If you haven't already discovered, landscaping is equal parts art and science— what you put and where has a huge impact on how your yard will look. And if you want beautiful trees and shrubs, Lowe's has the advice you need for getting started.
Outdoor lighting is an important part of your landscape. It's serves multiple purposes, but wouldn't you want to make sure you're getting the right lights, for both daytime and nighttime use? Lowe's has the answers to help you plan and install outdoor lighting in your yard.
When customers come to your place of business, you want them to feel welcome and comfortable. In this video tutorial, Dave of Growing Wisdom discusses design principles to keep in mind when you're redoing the entryway to your business. For more and better information, and to get started redoing the entrance to your own business establishment, watch this landscaper's guide.
In this tutorial, we learn how to design, plan & install a water-wise landscape w/Lowe's. Traditional landscape can require a lot of time but there are a lot of ways to make it more simple. A water wise landscape is easy to do and will look great. This simply means using your landscape simply to achieve great results. First, you need to plan and design and call utility companies to see what areas to avoid electrical and gas lines. Draw out a plan of your property and then draw how you want yo...
David Epstein shows a simple and yet creative way to add contrast to any garden with bare or no interest areas. To add a little extra winter color, David introduces three varieties of the "Small leaf Rhododendron" including; "Midnight Ruby", "Westons Mayflower" and "Dora Ainateis". Although these smaller leafed varieties require a little more sunlight, they do however produce flowers in Spring and hold their leaves all winter long. So, for a continuation of color throughout winter, be sure to...
Checkers anyone? Better TV shows you how to make an eye-catching landscape feature that's quick, easy and lots of fun. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to do a grass checkerboard landscape.
Learn how to choose plants that complement each other, as well as varieties that fit the climate and natural landscape of your area. She will show to correctly plant your flowers to ensure that they are able to take hold and grow. See how to create new flower beds in your yards and how to create an edging around it. Find out how to landscape a garden made of plants that are nectar bearing as to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. If you live in a smaller space you can also learn to pot plan...
This series will focus on the basics of drawing landscapes. Our expert Neha Ahuja shows you how to draw a landscape in these free video art lessons, including what sorts of art supplies you'll need to make your drawings, where to find examples of landscape drawing, and how to identify the distinguishing characteristics and details that define landscape drawing.
Our expert, a professional landscape designer, will walk you through what you need to know to make the yard you want. One of the most important steps is to develop a plan. She will cover making a plan and how to pick the right plants for your yard. Our expert gives you tips on how to design a beautiful landscape that's right for your yard space and your climate. Learn how to design flower beds, how to accent your landscape with art and stones, and what materials you'll need to get started. Wa...
So you've decided to transform your drab backyard into a Japanese Zen garden. You've made the right choice. Yes, tire swings and crab grass can slowly kill the soul. That being said, a bit of planning lies ahead. This article offers a list of How To tips, culled from the Landscape Network and other professional Japanese style landscapers, for planning an effective Japanese style landscape in your home. Step 1: Research.
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install landscape steps. Steps:
When it comes to fence-building, nobody knows better than Lowe's. And if you're thinking about fencing an area of your home, either for privacy, decoration or busywork, this video series will inform you on everything you need to know. Learn how to choose and plan out your fence, whether it be wood, aluminum or vinyl, then see how to start laying it out and digging the posts. Then move on to the actual installation.
Want greener and healthier grass around your home? With some care and a little work, you could have the greenest landscape in the county. Lowe's has the tips you need in this five-part video series on lawn maintenance.
Mailboxes don't have to look all lonesome, with only the curb to cheer them up. If you have one of those street boxes on a post instead of a house box, the best thing to do to make a happy mailbox is to give it some company. To improve your home's curbside appeal, take your landscaping efforts to the curb and enhance the area around the mailbox. It's a great way to accentuate your landscape.
Host Brenda Lo, from Lowe's Creative Ideas demonstrates, in this informational video, how to create an outdoor water fountain. Brenda details the entire process, listing the tools and supplies you will need to complete this great do-it-yourself project in just one afternoon with easily obtainable materials. This video is great for the DIY beginner or experienced professional looking for a new project idea for your outdoor garden. do-it-yourself, and save time and money with these great tips.
One of the joys of having a large yard is the riding lawnmower! It's not that intimidating. This video shows you a few basic ways to use a riding lawnmower. Always make sure you wear close toed shoes and eye protection!
In this tutorial, we learn how to repair and seal an asphalt driveway with Lowe's. First, make sure you wear appropriate clothing and have taken all the safety precautions before starting. Now, brush off all the dirt from the driveway, then clean it and scrub off any oil spots from the asphalt. After this, patch any cracks that are in the asphalt with crack filler. Allow this to cure according to the directions, now get ready to seal the driveway. Grab your asphalt sealer and brush it over th...
Gutter maintenance is not the funnest household chore, but it is essential in preserving your home. Lowe's has a few tips for you to start clearing out your gutters. You'll need a ladder, a bucket to clear out the debris, a trowel of some kind for scooping out the gutter gunk, a garden hose to wash out the gutter and a pair of gloves to protect your hands.
Watering is the key to getting your lawn, landscaping and flowers looking lush and healthy. First-time homeowners don't always get a lush lawn to begin with— it takes time and a little care to get there, and water is what you'll need! Lowe's has the advice you need for watering your lawn.
