Eating organic vegetables doesn't have to be expensive! You've been trying to eat more organically grown vegetables, both to help the environment and to lessen the amount of pesticides you and your family consumes. But take one look at your grocery receipt and you know that buying organic can be cost a lot. Luckily, you have an option - grow an organic vegetable garden! Start with the soil Before you plant, make sure you are starting off on the right (or organic) foot. In any garden, organic or not, soil is perhaps the…continue reading →
The benefits of mulching your garden are so numerous that most gardeners would agree that mulch becomes a necessity in every garden. Gardens come in many different shapes and sizes. Flower gardens add aesthetic appeal, ranging from simple to elaborate. Vegetable gardens are regaining popularity with increasing food prices, and poor food quality. One thing that is common in all gardens, whether flowering or vegetable, they can all benefit from mulching. There are different types of mulch - from organic matter to inorganic matter. Types of Mulch Both Organic and Inorganic mulch can…continue reading →
Vegetable gardening is a very rewarding (and tasty!) experience, even for the beginner! But building your first vegetable plot can be daunting. We'll show you how to start your vegetable garden, from the ground up, and soon you'll be on your way to tasty vegetables grown in your own garden! Choose your plot The first step to start your vegetable garden is choosing where your plot should go. This is a very important step - all plants, especially vegetables, have specific requirements in order to grow. Sun is Everything - Most vegetables (and…continue reading →
Terrariums are low maintenance, beautiful mini gardens that are great for small spaces indoors. Whether you received one as a gift or want to build one for your home or office, here is our guide. What are terrariums? Terrariums are also called mini greenhouses. They are small, sometimes enclosed, environments for plants. The plants and the soil in the terrarium release water vapor – essentially recycling water. The vapor is then collected onto the walls of the vessel and trickles down to the soil. Terrariums are self-nourishing, which is why they require little…continue reading →
The Ins and Outs of Indoor Seed Starting Indoor seed starting can be a rewarding experience, especially for the new gardner or a gardener who has a hard time waiting each year for Spring to come! If you are new to indoor seed starting, here's our step by step guide to get you started. Get Your Timing Right The goal to indoor seed starting is to have seedlings ready to go outside by the time the weather is favorable. This means that timing is everything. You will need to plant your seedlings early…continue reading →
Feeding birds in your yard can be crucial to their survival. Here's our guide to learning how to feed birds during the winter.
Outdoor living spaces are peaceful spots that allow homeowners to enjoy fresh air and open space. Approximately 70 percent of homes in the United States have some kind of outdoor living space, and about 70 percent of those spaces are used at least once during the season. Are you looking to add an outdoor space of your very own? Whether you want a professional team to create your outdoor haven or you prefer the DIY approach, here is a handy guide to outdoor living room ideas. The Biggest Considerations for Planning an Outdoor Living Space…continue reading →
The end-of-year holidays may be long since finished, but Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and that means it’s still gift-giving season. Have you decided what to buy your valentine this year? There are all the classic options. There are chocolate, flowers, dinner and a romantic show, or a fun night on the town. All of these are great choices any significant other is sure to love. But there’s something to be said for gifts that have a slightly more personal and individualized feel to them. Often, the presents that feel the…continue reading →