Category Archive for: ‘Gardening’

These Are The Essential Tips For Growing A Successful Container Garden

The Secrets to a Successful Container Garden

Containers can be hung from roof, suspended on hooks, or mounted on walls opening up a world of growing spaces. Containers have the added benefit of being beautiful, acting as showpieces in the garden, or decorative accents. A pot, however, is generally not the ideal space to grow a plant. Pots that are too small, have improper drainage, and are not …

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Planning Your Vegetable Garden

Designing the Vegetable Garden: How to Make a Garden Map

The first step in starting a vegetable garden, or any garden really, is to write out a plan. The plan can be anything from a few Post It notes on a seed catalog to a computerized map. I like to create something in between, a hand drawn map of the garden beds with the planting plan. This is a great …

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Get Ready For Spring Gardening With This Guide

10 Tasks to Prepare Your Spring Garden

Whether spring has sprung or just starting to peek through the winter cold, it will soon be time to get your garden planted. Before you break out your trusty garden tools and seed packets, there are a few garden chores you need to tackle to get your garden off on the right foot. Inspect Raised Garden Beds Check garden beds …

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Properly Clean Terra Cotta Pots

How to Clean Garden Pots

Growing a garden in containers is an increasingly popular way to adorn your outdoor space. Small space dwellers have the option to create a garden on a patio, deck or even a fire escape. Start the season off right by properly preparing your pots for the growing season whether they are terracotta, resin, glazed ceramic or plastic.  Here is the #1 …

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Your Guide To Organic Lawn Care

The Essential Organic Lawn Care Guide

Lawns are evil. Ok, perhaps that is a harsh generalization. I like a picnic on soft blades of grass as much as the next person. At the same time, I don’t like wasteful practices that are harmful to the earth.  I would much prefer if everyone would replace their water-guzzling lawn with drought-tolerant gardens, native plants to attract pollinators, or zero-mile vegetable …

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The Top 10 Allergy Fighting Plants Garden List

The Top Allergy-Fighting Plants for the Home Gardener

Allergy sufferers rejoice! You needn’t be afraid of the garden. You can stop allergies and asthma with smart landscaping. You read that right: you can STOP allergies and asthma with the right plants in your home garden. If you are one of the millions of people with allergies or asthma, then you are going to want to read what horticulturist Thomas Ogren has …

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