If your yard has hedges, shrubs or trees, chances are you'll need to occasionally cut them back, and that's where pruning comes in handy. Not only does pruning give nice shape to the hedges, but it can also help them grow thicker and healthier. Lowe's has the advice you need to tame your bushes.
One of the rituals of homeownership is regular yard work. Central to this yard maintenance is the awesome art of mowing the lawn. Just make sure you're not "scalping" your grass! Lowe's has the advice you need for mowing your landscape.
Everyone loves a nice lush lawn, but as most of us know, it's not something that happens by itself. Sometimes it takes a little push to get your grass at its greenest, and that's when fertilizer is your friend. Lowe's has the advice you need when it comes down to picking the right kind.
Want the greenest lawn out of all of your neighbors? Lowe's is here to help. If you want to grow your own grass, these tips will get you through the process and into a lush lawn.
Mike Kraft tells us how to clean a concrete driveway in this video. The driveway can collect a lot of different stains, which can lead to deterioration. Pressure washing is the best way to clean a brick or concrete driveway. You will first need to place detergent onto the driveway, then use the pressure washer to clean off the ground. You will also need grease remover if you have grease stains that are on your driveway. If you have a low pressure washer, hold the stream closer to the ground, ...
You may or may not have known, but mowing your lawn can actually help keep it healthy and promotes root growth. It also makes your yard look great and helps it stand out from any other bad looking yards on your block.
Just like all living organisms, lawns need the proper amount of food and water in order to survive. Not giving them enough can lead to a dead looking yard that is unpleasant to look at.
When owning a lawn, you want to make sure that it's as healthy as it can be. You don't want to have the ugliest yard on the block do you. There are many methods to ensure that you're yard will stand out. One way of doing this is by aeration. This involves making holes in the lawn that will allow for growth and other benefits as well.
Gophers are one of the most common and annoying pests that plague gardeners across the country. This video features a gardening expert explaining how to use cinch traps to kill the gophers in your yard and allow your garden to flourish once again. Do what Bill Murray could not do in Caddyshack after watching this video.
A mailbox can be the first thing people see on your property, so it's important to get a nice one and install it correctly. But installing a mailbox post and mailbox can be a surprisingly tricky project, involving making holes in the ground and trying to get the post to stand at just the right height. In this video, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com shows us how to install a mailbox the right way.
This video tutorial shows how fifteen dollars and a half an hour of assembly can produce a working bare-bones laminar flow nozzle that attaches to a garden hose for a makeshift fountain.
This how to video, made by Teddy Bear Pools & Spas, demonstrates how to clean in-ground pool DE filters. Cleaning the DE filter on your in-ground pool helps your pool run more efficiently during those long summer months. Watch and learn how easy it is to clean the filter with water and cleaning solution.
This how to video, made by Teddy Bear Pools & Spas, demonstrates how to clean above ground pool DE filters. Cleaning the DE filter on your above ground pool helps your pool run more efficiently during those long summer months. Watch and learn how easy it is to clean the filter with water and cleaning solution.
Getting your pool ready for summer is very important as the water will not be circulating for a few months. This instructional how-to video shows you how to close down your in-ground pool for winter. Start by removing debris and properly cleaning the liner. Don't forget to remove any exterior accessories and equipment properly before winterizing the in ground pool.
This how-to video shows you how to open your above ground pool after it has sat there all winter. Make sure to remove water on top of the cover, any debris, and tubing securing the cover. Open your above ground pool and get it ready for summer. Check the skimmer, filter, and pump before allowing anyone in. Don't forget to install the diving board properly.
This how-to video shows you how to open your in-ground pool after it has sat there all winter. Make sure to remove water on top of the cover, any debris, and tubing securing the cover. Open your in ground pool and get it ready for summer. Check the skimmer, filter, and pump before allowing anyone in. Don't forget to install the diving board properly.
This three-part video tutorial demonstrates how to acid wash and paint a swimming pool. In part 1, host Tim Casey shows you how to properly and safely acid wash your swimming pool to prepare for painting. Part 2 discusses the steps involved in repairing cracks in a pool wall, step and deck while Part 3 covers the actual pool painting process.
Chlorosis means yellowing of the leaves, particularly the older leaves of the plant. When present on older leaves it's possible the plant has a Nitrogen deficiency and could indicate that it's a good time to fertilize. If the same symptoms occur with younger leaves the most likely problem is over watering.
Topiaries are no longer just speciality plants. They have become very popular and are showing up in garden centers and nurseries across the country. Topiaries have been used for thousands of years, in places like Babylon and England. Today we take the mystery out of topiaries and discuss pruning trees and shrubs to look like geometric forms. As well we talk about designing topiaries, selecting the trees and shrubs and maintaining them to look their best and show you how to create small topiar...
Moles can be a problem. You can identify Moles as a problem if when you stick your finger down a hole you can feel a tunnel. There is a safe way to rid your lawn of Moles without harming other pests, insects, pets or family. Castor Oil produces an odor that Moles don't like. Get it in granular or liquid form, sprinkle it around the area. You'll see more Mole activity in the first few days because they'll get agitated but quickly they'll move somewhere else. Don't use a castor oil from a groce...
In this video, Mike Craft from Lowe's teaches us how to build a fire pit. First, check to make sure there are guidelines permitting you to place a fire pit outside of your home. Then, make sure you have a clear area to place the fire pit. Once you have a spot picked out, you will need to make a paver base for your fire pit to lay on top of. After this, lay a circle of blocks around the cover for the fire pit. Layer three sections of blocks, then line with bricks on the inside and place in the...