If you've recently had someone or finished installing a paver pation in your front or backyard, the job may not be over. To make sure you get the job done right, you're going to have to add something that will make sure the paver will stand for a long time and will look good a ...more
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You may or may not have known, but mowing your lawn can actually help keep it healthy and promotes root growth. It also makes your yard look great and helps it stand out from any other bad looking yards on your block. So in this next tutorial, from Sears, you'll find out othe ...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: .
In this video, learn how to create a brand new way to enjoy your pond. Using plexiglass, create a large, sealed tube that you will then place into your lake or pond. The tube will naturally fill with water and the fish will pop up and visit you inside their new glass window. T ...more
The straight edge that is the hallmark of the formal hedge depends most on what you do before you cut. Accurate measurements and well-placed stakes are key. You'll learn these tips an more in this video. John Sosnowski, horticulturist at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinoi ...more
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
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
This video will explain to you, that you can use baking soda to maintain the PH level in your swimming pool, and will also help to keep the water crystal clear. Video: .
One of the joys of having a large yard is the riding lawnmower! It's not that intimidating. This video shows you a few basic ways to use a riding lawnmower. Always make sure you wear close toed shoes and eye protection!
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
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 replace the spark plug on your snowblower. This video shows a Toro 824, but this procedure can be applied to many different make and model snowblowers. Video: .
How to grease the gear on your snowblower chute. Video: .
If you having a hard time using your Eco friendly gas can with a green twist lock or locking spout, when used incorrectly gas can spill all over your hands. This video will show you how to properly use one of these new style gas cans so that it doesn't leak and spill gas all ...more
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
When customers come to your place of business, you want them to feel welcome and comfortable. In this video tutorial, Dave of Growing Wisdom discusses design principles to keep in mind when you're redoing the entryway to your business. For more and better information, and to g ...more
Form, function and finesse transform seemingly simple stacked retaining walls into works of art and true engineering marvels. We'll show you how to make “rock stars” out of slabs of stone that hold soil from sliding down slippery slopes. Build a retaining wall. Click through t ...more
This vide will show you how to fix a broken spark plug wire that has pulled out of the spark plug boot on your lawn mower. Video: .
This video will show you how to fix the worn adjusting levers on the wheels of your lawn mower that adjust the lawn mower deck height. When the tabs get bent in the lawn mower deck tends to slip and get lower to the ground. Video: .
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
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.
Tim Carter of AsktheBuilder.com demonstrates how to get an oil stain off a concrete or blacktop driveway.
If you want to put a fire pit in your backyard, but don't want to spend a lot of time or money on it, this $10 DIY Upcycled Fire Pit designed by Sarah and Joe over on House & Fig is the perfect weekend project. It's simple, looks great, and shouldn't take much more than an hou ...more
How to check for a worn or loose carrier bearing on your snowblower. Video: .
This eleven-part video tutorial discusses how to drain and clean a hot tub spa. It goes over the process step-by-step from turning off the circuit breaker to restarting the spa. It also gives helpful tips on cleaning the tub, working with spa chemicals and avoiding air locks t ...more
This video will show you how to connect your above ground pool vacuum and hose to the sand filter on your swimming pool. Video: .
Video shows how to protect tropical plants from frost in the winter. Using fleece, scissors and string, video shows easily how to wrap tropical plants, such as banana plants, in the fleece. Protect plants from frost using fleece. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com
This three-part video tutorial demonstrates how to acid wash and paint a swimming pool. In part 1, host Tim Casey shows you how to properly and safely acid wash your swimming pool to prepare for painting. Part 2 discusses the steps involved in repairing cracks in a pool wall, ...more
Mike Kraft tells us how to clean a concrete driveway in this video. The driveway can collect a lot of different stains, which can lead to deterioration. Pressure washing is the best way to clean a brick or concrete driveway. You will first need to place detergent onto the driv ...more
If your swimming pool is green you're going to want to shock it firs,t to kill the algae in the pool. What usually happens next is that it turns white, and is very hard to filter out. I used flock made by Blue Shield to help clear our swimming pool up. The flock attaches itse ...more
Learn how to replace or fix your old backyard or garage floodlight on your house with a new one. This video will show you how to remove the old floodlight, on your house or garage, and also explain the wiring and show you how to hook everything up. Video: .
In this tutorial, we learn how to repair and seal an asphalt driveway with Lowe's. First, make sure you wear appropriate clothing and have taken all the safety precautions before starting. Now, brush off all the dirt from the driveway, then clean it and scrub off any oil spots ...more
You don't have to live with an oil-stained driveway. Get rid of the mess with these stain-busting techniques. This video will show you how to get grease off a concrete driveway. Step 1. Act quickly Using a combination of newspaper, paper towels, and rags, blot as much oil as ...more
This video will show you how to check the oil on your snowblower. Video: .
In this tutorial, we learn how to stain a concrete floor. To start, you will need to prepare your floor by cleaning it vigorously. Remove all dirt from the floor, then use detergent and water to wash, when finished dry with a shop vac. You will have to use a hand brush to scru ...more
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
Maintaining your above ground pool means properly vacuuming it from time to time. This how-to video, made by Teddy Bear Pools & Spas, demonstrate how to manually vacuum an above ground pool. Watch and learn how easy it is to keep your pool running smooth all summer long with p ...more
What appears to be an impossibly boundless volume of water is really an illusion created with the aid of a largely invisible acrylic cylinder. William Pye's "reverse fountain", entitled Charybdis (referring to the sea monster of Greek myth), was designed for Seaham Hall of Sun ...more
Building a water feature in your yard can not only be relaxing for you and others, but possibly add value to your home as well. But this is no easy task. It can take days to complete, but can be done with the right tools and equipment. So in this next tutorial, you'll be findi ...more
Chad from California Waterscapes takes you through the steps of installing a backyard pond. He begins by marking the location for the pond and stream using spray paint on the ground and by laying out the necessary equipment: the skimmer box and the waterfall unit. After diggin ...more