After a long, hot summer followed by a long, hot fall, it's finally begun to cool down here in the coastal region of North Carolina. This is the time of year that I love. There's a cool nip in the air, yet it isn't freezing cold. It's the perfect time to get out in the yard. This is the perfect time to tackle these 5 essential jobs to get your yard ready for winter.
If you’re a green-fingered garden lover, winter can be a hard time for you. But you don’t just have to gaze longingly at your seeds and pictures of blooming plants online. There are a few hardy fruits and vegetables that can be sown in greenhouses throughout the colder months. Growth can be slow for some, and others may be ready to harvest in spring, but these seven plants will keep you busy when there’s frost on the ground.
Recently, we talked about succulent vegetables you can enjoy planting in your garden this approaching fall. Today, we are focusing on the flowering species that are best suited to the autumn season. The fall season is usually a vibrant one characterized with lots and lots of beautiful colors and an enjoyable ambiance. Whether you're a … Continue reading 4 Colorful Flowers for Your Garden or Patio This Fall
Every season demands its own special decoration to highlight or emphasize its inherent characteristics. Autumn is no different and today we are going to check out 9 DIY ideas for decorating your patio this fall. A classic fall decoration combo is the pumpkin and mums duo. You know fall (and Halloween) is around the corner … Continue reading 9 DIY Ideas for Autumn Patio Decor
Fall is just around the corner, and today we are looking at 6 vegetables to plant in your fall garden. If you are wondering what the hurry is all about as summer won't end for at least a month and some days, it's because autumn is your last chance to get fresh juicy vegetables from … Continue reading 6 Vegetables to Plant in Your Fall Garden
Continuing with our upcycling trend, we'd be looking at 6 ways to upcycle an old chair. For those of us who are still not sure of the difference between recycling and upcycling, we had a post solely focused on that last week. Do check it out. It's fun and educating! Upcycling simply means transforming or … Continue reading 6 Ways to Upcycle an Old Chair
If you're a parent or guardian seeking to develop the gardening skills of your child or ward, here are 6 awesome garden ideas for kids you would definitely fall in love with. Building your child's gardening skills comes with a lot of perks and nary a downside. It provides recreation and fun, develops their motor … Continue reading Garden Ideas for Kids
Tired of the same old, same old appearance of your patio? If yes, this is your chance to add a little bit of pizzazz and charm and make that space inviting to both you and your guests. Hiring expert landscapers and designers to revamp your patio would definitely be cool and give you great, professional … Continue reading Give Your Patio a Different Look in Just One Weekend
Most of you probably clicked on this article just to be sure you correctly read the title and your eyes were not playing tricks on you. Well, thanks for clicking and yes, today we are going to find out to turn our yards into a bat-hive. "Why on earth would I want bats in my … Continue reading How to Attract Bats to Your Yard This Summer
A while ago, I talked about plants that preferred a cool shade to the blazing heat of the sun's rays. For those worried about the bare shaded spots in their gardens, that article sure did provide one or two ideas. Today, however, we are having the opposite: plants that thrive in sunlight. When I say … Continue reading 5 Annuals That Just Love the Sun!