Around the Yard

Around the Yard

Watch our lawn and garden videos to find out how to improve the look of your yard.


Filling buried water bottle from hose

Use a Water Bottle to Deliver More Water to Your Plants

Watering is important for all plants, but some need additional water delivered slowly over time to ensure healthy growth. Watch this video for an easy way to create a small, buried cistern out of a plastic water bottle to give your plants additional water over time.

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Tray of plant cuttings with heating pad

Using a Heating Pad to Help Propagate Plants

When propagating plants from cuttings, it’s important to keep the soil warm so they’ll grow. However, if the temperature becomes too high, it can encourage bacteria growth and disease. To prevent this from happening, place a heating pad under the container to warm the soil. Watch this video to find out more.

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Moss being removed from stones with scrub brush and bleach

How to Remove Moss from Walks and Steps in Your Yard

Moss growing on surfaces you walk on—such as sidewalks, stepping stone paths, decks, steps, or stairs—should be removed, since it can make them slippery and cause a safety hazard. Watch this video to find out how.

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Installing landscape timber under gate

How to Keep Dogs from Digging Under a Fence Gate

Some dogs love to escape when confined to a fenced yard, and the easiest way out is often by digging under the gate. Watch this video to see how to prevent your dog from digging under a gate.

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Excavator and front-end loader clear off hillside

How to Landscape a Steep Hillside on Your Yard

John Deere provided the heavy equipment to improve the looks and control erosion on this steep hillside while landscaper Ron Hill provided the manpower and shared his expertise with me on how to prepare the soil and plant the dozens of ornamental grasses and other plants. Watch this video to find out more.

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Danny Lipford with lawn tractor

How to Choose the Right Lawn Mower for Your Yard

Choosing the right mower for your yard and mowing your grass on a regular basis are important to having a good, healthy lawn. When deciding between a push mower or lawn tractor, take into consideration the size, number of obstructions, and slope of your yard. Watch this video to find out more.

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how to choose a tree

What to Look for When Choosing a Tree for Your Yard

When selecting a tree for your yard from a nursery there are several important factors to consider, including branching structure, root structure, and girdling roots. Watch this video to find out more.

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flower bed border

How to Mark a Curved Arc Border for a Flower Bed

To mark a perfect arc when laying out a border for a flower bed, all you need is a gutter spike, tape measure or string, and a can of marking paint. Watch this video to find about how to go about it.

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