Navigating through row after row of plants, my tiny fingers would reach into the leaves to pluck all the vile little creatures from their homes and deposit them into a can of gasoline. Potato bug duty, my least favorite gardening chore. Growing up, my family had a small garden ...more
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Summer is in full swing! Everywhere you look, plants are in full bloom and green is a way of life. Gardeners are clearly living up to their full potential. I cannot think of anything else that personifies summer better than gardening. When it comes to planting greenery, most ...more
Forget about buying a garden fountain. You can make a DIY one for your garden. You can even make a small on for a tabletop! You just need to get the right pump for the job. The base of you fountain just needs to be big enough to completely submerge the pump under water. Watch ...more
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.
If you live in a small apartment or condo unit, you have a very small amount of space to grow or enjoy plants. If you're looking for a good solution to adding some green to a balcony or window seal, this video may be for you. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to easily mak ...more
Spring has sprung, which means it's time to plant all those delicious vegetables and lucrative cash crops. If you are like me, every year you meticulously plan every aspect of your garden before dutifully neglecting it all summer. I decided enough was enough and built this sim ...more
You can engrave just about any surface available, as long as you can press your engraving pen over it. Watch this tutorial to learn how to engrave stones from your garden or the beach with gorgeous floral designs or names. If you have a party coming up, you can create stunning ...more
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.
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
Amazing vertical wall gardens with succulents and tillandsias by couple Flora Grubb and Kevin Smith. Inspired? Pick up some HowTo tips to get you started, or learn about the supplies you'll need here. Or try this vertical trellis moss project from Lowe's. Tillandsia garden a ...more
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
If you don't have the backyard space to make a Japanese rock garden where you can spend long afternoons meditatively raking ripple-like patterns into the sand below your feet, settle for the next best thing by making a simple, miniature zen garden that can easily fit on the co ...more
If you need to break up soil for a garden or a new lawn, a rototiller is the tool that will make the job a lot easier. This video from Lowe's will provide you with some key tips to using a rototiller successfully. Mike Kraft shows the best way to use your tiller. Learn what se ...more
We've all done it, whether the hose got caught under the lawn mower or if the ends got frayed. Garden hose can get slits and holes in them. This how to video shows you easy garden hose repairs that will keep you from buying a new one.
Is lack of expansive outdoor space the only factor that is preventing you from putting your green thumb to good use? Even if your tiny apartment doesn't come with a balcony or an outdoor patio, you can grow a number of green things within the limited confines of your indoor sp ...more
Using fresh herbs can make a huge difference in almost any dish, but they're not always available everywhere. Depending on where you live, you can't always get them during the colder months. Personally, the problem I run into the most is not being able to use fresh herbs befor ...more
Build up your arm strength and beautify your local community in a single stroke by dropping homemade seed bombs in and around your neighborhood. A guerrilla gardening technique anyone can participate in, seed bombing is a fun and effective way to add tiny oases of wildflowers ...more
Herbicide sprayers are available commercially, but you're not going to land one without making your wallet shed a tear. If you have a large garden or orchard, though, it's very important to use an herbicide sprayer to eliminate weeds at their roots. So what's a green thumbed c ...more
Turn a garden shrub into a beautiful Bonsai Tree.
This instructional gardening video demonstrates how to build three tiered walls into a slope to create a flowing curved garden. If you are gardening on a slope, you may want to build small walls to create level gardening areas. Use local stones to provide a rustic, natural loo ...more
Make your own DIY Hydroponics System! This no-messing-around video is really helpful and instructive.
Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl, shows you techniques to get more out of limited land space, by growing up. Watch this video to learn how! Part 1 of 3 - How to Grow a vertical garden. Part 2 of 3 - How to Grow a vertical garden. Part 3 of 3 - How to Grow a vertical garden.
Terrariums. With fall quickly turning into winter, now's your chance to capture some of that remaining greenery as your very own garden-in-a-jar. I was lucky enough to catch Paula Hayes' terrarium show at Marianne Boesky Gallery in NYC this past summer. Her work is beautiful, ...more
Concrete garden benches are not only aesthetically pleasing against the green of the garden, but hold up for years of comfortable use. Learn to make a concrete garden bench in this free video series on garden furniture design and construction. Part 1 of 7 - How to Make a concr ...more
This video will show you an easy way to siphon the water off of your swimming pool cover with a garden hose. You can also drain the water from your swimming pool using this method. Video: .
If you've got a knack for gardening and an inclination for recycling, then you need to know about these six garden hacks. Some of the trash inside your bathroom and kitchen is actually garden gold, so get your recycling hats on. Don't Miss: 29 Non-Food Items You Can Add to Yo ...more
This video is an outline of the equipment and steps necessary to build your own DIY hydroponic garden.
A crystal garden is something that not everyone has. Grow a crystal garden for a science project, or grow it to add a hint of magic to your own herbal or vegetable garden. Show it off to friends and family. Watch this video to learn how to grow a crystal garden for your person ...more
Patti the Garden Girl shows her viewers how to install a retaining wall in her urban garden. Garden Soxx is a product that will allow you to make a retaining wall in your garden that will prevent and fix any erosion problem you may have in your yard. After making a small shelf ...more
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
Got pesky weeds in your garden? Rather than stocking up on toxic weed killers from your local gardening store, you probably already have everything you need to kill weeds in your kitchen or living room. Boiling water for pasta or potatoes? Rather than dumping the water out, s ...more
Sick of moles ruining your garden? Watch this video to control moles in your yard.
