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 ….
What is fertilizer exactly and why is it used at all? A Definition: A substance used to promote plant growth. If you want to impress people at your next dinner party, it comes from a Latin word meaning “bearing in abundance, fruitful, productive”. Just what any farmer, horticulturalist or home ….
You want a clean looking garden but have no idea how to use a weed eater properly. I have put together a step by step guide and some additional tips so you you’ll be able to keep up with the joneses. All following information might slightly vary depending on the ….
Being an animal lover, I think deer are adorable. But when they decide that your garden is their next 5-course meal, they become much less cute. Here are some ecological practices you can use to help keep deer out of your garden. #1 Choose Deer Resistant Plants The reality is ….
Planting your own herbs is a perfect way to dip your toes into the world of gardening. You can start them indoors by planting seeds in small containers, then transplanting them outside once they have sprouted and the weather is amenable. Several types of herbs are virtually foolproof and take ….
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 ….
Retractable awning is an excellent bit of lawn or backyard accent that may create evenings and your times much more pleasant. No surprise people enjoying the advantages of spending quality time outside aside from climate conditions and all around the nation are adding them. If you’re fortunate enough to have ….