Category Archives: Tips & tricks

Why Epsom Salt Works in the Garden


I’ve long been intrigued with the use of Epsom salt in gardening.  I found this great article with all the details. What follows is a synopsis. Throughout time, Epsom salt has been recognized as a planter’s “secret ingredient, helping to … Continue reading

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Yes, Earthworms are Your Best Friend


This is a great infographic from Lawncare.net and while it focuses on the benefits of worms to lawns, we all know they are beneficial to our flower and vegetable gardens too. I love finding worms in my gardens and I’m … Continue reading

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Dealing with post drought lawn


Like almost everyone in this area by lawn suffered horribly during the drought last summer. We had too little time, too few hoses and sprinklers and way too much acreage to even keep the worst of the damage at bay. … Continue reading

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Knowing What You Want


Sometimes knowing what you want out of a garden is the key to finding happiness there. Do you want to read on a garden bench in the shade with hostas around your feet and a maple above or do you … Continue reading

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