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Tips for a Sustainable Lawn and Garden

September 3, 2012 |

Guest post by Katie White of DIY Mother

Simple fixes to beautify your home while reducing your footprint

The single largest irrigated “crop” in the United States is the suburban lawn. It takes up about 60% of the average American … Read More

Fall Garden Tips for a Worry-Free Winter

August 28, 2011 |
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Photo courtesy of Flickr contributor “InAweofGod’sCreation” (c)

My friends at STIHL and Outdoor Living Expert P. Allen Smith offer advice for fall gardening.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – For a continuously healthy garden, it’s best to stay one season ahead. Throughout the autumn months, prepare for winter, and spare your plants from the oncoming cold by following these tips from STIHL and outdoor living expert P. Allen Smith.

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·       If you live in a region where Read More

Drought-Proof Your Garden and Your Water Bill By Installing Soaker Hoses

August 4, 2011 | | One Comment

Most of the land in my area looks like this right now. Read More

Pergola As Shady Wonder Hut | Steve McCratic

July 17, 2011 | | 3 Comments

For those of you that don’t know, and I have to admit that it wasn’t that long ago that I was among you, it’s called a pergola. Pergolas generally have a series of slats that cross the top of them to provide different levels of shade throughout the day. Ours, thanks to the outdoor fabric canopy from the fine folks at Easy Gardener, provides nice, cool shade all day long.Read More

Genius Summer Lawn & Garden Tips by the Month (Guest Post by P. Allen Smith & Stihl)

June 24, 2011 | | 7 Comments

Summer is a great time to enjoy your garden but brings its own challenges. When the heat arrives follow these tips from STIHL and outdoor living expert P. Allen Smith to keep your lawn and garden looking perfect all season long. Read More

Ohhh… Look What Happened! A Tomato Explosion

June 23, 2011 |

My smallest tomato plant, the one in the terra cotta pot on my pation, suddenly has produced eight tiny tomatoes. Well, there are only seven now thanks to one very curious toddler.
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Gardening on the Brain & the Budget; How We Built Two Raised-Bed Gardens for Practically Free

May 2, 2011 | | 16 Comments

P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Retreat

Ever since I was so graciously invited to P. Allen (just Allen to those in the know) Smith’s Moss Mountain retreat I have had gardening on the brain.

Y’all know my focus right now is supposed to be on our family finances, not on perfecting the family garden. However, I’ve figured out how to incorporate the latter right into the former. Woot!

Here’s how: Read More

Now What?

June 22, 2010 | | 2 Comments

I planted a garden and grew these. Now what the hell do I do with them?

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