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How To: Pick out an ornamental grass for landscape

This video shows us several types of ornamental grass that can be used in landscape projects. Although none of these grasses are appropriate for use in lawns, they are great options for those who are concerned about water conservation. Ricegrass is a bunch grass with long stems and silver heads. It is a cool-season grass and will go dormant in hot weather. Little Bluestem grows quickly in the Spring and is known for its variety of colors including blue, green, and yellow. Giant Sacaton is a g...

How To: Correct grass and sky color and contrast in Photoshop

Have a beautiful photo that needs some help? In this video learn how to correct grass and sky color and contrast with a little revolutionary software program called Adobe Photoshop. Transforming brown/yellow grass to bright saturated grass and converting a dull sky to a bright blue wonderfully vivid sky with help take your photo from "just okay" to "superb".

How To: Identify and control problems with bermudagrass

In this how-to video, you will learn how to identify and control problems with Bermuda Grass. If you are worried with allergies, you should check if you are allergic to this particular grass. The seed heads produce the majority of it, but even the pollen produces these allergies. Regarding the water schedule, the grass needs water during the summer. If you have a fine textured soil, you should water about one time a week. If your grass is turning a blue-gray color, it might be lacking water. ...

How To: Identify and treat snow mold

snow mold occurs in round patches of grass in the lawn. The patches contain a fussy substance (the mold), that appears in grey or pink; the most dangerous of the two. Mold is formed whenever a lot of snow is left on the lawn for a long period of time, this causes the mold to grow underneath. Late fertilization with a lot of nitrogen promotes mold. Dead grass or thatch can cause mold to develop. Gently raking allows airflow into the grass and promotes new grass growth. The putting down of gras...

How To: Propogate ornamental grasses

In this how to video series, learn how to propagate ornamental grasses, from horticulturist and gardening expert Amanda Kantor. Amanda will teach you all the steps of ornamental grass division propagation. She will demonstrate how to reduce trauma to ornamental grasses when transplanting, how to trim and prune ornamental grasses.

How To: Play tennis on a grass court

Check out this instructional tennis video that demonstrates a few techniques on how to play tennis on a grass court. There aren't a lot of grass courts around, so if you are lucky enough to do so, you're in for quite a treat. The game of tennis is played on many surfaces from concrete to clay to grass. Learn tips for playing on grass tennis courts in this video tennis lesson.

How To: Grow a grass lawn in summer weather

Gardener P. Allen Smith give us some tips on how to care for our lawns during the hot summer months. You need to choose the correct type of grass seed and soil to suit your area and local weather conditions. In the summer, let your grass grow a little longer so that the blades of grass can shade the roots. Watch this instructional gardening video to learn how to maintain a fresh summer lawn, without dumping unnecessary fertilizers onto it or over watering the brittle grass.

How To: Prune ornamental grasses

This how to video teaches you to cut ornamental grasses back in the spring to promote great summer growth. In the summer ornamental grasses look gorgeous, but after the winter these grasses are dry and are a fire hazard. Watch this video and learn how to easily prune your ornamental grasses.

How To: Multiply red fountain grass

In this video, Shirley shows her viewers an effective way to multiply your red fountain grass in order to create more grass from a single plant. After the growing season, find a large, overgrown patch of grass and use a shovel to dig out a section by the roots. After planting the grass in a pot, it is crucial that you shear the top of the plant so that the grass is only 4 to 5 inches tall. This will ensure that the plant focuses on growing roots rather than its blades at the moment. This meth...

How To: properly mow your lawn and use different mowers

This video gives you several important do's and don'ts when it comes to mowing your lawn. It starts out by going through a couple different types of mowers, including a manual mower, which has blades on the bottom that are turned from the motion of pushing the mower. He then gives you a tip for how high to keep your grass. Make sure you only take off 1/3 of the length of the grass at a time or it will leave your grass very unhealthy. After you cut your grass, if you've only taken that third o...

How To: Model grass with 3D Studio Max 2010 or 2011

In this tutorial, you'll see how to create a grass scene using the stock modeling tools within 3ds Max 2010 and 2011. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the application, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, and to get started creating your own 3D grassy landscapes, take a look!

How To: Care for the lawn in the fall

Fall is a great time to fertilize your lawn, especially cool season grasses like Bluegrass and Tall Fescue. By fertilizing in the fall you're building up the root system but because it's cool the top won't grow as well so you won't need to mow as much. Before spreading your fertilizer you want to top dress with compost. Compost is a great additive for the lawn, especially if you sprinkle a quarter to a half inch layer on top of the lawn. It will work its way down and when down there will feed...

How To: Design a cartoon environment in Adobe Flash

In this tutorial, we learn how to design a cartoon environment in Adobe Flash. Start out by picking the color for the green. Use different types of green, making a gradient so it transitions from a lighter to a darker color. After this, draw on the sky making it go from darker at the top to lighter blue at the bottom near the grass. Add in a fence on the grass, then draw on circles with gradient layers to create mountains. Create a new layer to make dirt and grass on the front of the picture ...

How To: Do a grass silhouette effect in GIMP

In this video, we learn how to do a grass silhouette effect in GIMP. First, draw a black mound and then close off your selection. After this, turn the path into a selection and fill it in with a black color. Next, select your smudge tool and use a small circle brush. Set the rate up to 95, depending on the length of grass you want. Now, use your mouse to push up on the mound and you will see wispy pieces of grass form where you are moving your mouse. Cross them over and cover as much of the a...

How To: Fertilize your fall lawn

John White from Southwest Yard and Garden teaches viewers how to fertilize and care for their fall lawn. Fertilization is recommended at 1 pound per month. As you reach September and October, reduce your nitrogen to 1/4 a pound and as October comes around reduce this even further to about half a pound. You will need turf fertilizer and on this package there will be three numbers in the order representing nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. In late fall you will want to use a fertilizer with ...

How To: Grow wheatgrass for your animals

Wheat grass is very nutritious for animals like dogs. In this video, we demonstrate how easy it is. The first step is rinsing seeds with water and letting them soak over night for 8-12 hours. After they have soaked, rinse. Evenly place the seeds on a bed of soil in a tray and cover with a paper towel. Then water thoroughly and cover with another tray. Keeping the seeds moist is very important. You should see results in 3 days when you can remove the extra tray and the paper towel. We then dem...

How To: Cut back ornamental grass

Adrian Higgins is the extraordinary garden writer for the Washington Post and shares with us his tip for cutting back ornamental grass. Spring is late in Washington this year which is good because we haven't gotten around to cutting back our grasses. This is a vital late winter chore because if it isn't done before new growth emerges, cutting could damage the new growth. Different people have different techniques depending on the grass and tool. Adrian doesn't like to use pruners for this tas...

How To: Install an eco-friendly lawn

Patti Moreno the Garden Girl shows how to grow an environmentally friendly, low maintenance, drought and insect resistant Eco-Lawn, a blend of 7 Fescue grasses for shady, rocky, and sandy soils. Prepare the bare ground by raking debris. Spread the seed, and then water the seed once a day for the first month. The grass sprouts in 7-14 days. Fill in patches with more seed. Remove leaves, but don't disturb soil and seeds. To convert to an Eco-Lawn, mow the old grass very low, and then spread new...

How To: Get out grass stains

After rolling down the hill or sliding into second base, it's time to tackle those grass stains. With summer coming up, this Howcast guide is helpful for moms wanting to get rid of those pesky grass stains. How to remove grass stains:

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