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7 Simple Lawn Mower Safety Tips

7 Simple Lawn Mower Safety Tips - Always think safety first! -

Whether you find mowing the lawn a boring chore or a relaxing pastime, it’s important to do it safely. A surprising number of people every year need hospital treatment after mowing accidents, and tragically there are even fatalities. Here are seven simple, but essential, tips to keep you and your family safe.

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9 Methods to Control Insect Pests

9 Methods to Control Insect Pests - how to stop insects in the landscape -

Are bothersome bugs ruining your outdoor fun? Insects can be annoying when you are trying to enjoy time spent outside. Here are nine tips for keeping unwelcome insects away from your yard.

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How to Grow Hibiscus in a Pot

How to Grow Hibiscus in a Pot - caring for these big, bold blooms is easy -

The exotic flowers of the hibiscus plant make it a landscape favorite, but these beauties also do well as potted plants. Inside or outside, potted hibiscus are a great choice for a sunny space indoors or out on a deck, balcony or patio.

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Keep Chipmunks Out of Your Garden

Keep Chipmunks Out of Your Garden - don’t let these rodents drive you nuts -

Chipmunks, though cute, can wreak havoc on your yard by digging holes and eating plants. Find out how to keep these pests away, humanely.

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Secrets to Growing Beautiful Begonias

Secrets to Growing Beautiful Begonias - long on color, short on effort -

With a few tips, anyone can grow beautiful begonias. When mixed with plants of similar growing requirements, you can create eye-catching flower beds with continuous color.

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Outdoor Seating Ideas

Outdoor Seating Ideas - entertain in style and comfort -

A comfortable, sitting area gives you a place to enjoy your favorite spots around your landscape. No matter what style you like, there are lots of options!

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Stake Your Flowers to Keep Them from Falling Over

Stake Your Flowers to Keep Them from Falling Over - support tall flowering plants -

Supportive stakes or “cages” can improve the appearance of plants with tall flower stems or exceptionally heavy blooms. They’re simple to install and enhance the beauty of your garden by keeping your plants upright.

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Tropical Plants with Really Big Leaves

Tropical Plants with Really Big Leaves - list of plants with a big impact -

The huge green leaves of the banana trees, philodendrons, cannas and more are the signature element of our favorite lush tropical landscapes.

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Gardening in Raised Beds: Benefits and Drawbacks

Gardening in Raised Beds: Benefits and Drawbacks - Are raised beds the right choice for you? -

Raised garden beds offer many advantages to the home gardener. But they do need a one-time investment in building materials, time, and effort. This article will help you decide if the benefits make it worthwhile for you.

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Reasons to Plant a Living Privacy Screen

Reasons to Plant a Living Privacy Screen - create a natural fence with shrubs -

Living fences are a great alternative to traditional fencing! Wood and metal fencing can be expensive and don’t necessarily provide privacy. Learn about the advantages of using shrubs to surround your property or create private outdoor living spaces.

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