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March 31, 2018

Keeping your yard and garden healthy doesn't have to be hard.  Here are some tips that can help you keep your garden green while also making it an easier and more enjoyable effort.

1.  Good soil is a must!  Check the ph level of your intended garden area. You can p...

April 27, 2017

Do you compost? Want to but not sure how?! Here's a great cheat sheet on what you can and can not compost. Composting reduces your food waste (less waste in our landfills) and aids in having a healthy garden! We personally use a tumbler composter, as it breaks down you...

March 10, 2017

The sun is shining, birds are singing and it’s time for your garden to come back from the winter weather (although Mother Nature may have some others plans for us this coming week).

Here are the 5 top things you can do to get your gardens ready for the spring:

  • Remove...

March 5, 2017

Have you ever brought some fresh-cut peonies into the house to then see a bunch of ants all over them?! Many people believe that peonies need ants to bloom, but this is NOT true!  It seems logical enough, but there is no truth, to the long-standing, widespread and oft-...

February 25, 2017

Like fresh organic eggs?  Get yourself some chickens!  Most people think that you need a farm or a lot of land to raise chickens, but that’s not the case.  We raised chickens in our backyard in our tiny suburban space, so its easily done in any sized yard (as long as y...

February 8, 2017

Do you use RoundUp? Maybe you don't but it's likely your neighbors do... Its sold in stores all over the US, so its safe, right? Eh, not so much! Did you know that RoundUp, or glyphosate, is a probable human carcinogen, has been linked to hormone disruption, antibiotic...

August 5, 2016

Most people don't know that you don't need much space to raise chickens.  Get a coop and they can be set up in any backyard!  (Always check with your township first, some have restrictions, but many don't!)  

Did you know for at least 9 months a year, a chicke...

July 26, 2016

With the extreme heat/lack of rain we've been experiencing, even well established plants may begin to wilt and show signs of drought stress.  Most species will recover as conditions improve, however, several consecutive hot, dry summers can cause lasting damage or wors...

July 13, 2016

Preparing for the weed battle is top priority for every gardener. But for those of us who leave herbicides out of our arsenal, it can be extra challenging.   

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June 30, 2016

Sustainable landscaping - what does it actually mean?  Read this article to find out more!

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