Category: Gardening

Addressing Common Lawn Problems with Top Dressing

Top dressing is the process of adding a thin layer of topsoil over your existing lawn. This topsoil is made by mixing soil, sand, loam and peat in proportions that closely matches the existing soil. It is commonly sold in bulk bags but you will need to ensure that it is of good quality. Otherwise,… Read more »

Garden Landscaping on a Budget

Are you thinking about redecorating in your backyard? If you visit a local home center, you’ll get plenty of ideas, you may also experience some sticker shock. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to add style and functionality to your backyard without breaking the budget. You need some inspiration? Check out these five budget-friendly ideas… Read more »

The Best Flowers to Plant This Fall

An end to summer doesn’t mean an end to beautiful blooming flowers in your garden or home! It is almost time to change out your summer blooms for flowers that will survive in the cool and crisp fall season. There are many fall-blooming flowers to brighten up your autumn landscape that include annuals, perennials, and… Read more »

Planting Vegetables for a Fall Harvest

We are still in summer now, but fall is on the way! The days are getting shorter, night is getting longer, and it is time to plan your fall harvest this year. There are dozens of vegetables that thrive in the cooler weather, and the time to start planting them is now! Why plant a… Read more »

Plants That Keep Insect Pests Away

There are several plants you can incorporate into your lawn and garden to keep those pests, such as mosquitos and other insects, away. Gnats, biting flies, and ants can ruin your outdoor activities! Mosquitos are especially important to prevent as much as possible because they can carry serious diseases such as West Nile, Eastern Equine… Read more »

Get Your Garden Spring Ready

Spring is a time of growth and rebirth. It is important to prepare your garden early as well as maintain it throughout the season to ensure continual beauty. Here are some tips to get your garden ready for spring! Pull all weeds Whether they are weeds from last year or new ones that have sprouted… Read more »

Indoor Gardening to Pass Time During Coronavirus “Quarantine”

With so many people and families hunkering down because of the Coronavirus, we felt it might be a good idea to talk about indoor planting and preparing for your outdoor garden. Here are a few ideas and some things to remember for next winter so you can grow fresh herbs and some vegetables yourself! Indoor… Read more »