Back when baby boomers were kids, suburban lawns were mostly clean-shaven thanks to the convenience of lawn mowers; backyard landscapes, on the other hand, lacked meticulous grooming of perfectly edged sidewalks, driveways, lawns and flowerbeds unless manual hand trimmers were utilized. In the early 1970s, the first string trimmers appeared ….
If you have ever had a chance to trim your hedges, then you know just how important it is to use a hedge trimmer. Hedges make up the most deliberate and distinctive features of our gardens and lawns. Hedges can act as boundaries or they can be used for decoration. ….
I could be the poster child for Seeders Anonymous. I have a black thumb when it comes to starting seeds indoors. Every few years I get ambitious about using plants started from seed, drool over seed catalogues, spend entirely too much money and order more seed than I could possibly ….
As ordinary citizens await to see what will transpire in the coming days and the fallout from the credit/subprime/overall economic decline, one might wonder what effect this might have on the environment. While most are likely much more worried at this point whether or not their savings and investments will ….
Gardening is all about trial and error, but who wants the errors? Learn how to avoid some common mistakes-and enjoy your best gardening season ever. Whether we’re beginners or experts, we’ve all made mistakes in the garden. Sometimes it’s a matter of overwatering or underwatering. Sometimes we put a plant ….
As we finally say goodbye to the snow, our attention turns to summer and the most important area of the home in this glorious season, the garden. Making the area child friendly is really important especially when our little ones are very inquisitive and tend to pick up every little ….
Perhaps one of the most common problems that people have these days is getting rid of food waste or garbage. Thousands of pounds (perhaps millions) of food waste are produced each day not just in one place or state alone but all over the world. The growing number of garbage ….
One of the best ways to dress up the exterior of your house and your yard, both front and back, is by the use of best outdoor garden lights. They can provide plenty of illumination yet don’t take up too much space. Outdoor garden lights can serve many purposes; they ….
Come autumn and the yard gets filled a whole bunch of pretty leaves. But just looking at the multicolored pretty patterns is not enough. Sooner or later you are going to have to get those pesky things removed, stacked and packed for garbage disposal. And just thinking of the hard ….
Weeds can ruin any garden or landscape within a few short weeks. They grow fast and luxuriate in attacking grass, plants, soil and merely about any vegetation. Weeds deprive plants of water, light and soil nutrients. Weeds can grow all year long, not simply throughout the spring or summer season. ….
Digging a hole without the proper tools is almost impossible, especially when clay is involved. Not everyone can afford to pay for backhoe services and sometimes the job does not call for such action. The solution is the post hole digger, which is designed to cut through the toughest soils ….