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What Does it Mean When Horse Manure Is Yellow?

Horse manure turns yellow as it ages. All horses produce manure that is green in color when it leaves their body. Aged horse manure provides many beneficial nutrients to the soil and can be used as a fertilizer in gardens....More...

Propagating Houseplants

Do you want more houseplants? Or do you like giving people plants for mothers day and birthdays? There is a way to do this without running to the local nursery and spending more money....More...

How to Propagate Trees From Root Suckers

The roots of certain trees, such as black locust and wild plum, produce shoots known as suckers. Those stems are attached to the trees through rhizomes, enlarged stems that grow underground horizontally. The rhizomes store energy to produce new tree shoots above the surface and roots below. A plant'...More...

A Brief History Of Japanese Bonsai

While the Japanese may have made the Bonsai tree popular, the Chinese were the first to practice this art. Learn how these humble beginnings became a centuries old fascination....More...

The Lowdown on Growing Roses Made Easy

One of the better features of any garden is when you see roses growing there successfully. Some people may be daunted by the thought of growing these wonderful plants, but they shouldn't be. Roses are easy to grow with a little TLC....More...

How Does a Power Rake Work?

UsesDuring the year a lawn can get choked and stunted from old grass and leaves getting caught up and entwined in the old grass roots. This turns into an unsightly lawn of half-dead grass with just a few pieces of green poking through. In addition to being unsightly thatch can be damaging......More...

How to Build an Easy Greenhouse for Under $25

Owning a glass greenhouse is not always an option for most homeowners. Greenhouses can be expensive or take up a lot of yard space. Greenhouse kits can be expensive as well. You can make your own 5-by-5-foot greenhouse for less than $25 using PVC piping and plastic sheeting. A plastic greenhouse can...More...

When to Plant Cleome?

A fast-growing annual flower, the cleome, or spider flower, hails from south-central South America. Sunny weather and warm soil cause seeds to germinate, and the plants prosper until frost kills plants. In regions with long growing seasons, multiple generations of spider flowers grow in one year. As...More...

Garden Paving Slabs - Buying the Right Materials

Garden paving slabs can make your garden and your entire outdoor area come to life. With so many choices in sizes, shapes, colors and textures that are available today, your yard and garden can be anything from a contemporary and bright space to an earthy and inviting garden nook....More...

Lawn Care - How To Maintain A Healthy Lawn

Maintaining a healthy looking lawn can make your house look better and make coming home each day more enjoyable. By following some simple tips and tricks, you'll ensure that your lawn continues to thrive....More...

Are Coral Bells Deer Resistant?

Coral bells (Heuchera sp.) are included among the deer resistant perennials. The Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station lists the plants as seldom severely damaged by deer....More...

Installing Shade Sails for Business Purposes

Shade sails can not only to be installed in a domestic space. The tool can also be used for commercial facilities as well. Small businesses can use it to increase the aesthetic appeal of their ... ...More...

How to Keep Sheet Moss Green

Sheet moss (Hypnum) grows naturally on the floor of warm moist forests where the soil is sandy and acidic. It draws moisture from the air so all it needs is something to cling to and the right growing conditions to thrive. Sheet moss is often used between paving stones and in shady gardens because i...More...

How to Lay a Garden Path

Garden paths are hard-working surfaces. They carry not only foot traffic, but often wheelbarrows, heavily loaded sack trolleys and bicycles, too. They may also be required to permit the regular use of wheelchairs or a stroller. To be effective, a path must be installed correctly. Choose your materi...More...

How to Connect Garden Hose to PVC

There are various outdoor watering projects that require the connection of a standard garden hose to a pipe. When the pipe is made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), many people get flustered because they do not know the best way to attach it. The good news is that there is a simple connector that can be ...More...

Basic Lawn Care Tips for Beginners

Growing a luscious green lawn is possible when you have the right tools and basic knowledge. If you want to keep your lawn looking fresh and healthy, you need to learn how to maintain the ... ...More...

Home Grown Organic Vegetables - Chicken Tractors

Chicken Tractors are one of the best ways to maintain a chemical free vegetable garden. Chickens love to scratch around in the soil while doing so consuming weeds, weed seeds and other rubbish while leaving their manure on the ground ready to fertilise the next crop. Chicken Tractors are designed to...More...