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
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One of the rituals of homeownership is regular yard work. Central to this yard maintenance is the awesome art of mowing the lawn. Just make sure you're not "scalping" your grass! Lowe's has the advice you need for mowing your landscape. Joel and Courtney share the basics on m ...more
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!
Having a beautiful waterfall in your outside area, is a great way to add a relaxing feature to your landscape. But a common problem with them is that during the long hot summer months, water tends to evaporate and this causes the water in waterfalls and ponds to dissapear. So ...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: .
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: .
Something that can ruin your day, and maybe some of your land, is a busted sprinkler head. Usually, calling someone in to replace it can cost you a pretty penny, but doing it yourself is easy to do and only takes a small amount of time. It's something that anybody can do and w ...more
Poison Ivy and Poison Oak are a problem throughout the United States. The resin on the leaves is what bothers us, causing acute dermatitis (a bad rash). If you happen to come in contact with it, quickly wash with hot soapy water, that should at least reduce the amount of irrit ...more
In our yards where we have brick, stone or pebbles, even mulched areas weeds are constantly growing, creating a nuisance. A weed killer is often used but the results are temporary. This season there are some new products available, these products kill weeds for one whole seaso ...more
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
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
Tim Carter of AsktheBuilder.com demonstrates how to get an oil stain off a concrete or blacktop driveway.
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.
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
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
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
Install a pond skimmerThe most critical steps to installing a skimmer are the water level and attaching the liner to the face plate with a water tight seal. The pond should be rocked in. The skimmer needs to be level from front to back and side to side. That's critical. Optimu ...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
Make sure that you wear thick, close-toed shoes when you are mowing the lawn! This tutorial shows you how to use a gas-powered push lawn mower, and the most efficient way to mow your lawn. Make sure you understand how your model of mower works!
Ron Hazelton shows how to restore a weathered and worn deck. Twisted boards can be straightened using a notched 2x4 as a lever, then secured with 5 inch screws. Remove popped nails, and replace with longer thicker nails. Use a punch to countersink slightly high nails. Clean th ...more
There's nothing better than sitting around a fire in your own backyard, but store-bought fire pits can get pretty expensive, and unfortunately (but understandably), most states have pretty strict regulations on outdoor fires. Want to have your cake and eat it, too? This DIY f ...more
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
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 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: .
Although mowing is key to keeping your lawn healthy and good looking, it isn't anything worth jumping up and down for when it comes time to doing it. As it turned out, the first time I mowed my lawn wasn't nearly as fun or exciting as Hank Hill made it out to be. Maybe it was ...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
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
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 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
See how to install a Rain Bird 5000 Series Rotor sprinkler nozzle in this video tutorial. All you need is a screwdriver to get your grass watered in time for lawn competition. Installing sprinkler nozzles on a Rain Bird 5000 Series Rotor sprinkler is easy, and explained by Sea ...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
Installing a sprinkler system in your yard is a great way to spread water to all your plants and yard. All you need to do is turn a switch or knob and instant water. So if you're planning on installing a sprinkler system in your yard, it's important to know what each item can ...more
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
This video will show you how to drain the old oil out of your lawn mower and add new oil back in. I'll also show you how to read the dipstick. Video: .
In this how to video, Adam Richards demonstrates how to build your own water feature. He has chosen a transportable feature, most suited to a courtyard. You can dress up your garden with this beautiful DIY water feature. Build your own water feature. Click through to watch thi ...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
Whenever you design elements for your garden, you should always keep in mind, that the more natural they are the better they seem to fit in. That's exactly what is done when you create this rustic bent wood trellis. But others have taken this idea a step further. In this how t ...more
Chlorosis means yellowing of the leaves, particularly the older leaves of the plant. When present on older leaves it's possible the plant has a Nitrogen deficiency and could indicate that it's a good time to fertilize. If the same symptoms occur with younger leaves the most li ...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
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