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Taking steps to enrich your soil is important at any time of year, whether spring is just beginning or you're in the middle of a summer heat wave. Few plants and trees will survive when planted in low-mineral ground, and while some soil is naturally healthy, other areas may need work. Read more to learn how to care for your soil and improve the state of your...more
When spring is finally in the air and the world is slowly but surely turning green, it is certainly one of the most exciting times of the year for home gardeners. While you may have already planted your bulbs in the fall and have your flowerbeds planning out, there are a few areas of your yard that could still use some attention. If you're looking for a unique challenge that...more
With the arrival of spring, you're likely thinking of ways that you can instantly improve your outdoor surroundings. However, this can be challenging if you've never considered yourself to have a green thumb. After all, it takes more than a shovel and soil to create the garden of your dreams!Whether you have a large area of land to tackle or your yard is only several square...more
Warmer temperatures are becoming the norm throughout the U.S. as spring sets in, and for many homeowners, this is the time of year when they begin to take a closer look at their outdoor spaces to beautify them for the coming seasons. The early spring is the best time to tackle lawn care, and there are a series of small jobs you'll need to perform to ensure that your lawn...more
It may seem odd to think about gardening when there's still snow on the ground, but it's never too soon to plan your plants for the early spring! Here are some of the best vegetables to grow when the weather starts to turn.The optimal time to plant vegetables varies from a month before the final frost to as soon as the soil is soft enough to be worked. Take extra care of your...more
It seems these days people are trying to go green whenever possible. Whether it's solar water heaters or electric cars, there are a lot of facets of modern life that could be a little more environmentally friendly. If you've been interested in gardening for a long time, you're already doing a lot to help out Mother Earth. But if you'd like to take it one step further, it may...more
Worried that you weren't born with a green thumb? Tulips are one of the easiest flowers to plant, so even if you're a novice gardener, you can still achieve a colorful spread! By learning the basics of caring for tulips based on recommendations provided by Tulips.com and Home and Garden Ideas, you'll be ready to get to work. After planting tulips once, your yard will be...more
Do you love to garden but lack the open space to be able to do so? Not everyone's blessed with an ample backyard to raise vegetables. However, this doesn't mean you have to throw your gardening aspirations down the drain. As they say, where there's a will, there's a way! Why not start by creating a small potted herb garden on your windowsill or patio? According to the BBC,...more
While you may enjoy picking out fresh peaches at your local grocery store or farmer's market, you may want to consider using your green thumb to cultivate your own peach trees right in your backyard. Not only will you be able to shrug the costs of buying produce, but the colorful fruit with its blossoming tree will help bring your backyard to life. Here are a few tips for...more
When you think of ways to save money around the house, your thoughts may be limited to the interior. After all, most of the money you spend is reflected inside your home, so that's where you can save the most, right? Although you can certainly find a lot of ways to cut down on these costs, have you thought about how much you're putting into maintaining your lawn? If you tend...more