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Top 68 Soil Projects

  1. 1. Soil Amendments 101

    The experts at DIY Network provide tips on the best types of soil to use around the yard.

  2. 2. Simple Soil Tests

    DIY Network experts show how a few simple tests can determine what you need to do to help your soil and improve your gardening results.

  3. 3. The Benefits of Compost

    The DIY Network experts discuss how compost gives plants an added natural boost without the use of synthetic fertilizers.

  4. 4. How to Use Solarization to Keep Soil in Great Shape

    Solarization employs plastic to heat up the soil, eliminating garden pests and diseases that overwinter in the soil.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 5. Blueberries (04:43)

    Plant right and you'll be rewarded with delicious blueberries for years.

  6. 6. Starting a New Garden (20:00)

    We'll prep a new garden and demonstrate how to do a soil test.

  7. 7. Laying Sod (01:00)

    Jason Cameron shares tips on laying sod to create a lush new lawn.

  8. 8. Strawberries (05:47)

    Use these steps to grow the biggest strawberries on the block.

  9. 9. How To Build a Potting Box for a Greenhouse

    Learn how to make a potting box, or soil box, in the heart of a greenhouse.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 10. Repotting a Plant (01:19)

    Ahmed Hassan shares some simple tips on how to repot a plant.

  11. 11. Conducting a Soil Test

    Learn about the benefits of conducting a simple soil test. The DIY Network experts discuss how test results can tell you how to amend s...

  12. 12. Going Organic (04:58)

    Joe Lamp'l shows how to start a garden or convert an old one to organic.

  13. 13. Tomatoes in a Hanging Basket (00:05:35)

    Here's what you need to know about growing tomatoes in a hanging basket.

  14. 14. Essential Compacting Tips (01:13)

    Learn how to pack the soil to prevent loosening or cracking of the pavers.

  15. 15. Toro Dingo TX 525 (01:29)

    This walk-behind compact utility loader has more than 30 attachments.

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