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Why a Green Roof?

Green roofing is the new trend. They are popping up everywhere and sometimes take on the most extraordinary and elaborate forms. There are some...

Goat Willow Tree History and Facts

Goat willow, botanically named (Salix caprea), is a deciduous tree that's native to the United Kingdom, large parts of Europe and some parts of...

Water Efficient Gardening – Xeriscaping

Step 1 - Soil Preparation Before you begin to plant, be sure to prepare the soil to provide nutrients and moisture in order for the...

How to Start a Garden – Irrigation Tips

When you are learning how to start a garden, irrigation is another major consideration. You have options, starting with a sprinkler can, which is...

Koi Pond and Waterfall

Top 21 Most Asked Questions Answered. Q: What is the ideal depth for a koi pond? A: In my experience of 30 years, 4 to 5...

Plants with Red Leaves

Flowers come in every color of the rainbow, but plants not so much. Most plants are green, green as grass, emerald green, light green,...

Companion Planting – Natures Own Pesticide

Before there were chemical and manufactured pesticides, early settlers used companion planting to keep away pests and to make their crops grow heartier. Farmers...

Raw Manure May Harm Your Plants

It is a well known fact that using animal manure as a fertilizer in your garden is an asset to the soil. Farmers and...

Five Plants that Repel Mosquitos

As the outdoor season approaches, many homeowners and outdoor enthusiasts look to ways of coping with mosquitoes. With all the publicity about the West...

Simple Solutions to Common Landscaping Issues

There's one in every neighborhood - the house with the bright green grass, perfectly trimmed shrubs and flowers in full bloom. As you look...

Add Tasty Edible Plants to Your Landscape

Window boxes overflowing with blooms, decorative pots lining the driveway with striking colors, and even a flowering vine climbing up the mailbox - the...

Deer Resistant Plants

When landscaping  lawns, residents and businesses typically ask about deer resistant plants and ground cover. The pesky whitetail deer are nearly everywhere in New...

How to Choose The Right Shovel for Your Gardening Project

If you've been working in the garden for any amount of time, you have more than likely worked with a shovel or you've needed...

Handmade Garden Stepping Stones

Stepping stones are a functional way to dress-up your lawn or garden and can be made into fun craft activity for the family to...

Landscaping for Energy Efficiency

Landscaping For Energy Efficiency Are you looking for cost-effective yet eye-pleasing ways to lower your energy bills? Planting trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, and hedges could...

Do-It-Yourself Weekend Projects: Enhancing Outdoor Living

Trellises have been adding character and elegance to outdoor living spaces for years. Better yet, these stylish wooden structures are practical projects that bring...

10 Practical Green Tips for Your Home Garden and Backyard Design

Every person can do their part to help the environment with simple changes that start at home. Take a look in your backyard to...

Caring for Your Lawn in an Environmentally Friendly Way

Picture a healthy green lawn: perfect for lounging, great for ball games and cookouts, a real asset to your home. But did you know...

Troubleshooting One-Cylinder Engines

Living on a farm, homestead, or just a small country estate, we often find much of the repair work falls on us. Home repairs,...

Gardening Using Trees and Shrubs with Scent in Mind

Trees and shrubs can have many different forms, for example many conifers are conical, pyramidal, or powerfully vertical. Some are prostrate and spreading. To...

Summer Pruning: Pinch an Inch

Like most people who grow deciduous fruit trees (apples, peaches, plums, cherries, apricots, etc.) I used to do lots of serious heavy pruning every...

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Camping Hacks – Top 10 List

When comes to camping outdoors, much like everything else, there are always some great tips and camping hacks that can make the trip a...

Designer Tips to Bring Global Style Home

This summer, see the world from the comfort of home with globally inspired design. From the Greek Islands to the Santa Fe...

R&R in The Great Outdoors: 3 Ways to Transform Your Outdoor Living Space

As Americans increasingly appreciate the therapeutic benefits of nature, they’re putting more thought and effort into creating beautiful, comfortable and functional living areas outside...

Hand-Tossed Pizza with Eggs

Working under the system of supply management, egg farmers have invested in new technologies and innovative farming practices over the last decades...