This weekend I planted a very special part of my garden: the pots of succulents that grace my front steps and the kitchen pot garden that I keep on my back deck. Why? Container gardening gives you options that you might not otherwise have in gardening: Plants that can be ….
Ah, spring! The warmer temperatures and longer days will soon lead to…bikini season. Not what you expected me to say, was it! This is garden season, and there’s no time for the gym! Let me introduce you to the fabulous workout that will get you ready for both garden and ….
Wasting is one of my pet peeves and it’s especially true when it comes to water. After all, despite the fact our planet has large oceans they are full of salt and people can’t drink from the sea unless the liquid passes through a desalination process. Since arid regions are ….
If you have a low spot in your yard that is a constant soggy mess, you should consider installing a drainage system. Having a wet yard is not good for the grass and it is not good for your home’s foundation. Until recently, the only really effective drainage system for ….
Three major reasons why you should regularly clean your garbage disposal units. First is that it allows you to enjoy a kitchen that is free from offensive odors. Second is that it allows you to use the garbage disposal unit at its peak efficiency. Then third it allows you to ….
Under sink food waste disposers are great, but at some point every disposal will clog up. So here are some basic guidelines to help you before you start to panic! Avoid the problem A garbage disposal unit clogs up when it has too much food waste, too little water flowing ….
Growing roses really be a rewarding endevour with some good looking flowers in your home garden as a result. The thing is roses are not a flower known to be easy to maintain. What this means to you is that you might need some quality tools and the time to ….
Pruning plants is for many people so intimidating that they never do it. While this rarely causes a plant to fail, it means that for some plants their full beauty is not revealed. You have the power to direct the growth pattern of trees, flowers, and shrubs. The energy in ….
Learning about our carbon footprint and doing our part for our planet and the future of our children is important. So take a few minutes and read what Wikipedia has to say about our Carbon Footprint. How To Reduce Our Carbon Footprint Below are a few ways you and I ….
For budding urban backyard farmers, one’s own bee colony has a lot of appeal: Bees can keep fruit trees and other plants pollinated, and, with some extra work and investment, they can also provide fresh honey. Like any pet—domestic or urban livestock—bees require financial commitment and ongoing maintenance, but do ….