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!
Trees And Shrubs
Got trees? Or shrubs? Here, homeowners are sharing their own personal experiences with a variety of tree & shrub issues -- whether you rent or own the home. You'll find tips for everything from planting & pruning... to raking leaves that have fallen from your trees. See how to deal with insects on trees & shrubs (like Japanese beetles), how to make a DIY butterfly garden, how to get free trees, and other tips & tricks that involve trees of all kinds.
See how easy it is for one person to assemble and hang the Sorbus hammock swing chair. Once you try a hanging daybed swing, you’ll want one for inside too! Here’s my review, photos, video, and tips for hanging and using this tree hammock swing.
My toddler son and I love to spend time outside. I decided to make a saucer swing from a small trampoline. Here’s my DIY tree swing tutorial… with lots of photos! (Bonus: This nest swing is portable — you can take it down and set it up on any tree… anywhere!)
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.
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!
There’s a home burglary every 15 seconds. 60% of burglaries take place while the home is occupied. Here are the best DIY home security things you can do yourself to stay safe.
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.
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…
Following are some tips to guide you through your spring gardening chores and save yourself a lot of work later in the season.
Great tips to make raking leaves and other yard debris even easier. These are things I bet most people wouldn’t even think of…
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…
You’ve probably seen them hanging out in people’s yards. Truthfully, I never understood the whole Bag-a-Bug concept… that is, until WE needed to use them! Here’s why we swear by the bug bags…