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...
3 Features of the Perfect Chicken Coop

3 Features of the Perfect Chicken Coop

If you are ready to start your own backyard chicken flock, you know your chickens need somewhere comfortable to live so they don’t “fly the coop.” So what should you consider when buying or building your chicken coop? Here are the top three things you should consider...
Five Must-Haves to Make Gardening More Enjoyable

Five Must-Haves to Make Gardening More Enjoyable

If you’ve set about starting your garden, you have probably realized a few tools are necessary to get started. But more than necessary, some tools can make gardening a little easier and more enjoyable. So whether you are looking to plant a large garden or a small one,...
How to Plant a Container Grown Tree

How to Plant a Container Grown Tree

Using a spade, measure the height of the tree’s container to gauge how deep the hole should be; the base of the trunk should sit about one inch above the ground. Dig a hole that is three to four times the diameter of the tree’s container.  Slope the side like a...
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