Container Gardening Guide: Tips and Design Pointers for the Beginner

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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

16th June 2014

Why It’s Best to Buy Local Vegetable Plants for your Garden

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Some might think a plant is a plant is a plant, and one tomato plant, should do as well as another, but for a number of reasons, locally grown vegetable transplants are leaps and bounds better than the alternative.  They are better for the environment, better for the health of our soils and local farming community, and most important of all, in my selfish thinking, is that they are better ... read more

14th June 2014

Beyond the Basics: Tips for Growing Vegetables in Raised Garden Beds

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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

13th June 2014

Take Back the Night. Learn How to Control Mosquitoes in Your Yard

Ways to Control Mosquitoes in Your Yard

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

12th June 2014

Get Your Yard Ready: Outdoor Rooms without Busting the Budget

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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

10th June 2014

Father’s Day & Personal Reflections

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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

6th June 2014

Think Outside the Box! 20 Creative Container Garden Ideas

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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

5th June 2014

6 Tips for an Easy Vegetable Garden

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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

2nd June 2014

Amazing Rooftop Garden Timelapse Video

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Timelapse videos are pretty cool, especially when it comes to things growing. Playa Restaurant in LA started this rooftop hydroponics garden and condensed 2 months worth of growing into a 1:29 video. Scroll down and enjoy!  

31st May 2014

Pinterest Contest: Father’s Day Weber Giveaway

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  What can you win? Great Garden Supply would love to make your job of shopping for your Father’s Day present easier. Submit your entry to our contest and be entered to win a great set of Weber Grilling Tools sure to please any Father on your gift giving list this year! Check out this board from some inspiration and start pinning!  

29th May 2014