Starting Your First Container Garden

Container Garden for Beginners Let’s face it: not all of us have fertile soil at our disposal. If you live in a large city, the concept of “owning land” may seem quaint and mysterious. Container gardening offers a simple solution for those of us who live in confined spaces, who don’t live in ideal climes, … Read more

Mulching Your Flower Garden

Flower Garden Mulch Mulching the flower garden helps to protect the plants and can improve the looks of your garden. Nature uses mulch all the time by way of fallen leaves, animal droppings, and dead plant material laying about the forest floor. What nature does well, we try to improve on. By using the right … Read more

How to Create Budget Garden Pond

Creating Garden Pond on a Budget Is your backyard missing something? It could be a water feature. Learn how to create a garden pond for you and your family to enjoy while still sticking to a budget. What is a garden pond? It is a unique water feature that gives you the feeling that you … Read more

Natural Pest Control Tips For Your Garden

Natural Pest Control Tips for a Vegetable Garden It is that time of year again; pests begin to attack all of the wonderful produce ripening in the summer vegetable garden. Unchecked, they can wreak havoc on the plants you have lovingly cared for all these months. It can be utterly disappointing to go out to … Read more

Outdoor Wicker Garden Furniture

Unlike what many people think, wicker is not a type of plant used to make baskets and furniture. It is actually a way of weaving plant fiber (like rattan, bamboo, willow, reeds, etc.) into things like baskets and furniture. Wicker is surprisingly strong, flexible, and light, while the plants from which it is woven grow … Read more

How To Care Indoor Plants

Watering, Humidity, and Fertilizing To check the water content in potting media, air humidity, and the pH of both potting media and water. Tools: humidity meter, water meter (if desired), pH meter, bamboo skewers (used for kabobs) Water, humidity, and pH of potting media and/or water used for watering all have an effect on the … Read more

Spring Garden Landscaping Tips

Spring is almost here and those green thumbs are aching to be digging in the ground and creating a beautiful garden. Regardless of how big or small your gardening space is it can be beautiful. There are many different design ideas in regard to the look, feel, and layout of your garden. This article is … Read more

Simple Ways To Brighten Up Your Garden

Sprucing up your garden or outdoor space can be a great way to revive it and enjoy using the area more. If you have a party or family gathering coming up on your calendar soon, then implementing a few of these simple and inexpensive touches to your garden could really make all the difference. We … Read more

How To Design Beautiful Planters

Turning Planters into Bouquets Okay, so you’re driving around town and feeling awfully covetous of your neighbors’ beautiful planters. They seem so full, vibrant, and full of interesting color combinations, styles, and heights and you decide to head to the local greenhouse and make your own planters. However, once you get there, you become overwhelmed … Read more

Reasons You Need a Vegetable Garden in Your Life

Why You Should Have Vegetable Garden? Have you ever looked out over the grassy expanse of your backyard or that barren bit of concrete on your patio and felt like something is missing? It is, and that “something” is a vegetable garden. If you have never grown a vegetable garden before, then 2016 is the … Read more