5 Tips For Boosting Your Soil

Innisfree Hotels/Flickr In their book, The Hidden Half of Nature, authors David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé show just how intertwined the health of our gardens is with the microbial world. Here are some of their tips for taking care of the beneficial microbes in your garden soil. 1. Cover Up Bare Soil Helpful microbes […]

6 Organic Mulches to Overwinter the Garden

Just because the weather is getting cool doesn’t mean your gardening chores are finished. Don’t miss this important step in maintaining garden health.

Winter Mulch Madness

Make sure to get your mulching done before plants start popping out in the spring!

9 Tips for Growing Container Trees

Courtesy Hemera/Thinkstock Just because your yard isn’t big enough to plant a sapling that will grow into a majestic tree (or you have no yard at all!), doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fruits trees have to offer. Consider planting a tree in a container, and perhaps, keep it indoors if it […]

5 Tips for Summer Watering

Courtesy iStockphoto/Thinkstock For more effective watering, put the watering can aside and use a drip irrigation system to hydrate your garden crops. To make the job even easier, hook the sytem up to an automatic timer.  When the summer sun is sizzling, don’t feel like you have to make the decision of running up a high water bill […]

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3 Mulches Perfect For Clay Soil

Clay soil can certainly be a nuisance for the eager gardener. Line up your amendment strategy starting with one of these mulches.

5 Cheap Coop-Maintenance Materials

Keeping chickens doesn’t have to be costly. From building the coop to keeping it clean, these inexpensive materials will help make your hens feel like queens.

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