Ray Padula Keepin’ It Green Giveaway

Ray Padula products are the perfect garden solutions to helping you keep your earth green. In this weekend’s Gardening Know How giveaway (June 7-9, 2019), you have the opportunity to win a prize package from Ray Padula that will assist you in creating the lawn and garden of your dreams. This prize packages features the following products: Ray Padula Heavy Duty 5/8” x 50’ Garden Hose Ray Padula PRO Thumb…

9 School Subjects You Took That Your Kids Won’t

Culture Schools still teach the basic subjects such as math, science, history, and English, but the others have changed a lot. Here are classes that you sat through and your kids won’t take. Typing wrangler/shutterstock You recall days of plugging “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” onto a keyboard or even typewriter again and again. Nowadays, kids’ fingers get enough flexing from texting and typing on their…

Getting Snippy in the Garden

Get snippy with me! It isn’t often that you get encouraged to be snippy, but within the context of lawn and garden care, I assure you, it is completely okay. Getting snippy in the garden isn’t about attitude, it’s about having the right tools for the job. And, I did say tools – plural. Using the same pair of snips for all gardening tasks can actually damage the blades and…

70 Father’s Day Gift Ideas Every Dad Would Love to Have

Clothes that don’t bite via craghoppers.com Seriously though, this insect-repellent shirt from Craghoppers is an outdoorsy dad’s dream. He can relax, hang out, grill, or just about anything else without fear of pesky mosquito bites. If you don’t get him this shirt, you can email him our guide to why he’s getting so many mosquito bites. Buy now Let’s taco ’bout these cool socks via amazon.com Fun dads love fun…

68 Father’s Day Gift Ideas Every Dad Would Love to Have

Clothes that don’t bite via craghoppers.com Seriously though, this insect-repellent shirt from Craghoppers is an outdoorsy dad’s dream. He can relax, hang out, grill, or just about anything else without fear of pesky mosquito bites. If you don’t get him this shirt, you can email him our guide to why he’s getting so many mosquito bites. Buy now Let’s taco ’bout these cool socks via amazon.com Fun dads love fun…

Biodegradable Coffee Cups Embedded With Seeds Grow Into Trees When Thrown Away

Here’s an amazing idea that really proves to you that anything is possible with the right approach. A small team based in California, USA that goes by the name of Reduce. Reuse. Grow. has devised an ingenious new type of coffee cup with seeds inside the walls. You can plant the cup when you are done and the seeds grow. Some thought has clearly gone into this project: One thing…

EPA blocks a dozen products containing pesticides thought harmful to bees

The Environmental Protection Agency is pulling from the market a dozen products containing pesticides known to be toxic to a linchpin of the U.S. food system — the honeybee. The agency announced Monday it has canceled the registrations of 12 pest-killing products with compounds belonging to a class of chemicals known as neonicotinoids, as part of a legal settlement. For years, beekeepers and wildlife conversationalists alike have voiced concern that…

DANDELION & HONEY ICE CREAM [Get The Recipe!]

If dandelion wine captures the essence of summer for adults, then dandelion ice cream sums it up for kids.  This flower infused treat is sweetened with honey.  All you need is one cup of dandelion petals, which should be available on any respectable pesticide-free lawn. Making dandelions into ice cream isn’t a new idea, but rather than blossoms, most recipes use roasted dandelion roots.  The book Pacific Feast: A Foragers…

8 Best Homemade Garden Fertilizers

Organic gardening is as popular as ever, and the methods we use plays a critical role in our health and the health of the planet. There are many different all-natural fertilizers that you can use in your garden or with potting soil. Some of these fertilizers can be made or collected at home using common items from your pantry or your backyard. Here are 8 of our favorite DIY fertilizers for a variety of needs. Grass clippings.…

Gardening Know How Sponsorship Recipient: Dowell Elementary School

This year, Gardening Know How’s School and Community Garden Sponsorship Program was fortunate enough to help support 20 gardens with $1,000 each. These gardens represent a wide array of community and school programs, from Florida to Saskatchewan and many places in between. Each has its own unique and powerful story, and we’re excited to share them with you. Every other week we highlight one of our sponsorship recipients to help…