Ideas & Innovations

Ideas & Innovations

For all you gardeners who want to think outside of the box!

Merry Mulching In February!

February leaves us with just a month left to gear up for spring gardening, so now is the ideal time to start mulching. If you are a seasoned gardener, you already know that the...

Animals Allowed! The Best Way to Feed Birds and Other Types from Your...

Gardens are great places to unwind and enjoy the beauty of nature.  Whether you enjoy getting your hands dirty or just taking in the loveliness, your garden is a place where you love to...

Start The Year With Your New Garden Trellis

A garden trellis is a beautiful addition to any garden. It adds a nice focal point, height, and architecture to the space. It is a nice base layer for climbing plants and a great...

How to Start a Solid Garden Journal for the New Year

“It’s not even spring yet and you’re already talking about that pile of stuff I call my garden journal?” Absolutely!  The most time consuming part is making the journal itself.  This article will help...
extracting honey from hive

The 411 On Extracting Honey From A Hive

One of the most delicious things that mother nature has provided us with is the natural delicacy of honey. It can only be made by the talented busy bees, and mankind can’t touch that....
get rid of moles naturally

Get Rid Of Moles Without Hurting Them

Moles are pesky little creatures that can wreak havoc on your well-manicured and expensive lawn. Moles inhabit all of the United States and there are as many as seven varieties of the small, burrowing...
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Best Trees For A Beautiful Winter Landscape

Winter time is often the dullest time of the year for your lawn and garden. Spring, summer and fall are full of beautiful colors ranging from the bright shades of spring and summer to...
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Time To Try Gardening With… Diapers?

We all know modern disposable diapers retain moisture, and we are talking a lot of moisture! Those things take all the moisture away and store it in this incredible mixture of moisture absorbing crystals...
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FYI: Three Herbs To Help Control Mosquitoes

With somewhere around 175 species of mosquitos found in the United States, these insects can really be a concern, especially if you are out and about with your children in warm weather, or if...
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Why You Should Pinch Your Herb Plants

The grand scheme of nature is to reproduce. Whether humans, animals or plants, nature has been designed to replenish itself. With vegetables and fruits, you must have the bloom in order for the finished...
easy flower bed ideas

No Green Thumb? No Problem! Check Out These Easy-Care Flower Bed Ideas

Planting flowers and having a plethora of color surrounding you makes us feel good and happy. The energy we expend planting and caring for our plants comes back to us tenfold in the enjoyment...
composting myths

Common Composting Myths You Need To Know

Composting is a great way to ensure you have great soil with the right combination of microbes to do what soil does…grow great plants and vegetables. Many people hesitate to use or make their...
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Landscaping For A Bird Sanctuary

If you’re thinking of creating a bird sanctuary, then thank you. Really, using your spare space in the backyard can help save birds every year and provide threatened birds with a safe stopping point....
How to Design a Front Yard With No Grass

How To Design A Front Yard With No Grass

My front yard is approximately 6-feet wide. I got tired of opening the gate and going out there to mow such a small swatch of land. I did this with my front yard and...
lightening heavy gardening pots

3 Ways To Lighten Those Heavy Pots

Sometimes that gorgeous glazed pot might not be the best choice for your yard. It looks great, yes, and your plants look great in it, but you can’t move it when you realize it’s...
best apple picking

The Best Places For Apple Picking, Besides Your Backyard

Summer is winding down, schools are starting back up, and the crisp, cool weather of fall is right around the corner. If you're anything like us, you look forward to the newness of the...
What To Do With All Your Tomatoes

What To Do With All Your Tomatoes

End of summer harvest is a busy time for gardening. The fruits and vegetables that mature at this time seem to happen all at once and in abundance. I recently wrote about what to...
Retaining Wall

How To Utilize A Retaining Wall

Of course, not everyone has to even consider a retaining wall. Many people stake out there garden plot on extremely flat land, mostly because that’s what they have to deal with. Those individuals with...
mosaic garden

Making A Mosaic Garden

Growing up in a small town that rests about 50 miles north of Philadelphia, it was common to get in the car with family or friends to enjoy an event or attraction in the...

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