Healthy soil makes for healthy plants! Using soil amendments, you can turn your poor garden soil into a nutrient-rich paradise in which plants will thrive. Here’s an overview of the most commonly used organic soil amendments.
The end of winter is near, which means spring is just around the corner! Will the arrival of spring—which begins on Wednesday, March 20—bring rain or shine?
According to The 2019 Old Farmer’s Almanac and our traditionally 80 percent-accurate weather forecasts, spring temperatures in the U.S. will be “cooler than normal in the Northeast, Appalachians, Upper Midwest, Pacific Southwest, and northern Inter-mountain regions.” In the rest of the country—including the typically cool Pacific Northwest and Lower Lakes regions—temperatures will likely be warmer than usual during April and May.
Here’s a good article by Kelsey Kloss and Danielle Fox for elledecor.
Spend less time taking care of your yard and more time relaxing in it.
You want to spend your time out in the yard relaxing and enjoying the space, not constantly fighting a losing battle against Mother Nature. You don’t need to hire a landscaping crew to smite weeds and wrangle hedges for you, though. Chris and Peyton Lambton from HGTV’s “Going Yard” reveal the secrets to a yard that’s nearly effortless to maintain.
Here’s an interesting article by Gia Miller for Hunker.
One of the key ingredients to a lush, green lawn and healthy garden is water. Since Mother Nature is unpredictable, using a sprinkler system can help ensure that your grass and your plantings are properly hydrated. But they must be in working order to do so. If your sprinklers are in need of repair, you can identify and solve many of the issues on your own.
Here’s an article on improvements to boost your curb appeal by Amanda Maher for Buildium.
They say that first impressions are everything. For property managers looking to attract and retain residents, improving a property’s curb appeal is a great place to start. That way, when a prospect pulls up, they’re immediately impressed. It also makes residents feel proud of where they live—which could influence their decision to stick around in the long run.
Best of all, enhancing your property’s curb appeal doesn’t need to cost a fortune. Property managers and landlords don’t need to invest tens of thousands of dollars in landscaping upgrades to make a difference.
Here are five cost-effective ways to boost your property’s curb appeal to get you started.
Is your home feeling a bit outdated? Whether you’re planning to sell your home soon or years down the road, it’s important to keep your home up to date each year. Making regular updates will not only increase your property value, but you and your family will benefit by enjoying these home improvement projects as well. Even if you’re planning on staying in your home for a long time, it’s important to know which home improvement projects will help increase the value of your home and potentially offer a good return on investment. Keep reading for six home improvement projects that will help you enjoy your home more and increase your home’s value.
When the weather is just right for enjoying your outdoor space, you want to be sure that space is perfect for you. In this post you will learn about 5 easy DIY backyard ideas to improve your outdoor space, including
Adding outdoor lighting
Adding a porch enclosure or sunroom
Creating a garden area
Adding a seating area
How to improve landscaping
Life seems just a bit sweeter when you can hang out in your backyard and enjoy the beauty of your outdoor space. Whether your backyard is large or small, there are multiple ways to improve its general appeal with items and solutions derived from nature, accessory stores and any other place where beauty may be found or created. Any DIY backyard guidebook can give you some insights to outdoor beauty. Here are 5 DIY backyard ideas to get you started:
Here’s an article on how to create a secret garden from Garden Weasel.
Psst… want to surprise visitors when they come to your home? Trenton, MI-based gardener Irma Landin-Obregon did. That’s why she created a ‘secret garden’ – so named because guests are in for an unexpected treat when they round her recently completed backyard and extended side gardens.
“I call it my secret garden because when you walk down my driveway and turn to where the backyard is, you expect to see a grassy lawn. But instead, you discover a lush garden with beautiful flowers and plants. We enjoy sitting on the back patio, drinking our coffee in the morning and looking at all of the beauty that is there just for us to see.”
We asked Irma for her best tips on how to design a secret garden.
Here’s a good article with tips from Shelley Levis from the Garden Weasel on growing a Countertop Garden.
Love harvesting fresh veggies and herbs from your garden? Did you know you could enjoy delicious homegrown produce year-round – and grown inside? We asked horticulturist Shelley Levis, author of the new book Countertop Gardens, about how to set up and maintain an indoor edibles garden.