The Time Is Now – Plant Your Garden

If ever there was a spring to get out into the garden and landscape, this is it. For most people, the time-honored excuse “I just don’t have the time” is not the case this year. Take advantage of the opportunity, and the time of year and plant a garden. Whether it is...

Time To Start Seeds Inside

Very soon it will be time to get back in the garden, but until then, you can satisfy the urge by starting seeds in the house or apartment etc. Here are a few simple steps to get you started. Select your seeds from your local or garden center, or if you prefer, it’s...

Clean Your Gardening Tools

Whether you spend 5 hours a month, or 5 hours a day gardening, tools are necessary to help us perform the tasks that gardening requires. As the weather begins to warm, and the planting season is just ahead, this is a great time to take a look at your shovels, rakes,...

Start Planning Next Year’s Veggie Garden

When the final harvest of the year is complete, and the plants are pulled out of the garden it’s a good time to think about your successes and maybe some things you wish you had done differently. It’s also a great time order seed catalogues, which have long been the...

The Importance of Mulching Those Leaves

As the leaves fall with the cooler temperatures, resist the temptation to get out and rake them up. Fall leaves are not only beautiful, but useful as well. Let them remain on your lawn and (with a mulching mower) simply grind them up as you mow the lawn this fall. The...

Tips To Healthy Houseplants

It’s that time of the year again when our attention to growing plants shifts from outside to indoors. Some people are intimidated by growing houseplants, but don’t be. Whether you have a brightly lit sunroom or a low-light bedroom, with many colors and textures, there...