6 Ways to Show Your Yard Some Love This Spring

Spring is a popular time of year to cut loose and go on vacation. It’s also a time of year where people prepare to give the yard some much needed TLC. If your grass and garden bed are in need of resuscitation, the following six tips will help you show it the right kind ofContinue Reading …

With A Little TLC, Your Fixer-Upper Can Become A Keeper

Owning your own home is something that allows a lot of freedom. When you rent, there is always something that causes you to worry. Will you have enough money to make this month’s rent? If something goes wrong in the house, do you call the landlord? If he or she blames you, will you getContinue Reading …

Roses That Will Survive in Colder Climates

If you live further north in the United States, or in Canada, it can be a lot harder, but not impossible, to find varieties of roses that will flourish and then return after a cold winter. Overwintering roses is hard to do in any climate, but for cold climate gardeners, it takes an especially hardy type of roseContinue Reading …

Creating a Low Water Lawn

Being able to create a low water lawn means the ability to save on water bills while also ensuring that you are not creating a lawn that is unnecessarily reliant on an exorbitant amount of water. Most types of grass are able to survive and thrive on the amount of water that they would normally receive in theContinue Reading …

Beginners Guide to Dividing Hostas

Dividing hostas gives you eight to ten divisions from a single plant, making them a gardener’s dream plant to fill a large garden. Hostas are some of the easiest plant to divide, their clumps are easy to separate and they are hardy enough to bounce back quickly after being divided. If you have never divided hostas but needContinue Reading …

Perennials to Grow Under Pine Trees

Being able to plant a garden underneath pine trees is very difficult to do if you are not familiar with the type of tree, soil conditions or the needs of specific plants. Pine needles falling into the soil beneath pine trees can drastically change the pH levels of soil, making this area uninhabitable for most plants. In additionContinue Reading …

Potted Plants That Thrive in a Shaded Entryway

Dark shaded entryways are always the hardest to add a little color to with beautiful potted plants. Everyone likes to adorn their patio stairs, but if you plant flowers that are in need of full sunlight, you risk them dying or struggling just to keep some straggly stems growing. This year, fill a pot with a selection ofContinue Reading …

Tips for Growing Poppies

Vibrant poppies are the flower of spring, but they are very finicky and disappoint so many new gardeners after the first week. Unlike other plant and leave options for spring, poppies have a few basic needs that need to be met, and require a couple of additional steps to make sure they thrive. Try these tips to makeContinue Reading …