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How to Analyze Soil Temps and Drainage

Soil temperature and water drainage rates are as important to a plant as sunlight and fertilizer. Learn how to analyze these key elemen...

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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. 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
  4. 4. Chessboard Patio (04:50)

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

  5. 5. Solarizing Soil (02:18)

    Reduce disease in your garden by solarizing your soil. .

  6. 6. Soil Preparation

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

  7. 7. Lumpy Lawn Cure (04:10)

    New lawns can be lumpy; here's advice to help you level your yard.

  8. 8. Growing Herbs (03:18)

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

  9. 9. Garden Soil Tests (01:34)

    Learn why soil samples are a great tool for getting your soil in shape.

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

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

  11. 11. Features and Devices for the Greenhouse

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

  12. 12. 5 Frequent Questions About Yard Prep for Growing Vegetables

    DIY answers the top five questions about preparing the yard for a vegetable garden.

  13. 13. Strawberries (05:47)

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

  14. 14. The Benefits of Compost

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

  15. 15. Growing Cucumbers (05:01)

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

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