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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.

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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. Raising Landscaping Grade (00:01:00)

    Landscaping soil is used to raise the grade against a home for curb appeal.

  3. 3. 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.

  4. 4. The Benefits of Compost

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

  5. 5. Building Garden Beds (00:20:00)

    Build raised planting beds to create healthy soil for your garden plants.

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

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

  7. 7. Growing Herbs (03:18)

    Joe Lamp'l shows how to plant movable herb gardens in strawberry pots.

  8. 8. 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...

  9. 9. Growing Cucumbers (05:01)

    Joe gives step-by-step instructions for planting easy-to-grow cucumbers.

  10. 10. Watering Lawns and Plants (01:46)

    Ahmed demonstrates the right way to water lawns and plantings.

  11. 11. How to Build Raised Garden Beds

    Follow these simple steps to clear the space, prep the soil and shield against weeds for raised garden beds.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  12. 12. How To Lay New Sod

    A quick fix to a dead landscape is instant green sod. Just a few rolls make a vibrant green carpet.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  13. 13. Gardening in Small Spaces (01:02)

    Here are the DIY Basics on gardening in small spaces.

  14. 14. How to Grow Beets (04:34)

    Joe Lamp'l shares expert advice on planting, growing and harvesting beets.

  15. 15. Garden Soil Tests (01:34)

    Learn why soil samples are a great tool for getting your soil in shape.

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