When properly applied, they improve soil drainage, water-holding capacity, and aeration. Unlike perlite and other rock products, however, they do not require mining. Here's how you can use rice hulls in your garden.
When years of gardening - or plain neglect - exhausts a soil's nutrients, it loses the vitality required to support life. Here's how restore depleted soil nutrients without synthetic fertilizers.
If you’ve bought potted plants or vegetable starters from a garden center, then you’ve probably wondered about those tiny white pellets in the potting soil. They look like bits of Styrofoam, but they’re not.
Raising chickens in your backyard is at once fun and rewarding. Not only do they enjoy the space, but they can also help out in the garden!
It just makes sense to use limited resources prudently. We offer advice on some easy ways to conserve water in the garden.
You want to eat more organic food, but going organic is expensive: one look at the grocery store receipt can make you think twice. The good news is, that doesn’t have to stop you from eating healthier.
There’s a right way to do everything. When it comes to lawn fertilizer, the right way consists of a simple, straightforward set of guidelines anyone can master.
With countless followers and a relaxed approach to gardening, American horticulturist Felder Rushing is changing the way people garden. You'll enjoy learning a thing or two from his carefree approach to green living! (Photo: Natalie Maynor/Flickr)
While some gardeners may be blessed with excellent soil, most of us garden with soil that is far less than perfect. But turning poor soil into a rich, vigorous foundation for your garden is not difficult, once you understand the basics of soil care.
Those tiny black bugs that find their way into your home with your plants in winter are called fungus gnats. Here's how to get rid of them. (Photo: John Tann/Wikimedia Commons)