My husband and I 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 how to find the best day to plant Spring flowers where you live — so you’re guaranteed that frost won’t damage your plants.
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.
Are you trying to compare Home Depot Tuff Sheds vs. Heartland Sheds from Lowes? I did all the research so you don’t have to! Before I bought my wood Tuff Shed, I thoroughly explored all the options regarding Home Depot sheds and Lowes sheds. In this article, I answer the following questions: How much does a Tuff Shed cost? Do you need a permit to put up a Tuff Shed? What are the similarities and differences between the Home Depot Tuff Shed vs. Heartland Shed from Lowes? Are Tuff Sheds good and would you buy one again? What is the Tuff Shed installation process like? Why is a wood shed better than a metal shed or plastic shed?
As an entomologist and pest control expert specializing in both urban pests and agricultural pests for the past 25 years, I’m going to show you how to get rid of moles in your yard – from my most favorite to my least favorite methods. Lots of ground mole removal methods ranging from mole poison and baits more humane options. I’ll even show you how to get rid of moles naturally using items you already have at home!
Planting a new tree in your yard? You can save money by doing the tree planting yourself… it’s easy! (I know because I just planted a new elm tree in my backyard myself.) See how to plant a tree step by step — in just 4 steps!
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.
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…
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…
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…