Gardening

How to Build a Custom Planter Box

How to Build a Custom Planter Box

When you need a planter box to fit a certain space then build it yourself

AMES Tools Shows Us the Best in American-Made Hand Tools

AMES Tools Shows Us the Best in American-Made Hand Tools

Ames takes us to Tool School and shows us their latest hand tools and their Made in America craftsmanship.

Setup a Home Gardening Center

Setup a Home Gardening Center

Ace Hardware helped us setup a home garden center for our neighbor that included must-haves for any avid gardener.

Use Your Raised Garden Bed As A Winter Compost Pile

Use Your Raised Garden Bed As A Winter Compost Pile

Use your raised garden beds year round by turning them into compost piles for the winter months.

Garden & Farm Utility Cart Giveaway from Ace Hardware

Garden & Farm Utility Cart Giveaway from Ace Hardware

This garden cart can handle anything and can be yours by entering our Giveaway

RoboReel the Death Star of Garden Hoses

RoboReel the Death Star of Garden Hoses

Don’t be scared of this water hose as the RoboReel will become your best partner in gardening.

How to Garden in the Fall and Prep for Winter

How to Garden in the Fall and Prep for Winter

When the temperature drops you can still reap the benefits of healthy vegetables and prepare your garden to survive winter

$200 Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway and Adding Stripes and Color to Our Wood Block Planter

$200 Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway and Adding Stripes and Color to Our Wood Block Planter

Our wood block planters turned out well for a basic DIY project that used reclaimed wood and some various drilling techniques. But we felt they needed a bit more pizazz since the wood used wasn’t a pretty redwood or other beautiful natural wood.

Store Your Garden Tools Safely

Store Your Garden Tools Safely

Rakes, shovels and other long-handled tools should be stored safely and securely with this hook.

Make Succulent Planters from Wood Blocks

Make Succulent Planters from Wood Blocks

This wood planter makes a simple and stylish home for your gorgeous succulents.

How To Make Brick Succulent Planters

How To Make Brick Succulent Planters

Brick succulent planters are an easy starter garden you can make in an afternoon

Five Steps to Your Own Backyard Meadow

Five Steps to Your Own Backyard Meadow

Let the weeds go wild and enjoy a colorful meadow in your own backyard

Scraping Topsoil: Why Your Lawn and Garden Won’t Grow

Scraping Topsoil: Why Your Lawn and Garden Won’t Grow

For years developers have been scraping the topsoil (8-12 inches) from properties and selling it to sod farms. It’s another way that land can be monetized and topsoil is a valuable commodity that contains minerals and nutrients from years of plant and animal decomposition. Nutrient rich topsoil can make or […]

Seed For Yourself: A Visit to the Grass Seed Capital of the World

Seed For Yourself: A Visit to the Grass Seed Capital of the World

I knew very little about grass seed before my visit last week to NexGen Turf Research. I’ve recently laid sod and tried my best to keep it alive and green but unfortunately it has decided not to cooperate and has gone spotty and brown in some areas. After receiving the […]

DuPont WeedFree Landscape Fabric is Going in the Sandbox

DuPont WeedFree Landscape Fabric is Going in the Sandbox

We got tipped to a new product from DuPont that promises to eliminate the problem of weeds in our garden. Their WeedFree Premium landscape fabric supposedly provides a strong defense against weeds and helps promote healthy plants and shrubs. It’s made of spun-bonded polypropylene which creates a breathable barrier that […]

Build Your Own Container Garden

Build Your Own Container Garden

One of the disadvantages to living in a loft, apartment or condo is the lack of outdoor space. As a Kansas City loft dweller, I find myself lamenting my lack of balcony or patio on a daily basis, especially now that gardening season is in full swing and I crave […]

How To Wage A Successful War On Weeds

How To Wage A Successful War On Weeds

I don’t remember how old I was when I first found out that the bright, sunny dandelions I loved so much were weeds. How could something so cheerful be classified in such a pesky, frustrating group of plants? But alas, weeds are every gardener’s nightmare (well, one of them, anyway.) […]

Install Deer Fencing To Protect Your Landscaping

Install Deer Fencing To Protect Your Landscaping

There are few things more frustrating than your beautiful, carefully planned and tended landscaping being destroyed by an inquisitive visitor of the animal variety. If you find yourself in this situation, we suggest installing some protective fencing to help keep animals out. Take deer fencing, for example. It comes in […]

Five Reasons To Try Your Hand At Night Gardening

Five Reasons To Try Your Hand At Night Gardening

From foliage to roughage, a well-tended garden can boost your home’s curb appeal, cut your grocery bill, and help you be more environmentally friendly all in one swoop. But if you’re like us, finding the time to garden between work, family time, and social outings can be kind of hard […]

Build Your Own Window Boxes

Build Your Own Window Boxes

My grandma, an avid gardener, has plant beds all around her home. Yet one of my favorite memories is of her window boxes, which were perched on her home’s front windows and spilled over with brightly colored flowers, usually geraniums. Window boxes are ideal for flowers, herbs and other smaller […]

Use Coffee Grounds For Gardening

Use Coffee Grounds For Gardening

Searching for a way to garden a little greener while creating less waste in the kitchen? Look no further than your trusty coffee maker for one of the best fertilizers, composters, bug repellants and worm cuisine! Here’s a list of ways to use coffee grounds in your yard and garden: […]