Tired of paying high water bills? Have you heard of the ways you can use a rain catcher to lower those bills? You probably also didn’t know that 623 gallons of water can be harvested from 1 inch of rain on a 1,000-square-foot roof and as far as rain barrels are concerned, a typical 1/2-inch rainfall will fill a 50- to 55-gallon barrel. I’m sharing everything I know about making rainwater collection an efficient way to lower your bills and help the environment.
Your landscaping impacts the first impression that others have of your home. Here, homeowners are sharing their favorite ways to create a welcoming and flourishing landscape for your home. Find tips for growing Japanese Maple trees and Bradford Pear trees (and clever pruning tips for your trees & shrubs), DIY butterfly garden tips to attract butterflies to your garden, and unique seasonal landscaping projects for your to do list this fall, spring, summer, and winter.
I’ve been gardening for years and couldn’t survive without these 7 handy garden tools. Here’s what they are & what they cost. Info every beginning gardener needs!
Should you buy a house or rent one? The hidden costs of home ownership were eye-opening to me when I bought my first home. Read this before buying a house.
Did you know that every state celebrates Arbor Day on a different day each year? In honor of Spring – and Arbor Day – here’s how you can get 10 trees for $10 — shipped for free to your door! You even get to pick the exact trees you want, based on the trees that will thrive in your area.
See how to make your home entry more enticing when staging your home… because first impressions are everything when it comes to selling your house!
Do you know which plant zone you live in? Did you know they recently changed the plant zone hardiness maps? So you may not be in the same plant zone you thought you were in!
Here’s what you need to know if you’re thinking of hiring a handyman for household repairs.
The garden wheelbarrow is much more than just a 1-wheel utility cart! Wheelbarrows have been beefed up, souped up, and even powered to take care of all your needs when doing projects around the house. Here are some things you can do with wheelbarrows that you might not think of.
Originating in China, the Bradford Pear — a variation of the Callery Pear tree — has lost favor with many gardeners. Check out these many reasons to reconsider planting a Bradford Pear tree on your property. Plus, tips for pruning Bradford Pear trees if you do.
Attracting butterflies to your garden is as simple as incorporating the plants and flowers that butterflies like to eat. Here are the basics for creating butterfly gardens.
Salvia is both a popular houseplant and a popular drug. Here’s how to tell the difference. Plus a list of states where it’s illegal to grow, possess, or distribute Salvia Divinorum for the purpose of smoking Salvia.
Tips for choosing the best rake for the job at hand. Hopefully, the following information about leaf rakes, garden rakes, and everything in between will open your eyes to a whole new and wonderful world of yard rakes. Indeed, the common rake has been redesigned many times over!
There are so many things that need to get done around the house before the snow starts falling. This list of reminders will help you get a head start on your fall chores…
You never know what you’re going to find from a fellow Freecycler. You too, can turn trash into treasure by sharing your unwanted household items with others who might have alternative ideas for using those things. See how I put 5 old garden hoses to use…
See how you can get 2 free tree seedlings, plus some highlights from my personal experience of replanting trees. We live in Tennessee, and the trees I mention here are: Japanese Red Maple tree, Oriental Totem Pole, and Pecan Trees. Great pictures and tips here…
Despite the fact that it’s Spring, and we might have had some really nice, warm, sunny days once in lately… I have a piece of advice for you: DON’T PLANT YET! Instead, check these anticipated frost dates for your area first.
Have you wondered what happens to the plants that nurseries don’t sell? They are typically destroyed, what a waste that is! A company called Free Trees and Plants rescues unsold plants and offers them to the public for FREE — you only pay postage and handling. Here are the details…
We tend to take our flower-planting tradition quite seriously each year. On the first day of spring, we spend a fortune on colorful flowers and pray for weeks of warm (no-frost) weather! Here’s what we did one year…