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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. How to Choose and Use a Rototiller

    The rotary tiller, which uses metal tines to break up the soil, is one of the most valuable tools a garden can have. The professionals ...

  2. 2. Soil Amendments 101

    The experts at DIY Network provide tips on the best types of soil to use around the yard.

  3. 3. Gardening in Small Spaces (01:02)

    Here are the DIY Basics on gardening in small spaces.

  4. 4. Growing Herbs (03:18)

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

  5. 5. Solarizing Soil (02:18)

    Reduce disease in your garden by solarizing your soil. .

  6. 6. Growing Cucumbers (05:01)

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

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

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

  8. 8. Features and Devices for the Greenhouse

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

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

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

  10. 10. Soil Preparation

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

  11. 11. 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.

  12. 12. The Benefits of Compost

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

  13. 13. Barreto Trencher (01:19)

    This trencher's unique manual chain control lets you dig the toughest soil.

  14. 14. How to Grow Potatoes (05:02)

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

  15. 15. Chessboard Patio (04:50)

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

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