You can get eggs and high-quality compost from backyard chickens—but you can also get Salmonella.
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Learn how to replace or fix your old backyard or garage floodlight on your house with a new one. This video will show you how to remove the old floodlight, on your house or garage, and also explain the wiring and show you how to hook everything up.
If you live in a small town, weather apps can be unreliable. Before moving to Los Angeles, I always had to add or subtract five degrees or so from what my weather app said because I couldn't trust it. With the help of BloomSky, you will be able to get an accurate weather reading directly from your backyard.
Parties are a great way to celebrate and have fun with your good friends, so to make sure your next party rocks, I've assembled some of the biggest life-hackers on YouTube to bring you 10 outrageous party tricks your guests will not forget.
I'll be honest—I've never been a huge fan of camping. It's not that I have anything against nature, I'm just partial to showering and sleeping in my own bed. In fact, the only part of camping I've ever really enjoyed is sitting around a campfire. Outdoor fires are perfect for socializing and cooking hot dogs, but they're also great at helping remove one of camping's biggest annoyances.
Rockets will always be cool no matter what age you are, and building your own rocket is even better. If you have an iPhone that you aren't afraid to blast off into the sky, then you can try and build your own iPhone Rocket to record and analyze flight data, like Byte Works did. The list of parts is a little hefty, but their blog provides you with all of the information you need to make sure you have everything. The most important thing you need is the sensor tag, so that you can record the am...
Nothing to do this summer? Then spark things up with a little baking soda and some vinegar and make a tiny, working rocket. Best of all—you probably already have most of the materials and ingredients lying around the house. What You'll Need
Have a passion for metal working and metalsmithing? Want to get into the art without having to go to an expensive shop to set up a forge? Well this video has all the tips and tricks you will need! In it, you will learn what parts you will need and what steps you will need to take to create your own backyard forge easily!
First of all you have to start by terracing all the lands. Now select the varieties of trees that you want and start planting them in your garden. These trees shall help you in checking soil erosion. You may also use rocks fro land scalping and also checking soil erosion. Now you can plant ‘daisies’ all around the garden. These grow very fast and then they help to bind all the soil together. However you have to check their growth because they compete with other plants for the nutrients. They ...
A deck is the perfect place for any kind of get together. You can use it for a party, family event, or just to hang out and relax. Decks can help add a certain style to any backyard and help raise the price of the home.
Build your backyard snow fort bigger and better than ever before. The stick trick is vital to keeping your fort sturdy.
Do you like going to parties but hate hosting them because it is just too work? Watch this video tutorial from Better TV to learn how to host a back yard barbecue party like a pro. Get the help of your friends and delegate tasks too to make the BBQ more fun and less overwhelming.
This is a great big tower and it's for snowboarding down. Kind of a small scale of the kind they use in summer snowjams.
This shows how to make a ladder golf set. You need PVC pipe and a saw to cut it. You will also need connector pieces. This Instructables video is a fun outdoor game. Make golf ball bolas using golf balls and nylon rope. Drill through the balls to make the bolas. You throw the bolas underhand at the ladder.
Why have a plain old barbecue when you can host an Oktoberfest? Make it authentic with these tips. You Will Need
If you're trying to find something to add to you backyard, why not try building a backyard pond? Ponds are great additions to add to your backyard and can keep a variety of different fish and plants. This tutorial will show you how to build a backyard pond from some items that are easy to get and use. Good luck and enjoy!
Flooding a backyard in winter is a common technique for building a hockey rink in your backyard. This is used for ice skating, ice hockey and other winter sports. Bring winter joy to your boring backyard by flooding it into a make-shift pond or body of water that freezes.
Make family movie night extra special by holding it outdoors! If your backyard is big enough and the weather where you live lets you, you can set up your own home theater in the backyard! All you need is a screen, projector, DVD player and a sound system.
How to level a backyard skating rink. Turn your backyard into a hockey rink or ice skating rink by flooding it. That part is easy. The part where you add the flat surface so that it's playable.
Want to get rid of unsightly bare spots in your front or backyard lawn? In this video tutorial, home improvement expert Danny Lipford shows you three different solutions for fixing small dead spots of grass in your yard. For more information, and to get started reviving your own lawn, watch this helpful landscaper's guide.
If you enjoy spending time outside, but can't stand being in the sun for too long, you have a bit of a problem. Buying patio furniture or an umbrella is a good idea, but it can be a pain lugging it around, especially if it's not weatherproof. Another great option is creating a shade cloth.
