Now that warmer days have arrived, don’t you just want to be outdoors as much as possible? Here are three inexpensive and easy do-it-yourself projects to make your outdoor living space sweeter. Each of them can be built in a single afternoon without breaking a sweat and all you need to build them is a […]
This weekend you can create a family of ladybugs to add some color and personality to your garden. Not only is the project easy to make, but it will turn out great regardless of your artistic abilities. Kids can even make a ladybug of their own. This is an easy way to help kids feel […]
I’m back with another selection of plants for gardeners plagued by deer and/or rabbits. The plants listed here are also drought tolerant once the roots are established. Not to worry, you can have a beautiful flowering garden even with those pesky 4-legged pests running around and you don’t have to water like crazy to boot! […]
In my part of the world deer have become a huge problem. We call them “urban deer” because they have been born in town and have no fear of people, cars or dogs. Gardening with deer is an interesting proposition because their tastes change from year to year. Fawns will sample plants and spit them […]
Beautiful landscaping does so many things for a home – it creates a warm and inviting look, adds curb appeal which, in turn, increases the overall value of your home, gives you privacy from neighbours and passers-by, absorbs noise, cools the air through transpiration and so much more… On the down side, landscaping costs can […]
Supplies and Design Inverted Marking Spray Paint String Round Post (rebar) Topsoil Shovel Wheelbarrow Plants of Your Choosing Garden Rake Mulch/Bark Edger Blocks We wanted a kidney shape berm between our sidewalk and driveway. To do so, we first made two circles by using the string and “pencil” method. Our “pencil” being the inverted marking […]
Don’t waste your time killing the worker ants and waiting for new ones to come back and do the same job. If you understand the nature of ants and their intelligence and capabilities, you can easily and quickly outsmart them and keep your home ant-free.