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 install a new mailbox post and box with Lowe's. First, you will need to gather all your tools and a new mailbox. After this, print out directions for the project through the Lowe's website. Now, call 811 to call your utility company to make sure you aren't digging through an electrical line. Mail boxes have a specific height they need to be installed at, so make sure you follow these guidelines. After this, dig out the hold from the ground, then fill in grave...
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...
Gutter maintenance is not the funnest household chore, but it is essential in preserving your home. Lowe's has a few tips for you to start clearing out your gutters. You'll need a ladder, a bucket to clear out the debris, a trowel of some kind for scooping out the gutter gunk, a garden hose to wash out the gutter and a pair of gloves to protect your hands.
If you haven't already discovered, landscaping is equal parts art and science— what you put and where has a huge impact on how your yard will look. And if you want beautiful trees and shrubs, Lowe's has the advice you need for getting started.
Watering is the key to getting your lawn, landscaping and flowers looking lush and healthy. First-time homeowners don't always get a lush lawn to begin with— it takes time and a little care to get there, and water is what you'll need! Lowe's has the advice you need for watering your lawn.
If your yard has hedges, shrubs or trees, chances are you'll need to occasionally cut them back, and that's where pruning comes in handy. Not only does pruning give nice shape to the hedges, but it can also help them grow thicker and healthier. Lowe's has the advice you need to tame your bushes.
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.
Everyone loves a nice lush lawn, but as most of us know, it's not something that happens by itself. Sometimes it takes a little push to get your grass at its greenest, and that's when fertilizer is your friend. Lowe's has the advice you need when it comes down to picking the right kind.
Want the greenest lawn out of all of your neighbors? Lowe's is here to help. If you want to grow your own grass, these tips will get you through the process and into a lush lawn.
Trying to sell your house? Increasing its 'curb appeal' is critical to making a good first impression on potential buyers. Update your home's exterior, give your front yard, lawn or garden a facelift and clean the sidewalks.
Forget about buying a garden fountain. You can make a DIY one for your garden. You can even make a small on for a tabletop! You just need to get the right pump for the job. The base of you fountain just needs to be big enough to completely submerge the pump under water. Watch to learn the rest, which involves flower pots and cobble stones.
If you want to add a little something to your yard for a good price, why not a stone walkway? This is perfect for areas that are used to experiencing rain and don't have a proper walkway from one area to another. This is perfect for the side of a home that may be covered in grass and has no sidewalk at all.
Swimming pools are a lot of fun, but occasionally you may have some problems with your water. If you're starting to see algae grow, you're going to need to get rid of it. Thankfully, Mike Kraft, Lowe's home improvement expert, has some tips for maintaining your pool and algae removal. Learn the differences between green, black and mustard pool algae and the different treatments for each.
Is your swimming pool a little cloudy? It may be cause by a number of things, and Lowe's has the answers to fixing this problem. Mike Kraft, Lowe's home improvement expert, shares his tips for clearing that cloudy swimming pool water in no time. Learn how to backwash pool filters, check the pH balance and see if you should add more chlorine.
If you own a home with beat down and rusty gutters, it may be time to replace them with new ones. Gutters are important during the winter time by helping collect any water that can seep or leak into your home, causing water damage. They're not too difficult to replace and can help out the overall look of a home significantly.
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.
In this video, we learn how to build a house out of trash for free. First, find pallets from grocery stores and place nine of them together in 3x3 rows. Now, you will lay down a tarp that you can find over the plywood and start to add scrap pieces of plywood that you find around for the walls on the side. After the walls are up, cut down tree trunks that are long and then nail them together and place a tarp over the top. After this, tie the tarp down and tie it to the trees and your free hous...
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....
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.
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 ...
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, ...
In this tutorial, we learn how to remove root suckers from trees with Lee Reich. The root suckers will take the energy from the tree, outgrow the tree, and destroy the tree. The easiest way to get rid of these is to just tug them and remove them from the tree, which will result in no regrowth. For suckers that have been developing for a long time, it's going to be harder to remove. To avoid these, make sure you remove them two to three times a year. You can also cut off root suckers at their ...
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 with a foam brush, and without using any water. This will dry quickly, but take a lot of paint to fully cover the entire pot. When the paint is dry, you can now start to paint on your design! You can put stripes, flower...
In order to build a garden tuteur, you will need the following: found sticks, screws, twine, a drill, and a rubber band.
In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to divide ornamental grasses. Daryl Beyers in this video says that spring is the right time for this activity and you'll need a sharp knife or, even a chain saw for this. When a bunch of grass starts to become sparse in the middle, it's about time to divide. The first step is to dig the entire grass out of the ground. It will take some amount of effort to do this. After this is done, take a sharp knife or a chain saw and divide the bunch...
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.
Michelle Gervais shows us how to make easy garden lanterns in this tutorial. First, grab an empty can and fill it with sand up to the top, then fill it with water. Put the can in the freezer and let it sit overnight. Next, grab a leaf template and place it on a piece of white paper, then put parchment paper over the leaf and trace the leaf. Now, grab the can and put it on a cushion and wrap your stencil on the can and secure with tape. Grab a sharp nail and hammer, and hammer the nail around ...
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a simple compost bin. This task is very easy, simple and fast to do. Users will need some galvanized wire that is about 5 ft high and 4 ft long. Begin by fastening the wire together in a cylinder shape. Then place a pile of leaved into the wire bin and allow them to compost. Make sure to only place in organic matter into the compost bin. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in gardening and helping the environment, and woul...
If you've recently installed your own fencing in your yard, some may think the next best thing to do is seal it. That may not be such a smart idea. Allowing a fence to be exposed to the air and environment can actually do wonders for a fence. As you'll learn in this tutorial, you'll find out more on why letting your fence set is such a good idea and what kind of sealants you can use on it. Good luck and enjoy!
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 do.
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 will result in a fully operational sprinkler.
You may think that you only need to seed your lawn once, but you're mistaken. Even when your grass is lush and green, you can still apply seeds all over your yard to promote healthy growth and new grass to grow. It's a task that many people use on their yard and the results are always positive.
There are some people out there who care so much about their yard, they'll do whatever it takes to take care of it. If you're interested in keeping your lawn nice and healthy, this next tutorial covers a method that has worked for many. It's called topdressing. It's something that is easy to do and can result in grass that is great to look at and will stay healthy for a long time.
If you're looking for a great way to get the proper nutrients to your yard, you're about to find out. Aerating a yard is an easy task that involves you placing holes in your yard on purpose. This may make your yard look a bit ugly, but it helps with getting the proper nutrients and oxygen into the ground.
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.
Just like all living organisms, lawns need the proper amount of food and water in order to survive. Not giving them enough can lead to a dead looking yard that is unpleasant to look at.
When owning a lawn, you want to make sure that it's as healthy as it can be. You don't want to have the ugliest yard on the block do you. There are many methods to ensure that you're yard will stand out. One way of doing this is by aeration. This involves making holes in the lawn that will allow for growth and other benefits as well.
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.
Using a heat pump in your home, is a great way to be energy efficient and keep your home nice and comfortable. What it does it takes heat from your home during the summer and transfers it outside, and then during the winter months, takes heat from the outdoor air and puts in your home.