June 01, 2012
It's June, and gardeners are already beginning to enjoy the fruits of their labor with fresh fruit and veggies from their own gardens. We wanted to explore ways to practice water conservation when gardening. One of the most effective ways is gardening by the square foot. Listed below are 9 very convincing reasons why even the most experienced gardener should consider this simple approach.
May 01, 2012
We can live without a lot of things in our world and survive quite nicely. Take away our computers and cell phones and a funny thing happens. We get all bent out of shape because we have become accustomed to the convenience they offer. Take away air conditioning? Highly uncomfortable but believe it or not we can survive:) Take away water? Well, that is another story altogether.
April 01, 2012
If you thought the earthworm was only good for fish bait, think again!! This lowly creature is responsible for a lot of great benefits that helps improve your soil’s structure, water absorption, fertility and even suppress weed growth. Take a look for yourself...
March 01, 2012
Hundreds of years ago, long before the invention of chemical pesticides, farmers and homeowners created effective remedies for removing insect infestations from their garden plants. Those same remedies can still be used today. They are easy to make, inexpensive and better for our families and our environment - especially water-the most precious resource we own! Read on...
February 01, 2012
Even though it’s February and frost is on the ground most mornings, it’s time to start thinking about what we need to get our gardens ready for spring. Here are some ideas you can do before the warm weather arrives and the ground is still soft enough for you to dig in!
January 01, 2012
Old Man Winter has arrived so let’s get our homes prepared inside and out for any impending freezes. Here are some quick tips to get ready!
December 01, 2011
Is there anything more wonderful than sitting in the comfort of your home by a warm fire, and watching snowflakes drop outside your window? This month, let’s take a look at the miracle and beauty of a single snowflake!
November 01, 2011
With flu and cold season upon us, I have become obsessed with my family keeping their hands washed. They are calling me a “Germaphobe” but it is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading germs. Here are a few tips from the Mayo Clinic.
October 01, 2011
In the past decade, bottled water consumption has grown consistently into the double digits. We spent over 15 billion dollars a year on bottled water in 2007 alone! However in the past 2 years, demand for bottled water has started to decline thanks to better education and awareness of the many problems created by the product life cycle of bottled water. So what’s the big deal you ask? Only the future of our beautiful earth and your health is at stake.
September 01, 2011
Will it ever cool off? Will the heat break before I break my leg in the cracks forming in my lawn?