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How to Add Soil Amendments and Critter Fencing

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

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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. Pond Depth (01:57)

    There are specific depths to consider if a pond will have fish or plants.

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

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

  6. 6. 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...

  7. 7. Growing Herbs (03:18)

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

  8. 8. Chessboard Patio (04:50)

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

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

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

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

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

  11. 11. 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.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 12. Soil Quality (01:25)

    Dirt that doesn't retain water or nutrients won't do a landscape much good.

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

    Ahmed demonstrates the right way to water lawns and plantings.

  14. 14. How To Find a Site and Sample Soil

    Learn how to determine a new garden's location and check the soil's condition.

    Time:
    Month
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  15. 15. Front Yard Transformation (05:47)

    This century-old house may be a dream, but its yard is a nightmare.

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