Backyard Rainwater Harvesting: The Essentials

Backyard Rainwater Harvesting: The Essentials

Droughts are becoming more prominent around the globe, creating a real water crisis. Meanwhile, developed countries are clinging to old practices and still being responsible for the largest water footprint. That means we are running through clean water deposits faster than we can even hope to replenish them. So, it is high time to turn the tide and preserve limited natural resources. In the process, we have a chance...
Create DIY drip irrigation system

Create DIY drip irrigation system

Drip Irrigation System Creation Living in the western United States offers the possibility for a large yard and a therefore a large garden. However, watering such a large, dry area can put a toll on your back and your pocketbook. Lucky for us gardeners the availability and affordability of drip irrigation has provided a relief on both the labor of watering and in how much water needed to keep any...
How to Grow Mushrooms

How to Grow Mushrooms in Your Garden and Home

How to Efficiently Grow Mushrooms in Your Garden Growing mushrooms often sounds unappealing and time consuming especially considering you didn’t preplan space for it in your backyard. In actuality, mushroom cultivation is pretty easy and can be done with very little space in your backyard. For a minimal cost, you can yield pounds of fresh mushrooms for you to use in your kitchen. Depending how much space and time you...
Concrete Shed Base

Is a Concrete Shed Base What You Need?

Is a Concrete Shed Base What You Need? If you're planning on building a shed, you may be mapping out the project and you have probably realized by now that you will probably need to clean your yard before starting this project. We recommend quickly getting this done by using a quality backpack leaf blower.  One key consideration should be which foundation to select. If you do choose a concrete shed base,...
Vertical garden

Ideas for your vertical garden

A vertical garden is a way to save space and make something beautiful I adore that human who thought and invented vertical gardening (ridges). It's so space saving and good looking actually. In these vertical gardens, you can grow vegetables, herbs, flowers, and strawberries. So today we will talk about cheap and hand-made vertical ridges. Pyramid type garden The most common vertical gardening - the pyramid. This kind of gardening allows you...
Effective Ways to Weed Your Garden

6 Effective Ways to Weed Your Garden

6 Effective Ways to Weed Your Garden We know that you love your garden a lot, but sadly enough, you are not the only one who likes spending time in this lush green heaven. Especially around the summers, when the flowers are blooming at their fullest, the weeds love staying in your garden too. Their seeds can be transmitted through different means like animals, birds or the wind. So, if...
Make Basic Potting Soil

Planting Basics: Make Basic Potting Soil

Planting Basics: Make Basic Potting Soil Soil I was chugging along, putting together an article about the basics of planting plants, specifically woody plants, because that's what I've been doing lately, albeit not exactly at the prime time for doing it. Suddenly, I realized Whoa There!...the first thing; the most basic thing about planting anything is what it's being planted in. The soil. So, before we get into planting, let's look...

How To Compost Worms

Composting Worms in the Garden Most folks are probably somewhat familiar with composting worms. These guys eat up to their body weight a day in rotting organic matter and poop out rich, lovely compost. Some people keep bins of these guys, or they can be purchased. Composting worms or red wiggler worms (Eisenia fetida) are naturally found in manure piles and other areas rich in rotting organic matter. Unlike nightcrawlers and other...
A DIY Backyard Pollinator Garden

A DIY Backyard Pollinator Garden

A DIY Backyard Pollinator Garden Historically, beekeeping has been related most times to farm settings, but in recent times beekeeping has moved in a more urban and modern direction. These days, being a beekeeper doesn’t have to be a lifestyle, it can be easily fit into your life, right in your own backyard. Recent research has proven that there are advantages for bees that our yards possess, over wild habitats....
Ways to Make a Tropical Garden

Ways to Make a Tropical Garden

Bring life to your front yard or backyard by sprucing up your garden with tropical beauty. Your neighbors, family, and friends will want to know your tricks if you follow the tips in this article and make your outside living area colorful. But What If You Don’t Live in the Tropics? You don’t need to move to a tropical paradise to bring lush wildlife to your home. Visualize images that come...