Archive for December, 2011

Seasonal Lawn Care

Friday, December 30th, 2011
While winter has arrived for many of us, the weather is somewhat unpredictable anymore. With warmer seasons the autumn weather seems to last a bit longer in some regions nowadays. That said, fall lawn care is essential to a healthy turf. Just because it is getting cooler out, doesn't mean the work is through. Autumn is one of the best times to fertilize. If you only fertilize your lawn once a year then this is the ideal season to do it.

Garden Planning 101

Friday, December 30th, 2011
Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. We have all heard this saying but one may wonder what that has to do with gardening. Gardeners who do not plan run the chance of producing too much, too little or creating a garden full of problems. The planning process should never become a chore but instead a time to revisit the past, evaluate the present, and plan for the future.

5 Household Items That Can Be Reused In the Garden

Friday, December 30th, 2011
Landfills are filling up and prices on everything are escalating. You can do a few small things to help keep things out of the landfills and reduce your cost of gardening. You can save money and reduce landfill waste by taking some common household items and finding alternative uses for them. Here are several suggestions: Egg cartons, plastic containers, soda bottles, vegetables, and newspaper.

Creating Different Types of Farms For Homegrown Food

Thursday, December 29th, 2011
Many people enjoy living off the land by growing their own vegetables or raising their own livestock. There are many types of farms in the US that utilize the land to live or run a business.

Facts About The Vanda Orchid

Thursday, December 29th, 2011
The vanda orchid covers about fifty species in the Orchidaceae family. The flowers that fall within this genus are considered to be some of the more important species of orchids. The characteristics of vanda orchids make them especially valuable in creating hybrids that are then sent all over the world.