20 Plants To Grow In Your Moonlight Garden

Often, gardens are planned with only the daytime in mind. Under the light of the sun, many plants show off their rich colors, gorgeous textures, and stunning shapes. A world in miniature, this is typically the time of day when the garden is abuzz with activity – the birds are singing, the bees are darting from flower to flower, the butterflies are basking in the… [read more]

10 Surprising Ways To Use Hydrogen Peroxide In The Garden

Hydrogen peroxide is familiar as a household disinfectant and bleaching agent. This colorless liquid has a chemical formula (H2O2) similar to water, with just an extra oxygen atom, but it is a combustible and corrosive substance, especially at higher concentrations. Nevertheless, diluted hydrogen peroxide has many uses in the house and garden because of its antimicrobial and oxygen generating properties. Although commercially available hydrogen peroxide… [read more]

4 Reasons To Grow Sage & 20 Brilliant Ways To Use It

Native to the Mediterranean region, sage has a long history of medicinal and culinary use. And with shimmering silvery-green leaves and pretty blue flowers, the sage plant is as beautiful as it is functional. Here’s why sage deserves a place in every garden: 1. It’s Easy to Grow This perennial, evergreen shrub is easy to plant and, once established, even easier to care for. It… [read more]

Why Aren’t My Vegetables Growing? 10 Mistakes You Are Making In The Vegetable Garden

Many of us set out to grow vegetables with visions of gathering ruby red tomatoes and plump capsicums by the basketful and the choicest cucumbers and crunchy carrots going straight from the garden into the salad bowl. Growing food is a worthy goal by any measure, but disappointments are all too common. Check out whether your vegetable garden is failing because of these common mistakes.… [read more]

12 Late Season Garden Care Projects For Your Outdoor “To-Do” List

The annuals have faded and temperatures are finally dipping to something close to reasonable as that sizzling summer begins to come to an end. After all that hard work taking care of the lawn, tending to fruits, veggies, and herbs, you might feel an urge to just fade onto the couch watching the premieres of your favorite television shows, but there is still more work… [read more]

20 Drought Tolerant Plants That Will Survive All Summer Long

If you live in a dry region, or are aiming to help the environment by planting a water-wise garden, you may be wondering exactly what you can plant. You’ll be glad to hear there is a fantastic array of succulents, grasses, and flowers that thrive in low-water conditions. Check out these 20 beautiful drought tolerant garden plants: 1. Golden Barrel Cactus This desert native is… [read more]

34 Incredible DIY Bird Feeders That Will Fill Your Garden With Beautiful Birds

Birds aren’t just beautiful creatures that bring life and vitality to your outdoor living space, they help you in your garden efforts by reducing pests. Some species even help pollinate. What’s more, many bird species are endangered and require our help and protection. By building a DIY bird feeder, you’ll attract more of these winged beauties to your garden, and reward them for their hard… [read more]

20 Tips To Make The Most Of Your Small Garden

Don’t let the fact that you have a small landscape hold you back from enjoying the benefits of gardening. Small gardens – or even balcony spaces – have a lot going for them, and can bring you just as much joy as a larger plot! These intimate spaces can be the perfect place to cozy up in the evening, or trap the sun’s rays on… [read more]

30 Garden DIYs That Kids Will Love

Liven up outdoor birthday parties, barbecues, and weekends in the sunshine with some family-friendly and kid-approved DIY projects. Not only will your children put down their video games and get out into the fresh air, but your garden will become the most exciting place to be all summer long! From oversized classic family games and secret hideaways to exciting kid-friendly sports and toddler-themed activities, this… [read more]

How Neem Oil Works Wonders For Your Plants & Garden

Neem oil is a natural pesticide extracted from the seeds of Neem (Azadirachta indica), a tropical tree native to the Indian subcontinent. All parts of the tree have an antimicrobial and insecticidal property that has been exploited for thousands of years by indigenous people. Its excellent safety profile for higher organisms, especially birds and mammals, makes it a better alternative to chemical pesticides. Neem oil… [read more]