work in the paper into the soil or sand. You should work the paper into the soil in equal parts. Make sure ...more

How To : Pick and care for poinsettias

Learn how to choose and care for poinsettias with Southwest Yard and Garden's John White. You will be taken through the typical height and specifications for poinsettias, as well as what to look for in the leaves and flowers. One of the most important parts of growing poinsett ...more

How To : Make compost from homehold kitchen scraps

This video shows you how to make compost from organic debris in the garden and leftover food.To make compost, you must add organic debris or scraps of food to such as pine needles, leaves or fruits to your compost bin. You should use horse or cow manure to speed up the process ...more

How To : Make chile pods mild or hot

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to make chilly pods mild or hot. Curtis Smith, extension horticulturist, presents this video along with Patricia Aaron. The heat of the chilly is in the skin and the veins. When you cut open a chilly, you will see all the ...more

How To : Make vermicompost using kitchen and garden scraps

How to Make Vermicompost. David Clairemont demonstrates how to use special type of worms to help the composting process. They eat twice their weight a day so the help will be fast. Ingredients to put that together are: a couple inches of grass clippings, place it to the bottom ...more

How To : Remove wallpaper quickly & easily

Getting that wallpaper down is not near as bad as people think it is. Here is a four step process for getting that old wallpaper off quickly and easily. Use a wallpaper perforating tool to make hundreds of holes in the wallpaper. Just roll the tool over the wall and it will ma ...more

How To : Turn a salvaged urn into a garden fountain

In this video, Amy R. Hughes shows you how to breathe new life into a salvaged urn by creating this easy water feature in 5 quick steps. By using a cast iron planter that already has a drainage hole in its base, you can do this project with minimal tools and effort. Age and ...more

How To : Reuse Old Coffee Grounds

Many people start their day with a fresh, hot cup of coffee. They purchase their coffee with care and enjoy it greatly. But what do you do with those grounds once you’ve drunk your coffee? Here are some uses for those used coffee grounds! Note: It's always easiest to handle co ...more

How To : Plant peas in your vegetable garden

There is nothing like fresh vegetables from the garden. Dave Epstein shows us the secrets to planting peas. We need to order pea seeds or buy them at the store. There are five steps we are going to do to get our peas to grow. First, we are going to soak our seeds overnight. S ...more

How To : Make dried flower arrangements

This is a how to video on making dried flower arrangements. It is presented by John white along with Virginia podmenik, Master Gardener from southwest yard and garden show. John white and Virginia podmenik, Master Gardener from the Dona Ana co. walk us through the various type ...more

How To : Divide and re-pot onions and herbs

How to divide and re-pot onions and herbs Take some green onions from your garden and bring them inside. If there are any dead or dry leaves on the onions that you bring in clean them up so that you have nice clean onions. Herbs are also good to grow inside during the winter a ...more

How To : Remove crabgrass

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to remove crabgrass. Steps: 1 Adjust cutting depth of lawnmower to lowest setting and mow lawn; use bag to collect and discard all clippings. 2 Scrape the soil of all vegetation using a straight-edge shovel. 3 Use power rake t ...more

How To : Patch stucco with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to patch stucco. Steps: 1 Scrape loose, blistered stucco from the wall with a 4-inch drywall knife. 2 Clean away loose grit and dust from the wall with a wire brush. 3 Create stucco by mixing three parts sand, one part Portlan ...more

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