The weather outside may be frightful, but these four ideas are delightful - and easy. Get a jump start on spring and have your most gorgeous garden ever with these simple steps.
Get crafty - make compost! Made of all-natural materials, compost is easy to make and will feed your growing garden. We have full tutorial here, or get started with these basics:
On a nice, non-snowy day, go out to your shed and start cleaning up.
If you're ready to retire Old Bessie, the shovel with the handle that loves to unscrew while you're digging, don't despair. Even the most well-made tools tend to wear out over time.
Make sure you buy tools that are ergonomically shaped to go easy on your wrists, hands and knees.
If you have trouble kneeling for long periods, consider investing in a great garden cart or knee pads. Also be sure you have a sturdy, protective pair of gloves so you're protected while you welcome spring in your garden.
Full disclosure: I don't always love planning, so if you're groaning at this last recommendation, know you're not alone.
On the other hand, planning can be an enjoyable part of the gardening process if you make choices you absolutely love. Try these ideas:
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We love birdhouses. They offer shelter, protection, and for the humans that fill them with feed, something gorgeous to look at all year long. Bird feeders also attract pretty visitors and can be designed to offer a little shelter from rain or falling snow ...
Winter can be a tough time for gardeners. Unless you're in a zone where growing year-round is a possibility, that grower in your life may be just sitting on his hands waiting for spring. Bring a little life to mid-February with these awesome Valentine's Day gift ideas. They're easy, fun, and your loved one will be thrilled! Read on for the scoop.
Use wine corks for a gorgeous garden? Always plant under a full moon? Play in the dirt? Which of the common (and not so common) gardening truisms that you've heard are fact, and which are just for fun? Today we investigate 10 gardening tips and tell you which to include - and which to are best left in the Old Wives' Tales category. Enjoy!