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Essential Plants for Kitchen Gardens

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Kitchen gardens are gardens which are located as near as possible to your kitchen door. This allows you to grow your own vegetables, herbs, and fruits right within easy reach when you're cooking. Kitchen gardens provide you with nutritious and fresh foods for an entire season. These plants can be grown in a variety of ways. You can start a...

How to Do All Those Lawn Maintenance Tasks Right

How to Do All Those Lawn Maintenance Tasks Right
When you bought a house with a nice, green lawn, you probably figured that it wouldn’t take much work to keep that lawn nice and green. You thought wrong. For the most widely grown crop in the United States - featured prominently in more than 80 million American residential yards - grass is surprisingly difficult to take care of,...

Tips for Creating an Indoor Garden

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Don’t have a big back yard but always wanted to grow your own flowers? No matter if you live in an apartment or just happen to not have much outdoor square footage, this doesn’t mean that you can’t put your green thumb to good use. With an indoor garden you can bring the beauty of Mother Nature right into...

Tips for creating a backyard escape

Tips for creating a backyard escape
A truly relaxing and welcoming backyard takes more than just adding a pool. Thoughtful layout and flow in the space, careful consideration of how you live and entertain, and unified design elements all contribute to a relaxing oasis for your home. When creating your backyard escape, start with the pool itself as a cue. Do you need space for frequent...

The Dirt Dev – How Lawn Care Has Become “Smarter” With Technology

Lawn care can be quite the divisive topic around the water cooler. Some people love it, others hear enough about it at home from the better half. But no matter what side of the fence you are on, there is one thing we can all agree on. Technology has made lawn care a lot smarter and easier. The use...

What Kind of Patio is Right For You?

The official beginning of summer is just a few weeks away in the USA.  This brings us to thoughts of cookouts, backyard lounging and outdoor family gatherings.  An outdoor space that is comfortable, functional and visually appealing is paramount to many who enjoy their backyard.  The question is, what kind of patio is right for you?  Let's examine some of...

Reclaim your Outdoor Space with a Garden Revamp

Australians are well known for their love of outdoors and this is reflected in the patios and terraces that are found in almost every garden. With such glorious weather, the exterior living space is an integral part of the outdoor lifestyle and if your garden is looking a little jaded, here are some great ideas to brighten up your...

10 Early Season Gardening Plants and Flowers

It's still cold outside, and snow is still flying in some parts of the world! But it's not too early to have the itch to get outside and get in the garden! Once the snow gives way to the first hint of spring, here are 10 early season gardening plants and flowers to try for yourself. Lettuce Spinach Peas ...

5 Winter Gardening Tasks (To Get Ready For Spring!)

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If you take on these 5 winter gardening tasks, you'll be ahead of the game in the spring. In fact, I'm sure you're already going stir crazy. So here are some great ways to set yourself up for springtime success. REPAIR HAND TOOLS Your hand tools are vital to your gardening. Spend time sharpening blades and replacing split handles now. This...

Why Vermiculite Is Still An Excellent Alternative For Gardening

If you are a health-conscious and nature-loving person, you might be worried about the prospects of using vermiculite for gardening. Although it’s a great aeration tool and completely natural, recent news stories about potential risks to your health might have scared you off. Vermiculite is a mined mineral with a lightweight, puffy feel that provides excellent drainage for your...

Thinkterior – Creative Contemporary Play

Theme: The overall theme of the play-yard is a blend of creative and active outdoor play that blends with the contemporary styling of this beautiful home. Focus: The overall focus for the design of this amazing play-yard was to provide this family with an outdoor space that would foster an active and creative playtime for their children of various ages. The visual...

18+ Awesome Backyard Garden Design Ideas

The choice of whether to have a minimalist garden really does depend on personal style, as well as the architectural style of your home. The flow from inside to outside should feel seamless, so if you have a modern aesthetic, a minimalist garden can be a natural outdoor extension of your interior look. You also need to consider your actual...

10 Gorgeous Rock Gardens That Add Character To Your Yard

Check out these 10 gorgeous rock gardens that add character to your yard. In fact, rock gardens are a low-maintenance addition. Once you set a rock garden, it requires very minimal care. However, the hard work is setting it up. A rock garden is perfect for those areas where it's hard to grow plants. For example, an area where plants...

10 Shady Spot Plants That Will Survive & Thrive In A Shady Yard

These 10 shady spot plants will not only survive...they will thrive in a shady yard. You probably googled this topic because you have a shady yard. So you may be having challenges finding plants that will flourish. Don't worry, we are sharing this list of 10 shady spot plants that are easy to care for, require the shade, and will...

Watering Can Sun Catcher – Amazing Crystal Garden Decor

Beautiful large, metal, ivory colored, watering can with blue rose floral image on one side of the can has been made into an awesome sun catcher. What a great piece of garden art to hang in your yard and watch the sparks fly! Pretty peacock colored acrylic beads strung and finished with crystal drops made to look like water...

How To Attract Hummingbirds and Butterflies To Your Garden With 3 Key Elements

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Hummingbirds and butterflies are a beautiful sight to behold! Have you been wondering how to attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden? There are 3 key elements you need to provide for these beautiful creatures. In order to survive, they need shelter, food, and water. When planned properly, your garden will be a go-to spot. Indeed, they will return daily...

Backyard Cookout Decor: 10 Inspiring Ideas For Your Party Decorations

Backyard cookout decor should be fun and simple. Look at these 10 inspiring ideas for party decorations for your next cookout. Because they are simple, you can't go wrong! Enjoying your patio has never been easier! LIGHTING: Of course, the best parties rock on into the night. This means that you must light up your yard with these darling lights. TABLECLOTHS AND SUNFLOWERS: Of...

Do’s and Don’ts of Composting – A Recipe For Compost Success

When you follow these easy do's and dont's composting is simple. These tips are the recipe for composting success. Compost makes less trash for the landfill. Of course, that's better for Mother Earth. Additionally, it's easy to do when you follow these tips. Why should you compost? There are a couple of reasons. First of all, compost makes less trash for...