Preserve your garden produce at it's finest and explore the growing popularity of home canning. People everywhere are rediscovering home canning as a practical and enjoyable way to savor their garden goodness and flavor throughout the year. Below is just one canning recipe to create delicious pickles from cucumbers. Explore a new pickle canning recipe every year that you alter to your tastes.
Beginners Guide for Landscaping Mulch
Are you envious of your neighbors landscaping? Don’t be! You can get that great looking, well landscaped yard that you have seen in magazine or around your neighborhood. The Beginners Guide for Landscaping Mulch will help you figure out how to add beauty and curb appeal to your yard while fighting weeds, erosion and conserving moisture in your soil.
Benefits of Using a Rain Barrel
Imagine one easy to install item that helps save you money, keep your lawn and garden green, reduce water use and protect the environment from urban runoff. A rain barrel can do all these things. Read more on rain barrels and why you should have been using one for years already.
Maintain a luscious and healthy yard with a few tips on trimming bushes and shrubs.
How and when to treat Japanese Beetles and Grubs
Do you have a problem with grubs and Japanese beetles? Courtesy of Bayer Advanced, this life cycle chart provides a visual representation of the white grub and Japanese beetle life cycles, and information on how and when to treat the problem to achieve optimum results and protect turf throughout the year.
How to Edge Your Lawn
Be the envy of your neighbors with a lawn that has the smooth clean edges. Learn these simple tricks of the trade to make your lawn look like it was done by a professional.
How to Fertilize your Lawn
If you want your lawn to be lush and green all summer long, then you will want to create a healthy lawn maintenance schedule. It’s easy to do and you’ll be surprised how a simple fertilizing program like this one can keep your lawn looking green all season long.
How to Home Compost
Making home compost is cost effective, environmentally friendly and creates nutrient rich soil for all of your plants to thrive on. Plants need more nutrients than what soil alone can provide. Compost is the solution! It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner, an expert, live on a farm or in an apartment. Making compost is so easy and convenient, you’ll wonder why you didn’t try it sooner.
How to Make a Rain Barrel
When it comes to saving money, we're all on high alert on how we can decrease our spending and increase those savings. Using a rain barrel to collect water during a storm is a great way to save money on your water bill. Save even more money by building your own rain barrel. Follow these steps to get started.
Installing a Water Garden
Turn your ordinary backyard into a vivid landscape by installing a water garden. It’s a lot easier than you may think—and will attract beautiful birds to your home all year round. With the help of these user friendly instructions and a few supplies from the team at Blain’s Farm & Fleet, your yard will be picture perfect in no time.
Lawn Mower Maintenance 101
As spring is almost upon us, it’s the perfect time to prepare your walk-behind and riding mowers for another season of work. Use this project as a checklist to ensure that your mower is in tip-top shape to work for you all season long.
Pick the Perfect Pruner
Choosing a pruner is very important when it comes to bush and tree care. There are many different trees and shrubs and each individual tool is tailored to a specific duty. Learn how to make an educated decision that will best suit your needs.
Proper Flag Etiquette
The US Flag is a symbol of our nation’s freedom which is why it is so important to use proper etiquette when you display your flag. Below you will find some guidelines to help you determine the best way to show your stars and stripes.
Pruning For Beginners
Out with the old and in with the new. The hardiest of shrubs can benefit from this sage advice. Follow these simple instructions and your plants are sure to be stronger and more vigorous.
Sharpening A Lawn Mower Blade
A sharp lawn mower blade is a crucial part of having a healthy lawn. When your blade is dull, it tears grass, making the whole lawn look brown or dull. Follow these simple instructions for a lawn that will make your neighbors green with envy.
Maintain healthy and beautiful looking trees by using the proper grooming approach. With just a few easy pruning techniques, your yard will shine in all its glory.
Winterize Your Lawn
Most people assume that when fall comes, their lawn is preparing for a long winter's nap. After mowing for the last time, you might figure there is nothing more to do. But with the proper steps taken now, your lawn should go into the winter looking great and then come back even stronger and more lush in the spring.