In this video gardening tutorial, you'll find step-by-step instructions for cloning any plant from a clipping (or "cutting"). Plant propagation is very simple and can save you a lot of money in the long run. To learn more about the cloning process, watch this cloning how-to. ( ...more
What does your backyard need? A garden. You already have one? Then how about a garden bench? Join Lowe's as they walk you through, step by step, the building of a wooden garden bench. One of the most marvelous things about woodworking is that with just a little planning and ef ...more
Joe Swift demonstrates how to prune back honeysuckle, in the cottage garden at Berryfields. 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 healthful p ...more
Pruning roses is one of the hottest trends in container gardening is using flowering shrubs. Of course, the king of flowering shrubs are roses. Mindy has several different examples of roses in containers. One was beautiful last year, it bloomed all season long, but this season ...more
Think you might like to cultivate mushrooms in your home garden? It's not so difficult as you might imagine it to be. And this gardener's guide from the folks at Growing Wisdom will walk you through the process from start to finish.
Rita Heikenfeld, from AboutEating.com, had a bumper crop of peppers this year. In this how-to video she shows you how to save pepper seeds from one of her garden favorites, the jalapeño. Pepper seeds can easily be dried and stored over the winter to be grown in the spring. The ...more
he age-old “shtick” about a rake handle smacking you in the face when you step on the teeth isn't funny. It's happened to me more than once. One of the problems is improperly storing rakes, hoes, shovels and other long-handled tools. They can be hung up in a garage or garden s ...more
Patti, the Garden Girl, shows you how to build your own seed starting system in this video series. This system would cost twice as much to buy already made. It is simple and very effective. Part 1 of 9 - How to Create an indoor garden. Part 2 of 9 - How to Create an indoor ga ...more
This video describes the easy process of building a garden retaining wall. First you will need to map out your area for your wall with strings and dig your trench for your stones. You will be filling the trench with gravel to hold your stones in place. Make sure to pack to gra ...more
Gardeners around the world use containers to enhance the look of their garden space. They can add height and dimension and create more garden space. Window boxes and hanging plant containers are a great way to add ornamental flowers to your home or garden. In some areas of the ...more
Want to play the Beatles' "Octopus's Garden" on your ukulele? Learn how with this free video ukulele lesson from Ukulele Mike. Whether you play the ukulele or bass kazoo, there is no better way to improve your chops than by learning to play your favorite songs. Not only is it ...more
How to collect/harvest okra seeds from you garden.
Lean how to play "Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden original song and covered by Cascada on the guitar. CHORDS: Intro&Verse: C, G, F, G Chorus: C, G, F, G STRUMMING PATTERN: D D UUD DDU Cheers +
You've made wonderful furniture, but what are you going to do with all the leftover piece of wood? Watch this how to video to learn how to use waste wood material to create a your own outdoor garden bench.
Follow Joe Swift's video guide to planting, training and pruning passion flowers. 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 healthful plants. Pla ...more
How to easily build a raised garden bed out of wooden pallets for free! …Well almost free. Building a raised vegetable garden with pallets or reclaimed wood is a really rewarding experience. The garden bed idea out of pallets came about from the fact that l wanted to build a r ...more
If you were to look on the roof of your local city bus, what would you find? A little bit of dirt, most likely, and a whole lot of space. Precisely the stuff you'd find in an empty container garden! Enter NYU graduate student Marco Castro Cosio's Bus Roots, a project which, th ...more
In this episode of Southwest Yard and Garden Curtis Smith shows you how to turn a steep slope into a usable garden. By building walls along the slope using serpentine designs he shows you how to obtain a compromise of both strength and artistic design. Starting with a good con ...more
Learn how to build a garden arbor; watch a video that demonstrates construction and assembly tips; includes materials and tools lists. Build a garden arbor. Click through to watch this video on ronhazelton.com
Curtis Smith, Extension Horticulturist, and Jeff Hart of the Albuquerque Parks Department discuss the types of trees that grow in Albuquerque. The Littleleaf Linden is a pretty tree that produces a white, nice smelling flower in the springtime. It is pretty much pest-free but ...more
Recently I've become fascinated by vertical gardens. They're cropping up all over the place, whether it's in my neighborhood's newest hair salon or in San Diego as the beginnings of a new company. Vertical gardens have several cool advantages over horizontal ones: They use le ...more
This series of survival training videos discusses and shows methods of gardening "when it counts." Some of the pitfalls and perils to the common survival/preparedness thinking of "when my storage food runs out I'll just grow a garden." Intermixed throughout are also invaluable ...more
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
In this video, we learn how to paint clay pots for gardening with Michelle Gervais. All you need is: acrylic paints, brushes, plastic paint, cup of water, paper towels, and clay pots. First, put a base coat on your pot before you place your design onto it. This is easiest done ...more
A place to sit and relax can add greatly to the enjoyment of your backyard, garden or flower beds. A garden bench is one answer and also a fun workshop project. Garden benches, as seen by the examples here, can range from classic designs requiring a fair amount of materials an ...more
In this how to video, you will learn how to use an old tree log as a planter for your plants. To do this, you must have an old tree log. The trick is to create and make the holes bigger in the log. Some of the holes may be too deep, so you must place netting to hold the soil b ...more
Concrete garden spheres are an excellent way to decorate your garden. Learn how to make concrete garden spheres from Farouk Ramadan in this free landscaping video series. Part 1 of 7 - How to Make concrete garden spheres. Make concrete garden spheres - Part 2 of 7. Click throu ...more
Designer Xavier Calluaud offers a simple solution for the urban dweller with a green thumb. The "urb garden" enables those living in small spaces (without a yard) to grow food at home, or more specifically, herbs. The best part? The eco-conscious system has an integrated worm ...more