Category Archives: Home Gardening

Video Create a Garden Workspace
If you love to garden, you probably wish you had a dedicated area where you could repot and prune plants, clean garden tools, and keep your gardening gear handy. We’ll show you how, in just a few steps, you can turn a side yard or empty area into a garden workspace. (more…)

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What can I compost
Now that you know why you should compost, you’re going to need to know which materials to use. Since not all leftovers can be used, we’ve put together a handy list to show you which items can and cannot be used for composting. (more…)

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18 Mar '14

How To Compost

How to Create Garden Compost
Now that you know which items to compost, you’re ready to learn the steps involved in making compost. To achieve the real benefits of composting depends on how much organic waste you have, how fast you want the results and how much effort you are willing to put into making garden compost. Some people prefer to make their garden compost container from scratch; however, if you do not have the time or simply want an easier solution to make compost, think about purchasing a ready-to-go compost container. (more…)

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18 Mar '14

Composting 101

Why should I compost
Why Compost?
When waste is not composted, it will end up in a landfill or incinerator, neither of which is environmentally-friendly or economical. Due to a lack of oxygen, landfill waste breaks down slowly and releases methane gas and acidic leachate, both of which are bad for the environment. (more…)

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Container Gardening in the Shade

How to Create a Successful Shade Garden

Perhaps when you were landscaping your yard you wanted to create a lot of shade to offset hot summer days. Now that your trees are mature and providing that much-needed shade, you might not know what your options are for planting flowers or a vegetable garden in the shade. Is container gardening in the shade an option for vegetables? Can a flower garden grow in the shade? The answer to both of these questions is yes. A container garden, whether planted with flowers or vegetables, can be successful in the shade if you take some time to learn what to plant and what containers to use. (more…)

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How to Grow Tomatoes

A Beginners Guide to Growing, Harvesting & Canning Tomatoes

One of the great benefits of having your own garden is having fresh, homegrown fruits and vegetables to enjoy whenever you want. Growing techniques will differ depending on what food you’re growing as well as where you live. We’ve put together a few general tips on how to grow tomatoes, harvest tomatoes and even how to can tomatoes. (more…)

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Passion Flowers

Learn What They Are, How to Grow Them & Best of All, How to Eat Them

Passion flowers have been known to attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. One variety, the Stinking Passion Flower, uses a sticky fluid to attract and digest small insects like gnats. The passion flower is an aggressive vine plant with powerfully beautiful coloring. (more…)

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How to Grown Indoor Plants from Seeds

With a Little Patience & Some TLC You CAN Grown Indoor Plants from Seeds

People might tell you that it’s impossible to successfully grow indoor plants from seeds, but actually it’s absolutely possible. Not only is it possible, but people are doing it all the time. Of course, there are the basic necessities to consider when growing plants from seeds, such as providing water, light, soil, and oxygen, but there’s much more to it than that. You might think you know all the basics of growing a plant from a seed, but a refresher course with a few extra tips might help your seedlings flourish. (more…)

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15 Aug '12

Green Lawn Care

Green Lawn Care

Create a Thick, Healthy Lawn Using Natural and Organic Materials

Creating a healthy, beautiful yard will not only go a long way in improving your home’s curb appeal, but will also help out the environment. A thick, healthy, green lawn will trap water when it rains instead of causing a run-off, which can happen with sparse, unhealthy lawns. A thriving, healthy yard will also serve as a natural food source for many animals, insects and birds. (more…)

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How to Design a Flower Bed

An Easy-to-Use Checklist for the Perfect Flower Bed Design

A flower bed is a beautiful addition to any yard. Whether it’s along the front of the house or way out in back, it will add color and dimension to your yard, making the time you spend outdoors more interesting and fun. When you’re ready to design your flower bed, there are some things you can do that will help make it just right. (more…)

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