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How to Grow Strawberries: A Complete Guide

How to Grow Strawberries: A Complete Guide

Strawberries are an ancient fruit that have been interacting for centuries with humankind. They have been around for thousands of years, but it wasn’t until the Renaissance period that they began to be cultivated substantively in Europe. The word “strawberry” itself...

How to Create a Natural & Organic Lawn

How to Create a Natural & Organic Lawn

Are you looking to create the lawn of your dreams without the use of chemicals?  Included are our recommendations on the “best of the best” in organic products. Having a great lawn is as American as apple pie. Americans will spend upwards of $40 million per year...

The Top 5 Spring Flowering Trees

The Top 5 Spring Flowering Trees

Vibrant Pops of Color! The fresh blossoms that spring forward with the arrival of springtime each year gives a sense of renewal as trees bring life forth again. Spring is synonymous for the bursts of color that come from plants. We have featured five of the best trees...

The Best Houseplants for Low Light Conditions

The Best Houseplants for Low Light Conditions

Look at Pinterest and you’ll see floor-to-ceiling windows, sunlight illuminating fiddle leaf figs, and a riot of overgrown plants drinking in more sunshine than your entire house sees in a week. What to do? Wish your home were an oasis teeming with greenery? If your...

Lawn Care

How to Create a Natural & Organic Lawn

How to Create a Natural & Organic Lawn

Are you looking to create the lawn of your dreams without the use of chemicals?  Included are our recommendations on the “best of the best” in organic products. Having a great lawn is as American as apple pie. Americans will spend upwards of $40 million per year...

How to Prepare Your Soil for Grass Seed

How to Prepare Your Soil for Grass Seed

Nothing is more pleasant and inviting than a green, healthy, and well-manicured lawn. So many pleasant memories of lawn parties, games, and outdoor enjoyment are made on lawns every year. Indeed, a lawn is a central part of being a homeowner for many people. But in...

Vegetable Gardening

How to Grow Strawberries: A Complete Guide

How to Grow Strawberries: A Complete Guide

Strawberries are an ancient fruit that have been interacting for centuries with humankind. They have been around for thousands of years, but it wasn’t until the Renaissance period that they began to be cultivated substantively in Europe. The word “strawberry” itself...

How to Create the Best Garden Soil

How to Create the Best Garden Soil

What’s the Best Vegetable Garden Soil? Source For a gardener, little is more rewarding than successfully growing a luscious crop of vegetables to share with friends and family.  Strolling through the garden in the late afternoon to gather home-grown cherry...

Seed starting

The Ultimate Guide to Indoor Seed Starting

The Ultimate Guide to Indoor Seed Starting

While indoor seed starting may seem like something only expert gardeners are capable of, this task is one that can be learned by even the most novice horticulturist! Starting seeds indoors is a great way to ensure your plants will be successful upon transplant, as you...

How to Start Tomato Plants Indoors

How to Start Tomato Plants Indoors

Starting Tomatoes Indoors From Seed: A Complete Guide Is there anything better in life than biting into a fresh, juicy, sweet tomato right out of the garden? We think not!  In the cold and dreary winter, there’s nothing like the thought of a vegetable garden to...

Weed Control

How to Choose the Best Tools for Weeding Your Garden

How to Choose the Best Tools for Weeding Your Garden

The Best Tools For Weeding Your Garden There’s no easy way to put it, pulling weeds is a royal pain to deal with! Many gardeners try to put a spin on the ugly chore by convincing themselves it’s a time of peaceful zen. But once they stand up from a bent position,...

Trees & Shrubs

The Top 5 Spring Flowering Trees

The Top 5 Spring Flowering Trees

Vibrant Pops of Color! The fresh blossoms that spring forward with the arrival of springtime each year gives a sense of renewal as trees bring life forth again. Spring is synonymous for the bursts of color that come from plants. We have featured five of the best trees...

The Top 5 Small Trees For Compact Spaces

The Top 5 Small Trees For Compact Spaces

Our Top 5 Best Small Trees For Compact Spaces In Landscaping Are you shopping for a tree for a tight, compact spot?  Unfortunately, many trees grow much too tall for small gardens or in front of the house! Luckily, there are some small trees you can still select...

Disesase & Insects

How to Control & Prevent Diseases & Problems on Tomatoes

How to Control & Prevent Diseases & Problems on Tomatoes

How To Control and Prevent Diseases/Problems in Tomatoes There is nothing sweeter than biting into a ripe tomato right off the vine. Caring for tomatoes can be difficult when the plant becomes plagued with disease and problems. Now is the time to arm yourself with...

Native Gardening

The Top 5 Native Trees for Your Garden Landscape

The Top 5 Native Trees for Your Garden Landscape

The Top 5 Native Trees for Your Garden Landscape Planting native trees in your landscape creates sustainability in your garden by supporting the ecosystem and wildlife! The beauty that trees bring into our gardens not only provide a function such as shade but also...

House Plants

The Best Houseplants for Low Light Conditions

The Best Houseplants for Low Light Conditions

Look at Pinterest and you’ll see floor-to-ceiling windows, sunlight illuminating fiddle leaf figs, and a riot of overgrown plants drinking in more sunshine than your entire house sees in a week. What to do? Wish your home were an oasis teeming with greenery? If your...

The Ultimate Guide to Houseplant Care

The Ultimate Guide to Houseplant Care

If your decor is looking a little bland, there is no better way to incorporate color and beauty into your home than by adding houseplants! Like outdoor plants, houseplants require some special care and attention in order to thrive and grow.  However, with just a...

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