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 Sunderland, England.
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.
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to build a retaining wall. Steps:
When it comes to upkeep, Jose is nothing less than thorough. In this video series he shows you how to take care of your lawn and garden, even makes sure you clean your tools!
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 clumpers. Running bamboos send out root like rhizomes underground and can spread many feet each year. Clumping bamboos slowly expand and stay in a tight clump with canes close together. We grow dozens of cold hardy bamboo ...
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 where I have the majority of my large trees. I noticed a large amount of the water I applied to the trees just ran off and did absolutely nothing. This was a huge waste of resources.
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 in this tutorial, you'll find out how to install an automatic fill valve in your watering system today. So check it out and good luck!
We're not the only ones that like spring flowering bulbs. Mice and voles will dig down into the soil in the fall and eat the bulbs just planted. If planting spring flowering bulbs such as tulips, crocus, hyacinths or any of the minor bulbs these are the ones they love. If planting daffodils don't worry they're poisonous and the mice won't bother them. When planting place the bulbs at the proper depth, then take some crushed oyster shells, even crushed egg shells, this material can be purchase...
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 driveway, then use the pressure washer to clean off the ground. You will also need grease remover if you have grease stains that are on your driveway. If you have a low pressure washer, hold the stream closer to the ground, ...
New lawns can be lumpy and can cause damage to your lawn mover, or even worse, cause you to trip and hurt yourself. This how to video gives advice to help you level your yard. Watch this landscaping how to video and you can fix up your new lawn in no time at all.
Outdoor furniture is made of a lot of different things: Wood, iron, aluminum, even plastic. Dust, dirt, mold, mildew and moss on your outdoor furniture can be cleaned off almost immediately with a pressure washer. Watch this how-to video and learn to use a pressure washer to clean your outdoor garden furniture. Use a pressure washer to clean outdoor furniture.
Tim Carter of AsktheBuilder.com demonstrates how to get an oil stain off a concrete or blacktop driveway.
Thinking about building a small retaining wall in your backyard? Retaining walls are a great way to prevent the advance of plants, dirt, or water in your backyard. In this video, learn the basics of building a retaining wall.
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 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.
In this video, Mike Craft from Lowe's teaches us how to build a fire pit. First, check to make sure there are guidelines permitting you to place a fire pit outside of your home. Then, make sure you have a clear area to place the fire pit. Once you have a spot picked out, you will need to make a paver base for your fire pit to lay on top of. After this, lay a circle of blocks around the cover for the fire pit. Layer three sections of blocks, then line with bricks on the inside and place in the...
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 from the asphalt. After this, patch any cracks that are in the asphalt with crack filler. Allow this to cure according to the directions, now get ready to seal the driveway. Grab your asphalt sealer and brush it over th...
Looking to do some work on your front or backyard? Installing a retaining wall is the easiest way to get a different look and make your landscaping look pro! In this video, learn everything you need to know about how to install a retaining wall.
Explore with Dave the beauty -- and utility -- of Climbing Hydrangea. He explains the best types of places to plant it and what to expect.
Tim Carter shows a clever method that prevents tree roots from entering an underground sewer or septic line. Check for underground utilities before attempting this project.
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 likely problem is over watering.
here are lots of products for fertilizing Roses and Roses need fertilizing for the best blooms. A household product that works well is Epsom Salt. The Magnesium Sulfate in Epsom Salts is great for Roses. All you do is take a half cup of Epsom Salt Crystals and sprinkle it around the Rose, once in the Spring and once in the Fall. That will be enough when you water it in to get those blooms going. The only thing to be concerned about is if you have high magnesium levels in your soil. It is alwa...
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.
Help your in-ground pool pump run more efficiently by bumping it a few times a week. This how to video made by Teddy Bear Pools & Spas shows you the proper way to bump your DE filter. Bumping the filter is easy to do and should be done once a week.
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.
We look at hanging baskets that are on a rope and pulley. If you have a hard time reaching up this address that problem. These can be lowered for tending then raised out of harms way. This can be accomplished with a variety of mechanisms available from a hardware store. In this area Gene has utilized a simple rope and pulley. This one is geared so that it is easy to turn and doesn't require a lot of force. Simply bring it down to your level, do some gardening , you never need to stretch, then...
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.
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...
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.
Bluestone landings are athletically appropriate in just about any back yard. This how to video is a quick excerpt from a DIY show that demonstrates how to install a garden landing with bluestone. Learn tips for installing a stylish bluestone landing with various sizes of pavers.
If you have a beautiful Annual flower bed or a formal bed with lawn on one side you'll want a clean edge between the two. It not only looks nice but keeps weeds from encroaching into the bed helping reduce maintenance. There are several ways to create a nice edge to your beds. You can use a shovel, digging a line bit by bit but that gets hard on the back. Available materials for edging include, plastic edging and metal strips and wooden edging pieces. The wooden edges can be linked together b...
Mailboxes don't have to look all lonesome, with only the curb to cheer them up. If you have one of those street boxes on a post instead of a house box, the best thing to do to make a happy mailbox is to give it some company. To improve your home's curbside appeal, take your landscaping efforts to the curb and enhance the area around the mailbox. It's a great way to accentuate your landscape.
Gardening doesn't have to be a lot of work, especially if you use mulch in your vegetable and ornamental beds and pathways. Mulch is a huge garden time saver because it helps prevent weeds, reduces the need to water, moderates soil temperatures, adds organic matter to the soil as it breaks down and helps your garden look tidy.
How to remove and clean the carbon off of the spark plug on your snowblower.
This how-to video shows you how to open your above ground pool after it has sat there all winter. Make sure to remove water on top of the cover, any debris, and tubing securing the cover. Open your above ground pool and get it ready for summer. Check the skimmer, filter, and pump before allowing anyone in. Don't forget to install the diving board properly.
Raise your glass to an extraordinary garden! Landscape designer Michael Glassman demonstrates how the use of glass mulch around plants, rocks, or fountains elevates an ordinary garden into a masterful work of art.
Using a clothesline instead of a dryer is a superb way to save money on your energy bills! In this video presented by Bunnings, learn how to install a clothesline and get your clothes dry and smelling fresh! Do the economically smart thing and begin using a clotheline instead of your dryer.
Team Member Trevor at Bunnings.com shows the average Joe how to render an effective paving job. On this particular day, Trevor guides viewers through simple instructions for laying a nice brick walk. He recommends starting with a foundation of coarse-grade sand, as the coarser grades pack better.
The art of floral arrangement is a fun and valuable skill. Dana Plazyk of Flowers by Design lends useful tips and tricks on making simple flower arrangements.
If you're putting out a new brick driveway or patio, watch this how-to video. There are a few pattern options available: stretcher, herringbone, basketweave, and stretcher with a header. Watch this video home improvement tutorial and learn how to pick a pavement pattern for a walkway, driveway, or patio.