Posted in Gardening on Jul 25, 2018
The Packer 2017 Fresh Trends found that Americans are eating more fruit now compared to five years ago. The specific demand for imported tropical fruit, however, accounts for $13.8 billion. Since tropical fruit such as pineapples, mangoes and guavas are on the favorites list of most Americans, growing them locally can be a great alternative so you can enjoy them straight from your garden. While tropical fruits do require a little more planning and care, here is how you can enjoy them locally—regardless of the climate in your area.
Posted in Gardening on Jun 26, 2018
If you consider yourself the serious gardener, chances are you’re going to want to find ways to manage your garden much more effectively and efficiently. After all, just having your garden “there” doesn’t guarantee good growth, and this can be a matter of making or breaking it if you make produce with your plants. If you’ve heard of underground irrigation and you want to apply it to your garden, then this article is for you. Here are some of the best plumbing tips to help with underground irrigation for gardens, especially if you want to take your garden to the next level.
Posted in Homeowners on Jun 22, 2018
Imagine a perfect, lush green backyard with some solar garden lamps and some cute furniture – picturesque, right? However, these aesthetics are very difficult and time consuming to maintain. An average American spends 150 hours a year tending their yard and spends around 80 million pounds of pesticides on their grass and plants, as claimed by Ted Steinberg. But here’s an easier way around all that hard work – artificial grass.
Posted in Sustainability on Jun 08, 2018
Nourish the Planet is an organization that helps to promote sustainable living. Focusing particularly on food production, Nourish the Planet use low-technological, innovative sustainable methods to help produce all types of food. Their mission is to produce food that is good for the environment both economically and nutritionally.
America’s love affair with outdoor parties and barbecues continue to grow and in sunnier states, a get-together is possible for at least six months in the year. According to Forbes, 75% of American adults own a grill or smoker, and 43% of these use these appliances at least once a month in winter months and much of the joy involves simply being outside in the yard or garden.
This guide will help teach you safety guidelines when using a chainsaw; however, it is not to be used as a substitute for chainsaw safety training. Consult your user's manual and follow all safety precautions and manufacturer's instructions to help keep you safe.
Posted in Homeowners on May 31, 2018
For versatile, easy to install lighting outside your home, solar garden lamps are one of your best choices. Since they draw all of their power from the sun, won’t there’s no tangle, fussing with wires or worrying about the correct way to install a transformer or any of the other hassles that come with installing low voltage outdoor lighting.
When most people build their gardens, they don’t do it with a gas BBQ in mind. Only later, when they start craving a summer cookout, do they start to imagine what their garden might look like with a gas BBQ inside. The only problem? Your garden wasn’t built for a BBQ in the first place!
Do you want to enjoy the freshness, beauty and wonderful smell of flowers, plants, veggies, fruits or herbs in your home all year around? Setting up and taking care of an indoor garden is not as complicated as it sounds but it does require persistence and following certain basic rules, if you want your home plants to grow healthy and well. Here are the basics for setting up and maintaining your own indoor garden:
If you're just getting started on your green thumb, you may not know how easy it can be to maintain a good lawn or garden. Understanding the balance necessary is vital for fertilizing, watering, or otherwise caring for your plants. Whether you intend to start your own vegetable garden or want a lawn the neighbors will be jealous of, these tips should help you out.