The Environmental Christmas Tree

Depending on where you live, if the ground is not frozen, you can buy a dwarf christmas tree to decorate and then plant in the new year. Dwarf conifers provide great structure for your garden and usually don’t grow past 12 feet. Conifer in latin means to produce cones. They grow very slowly, but there are now…

8 Easy Steps to Composting

Composting only takes about 6 months to complete! It is helping out our planet as we are re-using our waste to create greener gardens. And it is not hard to do at all:  all you need is the make the effort to walk from your house with your food scraps to the compost bin! Research and…

Indoor Gardening

Indoor Gardening – there is hardly a home that one can visit that does not have some sort of flower or plant. Due to time constraints and the fact that not many people are familiar with gardening, there are homes which have artificial plants made of plastic which actually look very real. But more and…

Yard Landscape Design Ideas

Before looking for landscaping ideas that will best showcase the home and garden, identify the needs of the area. Without proper planning, a beautifully landscaped area can easily turn into an expensive home improvement that limits enjoyment instead of enhancing it. A family with young children will want an attractive space that will allow the…

Lawn Care & Maintenance

Lawn care is definitely a job that is best contemplated once winter is behind us and we’re heading towards spring but not yet experiencing the full heat of summer. A little time spent on lawn maintenance early in the season really does pay dividends once the lawn is put to heavier use for summer parties,…

Garden For the Birds

There is still some time to get some great winter shrubs in the ground to provide food for visiting birds and color for your hibernating eyes. When you are at your garden nursery think carefully about the height of your plants because many will be buried under a thick blanket of snow! Here a few…

Tips for your Front Yard Landscape Design

The landscaping in your front yard will make a big difference in the overall appearance of your home and garden. You don’t have to choose high-maintenance plants and invest in classes on how to garden. There are easy changes you can make that will beautify the entire property and improve your curb appeal. Raised Beds…

Beginner’s Guide: How to Garden

Starting a home garden from scratch can seem intimidating, even to an experienced gardener. Gardening, however, can be much simpler than many beginners think. The following are a few tips on how to garden that will get those new to gardening started: 1. New gardeners should try starting with raised beds. One of the most time-consuming parts…

Blooming Sidewalks

Transform your sidewalk’s landscape from a boring strip of grass into a colorful fragrant paradise. Although there is limited space, your landscape improvements will make your real estate value soar! Use a slightly curved flagstone path if you have enough room. Mulch curbs your weed problem; so does close plantings. Large swaths of similar flowers…

Garden Ideas for a Small Garden

Garden ideas for a small garden include planting around an area such as the mailbox or a light post. Using containers means a person can try gardening in an area that does not have soil. Learning how to garden adds color to an otherwise plain front lawn or back yard. Garden ideas for a small garden include planting…

Japanese Style Gardens

Zen gardens are good for your mental health as they are a simple peaceful place to spend time in.  They are easy to create and easy to maintain.  I suggest you choose between one of these Japanese styles: a flat garden or a hills and pond garden. Here are some thoughts for creating a calm garden in your…