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How To: Stain your concrete floor

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 scrub alongside the walls. After this, wash your floor with a mixture of water and baking soda, then use the shop vac to dry. Next, rinse the floor off with plain water and dry with shop vac once more. To finish, apply faux ...

How To: Finish a newly installed paver patio

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 as well.

How To: Install sturdy gates in your yard

A common mistake when installing a gate in a yard, is that they're usually not sturdy. And when talking about sturdy it involved the the hinges used for the gate. This is an easy task that anybody can do and there is really no excuse for not installing a sturdy gate. So in this tutorial, you'll find out what you need to do in order to have a sturdy gate in your yard. Enjoy!

How To: Mortar a firepit

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!

How To: Install a retaining wall

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.

How To: Repair concrete steps

Do you have broken concrete along the front of your house? No need to resort to repouring the concrete. In this video hosted by DIY home guru, learn how to repair, patch or restore broken, chipped or damaged concrete steps.

How To: Clean an above ground DE filter

This how to video, made by Teddy Bear Pools & Spas, demonstrates how to clean above ground pool DE filters. Cleaning the DE filter on your above ground pool helps your pool run more efficiently during those long summer months. Watch and learn how easy it is to clean the filter with water and cleaning solution.

How To: Get rid of pests in apple trees

The worst thing is when you go to bite into an apple and you find a grub or a worm. This tutorial teaches you how to get rid of pests in your apple trees. One of the main pests on apple trees is Codling moth, or the caterpillars of the moth which tunnel into the fruits as they grow. The damage caused by the burrowing is normally discovered in the summer or when the fruits are picked in autumn, but now is the time to prevent damage this summer.

News: Reverse Fountain Mind Screw

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.

How To: Install a shade cloth in your backyard

If you enjoy spending time outside, but can't stand being in the sun for too long, you have a bit of a problem. Buying patio furniture or an umbrella is a good idea, but it can be a pain lugging it around, especially if it's not weatherproof. Another great option is creating a shade cloth.

How To: Properly build a firepit

In this tutorial, we learn how to properly build a firepit. First, prep your base by filling it with dirt and small rocks. After this, set your ring down onto the dirt and make sure it's level. You can also raise it up if you want a foot rest or beverage holder. Next, apply your stone around the ring and then mortar it. Make sure all the pieces of stone fit nice and tight together. After you've done this, lock in all the joints on the stone patio by using sand and brushing it into the middle....

How To: Install No-Frills Drip Irrigation

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.

How To: Turn your brown grass green again without chemicals

Is your lawn looking a little grim lately? Well, no need to reach for toxic chemicals, check out this clip instead! In this tutorial, gardening specialist, Carl Grimm, shows you how to fix your lawn naturally and avoid all that yucky stuff that harms kids and pets. Follow along and go green (literally!) with your front yard for summer! Turn your brown grass green again without chemicals.

How To: Landscape the entrance area to a business

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 get started redoing the entrance to your own business establishment, watch this landscaper's guide.

How To: Use drip irrigation systems to water lawns with Lowe's

Another good video by Lowe's on How to water your Lawn and install a drip irrigation system. Lowe's home improvement expert Mike Kraft shows you how you can make use of Lowe's products to water your lawns with their drip irrigation system. This video shows you which tools you need to fit and use Lowe's drip irrigation system in your Lawn. It's an extremely useful video for people who have lawns on their backyard and want to make the watering process simple and easy.

How To: Maintain a swimming pool with Lowe's

Lowe's home improvement expert Mike Craft gives the low down on how to maintain your swimming pool. Pool maintenance is essential for keeping your pool like new and in tip-top condition. You will need some basic materials such as water test strips, chlorine tablets, algae-cide, water shock, a skimmer brush, pool net and vacuum. This video will show you how to balance your water, shock the water, clean out the filters and sweep and vacuum out your pool.

How To: Clean and restore a weathered deck

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 the deck with wood soap and a long handle brush, using a pressure washer to rinse. Apply sealer to the dried wood and let it cure, then enjoy your reinvigorated deck.

How To: Install a garden edge

Installing a garden edge is an easy and effective way to ensure that your garden stays orderly and that your lawn doesn't creep over. A garden edge can also be a big help in keeping weeds from getting into your garden and ruining your beautiful plants. You will need to measure around the perimeter you want to enclose and buy a corresponding amount of edging. After that, it's as easy as digging around the area with a spade and putting the edging into the ground. Then you just fill in dirt arou...

How To: Install a mailbox post and mailbox

A mailbox can be the first thing people see on your property, so it's important to get a nice one and install it correctly. But installing a mailbox post and mailbox can be a surprisingly tricky project, involving making holes in the ground and trying to get the post to stand at just the right height. In this video, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com shows us how to install a mailbox the right way.

How To: Spiff up your driveway with street print

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 inexpensive process called street printing to really class up your driveway by creating the illusion of brick and other textures.

How To: Train a nectarine tree against a fence

Watch Monty Don, as he plants and trains a nectarine tree up against a fence, using wires and tensioners. With tips on mixing compost and protecting trees from frost damage. Nectarines aren't too difficult to grow. All you need is sunshine, good drainage & plenty of moisture. You want to train a nectarine tree against a fence in the spring time. The how to video lends expert tips when dealing with nectarine trees. Train a nectarine tree against a fence.

How To: Build retaining walls with interlocking concrete block

Does your back yard need some updating? If so then it is time to get rid of the crumbling stone retaining wall. Build a stone retaining wall with an interlocking concrete-block system. Interlocking concrete-block is much more aesthetically pleasing and last much longer. Watch this home and garden how to video to learn how to remodel your landscape.

How To: Vacuum an in ground pool manually

Maintaining your in 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 in ground pool. Watch and learn how easy it is to keep your pool running smooth all summer long by with proper vacuuming.