Category Archives: Lawn

Make a Summer Splash – with Windowboxes

A colorful, beautiful garden on a miniature scale – essentially, that’s what you are creating when you hang and fill a windowbox. Windowboxes come in many sizes and styles – shop your local garden center for one that matches your … Continue reading

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Summer Color

Did you know that 25% of Americans look forward to summer for the sole purpose that they get to enjoy their beautiful surroundings outdoors? This is especially true for occupants of the northern states. So why not add to your enjoyment … Continue reading

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Manageable Steps for Your Spring Garden & Lawn

Every season brings creative opportunities in the garden. Spring is an ideal time for gardeners as you get ready for the beauty of your garden to come alive after the winter slumber.  Sometimes the nurturing will feel like a lot … Continue reading

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All About Mulch

What is Mulch? Mulch is any (ideally, organic) substance that you can spread or lay over the surface of your soil as a covering.  Use it to keep moisture in your earth, suppress weeds, keep soil cool and also to … Continue reading

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The Cactus Plant – Resilient & Versatile

Cactus is a type of plant that really does not receive enough credit. Not only can this plant grow both outside and inside, they are a great accent to almost any porch or backyard in the summer. Known for their … Continue reading

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Creating a Low Maintenance Lawn

Want a beautiful lawn, but don’t want to waste your valuable time on gardening and re-gardening after every winter? Well, there are some low-maintenance ideas here that can assist in the transition, especially after the colder months. You’ll also find … Continue reading

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Urban Gardening – Greening a Small Space

_So you love plants and you appreciate greenery. But you live in an apartment building or townhome and do not have yard space for a garden. Well, a trend that has been in place for a while now is urban … Continue reading

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Gardening with Lines and Shapes

Especially in winter, and even in summer, we expect our garden to be colorful. Color, of  course, is simply one part of the garden equation. Shapes and forms can make your garden and lawn more dynamic…from very large, towering trees, … Continue reading

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Adding Color to the Winter Landscape

During the winter months, the landscape can get pretty bleak. Your yard and your neighbors’ yards don’t look as colorful. But it is interesting to consider the various plants that do stay green all winter long. Planting this spring or … Continue reading

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Winter Gardening

The art of winter gardening dates back to the 17th and 18th centuries when European nobility would construct large conservatories to house tropical and subtropical plants.  The conservatory would act as an extension of their living space. Many would be … Continue reading

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