soil

How to make a self-watering planter

Self-Watering Planter

Make a self-watering planter or wicking-bucket to keep your plants healthy and well-watered. Perfect for a patio garden or any yard. I learned how to make a ...
Tips and hints to grow a successful succulent garden in your backyard.

Planting a Succulent Garden

A succulent garden is easy to grow and care for. There are just a few things to remember when planting these beautiful drought-tolerant plants. Last week I...
How to put in a beautiful and healthy sod lawn

How to Choose and Lay Sod

The final part of putting in our lawn is installing the sod. Most of the work now is preparing for the ground for the sod. If you haven't already, take a lo...
Testing soil to find out Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium levels

How to Take a Soil Test

We are putting in a new lawn soon and other plant in our backyard. To prepare, we need to get the soil ready, but how do we know what our soil needs? We take a ...