Organic Gardening Resources Archives

Multi tool - string trimmer

“Where lawn mowers bog down in tall grass and weeds, string trimmers take over. They easily topple foot-high growth by trading the weight and sharpness of a mower blade spinning at 3,000 rpms for a thin cord whirling at three times the speed.” – This from an article at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/realestate/home/sc-home-1118-diy-20131120,0,193073.story. Our contributor – Jonathan Hendricks – confirms this and offers some more tips and suggestions…

Gardening - How to use digging tools

Based on what I have heard – but I don’t accept it – not all people have green thumbs. So I imagine that they need some help when they still want to grow plants, flowers and vegetables. Most gardeners will willingly share their tips and techniques – but there is some reluctance and trepidation to sharing tools. If you planting bulbs for example, you might need a shovel or an auger or a drill – and don’t forget a stool. You need to be consider your back and joints. Our author today – Michael Bernzweig – is willing to share some tips and techniques to help you with your digging when planting perennials…

Calming Fountain

The chances are good that when you hear of calming fountains you you will think of a quiet, tranquil and relaxing environment – one suited for meditation and so on. And that’s quite OK. But you can use these outdoor fountains for just about anything. Some folks use them for the decor. However, our author has peaceful evenings in mind and he shares these thought with us…

The Numerous Benefits Of A Ride On Lawn Mower

“A man in Canton, Ohio found out the hard way when he was stopped at a checkpoint on Sept. 27 while riding his fancy mower. He was planning to pick up a pizza, he told officers, who ticketed him for driving without a license when he pulled up to the checkpoint on a highway in Stark County.” This from an article at”: http://blogs.lawyers.com/2013/10/lawn-mower-driving-arrest/. I know this is not funny and we don’t need to make it a legal matter, but we should still consider the benefits of a ride on mower…

Bush Screen - Privacy Fences

Bush screens or privacy fences are useful if not essential elements in your yard. These screens help to keep out unwanted sights, sounds and creatures on the one hand and help to preserve some semblance of privacy from neighbors and passersby on the other. Plus, they can be quite appealing and do provide for some great relaxation opportunities. As always, there are some caveats. Our guest author is a landscape architect and he has some tips and ideas to share with us…

Beautiful Gardening Tips

Whether it’s spring or fall, we can all use some gardening tips. Preparing the soil, planting, fertilizing, weed control, pest management and harvesting are just a few of the areas where we would value expert advice and suggestions. Well today is one of those lucky days – we get some excellent free tips. Let’s keep it moving. Do you have some gardening tips to share?

Develop a green thumb

Green Thumbs have nothing to with age. You simply need to understand the unique and specific needs of each family of plants – fertizers, sun/shade preferences, water and of course the soil. Even so, I don’t have all the answers but our guest author has some tips and suggestions to help you out…

Organic Gardening - organic foods

There is no doubt that creating your own kitchen garden at home can be a challenge – and now we are talking about making it organic. The fact is, not only do we have to grapple with working in small spaces, but then there are questions of too much shade or too much direct sunlight and of course pest control – organic pest control. But fear not! Our guest author Kris Lim is an organic gardener and is offering us some tips and tricks to help get started in our organic gardening. Read on…

How To Maintain Astroturf

Quite a few homeowners are considering giving up grass in the backyard. They are looking at synthetic grass, gravel, pavers and so on. The choices are many and generally the quality of these options is good. In the case of synthetic grass or astroturf, the question of maintenance comes up. This could be your lucky day. Our author actually works with a synthetic grass company and she has some tips and ideas – some dos and don’ts…

Landscaping Edging Ideas - Bamboo

You have done all of the hard work in getting your lawn and gardens colorful, luscious and healthy looking. Now what? Well, what about the edging? This final piece – if done right – will cause your yard to pop like you wouldn’t believe. The question is what can you do? What should you do? What are your options? Our author today – George Kelly – gives you not one or two but 10 great ideas for creating that picturesque lawn you always wanted. Check it out…

 Page 1 of 3  1  2  3 »
Hide me
Sign-up Below & Get Your Free "Green Wisdom" eBook!
Show me