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Adding Shrubs to Your Yard: DIY

Adding Shrubs to Your Yard: DIY

If you’re looking to upgrade your landscape, but don’t want to plant a garden, we’ve got some ideas for you. Who doesn’t want to add some height and texture to their yard, rather than just having a groomed lawn with a couple of trees? This is why we’re going to explore planting shrubs.  So what […]

Starting a Garden to Save Money

Starting a Garden to Save Money

One of the cornerstones of frugal living is gardening. After all, there are few things that help you save money on food better than growing your own. My husband and I enjoy planting a garden. We prefer to plant items that are fairly easy to grow in our area, that we know we will eat […]

How to Prepare Your Lawn for Overseeding

How to Prepare Your Lawn for Overseeding

If you’ve ever had a dry or sparse patch in your lawn, you may be familiar with the helpful practice of overseeding to address the issue. But how much do you know about making sure this practice is effective?  It’s one thing to simply disperse some extra seeds, hope they take hold, and literally watch […]

The Beauty of Adding Roses to Your Home and Landscape

The Beauty of Adding Roses to Your Home and Landscape

What IS it about roses that we all find so enchanting? Maybe everything?? Their fragrance- second to none; their abundant, voluptuous blossoms; the voracity with which a rosebush will spread if allowed to… Perhaps we even find the contrast of soft petals and strong, thorny stems somewhat relatable, as well? Suffice it to say, you […]

Shade Loving Foliage Plants

Shade loving plants give any botanist the double pleasure of thriving both inside and outdoors. These versatile creatures are happy to decorate a tabletop, a patio, or a shady area in your garden. In fact, there are several which require very little tending at all. Many gardeners enjoy flowering plants to liven up their living […]

How to Create Your Own Rock Garden

How to Create Your Own Rock Garden
Backyard garden landscaping with paver bricks patio hardscape trees potted plants shrubs pond rocks and decor

If it’s time to renew your landscape, rock gardens make a beautiful and creative addition to your yard. These typically consist of a mix of rocks, boulders, sand, gravel, and whatever other ornaments and vegetation you choose to add. For those with an artistic eye, a variety of materials can be implemented to create a […]

Choosing Backyard Loungers and Shade Sails

Choosing Backyard Loungers and Shade Sails

The backyard is an ideal place to relax. However, you need exceptional outdoor loungers and shade sails to optimize your comfort and get the most out of your outdoor time. It’s important to know what you’re looking for, as there are various designs, materials and decorative styles available. Here is a review of the pros […]

Create your Flower Bed

Create your Flower Bed

Getting creative in your garden can elevate its appearance and give you a sense of accomplishment for the work you’ve done. There are various techniques to enhancing your yard, and one of the most rewarding is creating your own flower bed.   Flower beds create a sense of balance to the overall layout of your […]