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Even if you don’t consider yourself a “green thumb”, our Gardening Guides will help you make the most of your outdoor space and contribute to you living a more sustainable lifestyle.

From chemical-free pest control to companion planting and yard accents, we cover it all!

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The Beginner’s Guide to Homesteading

Sure, living on a homestead may sound simple and peaceful, but there is a lot you need to know to get started. Here are the most important things you need to know about homesteading.
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How to Get Rid of Garden Pests Without Chemicals

Home gardening accounts for an astonishing 75% of all pesticides used in North America, making it several million pounds used per year. Fortunately, there are a number of natural alternatives to these potent and dangerous chemicals, most of which are harmless to people and animals.
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Choosing the Best Houseplant for Your Lifestyle [Infographic]

We know by now that indoor plants are great and healthy additions to our homes. Certain plants are proven to improve air quality and help us focus. Keeping a few houseplants throughout your home is...
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How to Clean Up Your Yard for Spring

The chilly winters are gone, and so the snowy weather with it as well. It is time to take up your gardening tools and prepare your garden for the Spring season, which will eventually ready your yard for the warm summers ahead.

The Homeowner’s Guide to Rainwater Harvesting

In this article, we outline why every homeowner should have a rain barrel set up for rainwater harvesting, how to set up your rain barrel, some of the best uses for rainwater once you collect it, and some important information on the legality of rain barrels in some U.S. states (seriously – in some places, they're outlawed).
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Top 10 Planting Tips for Springtime

With springtime right around the corner, it’s time to dust off those gardening tools and get ready to hit the nursery. 
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5 Things You Should Do for Your Garden in Spring

As the garden is in the dormant phase during the beginning of the year, it is a great time to prepare the earth for the growing season ahead in the spring.
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An Introduction to Hydroponic Gardening [Infographic]

Ask people what makes plants grow and they may come up with the similar reply: soils.Right answer, but that's not the only one. The garden can be grown soilless, in a water-based environment. As...
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Winter Weather & the Damage it Can Do to Plants

As the temperature starts to drop from double figures into single digits, we all know it isn’t too long before winter really takes a hold. Whilst there’s probably a few people out there who...
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Is Watering Plants With Softened Water Good Or Bad?

Whilst softening hard water will likely benefit you and your household, the same can’t be said for your garden. In fact, watering your garden, plants and soil with softened water is actually detrimental to their health.

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