Written by Gene Caballero on September 29, 2014
Landscaping is never an easy task, but thanks to the Internet, we can now learn from the best. There is no better teacher than YouTube it seems, and there are some amazing teachers there. To help you with landscaping, we are providing you with the top 10 landscaping videos on YouTube. Each video focuses on a separate aspect of landscaping, rather than just going over the same things. Some are short, some are long, but all are informative.
1: How To Use A Manual Lawn Edger: With 133,000 views, it is no surprise that this video is one of the best. The simple video, running less than two minutes, shows you have to properly use a manual lawn edger. Hosted by Dan Lesieur, a landscape contractor in the state of Washington, his video is simple and to the point.
2: How to kill weeds without killing grass: If you have weeds, then you should see this video. This video looks how to kill weeds both with chemicals and without. The high-definition video makes it easy to see what is happening, and it is short at 2:23 but gets everything across easily.
3: How to Install a Water Garden Koi Pond: It should be noted that having a koi pond is great, but it is not an easy thing to do. No one video can really encompass everything but this video provided by Mike Gannon of Full Service Aquatics does do a very good job of laying the ground work. It should be noted that the first two minutes of the video are a meaningless intro, and the camera can be shaky, but there is no doubting his expertise. One great thing about the video is that he chronicles making a koi pond, as he and his team are installing a koi pond for a customer.
4: How to install a Rigid Liner: This video shows how you can put in a rigid liner, which allows you to create a simple water garden in your yard. The host is pleasing to the ear, and the video is very informative.
5: Wall Garden: This simple video shows how to create a vertical garden in your yard. The video is short at 2:29, but it is excellent at teaching you how to install and also maintain your wall garden.
6: How to Build a Rock Garden: An excellent source for any information is About.com. Here, you can learn how to build your very own rock garden in a very simple manner. The video is professional and short at less than two minutes. Using an expert opinion, you can learn how to install a great garden of rocks in your yard.
7: How to Lay A Flagstone Patio: Another great video from About.com courtesy of Eric King, a landscape architect, this two minute video shows you how to install an excellent flagstone patio. The video is quick, but it is very informative, detailing exactly what needs to be done, from what kind of stone you are going to use and how that is going to impact your work load.
8: How to Plant A Tree: This video from the National Garden Association shows you how to plant trees in your yard, especially in the fall, when it is best to plant a tree. The video is about four-and-a-half minutes, and it details not only why you would plant a tree in the fall, but how to do it. The video also details what trees should be planted near the house, near a garden, and what kind of trees you should consider based on your own personal preferences.
9: How To Build A Paver Path: Once again, Home Depot comes through with an excellent video on how to make a paver path with paving stones through your yard. The three minute video show just how easy the process is, and why anyone can do it. It shows you exactly what you need for the path, all of which you can buy at Home Depot of course, and it details, step by step, how to do it.
10: How to Landscape Rocks and Slabs: This video, provided by eHow, details how you can put rocks and slabs in your yard to make it truly look great. From Thomas Lowe, a landscape expert in Atlanta, you learn everything you need to know about how to get this done. He not only details why you should have this landscape design, but how to make it look like a professional did it.
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