We have a 2' x 4' cedar planter box that needs potting soil. Soon... so that I can get my herb garden going. [Hint hint awesome giveaway coming up]. Anyhow, to buy bagged soil is going to cost us a small fortune. Over $70 I estimated for just this one box. And I have several other containers and pots that need to be filled too. Even though we spent over $500 to fill our three raised beds with dirt, this type of soil is just too heavy when growing in pots. It's time to make my own. Are you in? Want to try it with me?
Happy Earth Day! And to celebrate, we interviewed Founder and Chief Horticulturalist David Salman of High Country Gardens with a few questions that were boggling our wonderful readers. Pioneers in sustainable gardening, you'll glean a ton of useful information from this interview that ranges from low water plants to eco friendly landscapes. While checking out their website, be sure to sign up for their email newsletter to keep you up-to-date about their latest plants and awesome gardening tips. And keep reading for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate (1st place) or $25 (2nd place) to purchase some perennials, succulents or garden supplies from High Country Gardens!
Our yard is just under a half of acre. Depending on where you live and your perspective, this might sound like an enormous chunk of earth or not quite so much. But our suburban yard is huge in comparison to others where we live. This allows us to have a big garden. While we do have three raised beds measuring 16 feet long, Tom thinks we should add another one! I disagree. This led me to think...Am I making the most of the garden space I already have? While mulling over this question, this is what I learned to do.
It's that yearly question. What to get mom for Mother's Day? She already has way too many pictures frames, candles and bath salts. (Remember...she ended up donating those items to that cat fundraiser). Why not make mom glow and give her unique gift she'll use and treasure for years to come? How about a teapot and some blooming tea from Tea Beyond? Guess what surprised me the most? How reasonably priced their products are. They just look expensive. So let's meet up with Tea Beyond owner Jane London as she enlightens us about our daily cuppa. And make sure you enter to win the lovely butterfly teapot as shown above!
How about tackling one last indoor project before we make the shift to the garden and all things outdoors? Perhaps installing white subway tile? We put it in our bathroom and are so enamored that now we want it as our kitchen backsplash too. Here's why.
If you have pest problem in your home you may want to try and find organic and natural methods to get rid of them before you call in the pest control experts. You may not be successful but there are ways you can try and get rid of bugs yourself. The one thing you always need to be aware of when you are attempting your own pest control methods, is that you should not let the situation get out of hand before you contact a professional pest control service. So what methods can you try? And when is time to call professionals, such as Fox Pest Control.
Hi, I'm Laura and hail from Buffalo, NY. I love sharing my home & garden ideas with you. Thanks for stopping by.
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