To Clean or Not to Clean Your Garden this Fall

The times of turning your fall garden into a tidy, clean-cut version of itself are gone. Cutting it all down and raking everything up doesn’t help your garden become a haven for plant life come spring.   Starting your spring garden off on the right foot requires accomplishing some goals in the fall. We know…

How to Prepare Your Summer Garden for Fall and Winter

The warmth of summer is gone and your garden blooms are starting to dwindle but your organic garden can be just as beautiful in the fall and winter. Fall isn’t the end of the growing season, but a switching of the gears. You may be putting your garden to bed but you’re also preparing for…

Fall Landscape Maintenance Practices to Remember

When it comes to organic landscaping, your priorities must shift in the fall. Instead of focusing on helping your plants grow, fall work is aimed toward getting your landscape cleaned up and ready for the winter shut down.   To help you cover your bases, we’ve put together a list of the top four landscape…

5 Common Soil Problems and How to Solve Them

If your organic plants and shrubs are struggling to grow, it’s time to take a closer look at your soil. Many soil problems can throw your garden off track, but the good news is there are plenty of things you can do to get right back on!   When your garden struggles to thrive just…

How to Prepare Your Garden for the Coming Fall Season

With every growing season there comes a time in the fall when you have to put your organic garden to rest. Unless you fill your garden with wintertime plants, now is the perfect time to prep your garden for next spring.   Adjusting your garden soil takes time, especially if you have to add nutrients…

9 Planting Tips for This Fall

Fall in Iowa can bring a mixed bag of weather patterns that range from lingering humidity to lots of rain to cold temperatures. This can make checking the items off your fall garden to-do list somewhat tricky.   To help you stay organized and on top of your organic garden adventures, we’ve gathered a list…

Fall is Coming, Is Your Garden Ready?

The leaves are turning, pumpkin spice is in the air, and everyone is breaking out their scarves and Ugg boots, but how’s your garden doing?   Iowa has already felt that first chill of fall, and the lingering humidity of the summer, but we know that autumn is indeed here. It’s a great time to…

10 Indoor Garden Plants Ideal for Fall

Chilly temperatures are on their way to Iowa, and it won’t be long before the first frost falls, but you can still enjoy your indoor garden plants!   Fall bids us farewell to the budding vegetables and lush greens that inhabit our summer gardens, however, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy greenery from the safety…

Five Garden Clothes to Wear this Fall

Autumn in Iowa can range from cold and rainy to downright chilly or warm and humid, which makes working in your fall garden somewhat tricky. If you’re still preparing for the fall weather rollercoaster and trying to decide what you really need for your gardening, we’ve got your back.   It’s important to have the…

How to Know if Your Soil is Healthy or Sick

What if we told you we know the secret to creating healthy, strong, and crunchy vegetables? The answer is great soil!   For your plants to thrive, your soil must contain the nutrients and microorganisms your plants need. The best way to get a detailed analysis of your soil is to complete a soil test….