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 ….
Being an organic gardener is not really that big a deal when all is said and done. What is harder is changing our old habits and taking the time to learn the steps to go organic. Here is my basic 10-step program to becoming an organic gardener. Step #1 – ….
Is organic gardening much more different that the traditional chemical gardening? To me, there is a big difference! When using chemicals like petroleum based products, you are feeding the plant. It is like your grass or garden being on steroids. You need to feed your plants regularly with fertilizers, and ….
If you want to put some organic lawn care and some extra green into your lawn, and into your life, or, if you just want to avoid using chemical fertilizers, weed sprays and bug killers to keep your grass looking healthy, the organic alternative is viable and easy. There are ….
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 ….