So Tom was stopped by a cop. In our front yard of all places. And he wasn't in a car or in trouble with the law. He was playing with our new sprinkler from Gilmour. Yup. The cop stopped to admire our new sprinkler. "Where in the world did you get that...I've never seen that before and I like it." So Tom gave him the rundown about how it works and the web address for Gilmour. "I'm going on right now, I need one of those." Another satisfied customer. And you'll be just as happy when you win this prize pack of watering tools from Gilmour including a 50 foot hose, metal sprinkler and solid brass high flow 4-way shut off valve. Yours for the winning valued at approximately $100! To enter, like the Raise Your Garden Facebook page and share this post or sign up for our newsletter. For two entries, do both. Let us know in the comment section of this post what you did to enter. By the way, has it been a crazy hot summer where you live? Rain or no rain?
My produce is slowly trickling in.
This year, I've decided to be proactive in finding ways to preserve some of the surplus for the winter months.
Not only does this save me some cash, but it allows me to enjoy zero pesticide, organic produce out of season for even more serious savings.
Aside from just healthy eating, your garden can and should be used to save you a few bucks.
Here are five easy ways to waste less of your excess saving you money, time and effort during the off-season.
And shhhh. I have one secret at the very end of this post that I'm willing to bet you've never thought of!!
How's your garden going this year?
I'm not taking the bait. Nope. Just because I'd like to live in my Heartwood Prairie Home Bird House from Fine Garden Products doesn't mean the birds don't deserve it. Because they do. Really. Especially a mahogany bird house. You'll be so pleased with this absolutely adorable bird house too after you install it in your yard. In fact, we were so hyped when we ripped open the box that Tom was already up on a ladder within minutes of its arrival. And if hunter green and red isn't to your taste, they offer five color combinations to choose from ~ you'll love the yellow and teal! Gorgeous. So win this $110 bird house for your feathered friends to give them the house of their dreams. To enter, like the Raise Your Garden Facebook page and share this post or sign up for our newsletter. For two entries, do both. Let us know you have entered by telling us about what birds you hope to attract to your yard on the comment section of this post.
Hamburg, New York is the reputed place where the "hamburger" was invented. But a million places all over the U.S. and world make that claim so you'll have no beef with me if you disagree. Anyhow, we went for the garden walk. From the weird to the wonderful, you'll see it here. So many unique ideas that many of us might want to consider trying in our own yards and gardens. It seems like people in Hamburg take their yards and gardens very seriously. Or maybe not and that's why we spotted so much silliness. And as a little DIY commercial, Tom has been working on an outdoor DIY project for fall that I bet you will love. I'm so grateful he got on this one. It's coming up in the next week or so. Keep your eyes peeled!
Did you know the average family uses over 300 gallons of water each day, with about one-third of that water going to hydrate the landscape? So as a mom, I know playing favorites is not okay, but it's hard when it boils down to saving water. Out of all the great products I've received to review, my Good Ideas rain barrels just might be the cream of the crop. They look great and function even better. We know we'll be using them for many years to come. As I see it, they are something you don't even realize that you need until you actually own one. Then you understand why you'd use it everyday with ease. All of you wonderful readers loved our last rain barrel giveaway so I'm thrilled for your chance of winning the Impressions 50 Gallon Nantucket Rain Saver from Good Ideas valued at $160! To enter, like the Raise Your Garden Facebook page and share this post or sign up for our newsletter. For two entries, do both. Let us know in the comment section of this post what you did to enter.
I grew up working on a produce farm. At 14-years-old, I picked corn, tomatoes, broccoli, peppers blueberries and strawberries all summer long starting at 7 a.m. I practiced irrigation techniques. I planted crops and drove a tractor. It was fun. But we used a lot of pesticides. Personally, I had a high exposure to pesticides and chemicals. Not good. Then I went to college. Got married. Bought a house. Had a few kids. Now I choose to grow organic produce with zero chemicals in my three humongous raised beds. I've learned a ton over the years and bet you have too. The longer you do anything, the more insights you get. This is what I've learned over the 20 years I've been at it.
"Let it go. Let it go. Don't hold it back anymore." Your ugly, plastic hose reel and those hideous plastic hose accessories. It's time. To go. Curbside. Because they are unattractive if nothing else. Besides, Liberty Garden makes such sleek and stylish products, why not replace the ugly for the innovative? Swell with joy this summer (and not just from the heat!) by replacing or adding a few Liberty Garden Products to your outdoor space. It's time to get organized so your hose isn't sprawling all over the lawn or driveway anymore. To enter, like the Raise Your Garden Facebook page and share this post or sign up for our newsletter. For two entries, do both. Let us know you entered by telling us anything about your current hose storage situation in the comment section of this post. And Canada, you are most welcome to enter too!
Hi, I'm Laura and hail from Western New York. I consider myself a lifelong learner who loves gardening with a 360 degree view. Thanks for stopping by!
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