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Thatch Buildup In Your Lawn

Thatch Buildup In Your Lawn

What is thatch and why is it bad for your lawn. Thatch is a build up of dead turf grass crowns,  roots and debris that build up faster than they are breaking down. Generally over fertilization and excessive watering help to contribute... Read more



What To Plant In A Cottage Garden

What To Plant In A Cottage Garden

A traditional Cottage Garden’s plant list might surprise you. The list would include fruit trees and vegetables as well as herbs. A sturdy hedge to keep out the livestock and it would be a rather informal style. I think rather t... Read more



A Healing Garden

A Healing Garden

Since early times people have recognized the benefits and the healing qualities of gardens. As far back as the middle ages gardens were created were people could go and heal physically and mentally. Today hospitals and health care facilities are... Read more



Planning That First Vegetable Garden

Planning That First Vegetable Garden

Growing your own vegetables has got to be the ultimate way to enhance the flavor of any meal. There is nothing compared to the taste of a vegetable just picked and then brought into the kitchen and prepared as part of a meal.... Read more



Being Neat And Tidy Not Always Good In The Vegetable Patch

Being Neat And Tidy Not Always Good In The Vegetable Patch

How many times have you seen pictures of vegetable gardens with nice neat rows almost as if they were planted using a ruler? Have you ever visited someones vegetable garden leaving with a sense of envy o... Read more



Designing A Sensory Garden

Designing A Sensory Garden

A sensory garden is one that is designed using plants that have special sensory qualities plants that will stimulate our sense of sight, smell, touch, or taste. The idea of using plants that are especially suited to stimulating respons... Read more



Preparation: The Key To A Successful Perennial Flower Bed

Preparation: The Key To A Successful Perennial Flower Bed

The thought of a beautiful perennial flower bed blooming elegantly in our gardens is enough to bring a smile to the face especially in the middle of winter when our thought often wander to planning the ne... Read more



Alternatives To A Turfgrass Lawn

Alternatives To A Turfgrass Lawn

The cost of keeping a perfect lawn is unbelievably staggering when you stop to consider everything involved. Why is it we choose to keep a large green carpet of grass around out yards certainly it is not for the sake of saving mo... Read more



Early Vegetable Gardens

Early Vegetable Gardens

For those who have little patience for Mother Nature to turn the hands of time to planting time there are some things you can do to get started early on your vegetable garden. You will not be able to grow tomato and other warm season vege... Read more



Underutilized Small Spaces In The Garden

Underutilized Small Spaces In The Garden

Many times there are places in our gardens that are left empty or undeveloped simply for no other reason than we do not know what to use them for. Not every area of a garden has to be a large display in order to catch ... Read more



Better Lawns Made Easy

There is something magic about a lush green lawn. It can be soothing to the eye, add value to your home, and create envy with your neighbors. And growing a good lawn can be easier than you think. The basics are simple.  All that you need is the right mix of soil, grass... Read more



A New Vegetable Garden In A Weekend

A New Vegetable Garden In A Weekend

Would you like to build a new vegetable garden in just a weekend from any place in your yard with out tilling, pulling out the lawn, or building huge soil filled boxes? Well you can and it is a lot easier than you would think.... Read more



Moving Garden Plants

Moving Garden Plants

Whether you are an active or occasional gardener sooner or latter you will probably find yourself in need of moving garden plants. Traditionally the practice has been to move plants during the late fall and into the winter months, but if pro... Read more



Why You Should Not Fertilize Your Lawn This Spring

Why You Should Not Fertilize Your Lawn This Spring

I think the first thing I should say is that less is more and that is true in terms of fertilizing your lawn.That is not true if you look at it from the point of big business they want you to use more or they ma... Read more



How To Have A Beautiful Lawn – A Primer

How To Have A Beautiful Lawn – A Primer

Beautiful lawns are no accident and they don’t just happen they do take work and dedication. As with any endeavor you should have an understanding of what is involved and so it is with growing a beautiful lawn. Grass plant... Read more