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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. 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. How to Grow Beets (04:34)

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

  4. 4. The Benefits of Compost

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

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

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

  6. 6. Laying Sod (01:00)

    Jason Cameron shares tips on laying sod to create a lush new lawn.

  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. Retaining Wall Base (02:28)

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

  9. 9. Weeds as Warnings

    DIY Network offers tips on how you can let weeds tell you what's wrong with your garden.

  10. 10. Building Garden Beds (00:20:00)

    Build raised planting beds to create healthy soil for your garden plants.

  11. 11. Soil Preparation for Perennials

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

  12. 12. Soil Specifics

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

  13. 13. Building a Planting Bed (00:60)

    Building a planting bed is a great weekend project that's hard to mess up.

  14. 14. Features and Devices for the Greenhouse

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

  15. 15. Wacker Rammer Tamper (00:56)

    Wacker's four-cylinder Rammer Tamper makes soil compacting a breeze.

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