mint plant is a perennial plant that naturally repels mosquitoes

“Best” Perennial Plants That Repel Mosquitoes ~ Shade & Sun

Let’s face it. Mosquitoes are the most annoying flying pests! There is nothing worse than trying to garden or enjoy some relaxing time in the backyard when the little buggers are buzzing around your ears. Chemical laden sprays and mosquito netting are no fun either. Plants can help. It won’t be an invisible forcefield where … Read more

raised bed garden filled with plants

Raised Bed Garden ~ Ideas & Info

A raised bed garden provides a versatile and attractive option for gardeners planning their next crop of veggies or show-stopping flowers.  Whether you’re tight on space or want to cultivate specific soil qualities, read on to learn how making a raised garden bed can (literally) elevate your gardening. Raised Bed Garden Ideas You can get … Read more

ph tester in soil to check for making soil more acidic

How to Make Soil Acidic

To be successful at gardening or any type of landscaping, you need to monitor soil pH. Start with a baseline test using a digital soil pH meter like the one above, and then you can choose plants to fit that pH range or adjust the pH to what you want to plant. This article will … Read more

growing asparagus

How to Grow Asparagus

Asparagus is a perennial vegetable whose green and purple stalks elevate even the simplest spring dish. In addition to its culinary appeal, asparagus provides an excellent source of vitamin K and folate (essential for red blood cell formation). Plus, it’s a low-effort crop, meaning beginning gardeners can learn how to grow asparagus just as easily … Read more