No Mow vs. Low Mow Lawns: Weighing the Benefits

No-mow lawns can be a great option for those who want a low-maintenance lawn.

The Great Lawn Debate For decades, the American lawn has been a symbol of success and prosperity. However, with increasing concerns about sustainability and conservation – not to mention strained household budgets – many homeowners are reconsidering their traditional grass lawns. If you live in America, you’ve probably heard of ‘No Mow May‘ Other readers […]

From Spring to Winter: The Ultimate Seasonal Lawncare Plan for a Healthy Lawn

A healthy lawn is better able to resist disease, pests, and weeds..

A well-manicured lawn is a beautiful sight to behold, but maintaining its lush green appearance requires effort and care. Lawncare is not a one-time event but an ongoing process that requires attention throughout the year. Understanding the seasonal needs of your lawn is key to keeping it healthy and vibrant. In this article, we will […]

10 Colorful Yet Hardy Annuals to Brighten Your Garden

For gardeners looking to give their outdoor space a splash of color, it can be overwhelming to decide which plants to add. After all, many brightly-colored annuals are beautiful but lack the hardiness to survive in certain climates. Fortunately, there are a few annuals that can provide a burst of color while also thriving in […]

Why It’s Important To Aerate Your Lawn!

Your grass needs space! Lots of space! But not where you probably think. It needs space below ground. It needs that space to take up air, nutrients, and water. Quite simply, your lawns’ roots need to ‘breathe’. What is it lawn aeration? Golfers do it all the time! It’s one reason golf courses always look […]

Is it possible to have a bush-fire resistant garden?

Your garden and fire.

Australia has always had fires. They come with the territory. The same can be said of parts of the USA and even Europe. But the intensity and frequency of those fires has accelerated in the past decade as climates become warmer and, more alarmingly, drier. Areas that historically have had low fire risks are now […]

The Wonderful and Wondrous World of Compost

Composting is great for the environment and even better for your garden.

By Ashley Baxter and Hey Monty! Do you know that your kitchen scraps and the compost bin at the bottom of your yard can help save the world? Want to know how?  Our planet is warming, our population continues to explode at an exponential rate and we’re depleting our soils faster than nature can replenish […]

Get Rid of Those Pesky Pests Naturally!

Stop pests eating your garden by encouraging natural predators and repellants

Planting a pest resistant garden… Right now, there are gardeners all around the world, tending their vegetables. But for who? Depending on where you are, are you also sharing your crop with possums, rabbits, mice or deer? Then there are the aphids, caterpillars, gnats and flies who also appreciate your lush annuals, perennials, vegetables, and […]

iRobot announces the new Terra Robotic lawnmower

When domestic robotic vacuum cleaners first hit the market, they were considered a cute, if somewhat impractical, concept. The Jetsons had finally arrived in town but with a few Flintstone drawbacks. That was waaaay back in 2002. iRoomba has gone through many iterations since and is now a powerful, very smart, household helper. Like all […]

Sage… great for your garden and wonderful for your health!

To enhance relaxation and mental well-being, sage leaves can be bound and burned as incense.

Ancient Egyptian women drank sage tea as an aid to fertility. In ancient Greece it was used for healing and as an anti-bacterial agent. Those anti-bacterial properties have made it a personal deodorant in some cultures. And, of course, it’s widely used in cooking! So easy to grow and so beneficial! You can grow sage […]

The Green Promise of Vertical Food Gardens

Over the Rainbow Chard: A worker tends to double-sided walls of rainbow chard at one of Plenty’s facilities. Tubes of LEDs tuned for these specific plants light the leaves from multiple angles, something conventional vertical farms are now starting to experiment with by lighting the leaves from beneath as well as above.

In crowded cities, vertical gardens have the potential to filter the air, turning otherwise harmful levels of smog into lush walls of greenery. Vertical gardens also bring life – in many forms – back to otherwise barren locations by proving food and refuge. And there is ample research showing that access to gardens, vertical or […]