If you're trying to find something to add to you backyard, why not try building a backyard pond? Ponds are great additions to add to your backyard and can keep a variety of different fish and plants. This tutorial will show you how to build a backyard pond from some items that are easy to get and use. Good luck and enjoy!
There's nothing like spending a nice cool spring evening outside in front of a fire. Now, you can buy your own firepit or metal fire bowl so you and other can enjoy it outside easily, but those don't last very long. What does last for a long period of time is a firepit that you build from hand. This tutorial shows you how to build a mortar fire pit using essential tools and equipment. Enjoy!
There are many different ways in which you can change the look of your outside space. One of the best options is creating a patio area that you and others are sure to use. Cement is a common theme, but if you want something more Earthy, then try creating a flagstone patio. Good luck and enjoy!
This video is an explanation of how to fix a leak in a backyard water feature with a pond and waterfall. If the waterfall is losing water and has to be refilled frequently, you can tell there is a leak somewhere. One place where a leak can happen is a place where the liner needs to be propped up with a rock so it won't flatten out and allow water to leak out. Another problem can occur when a rock is arranged so that water splashes over it. That problem can be fixed by rearranging the rocks to...
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. Optimum water level is approximately 3/4 inch down from the top of the steel face. Use the level (tool) to determine the water level on the face plate. It's important to have the weir door work effectively. Prepare the area fo...
To create a retaining wall all you need to do is follow these simple steps. To begin you will need to get many interlocking wall blocks and either sand or concrete. The first step is to plot and measure the retaining wall's size and shape. Use your measurements to figure out the amount of retaining wall blocks that you will need. The second step is to mark off the spots in your yard that you would like the retaining wall to be. Then dig your trenches in these spots to level out the land and t...
Willow can be woven into many shapes or to form a living boundary fence. The reason they are called living is because some of the stems used to create the structure root in the soil and grow to form new shoots. This does mean that annual trimming is needed to maintain the shape, but at the same time it adds interest to the garden. Creating a living structure is very simple to do and all you need is a few pruning tools and a bundle of willow sticks in various thicknesses. With this tutorial yo...
Adjust your Rain Bird Sprinklers with help from Sprinkler Daddy. Sprinklers should water your grass, not your driveway, house, car, or street. Use the tips in this video tutorial to make sure your Rain Bird Sprinklers spray water where they are supposed to, to keep your your grass looking beautiful and your landscaping easier in the future.
This tutorial video will show you how to select quality flagstone. Flagstone is usually flat stone used for patios and exterior work on houses.
Nice weather means backyard barbecues. But grease and grime can accumulate pretty quickly in between cookouts. Cleaning your barbecue grill is a breeze with a pressure washer. Watch this how to video and learn how to properly wash your outdoor grill with a pressure washer. Clean outdoor grills with a pressure washer.
Garden benches and planters can be quite expensive. In this instructiona video, Do It Yourself magazine's Jeni Wright shows you how to make an all-in-one planter bench. For this garden project, you will need the following: two sturdy pots, two plants and a cedar 1 by 4.
This four-part video tutorial gives a step-by-step procedure on how to close an in-ground pool over the winter. This video explains all the necessary chemicals needed to keep the pool clean over the winter as well as all the tools and covers needed to close the pool.
Watch this video from This Old House to learn different brick patterns. Steps:
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.
All you've got to do is a some simple wiring and a little digging in the garden.
The Sun Sprite Rose has a nice fragrance but you want to keep it healthy by fertilizing it. Roses are heavy feeders so Charlie suggests adding compost in the Spring, really building up the soil, maybe put in some time release fertilizer pellets, then use regular Rose food to keep the Roses really looking good. Another home remedy involves fertilizing with coffee grounds. Coffee grounds sprinkled around Roses about a quarter of an inch to half an inch thick will help Roses grow and bloom bette...
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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.
This video will show you an easy way to fix a crack in the plastic cover of your pool filter. This is a great tip that will keep the air from coming through the crack in your pool filter cover.
Learn how to repair,fix or replace the damaged end on your garden hose. This video will show you how easy this repair is to do and will save you a ton of money.
This video will show you how to replace the chain on an electric chainsaw. This isn't hard, it's quick and easy to do.
Learn how to winterize your swimming pool and prepare it for the winter months.
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 the beer.
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.
How to check for a worn or loose carrier bearing on your snowblower.
How to remove and clean the carbon off of the spark plug on your snowblower.
How to grease the gear on your snowblower chute.
This video will show you how to use the different settings to backwash and clean your above ground pool sand filter.
This video will show you how to test the Chlorine and PH levels of your swimming pool water with a test kit.
This video will show you how to replace or remove your old lawn mower blade and install a new one.
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.
How to keep Lawn Mower Snow blower Carburetor Running Smoothly Varnish Ethanol Gas. We' explain how, and why to add a little bit of Seafoam to the gas in your small engine to keep the carburetor free from varnish buildup with today's ethanol gas.
This video will show you how to clean the carbon build up on an old spark plug in your lawn mower with a wire brush. Will help to fix sputtering or back firing lawn mower.
This video will show you how easy it is to transplant a Hosta plant into your garden.
This video will show you an easy way to siphon the water off of your swimming pool cover with a garden hose.
You don't have to spend hours weeding your garden - just use a weed whacker! Always make sure you wear close toed shoes and eye protection when using a weed whacker. And make sure to keep your hands away from the strings!
Finding oil on your land is no easy task. Usually experts do this sort of thing, but why shell out money when you can do it yourself? We'll be the first to tell you that finding oil in your yard is not easy, though.
Outdoor lighting is an important part of your landscape. It's serves multiple purposes, but wouldn't you want to make sure you're getting the right lights, for both daytime and nighttime use? Lowe's has the answers to help you plan and install outdoor lighting in your yard.
The Autumn Blaze maple tree is one of the iconic American trees, turning much of the eastern and central United States into an orange explosion during the fall. If you want to add some of that beauty and tradition to your yard, watch this video to learn how to find the right place to plant one, taking into account the relevant soil, shade, and space concerns.
When it comes to fence-building, nobody knows better than Lowe's. And if you're thinking about fencing an area of your home, either for privacy, decoration or busywork, this video series will inform you on everything you need to know. Learn how to choose and plan out your fence, whether it be wood, aluminum or vinyl, then see how to start laying it out and digging the posts. Then move on to the actual installation.