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How to Make Your Own Potting Soil

There is no need to purchase expensive bagged potting soil once you learn how easy it is to mix at home.

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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. Retaining Wall Base (02:28)

    The most important part of a retaining wall is the base.

  3. 3. Soil Preparation

    Organic amendments will help correct soil deficiencies in a new garden.

  4. 4. Features and Devices for the Greenhouse

    The DIY Network experts discusses some features and devices that will enhance your greenhouse.

  5. 5. Sensational Spinach (00:20:01)

    Learn the best ways to plant spinach and discover valuable harvesting tips.

  6. 6. 5 Frequent Questions About Yard Prep for Growing Vegetables

    DIY answers the top five questions about preparing the yard for a vegetable garden.

  7. 7. The Benefits of Compost

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

  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Starting a New Garden (20:00)

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

  10. 10. How to Grow Peppers (03:32)

    Joe Lamp'l shares expert advice on planting and growing peppers.

  11. 11. Soil Preparation for Perennials

    A DIY Network expert explains how to prepare soil for growing healthy perennials.

  12. 12. Raising Landscaping Grade (00:01:00)

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

  13. 13. How to Add Soil Amendments and Critter Fencing

    Learn how to improve the soil by adding nutrients, and how to build a simple fence.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  14. 14. A Lush Lawn for Curb Appeal (00:01:13)

    Nothing enhances your home's curb appeal more than a lush, green lawn.

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

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

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