Recent Blog Posts

Gone to the Birds

As winter arrives, birds are either migrating south or preparing to stay up north. North or south, birds enjoy dining on suet which is one of the best bird foods available since it's highly nutritious and easy for them to get at. And it attracts birds that wouldn't normally feed in your yard.

Getting soaked

Tired of standing around, spending your valuable time just watering your garden? Then look into "soaker" hoses. Specially designed to deliver a slow trickle of water to every plant along the length of the hose, soakers are perfect for shrubbery and vegetable or flower gardens.

Bush Babying

Though shrubs are fairly hardy, low-maintenance plants, they're not immune to scorching weather so keep an eye on them during August's dry heat.

For The Birds

Ahh spring, when a birds' attention turns towards mating. Which means nesting and, if you supply an attractive site for them, you'll end up with a backyard brood that provides constant entertainment. There's plenty of room for creativity in the design of a birdhouse, from pseudo-Victorian styles to zestier models that can echo an alien space ship.

Snack-Time For the Birds

Different sized bird feeders are created for different sized birds. Makes complete sense but it's more important than you would think. Larger birds, such as cardinals and mourning doves, tend to feed on hopper-type feeders that release food onto a tray where they can land.

Getting Canned

Obviously, a huge vegetable harvest is better than a sparse yield, but overabundance does pose its own problem. Namely, what do you do with all those vegetables? You could hand them out to neighbors--and wait in vain for them to repay the favor.

For The Birds

Ahh spring, when a birds' attention turns towards mating. Which means nesting and, if you supply an attractive site for them, you'll end up with a backyard brood that provides constant entertainment. There's plenty of room for creativity in the design of a birdhouse, from pseudo-Victorian styles to zestier models that can echo an alien space ship.

Build Your Own Trellis

Use this trellis to support climbing plants and make a vertical garden out of a blank wall. The design can be altered to fit different-size walls while keeping its pleasing proportions. The four narrow modules are simpler to make than a single large trellis.