Before, During, and After Sheet Mulching Garden Hack of the Month: Sheet Mulching

November 15, 2017

Although we’ve seen plenty of rain and wind the past couple of weeks, it’s a good time to think about any changes you’d like to make to your garden before the nice weather returns in Spring and Summer. A big change that many people are starting to make is getting rid of lawn area, as… Read more >

Fresh Produce Garden Hack of the Month: Washing Fresh Produce

October 13, 2017

If you have a vegetable garden, you can probably imagine how much water you use to not only water your plants, but then wash all your fresh produce. But, this month’s Garden Hack might just change the way you do both. You only need 3 things for this: a large colander or laundry basket with… Read more >

Weeping Alaskan False Cypress (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Green Arrow') Photo Courtesy of The Tree Center Small Trees – Big Interest

September 8, 2017

If you have a smaller yard to work with but want to add in some height with trees, it can be tough to find ones that won’t outgrow their space and take over. There are many deciduous and evergreen trees to choose from that will stay small, but still provided plenty of year round interest… Read more >

Brass Buttons (Leptinella squalida) Best Lawn Alternatives

September 6, 2017

Whether you want to reduce the amount of lawn you currently have or you just don’t like lawn altogether, there are plenty of lawn alternatives available to use that can also help you save on watering and cut down on maintenance. Groundcovers: Quick spreading groundcovers are a great option if you’re looking for really low… Read more >

Silver Edged Variegated Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'Walvera') Photo Courtesy of Monrovia Plant of the Month: Lavender

August 11, 2017

Did you know we’ve officially broken the record for most consecutive days without rain? It’s crazy to think that just this past winter/spring we also broke the record for most days with rain! In this dry, hot weather, nothing beats a cold glass of lemonade or a yummy ice cream cone. And you know what… Read more >