Trimming Hedges – Dos & Don’ts

Trimming Hedges – Dos & Don’ts

The first house we bought came with hedges. I am not an outdoorsy person, and my husband isn’t a landscaping person, so the hedges were a bane to our existence. I finally put my big girl pants on, along with long gloves because I am allergic to everything green, and...
A Tree can be a Friend

A Tree can be a Friend

Many of my childhood memories involve trees. My best friend loved to climb, and, though I was no fan of heights, I would follow her up – at least a little ways. We climbed the tree in my back yard, one near our elementary school, and our favorite in the middle of our...
What is the Difference between OMRI and Organic?

What is the Difference between OMRI and Organic?

This topic can lean very heavily on the science part of gardening and animal care. However, I am not a science type person. So let me break this down in terms I can understand easily. Organic simply means anything used to help plants and animals grow has come...
How Do I Take Care of my Septic Tank?

How Do I Take Care of my Septic Tank?

Septic tanks are buried underground for a reason. When those septic tanks back up….well…everyone can agree on the level of nastiness that is to clean up! Living nine miles out, one would think sewer back up doesn’t happen frequently. However, if we don’t take care of...
Starting Your Own Compost Pile

Starting Your Own Compost Pile

The first week in May is International Composting Awareness Week, so what better time to start a composting pile of your own? The benefits of composting are many – it helps soil retain moisture, both adds nutrients and helps soil hold nutrients, and promotes healthier...
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