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Creative ways to take your raised bed and planter gardening to new heights

Creative ways to take your raised bed and planter gardening to new heights

Generations of space-challenged gardeners have relied on raised beds and planting boxes to grow a harvest of vegetables, fruits and herbs – even in the tightest spaces. Vertical gardening gave…

Simple tips to save money, conserve energy as the heat rises

Simple tips to save money, conserve energy as the heat rises

With temperatures — and therefore, electric bills — on the rise, American homeowners are looking for the most effective ways to make the biggest dent in their energy bills; however, many may…

5 top trends in container gardening

5 top trends in container gardening

Gardening is a peaceful activity that eases tension, reduces overall stress and promotes longevity. One long-term study found that daily gardening reduces the risk for both dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.…

8 easy ways you can help the environment

8 easy ways you can help the environment

We all want to take care of the environment. If you’re looking for some simple steps to lighten your environmental footprint, check out these eight easy ways (related to plastics)…

The electric revolution happening in your yard

The electric revolution happening in your yard

On March 31, 2016, millions of people from around the world watched Elon Musk unveil the Tesla Model 3. Touted as the first consumer-grade electric car, the Model 3 represents…

Is your high-efficiency water heater going to lead to heartache later on?

Is your high-efficiency water heater going to lead to heartache later on?

It’s time to replace your old, energy-guzzling water heater, boiler, dehumidifier or furnace and you’ve done your homework. You’re going to save energy and money in the long run by…

7 simple steps for summer lawn prep

7 simple steps for summer lawn prep

If you’re a part of the nearly 90 percent of Americans who believe it’s important to have a well-maintained yard, you and your backyard will appreciate these seven simple steps…

Backyard bounty: Vegetables are nature’s original nutritional powerhouses

Backyard bounty: Vegetables are nature’s original nutritional powerhouses

You’ve probably heard the chatter around how a handful of unusual foods are must-eat nutritional powerhouses – and wondered how you’ll ever get your kids to try kale or chia…

5 ways to open a world of flavors in a small space

5 ways to open a world of flavors in a small space

If a big part of your weekend is dedicated to experimenting with recipes and combining ingredients to create new flavors, you just might be a foodie. If you have a…

American companies embrace a sustainable future

American companies embrace a sustainable future

Meeting in Paris, delegates from 195 nations ended 2015 by reaching a landmark agreement to make significant efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The historic pact represents a global effort…

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