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Do you find that after weeding a row of flowers you have more energy, or after harvesting vegetables you feel a sense of peace? You’ve experienced the therapeutic benefits of horticulture...
A little TLC now helps ensure growth in the spring
I’ve grown several types of roses over the years, some more fussy with their care than others. But like most gardeners, the big dilemma in the fall is when to cover them up for the winter, and...
Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not get together with your neighbors, sisters, girlfriends or kids and spend a day planting bulbs? It’s lots of fun. And there are more benefits than...
Making your own tea is easier than you think! Try growing some of these herbs, then drying them and adding them to hot water. Not a tea drinker? Make your own herbal blends and sell them at your...
The best mulch for your garden is probably in your yard
Raking up leaves and burning them robs you of valuable, free mulch for the garden. David Robson is an extension horticulture educator at the University of Illinois. He says leaves are organic...
Have a plan in place to maintain your garden while preserving water
When it's hot and dry, your gardens need constant watering. There are efficient ways to give your plants the moisture they need and still conserve water. Most gardeners try to conserve water...
Find out how you can control five damaging pests in your garden.
Use old rain boots in the garden and home as planters, centerpieces or home decor.
How you can be more efficient when watering your lawn and garden in hot, dry conditions.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), total daily household water use in the United States is approximately 29 billion gallons of water. About 9 billion gallons, or 30...
Learn how to pick, handle and store strawberries to achieve quality and freshness.