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How to Make Organic Fertilizer
Does it sound strange to make plant fertilizer by using other plants? That’s how nature works! Here...
10 Tips for Maintaining a Beautiful Yard
No matter your weather, this is peak time for spring yard cleanup! From pruning to crabgrass...
N-P-K Ratio: What Do The Numbers On Fertilizer Mean?
Fertilizer terms can be confusing. What is the N-P-K? What are nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium...
How to Apply Fertilizers to Your Garden
We apply fertilizer to make our plants grow better. But when do we apply fertilizer? And how do we...
How to Use Wood Ashes in the Home and Garden
If you burn firewood, you have wood ashes. Don’t throw them out! There are many surprising ways to...
Preparing Soil for Planting
Soil preparation is EVERYTHING when it comes to growing plants. You can improve your soil at any...
Houseplant Care Guide
Here are quick tips to keep your houseplants happy and healthy. From knowing how often to water to...
Lawn Care Tips: Fertilizing, Seeding, Weeding, Mowing
Do you have a healthy lawn? Here are over 10 secrets to lawn care for a more stress-tolerant,...
Organic Soil Amendments Explained
Healthy soil makes for healthy plants! Using soil amendments, you can turn your poor garden soil...
How to Use Wood Ash in the Vegetable Garden
If you have a fireplace or woodstove, use wood ashes to improve garden soil! Wood ash is full of...
How to Take a Soil Test
Do you test your soil? Here’s why it’s worth taking the time to lay the groundwork for a better...
Feeding Your Plants for Free
There are many commercial products available to feed your plants with, but you can’t beat making...
The Value of Leaves
Foliage season is a mixed blessing. I have one eye on the gorgeous spectacle of changing colors and...
Fertilizer Tea from Plants, Weeds, and Grass
Using your own garden weeds and grass, you can make homemade fertilizer tea. Here’s how. Yes,...
How to Make Compost Tea
Ever heard of compost tea? It’s a blend of organic matter that’s brewed to give your soil a boost...
The ABC's of Fertilizing Containers
A continuous supply of nutrients and fertilizer is an absolute for lush container bouquets and...