Keeping Your Landscaping Healthy with Organic Fertilizer 

In recent years, homeowners across the United States have been taking steps to follow organic lawn care practice. But “organic lawn care” means different things to different people, which complicates things. Some people see organic lawn care as simply using natural and organic materials while completely avoiding chemicals and synthetic products. For others, it is…

Landscaping with Edible Plants

During ancient times, gardening was not practiced to enhance visual appeal or increase a property’s value as is the norm today. People never thought of beautiful or well-scented flowers to plant. Instead, they opted for edible plants. It made more sense to plant something that you can eat as opposed to something that you look…

Organic Lawn Fertilizers

  Homeowners appreciate a decent, thick and green lawn. However, they all do not want to pollute their yards with chemical fertilizers that are also detrimental to the environment. Hence, the current radical campaign for organic lawn care. This is a lawn care system that relies on fertilizers made from natural nutrients like; dried blood,…

How to Attract Fireflies to your Yard

  Fireflies are simply amazing to watch. However, the once very rampant creatures also known as lightning bugs are quickly disappearing globally. Their current low population is attributed to light pollution, human encroachment on their habitat and the heavy use of pesticides. But there is still much that can be done to restore their population and…

How to Create an Organic Edible Landscape

Most people are lucky to have some land surrounding their homes. However, the land if often filled with marigold, grass or occasional nice looking maple plants. Unfortunately, the beauty offered by this landscape plants does not offer something to bite on. What people do not realize is that edible plants are equally nice looking. They…

How to Create a Monarch Butterfly Garden

In the past years, the monarch butterflies population has declined rapidly. The rapid decrease in population is attributed to climatic changes and extermination of plants that are important for monarch’s survival. If you love butterflies and would love to contribute towards increasing their population, you have to focus on creating a monarch butterfly garden. The…

5 Ideas to Make a Kid-Friendly Garden

We all love enjoying a cool garden breeze and scenic view. However, kids love enjoying the outdoor environment too but are often not considered when the gardens are being designed. Kids are magical and there are times when they will want to be part of your gardening home projects. Moreover, you could use gardening as…

How to Create Lasting Color in Your Garden

    First of all, don’t forget to celebrate National Public Garden’s Day tomorrow, May 6th, 2016!   Now, to create lasting color in YOUR garden! Color is what defines a garden, makes it vibrant and interesting to look at. Hence, the need to create lasting color in your garden. Creating lasting color throughout all…

Understanding the Growing Popularity of Raised Gardens

  A raised garden is a large planter that is placed above the ground. Its walls range from 6 to 24 inches in height. The beds are wrapped in frames made of wood, stone or concrete. It is ideal for people who have less gardening space or poor garden soil. Raised gardens have become quite…

Emerging Gardening Trends

  Emerging Gardening Trends 2016 The DIY culture Thanks to technology and availability of resources on the internet, the DIY culture has triggered invention, experimentation and re-purposing in the gardening sector. Interested and dedicated gardeners are studying their soils under microscopes to come up with creative ways to maximize their gardens and get the best…

Understanding a Pollinator Garden and How to Set it Up

  A pollinator garden is a garden that is planted with flowers with an aim of providing pollen or nectar to the wide range of pollinators. Pollinators are insects such as bees, butterflies, moths, and wasps among others that transfer pollen to flowers of similar species for fertilization to take place. Some plants and flowers…

How to Maintain a Pet-Friendly Garden and Landscape

We all love our pets, and the last thing we want is to expose them to dangerous pesticides and chemicals. However, this is happening without our knowledge. As much we love pets, we appreciate beautiful gardens and landscapes. What we fail to realize is that the gardens and landscapes harbor numerous poisons and dangers due…