How-To Videos

Welcome to NGA's new How-To Video series. Gardening is a practical art and pictures are worth a thousand words. NGA created these brief, but focused, how-to videos to show you how to perform basic gardening tasks easily and accurately. Enjoy the shows. For more How-to Projects visit our library »



Cleaning and Inspecting Garden Tools

Paul Simon, Landscape Horticulturist with the National Gardening Association, discusses cleaning and inspecting your garden tools.

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Cleaning and Inspecting Garden Tools

Cleaning and Inspecting Garden Tools

Paul Simon, Landscape Horticulturist with the National Gardening Association, discusses cleaning and inspecting your garden tools...Watch »

Clearing Garden Debris

Clearing Garden Debris

Paul Simon, Landscape Horticulturist with the National Gardening Association, discusses clearing yard and garden debris...Watch »

Inspecting Garden Soil Conditions

Inspecting Garden Soil Conditions

Paul Simon, Landscape Horticulturist with the National Gardening Association, discusses how to inspect your garden soil...Watch »

Spring Garden Planting

Spring Garden Planting

Paul Simon, Landscape Horticulturist with the National Gardening Association, discusses spring garden planting...Watch »

Spring Lawn Maintenance Tips

Spring Lawn Maintenance Tips
Overview

Paul Simon, Landscape Horticulturist with the National Gardening Association, shares lawn maintenance tips...Watch »

Spring Lawn Maintenance Tips

Spring Lawn Maintenance Tips

Paul Simon, Landscape Horticulturist with the National Gardening Association, shares lawn maintenance tips...Watch »

Preparing Garden Tools For Spring

Preparing Garden Tools For Spring

Paul Simon, Landscape Horticulturist with the National Gardening Association, discusses preparing your garden tools for the spring.Watch »

Fertilizing and Preventing Crabgrass

Fertilizing and Preventing Crabgrass

Paul Simon, Landscape Horticulturist with the NGA, describes fertilizing and methods for preventing crabgrass...Watch »

How to Apply a Lawn Fertilizer

How to Apply a Lawn Fertilizer

Paul Simon, Landscape Horticulturist with the National Gardening Association, describes how to properly apply lawn fertilizer in the spring...Watch »

Summer Gardening

Summer Gardening
Rose Care Tips

Katherine Whiteside discusses the top tips for caring for your roses...Watch »

Summer Gardening

Summer Gardening
Refreshing the Mid-Summer Garden

Katherine Whiteside discusses the top tips for refreshing your mid-summer garden...Watch »

Summer Gardening

Summer Gardening
Container Gardening Basics

Katherine Whiteside discusses the top tips for container gardening...Watch »

Summer Gardening

Summer Gardening
Watering Your Garden

Katherine Whiteside discusses the top tips for watering your garden...Watch »

Summer Gardening

Summer Gardening
Mulching Basics

Katherine Whiteside discusses the top tips for mulching...Watch »

Summer Gardening

Summer Gardening
Trimming and Pruning Hedges

Katherine Whiteside discusses the top tips for trimming and pruning hedges...Watch »

How to grow tomatoes

How to grow tomatoes

William Moss provides tips on how to grow tomatoes and keep your tomatoes healthy and productive all season long...Watch »

Fertilizing Basics

Fertilizing Basics

William Moss, master gardener provides tips on how to keep your garden fertilized and healthy all season...Watch »

Summer Lawn Care

Summer Lawn Care

William Moss discuss some tips that help make your summer lawn maintenance easy...Watch »

Pollinators and Beneficial Insects

Pollinators and Beneficial Insects

William Moss discusses some tips to bring pollinators and beneficial insects to your garden...Watch »

How To Build A Raised Flower Bed

How To Build A Raised Flower Bed

Gardening expert William Moss demonstrates how to build a raised garden bed...Watch »

Tips to Keep Small Critters Out of the Garden

Tips to Keep Small Critters Out of the Garden

William Moss talks about ways to keep critters out of the garden...Watch »

How to Water and Fertilize Your Lawn

How to Water and Fertilize Your Lawn

William Moss; Master Gardener with the National Gardening Association shows you how to properly water and fertilize your lawn...Watch »

Garden Water Conservation

Garden Water Conservation

Paul Simon, Landscape Horticulturist with the National Gardening Association provides guidance on how to conserve water in the garden...Watch »

Making a Raised Bed Garden

Making a Raised Bed Garden

Raised beds are the best way to grow most vegetables and herbs. The soil drains faster...Watch »

Controlling Deer

Controlling Deer

Deer plague gardens across the country. They munch on flowers, vegetables, trees, and...Watch »

Maintaining a Vegetable Garden

Maintaining a Vegetable Garden

You've planted your veggie garden, but there's work still to be done. Charlie demonstrates...Watch »

