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Top 64 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 Grow Peppers (03:32)

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

  5. 5. How to Use a Yard Compactor

    A yard compactor packs down gravel and soil. It has a heavy steel plate on the bottom that causes the vibration that packs down the dir...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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...

  8. 8. Growing Herbs (03:18)

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

  9. 9. Chessboard Patio (04:50)

    This yard is the ultimate entertaining space with its chessboard patio.

  10. 10. Retaining Wall Base (02:28)

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

  11. 11. Laying a Sod Lawn (00:02:48)

    Ahmed explains and demonstrates the proper process for laying a sod lawn.

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

    Ahmed demonstrates the right way to water lawns and plantings.

  13. 13. Lawn Care: Killing A Lawn, Testing Soil, Spreading Seed

    As with any project, before tackling the complicated aspects of a task, it's necessary to master the fundamentals first. These are the ...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  14. 14. Tomatoes in a Hanging Basket (00:05:35)

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

  15. 15. Growing Cucumbers (05:01)

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

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