Gardening

Xeriscaping Your Yard

Xeriscaping Your Yard

Xeriscaping (zer-i-skap) is a buzzword used throughout the Southwest and is defined as landscaping that conserves water and protects the environment; utilizes native plant selection, practical turf areas, efficient irrigation, and mulches and appropriate maintenance (Green Alliance). Here are some examples of how you can apply this eco-landscaping plan in […]

Plants and Flowers That Grow in the Shade

Plants and Flowers That Grow in the Shade

Not all areas of your garden or yard receive the proper amount of light for plants to grow, especially flowerbeds near the house or a tree. When considering plants and flowers for these areas make sure they will grow in shade or partial shade. Your local nursery can point you […]

Indoor Gardening

Indoor Gardening

With the unbearable heat outside, turn your attention indoors and start that herb garden or inside window box that you’ve always wanted. There’s a technique to growing plants indoors and it starts with selecting the proper foliage or herbs. Greenhouse Window [Martha Stewart] Container Garden Indoors [The Helpful Gardener] Bringing […]

Planning Your Garden

Planning Your Garden

Before you go organic and grow your own tomatoes, herbs, and flowers, follow these steps to ensure your garden has the greatest chance for survival.

Yard and Lawn Tips

Yard and Lawn Tips

Here are some tips from Lou at Ace Hardware to keep your yard and lawn looking fresh and green year-round. Make Your Yard Thrive [Ace Hardware]

Seed Starting Chart

Seed Starting Chart

Here’s a seed starting chart for the laziest of gardeners from one of our favorite websites, You Grow Girl. Download the chart then enter the “Frost Free Date” for your region and the chart will automatically calculate the sowing and planting dates. It doesn’t get any easier than that. Seed […]