Lawn & Garden

  • Urban Gardening: Planning Your Vegetable and Herb Garden

    Most people who decide to pursue urban homesteading already have an established landscape. Finding the space to grow vegetables can create a challenge, but it's not one that can't be overcome with creative planning such as cottage gardening, or...
    By J.C. Wilkinson May 24, 2011 

  • Steps to Growing Wheat on a Small Homestead

    Growing your own wheat on a small homestead is a hands-on way to work toward your own self-sufficiency and to ensure that what you are eating is organic and local.
    By Lara Stewart May 23, 2011 

  • Improve Your Garden With Used Coffee Grounds

    Used coffee grounds contain nutrients in the form of nitrogen and other minerals. They can be reused in various ways to help improve your garden. Learn more about this low-cost way to beautify your garden.
    By Kantha Wijeratne May 23, 2011 

  • The Process of How Recycled Red Mulch is Made

    The process of making recycled red mulch is relatively straightforward; however, materials should be chosen with care. Some processed materials can be toxic, such as wood treated with chromated copper arsenate, so natural resources such as dead tree...
    By MDSomerfield May 23, 2011 

  • Natural and Homemade Pesticide Alternatives for Your Organic Garden

    Your yard is your domain, and your children's domain. Using natural and homemade non-toxic pesticides in your organic garden will keep your family and the environment safe.
    By J.C. Wilkinson May 22, 2011 

  • What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Organic Fertilizers?

    Organic fertilizers are eco-friendly and natural, but are they always the best option for your gardening needs? Find out about the advantages and disadvantages of organic fertilizers and decide which type of plant nutrition is right for you.
    By BStone May 19, 2011 

  • Hints, Tips and Advice on Using Manure in Your Garden

    Animal manure is the best soil amendment around, but what's the best way to use it? Our manure advice for use in gardens gives you all you need to know, from which manures to avoid to when and how to incorporate them into your garden.
    By Amy Carson May 19, 2011 

  • An Easy Method to Make a Septic Tank Activator at Home

    Looking for information on how to make a homemade septic tank activator? Here’s a quick and easy recipe that will help you maintain a healthy septic system.
    By Sidharth Thakur May 14, 2011 

  • Make Your Own Lawn Roller

    Need a lawn roller? Why spend money when you can make it on your own? Here are detailed instructions on how to make your own lawn roller.
    By Sidharth Thakur April 30, 2011 

  • DIY- How to Build a Green Roof

    Green roofs are environmentally friendly rooftop landscapes covered with plants. More than pretty, they cool buildings, reduce air pollution, filter storm water runoff before it reaches waterways, and serve as a wildlife habitat. Learn how to build a...
    By Rose Kivi April 23, 2011 
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