What Are the Benefits of Gardening?

            I’ve been gardening since I was a child. Every year I smile when I see my perennials come back and I feel like I’m seeing old friends.  I hate exercising, but for some reason I can stay outside for hours working on my garden and the next day I feel the ache in my quads and realize I probably did about 500 squats.  I personally think that gardening is very beneficial, but is there science to back that up?  Let’s see.Benefits of Gardening Continue reading

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The Modern Trends in Gardening

The Modern Trends in Gardening            After going on some garden tours in my area recently, I noticed there are a few trends that are really catching on.  Unlike other trends, gardening trends can keep their beauty and function for years when they’re done correctly.  We’ll talk about some major trends, what they are, and how you can try them.

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How to Take Care of Your Lawn This Winter

Take Care of Your Lawn This Winter             Maintaining your lawn in winter can help you to have a nice green spring. There are some basic maintenance tips that will get keep your lawn healthy through those chilly winter months. It may be dormant, but it isn’t dead. It still needs some consideration.

            To prepare for winter you should lower your lawnmower slightly so that your turf grass is just a little shorter than you would like it in the summer. You should do the for the last few times that you mow your lawn. Don’t lower so much that your lawn is damaged or scalped. Do it just enough that your grass doesn’t damage or smother itself over the winter. Continue reading

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