I am often asked how a landscape can be changed or added to so that it will attract more wildlife. Usually, this means birds and butterflies and not pesky mammals.
Birds and other wildlife live
The only difference between gardeners and cheapskate gardeners is the amount of money they spend to achieve the same results. The truth is, like no other hobby, gardening is actually more produc
Gardening is what well-being feels like, in spades. It's not aerobic, and it won't boost your fitness the way running, swimming and biking will, but it produces lots of pleasure, not to mention zu
Dear James: We built a new home, and we need several attractive trellises near our garden and patio. Our budget is just about exhausted. Please give me some simple do-it-yourself construction ide
It's never too early to start planning your garden. Knowing what growing zone you are in will help you know what you should be doing and when you should be doing it. You can find a few online gui
Composting is a sustainable way to get rid of yard waste and food scraps that would otherwise end up in a landfill and repurpose them for plant care. The composting process breaks down organic ma
The concept of a vertical garden -- a garden that grows up a trellis or wall, as opposed to a horizontal garden that grows on the ground -- is nothing new. But modern-day gardeners are embracing
Notable Victorian era author George Eliot said about gardening, "It will never rain roses; when we want to have more roses, we must plant more trees." Of course, as in all the complicated metapho
Houseplants are trendy these days. A 2018 National Gardening Survey found that 30% of all U.S. households have at least one houseplant, and the average household spent $503 on lawn and garden, up
How does your garden grow? If your answer is, "Not so good," it might be time for fertilizer. Simply put, to be healthy, plants require nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium -- sometimes known as t
gs away while avoiding harsh chemicals.
Colloquially called "bug juice" when it was employed in Vietnam to protect soldiers from swarms of toxic mosquitos, the chemical DEET ha
If you've ever complained about the bitter taste of a strong cup of coffee, it's because it's acidic ... and that just might be what your plants are craving in the morning. If you are growing aci
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