7 Creative Ways to Use Fall Leaves

Gorgeous autumn colors and a full harvest of fall vegetables may bring garden lovers plenty of joy, but when it comes to raking and bagging the zillions of leaves piling up in your outdoor space so that your grass won’t rot, there’s not much to cheer about. Or is there? There are plenty of creative […]

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Pump up your Pollinators: How to Make Your Garden a Home, Sweet Home for these Beneficial Creatures

Great vegetable gardens don’t just happen, you know! They require thoughtful planning, along with some know-how about nature’s shortcuts! Pollinators increase the bounty from our gardens without us even noticing it, says Newport News, VA-based Lisa Mason Ziegler, owner of The Gardener’s Workshop, an organic market farm and author of the new book Vegetables Love […]

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How to Create an Earth-Friendly Rain Garden

If April showers bring May flowers, then now’s the perfect time to learn about eco-friendly rain gardens! Designed properly, rain gardens – shallow, planted areas designed to hold water as it slowly soaks into the soil – are great for the earth and beautiful to boot.  Also called bio-infiltration basins, these gardens offer solutions in […]

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