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Best soils for growing vegetables

There are three main types of soil: sand, silt, and clay. The best soil for most plants to ensure optimum growth is a rich, sandy loam. This soil is an even mixture of all three main types of soil. In most cases, you'll need to amend the soil with compost. Depending...

Guide to Vegetable Gardening:

It's critical to choose a sunny spot for growing vegetables. Most fruiting vegetables need 6 to 8 hours of direct sun a day for best results. Leafy greens, such as spinach and lettuce, can thrive with a bit less direct sun. If you assess your yard in winter, remember...

Herbs to grow in a beginner’s herb garden:

Sage: Sage is a great herb for cooking with and really easy to grow. The only thing it doesn’t like is wet ground, so plant it in a sunny spot with fertile, well-drained soil. There are loads of sage varieties to choose from, including some with colored leaves....

Best Herbs to Grow in Your Yard This Summer

Summer is a great time for home owners to host social gatherings with friends and family. Having a backyard setting that includes a garden with homegrown herbs can only add to the joy of eating a meal with your loved ones. A backyard garden is not only a great way to...

Spring Lawn and Landscape Care

In many regions of the country, spring ushers in long-awaited warm temperatures, perfect for outdoor enjoyment. Many people make the mistake of waiting until the summer months to see how their garden or lawn has fared the winter months, so we’ve compiled a checklist...

Fast Growing Ground Covers to Solve your Yard Needs

Ground cover is an Eco-friendly solution that can enhance the look of your landscape. It can also provide a number of important benefits to your lawn and soil. However, many varieties of ground cover need several seasons to become established which is longer than many...