Gardening

Build Your Own Garden Box

Build Your Own Garden Box

Growing your own herbs and vegetables can be very rewarding but the ground in your yard may not be the most fertile. If that’s the case then consider building your own garden box that only requires the use of a drill and procuring some redwood from your local lumber shop.

Be the Boss (of your yard)

Be the Boss (of your yard)

Cultivating your lawn with this tool is no joke. Called the “Yard Boss” this power cultivator won the Organic Gardening Editor’s Choice Award and also features a ton of attachments such as a lawn aerator, bed edger, lawn dethatcher, and power sweepers.

Time to Get Growing

Time to Get Growing

Spring has sprung and that means its time to get started on your garden – that’s if you haven’t already started putting your green thumb to use. One of the best ways to get, and keep, your garden looking great throughout the whole season is to get to know some […]

Landscape Maintenance that’s Easy on the Ears and Earth

Landscape Maintenance that’s Easy on the Ears and Earth

Whisper Landscape Maintenance is creating a buzz. Located in southern California, this gardening service uses only zero-emission, solar-powered garden equipment that has also been modified to cut down on noise pollution (mowers are no louder than vacuum cleaners and leaf blowers like hair dryers).

How Does Your Garden Grow?

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Now that most of us are enjoying the highly anticipated spring season, the focus turns to outdoor projects, including gardening. Yet depending on your yard space, time commitment and gardening skill, planning and executing an outdoor oasis can be daunting, to say the least. Whether you’re working with a blank […]

Beginner Houseplants: Types and Care

Beginner Houseplants: Types and Care

Just because your thumb isn’t green you shouldn’t be scared of owning and caring for house plants. The trade off for the little care that these plants need is in your favor and soon you may find yourself planting your own garden!

The Best Plants for Your Window Box

The Best Plants for Your Window Box

On the subject of flowers, the Manhattan Users Guide has answered the question of “What can I plant in my window box?” We’ve always been partial to Zinnias and Impatiens but MUG also recommends “Portulaca, which now comes in double-flowered varieties and Sanvitalia, a tiny black-eyed Susan, which are both […]

Repot in Time for Spring

Repot in Time for Spring

Plants are a great way to add some life to your home, but do you ever wonder why no matter what you do you just can’t keep them alive? Ok, so maybe you water them every once in a while, but when’s the last time you repotted? Avoid losing a […]

Great Garden Makeovers

Great Garden Makeovers

Let these gardens serve as inspiration to create your own outdoor masterpiece.

Vegiforms are Just Plain Weird

Vegiforms are Just Plain Weird

It’s a little late to have these ready for Halloween but maybe by Christmas you can enjoy some corn shaped squash or elf-head shaped pumpkins.

Reusable Shipping Pallets Make a Great Compost Bin

Reusable Shipping Pallets Make a Great Compost Bin

Fall finally feels like it’s arrived here in New York and soon the leaves will start dropping in droves. In an afternoon you can build this huge compost bin made of basic shipping pallets (easy to find from a warehouse or big box retailer) that will hold the compost pile […]

Gardening Tips for a Changing Climate

Gardening Tips for a Changing Climate

Worldwide climate change is a fact that is more than just an annoyance or quirk in the weather. Seasons are overlapping and the severity of temperature changes has become more dramatic. This change has direct effect on your garden now more than ever and with a bit of forethought you […]

Tips for Beginning Vegetable Gardeners

Tips for Beginning Vegetable Gardeners

There are a ton of gardening resources available online from YouGrowGirl to Better Homes and Gardens.We came across a great article from 1996 that profiles that successful gardening habits of a couple in Portland, Oregon. They offer 8 tips for beginning gardeners that we think everyone with a green thumb […]

A Gateway to a Better Garden

A Gateway to a Better Garden

There are plenty of computer programs that can assist you in choosing the right plans for your home or even assist you in designing the home yourself but there are fewer to help you with the curb appeal of your home. That’s where the Better Homes and Gardens Landscape and […]

Landscaping Tips to Sell Your Home

Landscaping Tips to Sell Your Home

It’s proven that curb appeal counts a lot towards how soon and for how much your home will sell. With just a few minor and inexpensive changes to the outside of your home, you’ll raise the value that will most certainly result in a net gain when selling your home. […]

Safe Gardens for Kids

Safe Gardens for Kids

Here are some great suggestions for planning a child safe garden that maximizes outdoor fun but protects both your children and your foliage.

Backyard Planters

Backyard Planters

Extreme-HowTo has a DIY solution for building backyard planters. These planters are built using pressure-treated landscape timber and are great as vegetable gardens or flower beds.

Tree Pruning for Spring

Tree Pruning for Spring

Here’s a tree pruning guide from easy2diy.com. Now is the best time to get your trees and shrubs into shape for Spring and Summer. Essentially, proper pruning is essential for a healthy and aesthetically pleasing tree. Pruning is needed when first planting a tree to control its growth and to […]