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High Country Gardens makes a point of offering flowers, shrubs, and grasses that are relatively low maintenance and require limited amounts of irrigation, like these new plants they're...
A reader asked and we have the answer.
Q: "How do I clean my garden tools for the winter?" A: Your garden tools will last you for many years if they are maintained properly. Cleaned after each use and especially at...
Our readers love to share their places in the country!
Do you think your place in the country is beautiful? Here are submissions from several years of Beautiful Places contests at Living the Country Life: Beautiful Places 1 Beautiful Places 2...
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...
It's not necessary to spend hours creating a beautiful garden
Choosing low-maintenance plants and gardening practices allows you to create lovely landscaping with little fuss. Denny Schrock is the master gardener coordinator for Iowa State University. He says...
Our editors found some fun projects at a home and garden show that might look good at your place
The best mulch for your garden is probably in your yard
Radio interview source: David Robson, Extension Horticulture Educator, University of Illinois Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Leaves make excellent mulch and provide benefits...
Nightcrawlers and other exotic earthworm species can cause damage to the ecosystem.
Radio interview source: Bruce Snyder, Biology Instructor, Kansas State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below It's easy to think earthworms are a...
This unique landscaping technique could reduce the need for irrigation.
Radio interview source: Paul Wheaton, Permaculture Expert, Richsoil.com Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Don't burn those piles of tree branches. Use them to build a raised...
Cancer survivor Deborah Marqui opens her historic St. Charles, Illinois farm and gardens to share the soothing power of the natural world.