There comes a short pause in a veggie gardener’s time just after all the plants are in and before the battle with weeds or pests begins. This is the perfect time to plan for the fall.
Just as a flower gardener will carefully choose ornamentals to achieve a good color scheme, so should the edibles gardener consider color a major factor in the garden. This would be for a different reason, though: Nutrition.
Rotating your crops can help produce a bountiful harvest full of yummy and nourishing vegetables, by reducing the chances of pests and diseases and increasing the soil’s health. However, crop rotation is not just for the vegetable garden; it is … Read Article
There is very possibly not a veggie gardener out there who has been growing for at least a few seasons who has not had the “problem” of overplanting something. Years ago when we owned a restaurant, it was not uncommon … Read Article
We live on a busy street and experience a lot of noise from cars, pedestrians, etc. What are some landscaping ideas for reducing noise coming into our yard and windows?
When it comes to growing a lush, thriving garden, water is usually essential. However, if you want to be a little more eco friendly, lower your water bill or both, there are ways to conserve water and still have a … Read Article
What are some blooming shrubs that tolerate shade?
When it comes to erosion, the potential devastating outcome is a scary thought—especially on a slope or hillside.
How can I take out a large section of lawn that I want to turn into a garden bed?
Sometimes there are areas in a yard that seem to collect all the runoff rain, eroding the lawn and creating a soggy eyesore. Instead of giving up and letting this mushy space hinder the beauty of your landscape, use it … Read Article
If you think about the natural habitats of trees and turfgrasses, it only makes sense that these two plants have different survival needs, thus not mixing well together in the same location.