In this tutorial, we learn how to build a backyard patio. First, determine the location keeping in mind other buildings and landscape features. There should be a retaining wall around the patio so measure out all the different dimensions. Position a cap block at the highest center location. Then, use a level to transfer the patio height over the proposed location. You will then have to figure out how many blocks you need. When you calculate your digging depth, take into account your foundatio...
Chad from California Waterscapes takes you through the steps of installing a backyard pond. He begins by marking the location for the pond and stream using spray paint on the ground and by laying out the necessary equipment: the skimmer box and the waterfall unit. After digging out the pond Chad uses a laser level to determine the water level and place the skimmer box at this level. After all debris has been removed from the pond the underlayment and liner is placed in the pond followed by ro...
Planters or organized beds with planter borders can not only provide mowing definition, but contain the flowers and hopefully keep out weeds that may grow into them from surrounding areas. Backyard planters can be big or small, permanent or portable. The simplest planters consist of edging for flower or vegetable beds. In the past, many used recycled railroad ties for this, and they still add a distinctive rustic appeal to garden beds. In recent years, however, pressure-treated landscaping ti...
Quit hogging your own backyard. Make it a haven for your fine feathered friends. Learn how to attract birds to your yard.
Food, water, and shelter—that’s all butterflies and birds need to consider your backyard a home. And the great thing is that what attracts them will beautify your yard as well!
Having an irrigation system installed in your back or front yard, can be an easy way to not only water your plants, but add investment to your home. Asking a professional can put you back thousands of dollars, so doing it yourself it a much better option. It will only take a few days to complete, the right tools, and some sweat and labor. So check out the tutorial above to find out what else it will take to have a great irrigation system in your yard. Enjoy!
In this video, our author, Jimmy Jacobs, shows us how to build a quarter pipe. He shows use many ways to grip the shovel to form our quarter pipe such as ‚Äúthe granny‚Äù or the ‚Äúrailroad‚Äù. Please make sure your shovel has a sharp tip, otherwise this will be difficult. From here, just repeatedly hit your pile of snow with the sharp tip of your shovel to smooth out the surface. It is important to note that you it helpful to build your pile first, instead of trying to smooth the snow before...
In this how to video, you will learn how to make your own compost heap. Compost is nature's own living fertilizer. It can be purchased at stores, but you can also make it yourself. This can be started in any weather and at any time of the year. Tree trimmings, grass clippings, food scraps, coffee grounds, saw dust, and even dryer lint can be used for compost. Any mix can be used. The critical ingredient is oxygen. Coarse and soft mixes should be used. Water is also important. You want living ...
Remodeling your home or backyard can be expensive, but you can save some money by doing it yourself. If you are re-tiling your patio steps you can grout them yourself. In this Home & Garden how-to video you will learn how to grout your newly tiled backyard steps.
This video will show you how to make a backyard skimboarding setup. You will need a lot of plastic, some pool noodles, water, and of course, a skimboard. This is great for skimboard enthusiasts who live far away from a big body of water.
If your kids have a lot of energy and aren't into sports, it might seem hard to find ways for them to release their energy. This video offers a way. It will teach you how to build an obstacle course in your back yard that will be fun for the kids and keep them healthy and calm.
If you're camping, and you've got a fire going, make sure you bring the fixin's and take a look at these tips for the best ever, universally loved camping munchy. Watch this how to video to learn how to roast up s'mores.
Pat Simpson helps you select the right shed for your back yard. Whether your using it for supplies or tools, he'll point you in the right direction.
Jeremy Reid has created what quite possibly may be every child, teenager and adult's dream: the backyard roller coaster. This thing sure beats my childhood swing set.
Apparently a little amateur astronomy can go a long way. On March 21, 2009, Ralf Vandebergh, sitting in his backyard, pointed his 10 inch telescope at the sky and "saw a few bright pixels appear precisely where the work was going on at exactly the moment it was being conducted." A few bright pixels = an astronaut!
Add a modern twist to your typical green garden. This vertical rock garden gives you some extra privacy in a busy townhouse complex. So watch this how to video to learn how to create a beautiful vertical rock garden in your backyard.
Get professional tips for measuring, marking and pouring a concrete pad. This how to video is a quick excerpt from a DIY show. Watch and learn all the little details that go into planning, measuring and installing a semicircular concrete pad in your homes back yard.
This how to video follows the installation of a waterfall in a backyard makeover. Watch how simple it is to install one in you backyard. Get the basic to brainstorm the installation process of your own backyard.