In theory, container gardening is a really simple way for everyone to dip their toes (or fingers) into gardening. Pretty much anything that will hold a growing medium (dirt), and has a drainage hole can be turned into a container garden that lights up a bare front porch or neglected patio. Seems simple enough; fill a pot with good potting soil, buy some pretty flowers, and ta-da: instant beauty! But ... read more
Now that you have built your raised-garden bed, and filled it with a high-quality garden soil, I bet you’re super excited to start actually growing vegetables. But there are a few more tips we at GGS wanted to share with you to ensure the most successful harvest. And whether you are a first-time gardener, or a seasoned grower, it’s always a good idea to keep up on the latest gardening ... read more
As I grow more confident that good weather is here to stay, clean-up the outdoor furniture, and and start planning my first outdoor get-together, the one thing I often forget before its too late, is to get ready for mosquito season. I always seem to go on my first camping trip and forgot the bug-spray, or volunteer for Father’s Day dinner or 4th of July BBQ, and forget the citronella candles. ... read more
Does your backyard look a bit more like the “Before” in the picture above? Certainly, it’s kid and pet-friendly, but it’s definitely not ready for lounging or the next big family BBQ. You might not have the budget for a full-scale investment in a dream outdoor room, but there are a few tips and design tricks for making your empty yard into an outdoor room. Define your Space – If ... read more
With father’s day rapidly approaching once again in a “holy-cow-I-don’t-have-a-gift-yet” fashion (as though it’s not on the calendar every year), it’s time to turn to reflections of that man we call “Dad”. Where to begin? It’s at this point I begin to vacillate between nostalgic & reminiscent son, or hysterical & witty son. Do I list and expand upon each and every sacrificial, loving, kind and generous act he’s displayed ... read more
Even if stretched for space or or soil, there are almost infinite ways to bring plants into your outdoor spaces. I love tall raised garden beds for keeping weeds and pets out of my vegetable and flower gardens, but there are so many more options than just building a square box! We’ve put together a few of our favorite creative container garden ideas and ways you can draw inspiration from them in your ... read more
My true passion lies in flower gardening, but enough trips to the grocery store has taught me that produce prices never seem to go down, just the opposite. When I first became interested in starting a vegetable garden, conventional wisdom at the time suggested they were a lot of work with iffy results. Despite some worries that my first veggie garden might be a disaster, I “plowed” ahead anyway. So I ... read more
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