Pruning a Hedge

Pruning a Hedge

Evergreen hedges create visual and physical barriers around yards. Charlie helps you...Watch »

Controlling Slugs

Controlling Slugs

Slugs and snails love to munch on flower and vegetable leaves, especially those in...Watch »

Dividing Perennial Flowers

Dividing Perennial Flowers

Perennial flowers are beautiful, but many grow so fast they need to be divided every few...Watch »

Planting Spring Flower Bulbs

Planting Spring Flower Bulbs

Across the country fall is the time to plant spring bulbs. To get great color and pop from your...Watch »

Planting a Tree

Planting a Tree

Trees and shrubs add beauty to landscapes. Charlie shows you the steps for planting a tree...Watch »

Fall Lawn Care

Fall Lawn Care

Fall is the perfect time of year to work on lawns. Charlie demonstrates how to patch...Watch »

Vegetable Seed Starting

Vegetable Seed Starting

Starting your own seeds at home allows you to grow a greater diversity of vegetables and...Watch »

Starting a Vegetable Garden

Starting a Vegetable Garden

Anyone can grow a vegetable garden in your yard as long as you follow the 5 S's of site desig...Watch »

Organic Weed Control

Organic Weed Control

Don't let weeds get the better of you and your garden. Charlie Nardozzi shows you...Watch »

Organic Vegetable Garden Pest Control

Organic Vegetable Garden Pest Control

You can stop pests from ruining your garden with these handy tips. Let Charlie Nardozzi show you...Watch »

Garden Water Conservation

Garden Water Conservation
Overview

Paul Simon, Landscape Horticulturist with the National Gardening Association provides guidance on how to conserve water in the garden.Watch »

Garden Water Conservation

Garden Water Conservation
Proper Irrigation and Alternative Water Sources

Paul Simon, Landscape Horticulturist with the NGA provides guidance on how to conserve water in the garden discussing proper irrigation and alternative water sources...Watch »

Garden Water Conservation

Garden Water Conservation
Reducing Lawn Maintenance

Paul Simon, Landscape Horticulturist with the NGA provides guidance on how to conserve water in the garden discussing steps you can take to reduce lawn maintenance while conserving water...Watch »

Garden Water Conservation

Garden Water Conservation
Adding Mulch and Soil Polymers

Paul Simon, Landscape Horticulturist with the NGA provides guidance on how to conserve water in the garden discussing other techniques you can do to retain moisture and conserve water in your garden...Watch »

How to Build a Greenhouse

How to Build a Greenhouse
Overview

Paul Simon, Landscape Horticulturist with the National Gardening Association demonstrates how to build a small greenhouse...Watch »

How to Build a Greenhouse

How to Build a Greenhouse
Shopping for Materials

Paul Simon, Landscape Horticulturist with the National Gardening Association discusses shopping for the materials you need for your greenhouse...Watch »

How to Build a Greenhouse

How to Build a Greenhouse
Determining Location and Constructing the Foundation

Paul Simon, Landscape Horticulturist with the National Gardening Association discusses locating your greenhouse and constructing the foundation...Watch »

How to Build a Greenhouse

How to Build a Greenhouse
Constructing the PVC Frame

Paul Simon, Landscape Horticulturist with the National Gardening Association discusses constructing the PVC frame for your greenhouse...Watch »

How to Build a Greenhouse

How to Build a Greenhouse
Constructing Walls and Door Frame

Paul Simon, Landscape Horticulturist with the National Gardening Association discusses building our end walls and door frame for our greenhouse...Watch »

How to Build a Greenhouse

How to Build a Greenhouse
Constructing the Base Frame

Paul Simon, Landscape Horticulturist with the National Gardening Association demonstrates how to build the base frame for your greenhouse...Watch »

How to Build a Greenhouse

How to Build a Greenhouse
Installing the Polyethylene Sheeting

Paul Simon, Landscape Horticulturist with the National Gardening Association discusses how to install your polyethylene sheeting...Watch »

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed
Overview

Learn the basics of building a raised garden bed! Gardening expert Paul Simon from the National Gardening Association will provide you step by step instruction for creating a beautiful raised garden bed for your yard.Watch »

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed
Identifying the Area

How to identify the best area for putting a Raised Garden Bed in your yard...Watch »

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed
Preparing the Area

How to prepare the area for a Raised Garden Bed in your yard...Watch »

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed
Building

How to build a Raised Garden Bed in your yard...Watch »

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed
Adding Garden Soil Compost

How to add garden soil compost to your Raised Garden Bed...Watch »

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed
Benefits

Paul Simon discusses the benefits of having a Raised Garden Bed...Watch »

Garden Planning

Garden Planning

Paul Simon, Landscape Horticulturist with the National Gardening Association, discusses garden planning...Watch »

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