It’s usually pretty easy to eyeball bags of mulch, dirt, stone, and concrete and figure out how many you need for your project. But if you’re working on a larger scale, materials are often sold by the cubic yard. Read this article to find out how to buy and haul materials by the cubic yard.
Cubic yards are used to measure materials ranging from concrete for a slab to mulch for your garden. A cubic yard is the volume of material which fits in a space one yard wide by one yard deep by one yard high. Find out how to calculate cubic yards, or use our handy cubic yard calculator.
Potted plants on porches, patios, and decks can dry out quickly during the summer. When mixed into the soil of potted plants, Scotts Miracle-Gro Water Storing Crystals expand to store many times their weight in water, preventing potted plants from drying out as quickly. Watch this video to find out more.
After planting her garden, my grandmother would spread layers of old newspaper between the rows, topped with straw, to make a weed-suppressing barrier that still let moisture through. This year I decided to give her method a try myself. Read on to find out how I went about it.
Watch this video to find out how to choose fertilizer for your lawn or other outdoor plants based on the ratio of nutrients, as well as when is the best time to apply fertilizer to your yard or garden.