If a picture is worth a thousand words, then is a moving picture worth a million? My hope, at least, is that these how-to landscaping videos will add a useful element to my website that complements my articles and photo galleries. If you need to install/upgrade your Flash player to view these tutorials, you'll automatically be prompted to do so after clicking the links below (getting the newest Flash player is free, quick and easy):
Below I provide just a sampling of the landscaping videos on my site. After checking out one of these tutorials, you can browse through more by scrolling down on its page, where you'll find thumbnails for additional presentations.
Do you need more privacy in your yard? Are you in the market for a wood fence? There's much to consider before choosing one. Use this video to inform yourself better before shopping.
In this segment I focus on that icon for fall decorating in the landscape: the chrysanthemum, or "mum" for short. Specifically, we'll take a look here at how to care for mums. It will be worth your time to learn this information, because well-cared-for mums will be good-looking mums. And these flowers can make a big splash in harvest-themed autumn decor.
Here's a twist on the prior presentation. Marigolds are annuals. They are very sensitive to frosts. So you may not think of them as suitable flowers in fall decor. This landscaping video invites you to rethink that position. Even though they are tender, you can get a lot of bang for your buck from marigolds. They add significant color to an area -- for as long as they last. That makes them useful in early fall landscaping. Learn how to grow them here.
Yolanda Vanveen deals with cutting back ornamental grass by tackling three questions:
- When should you cut back ornamental grass?
- How do you cut back ornamental grass without making a mess?
- How low should you cut back ornamental grass?
Adding garden mulch to areas of your yard helps prevent weeds, retain soil moisture and gives your yard a finished look. Learn more about buying and using garden mulch in this landscaping video.
Are you tired of hiring lawn services to maintain your lawn? Learn how to fix bare patches, plant new seed, and keep your yard green all by yourself.
When is there a need for staking trees? Some feel that protecting a new tree by staking it enables it to grow the strong root system it needs to secure itself in the ground. Learn how to stake trees in this how-to landscaping video.
This how-to landscaping video on preparing flower beds is good preparation for my follow-up piece on planting flower beds. See how to achieve a curved edge by laying out garden hose to mark your border.
Tired of watering your yard in the same old fashion you've employed for years? Maybe it's time to explore irrigation options. While automatic irrigation systems may be ideal, they require planning; if you need irrigation tips you can implement now, this landscaping video on irrigation will be useful.
Post-hole diggers are easy to use, once you "get the idea." If you've never used a post-hole digger before, this landscaping video will accelerate the learning process for you. As a bonus, this tutorial discusses how to avoid feeling so sore afterward.
Caring for them is less challenging than the taxonomy of azaleas and rhododendrons, but you still need to know what steps to take to promote optimal health. Start by viewing this landscaping video.