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How to Lay Sod

Everything grows in the soil, so it's important to prepare the soil properly.

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Top 68 Soil Projects

  1. 1. The Benefits of Compost

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

  2. 2. Blueberries (04:43)

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

  3. 3. Strawberries (05:47)

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

  4. 4. Chessboard Patio (04:50)

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

  5. 5. 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...

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

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

  7. 7. Picket Fence Planter (05:49)

    Plant a mint or herb garden in this easy-to-make picket fence planter.

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

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

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

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

  10. 10. Going Organic (04:58)

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

  11. 11. Soil Specifics

    DIY experts discuss how to check soil conditions and what kinds of characteristics "good" soil should have.

  12. 12. Features and Devices for the Greenhouse

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

  13. 13. 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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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  14. 14. How to Grow Potatoes (05:02)

    Joe Lamp'l shows how to plant, grow and harvest potatoes.

  15. 15. Sod Removal, Soil Prep and Weed Control

    Garden beds are a great way to lay out a vegetable garden. DIY shows how to clear the space, prep the soil and shield against weeds.

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