Home and Garden Tips

How to recognize when to stop mowing

Each weekend in spring, summer and fall, millions of homeowners fire up their mowers and cut the grass in their yards. A few hours spent mowing the lawn can be a great time to get some sun and some exercise in the great outdoors. As fall gradually transitions to winter, homeowners may wonder when to stop mowing their lawns. Each […]

Why weeds can be found everywhere

The ubiquitous nature of weeds can make them seem like they can grow anywhere, and that’s because they can. Weeds can grow anywhere there’s room for them to sprout, including gardens, sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots. One of the things that helps weeds spread so much is how productive they can be at producing seeds. An actively growing weed plant […]

What’s on my Mind

Enjoying the sights, sounds, and warm days of summer


Summer – that’s what’s on my mind. Oddly enough, summer is on my mind even as the temperatures and humidity have started to drop and the evenings become shorter. Perhaps I’m clinging on to what little we have left until we, once again, have a blanket of white to look at over the coming months. Right now, everything is a […]

Planting and cultivating fall vegetables

 Tending to backyard vegetable gardens can fill many hours of enjoyable downtime in the great outdoors. What’s more, the bounty produced by such gardens provides healthy, fresh foods to gardeners and their loved ones. Although spring and summer … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot […]

Signs that voles are invading your garden

 All sorts of uninvited guests can compromise the look and vitality of a garden. Some gardens are trampled by foot traffic, while others are plagued with weeds. Still others are plagued by small, tunnel-building rodents known as voles. Voles are… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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