Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Why You Should Recycle Coffee Grounds for Gardening

Horticulturists praise coffee grounds for acidifying soil and enhancing plant growth. Here's how you can use them in your garden.

Why You Should Shred Your Leaves

Turn leaves into fuel for next year's garden by shredding them before you compost them. Shredding one leaf into five or ten smaller pieces does several good things. First, it increases the surface area, giving microbes many more places to work.
Marigolds and other eco-friendly plants in a lush green backyard

6 Tips to Make Your Backyard Eco-Friendly

Making your backyard eco-friendly will save you water, electricity, money and time. Here are ways to make your yard beautiful and environmentally friendly.

Vinegar Weed Killer

Weeds popping up through paving stones or cracks in sidewalks can be a huge annoyance. Here's a solution to stop them without back breaking work or toxic pesticides. Fill a spray bottle with household vinegar and spray it liberally on the offending weeds.
Pouring boiling water on weeds in a gravel driveway.

Killing Weeds Naturally in a Gravel Walk or Driveway

Watch this video for tips on how to kill weeds in a gravel walk or driveway without herbicides using common household items.

Compost Bin

Even the most novice gardeners know the benefits of using compost in their gardens, but nobody wants to look at a compost pile. One solution is a pre-fab compost bin made of plastic.
Ladybug or lady beetle

How To Use Predator Insects to Control Garden Pests

One of the best ways to control pests in your garden organically is through the use of beneficial predatory insects. Sometimes all you need to do is encourage the natural predators that already live in your yard; but you can also take steps to increase the population. Read on to find out more.
Bone meal

The Debate over Organic vs. Chemical Fertilizers

Ask most any gardener whether they prefer organic or chemical fertilizer, and chances are you'll spark a lively debate. Even though both contain needed nutrients, there are significant differences between them in terms of the long-term effects on soil, plants, and the environment. Read on to find out why.

Plant a Victory Garden, Boost Your Self-Sufficiency

If you're worried about food shortages and supply chain issues, growing a victory garden will help you be more self-sufficient.