Backyard Landscaping Tips for Summer

As we plan our summer gardens and growing spaces, it’s always great to base your plantings on a design that will serve as the bones of your beautiful backyard, front yard or small plot. Thinking of going it alone? Let a landscaping contractor help. You may be an expert with soil and plants, but there’s a lot more to it, right? Sometimes, merely establishing the layout seems a daunting challenge,…

Back EZ Gardening Anyone Can Do

You don’t have to be old or injured to want your tools to work for you rather than against you. There is a saying, “work smart, not hard” that is applicable to any age and any situation. Take gardening, for example. Some gardening tasks are simple and require little effort, but the majority are labor intensive and can make aches and pains spring up instantly, even where there were none…

Sun Protective Clothing and Accessories That Give You Peace of Mind

Whether you’re sensitive to sunlight or just looking to protect your skin from the sun’s harsh rays while dabbling in outdoors activities, like gardening, wearing the right clothing or accessories is important, and Coolibar has you covered – literally. While many of us don our sunglasses and perhaps a hat when we head outdoors, this isn’t enough. And if you think slathering on all that sunscreen and going about your…

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…

Summer Tips from Monrovia, a Reputable Name You Can Trust

Planning summer vacation? Consider beautiful low-fuss plants. Your garden’s looking great right now, but your summer vacation is on the horizon. Maybe you have a live-in gardener who’ll nurture your plants every day while you’re gone, but if not, consider checking out some low-maintenance alternatives that almost take care of themselves. Choose some hardy plants from Monrovia that can stand up to the summer weather while you take that much…

Healthy, Non-Toxic & Green Cookware Handmade in the USA

Conscientious “green” cooking? I’ve handled all the issues when it comes to food prep. I eat from the garden, cook fresh, local and non-processed foods. I use heat instead of microwaves and stay current about how my food is grown. But here’s something I didn’t know. Even the finest cookware… I woke up to this fact: even the best pots and pans (and often most expensive) leach toxins into my…

Solving Your Gardening Needs with a Vegepod

Imagine gardening in comfort. You’re not alone in this. Sometimes it’s hard. Ground-level gardening can be rough on your knees and back, regardless of our gardening environment or age! Kneel-down, bend-over gardening presents a few physical challenges with ground-level garden beds. What if you found a perfect solution that not only mitigates the strain, but actually does some of the work for you? Close your eyes for a moment. Imagine,…

Exclusive Offer: Celebrate the Glowpear Café Planter U.S. Launch

The Australian-designed Glowpear café planter is now available in the U.S., so time to get al fresco! This attractive, sleek planter is mounted on wheels and, as such, designed to work in any kind of space but is ideal for urban gardening. Grow vegetables, herbs, or flowers inside or out with this durable, self-watering, and mobile planter. Grow Veggies and Herbs, Even with No Yard If you have always wished…

Benefits of Gardening – For You & The Planet

Whether you’ve been gardening for many years now or you’ve only just got your hands on a shiny new set of gardening tools, but yet to get them dirty, there’s really no time like the present to learn about the many benefits gardening can provide for your health as well as our planet. And now is the time to be protecting and nurturing greenery and Mother Nature. Not only is…