Tools & Materials

Homemade Potting Mix with Compost

homemade potting mix

Store-bought potting mixes are convenient and effective, but the cost adds up quickly when you have a lot of containers to fill. Here’s how to create homemade potting mix using compost from your own compost bin or a municipal compost …

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Bird Feeders: Take Them Down in Spring

bird feeder

If you’ve been helping your local wild birds by supplying them with birdseed through the winter, that’s wonderful. However, once spring ramps up it’s time to take the feeders down.

Adding Compost to Established Garden Beds

adding compost

You’ve likely read that the way to get a new garden off to the best start is by adding compost to the soil before planting anything. Can compost be used to improve the soil in existing gardens, too?

Your Guide to Smart Watering

When temperatures climb and rains start to taper off, smart gardeners take a critical eye to their watering practices to conserve water and get the most out of their watering routine. Here are a few tips for water-wise gardening: Do …

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It’s Time to Inventory Your Seed Packets

seed packets

January is a good time to take stock of any seeds you’ve saved. Here are tips for sorting through old seed packets and organizing them ahead of seed-starting season, so you know what you need (and don’t need!) to purchase: