Yard and Garden

Practical advice for gardening and yard maintence. Advice on growing flowers, trees, shrubs, vegetables, fruit and herbs. Plus, lawn care, structures and machinery.

It's Sedimentary, My Dear Watson

By Renee-Lucie Benoit

An easy way to find out what kind of soil you have.


Soil Management Practices for Your Farm or Garden

By Rebecca Thistlethwaite

Follow these soil management practices while farming or gardening to keep your soil bank healthy and your plants and crops flourishing.


Cucumber Beetles vs. Erin

By Erin Sheehan

Homemade pickles and relish are staples around our house, but growing cucumbers can be a real challenge.


Guide to Soil Characteristics

By Charles P. Mazza

It is important that you understand the soil characteristics of your garden if you want to make the most of your planting endeavors.


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Helpful Tips for Site Assessment

By Charles P. Mazza

Learn the basics of site assessment with this guide, and maximize your available yard and garden space.


Seedlings Everywhere

By Sheila Julson

It's that time of year again - empty milk jugs, egg cartons and plastic containers pile up to serve as temporary greenhouses for young seedlings.


Cover Crops

By Erin Sheehan

We plant winter rye as fall comes to an end to help add "green manure" to our garden.


The New Weed

By Mary Conley

I noticed a tall, bushy weed just where Larry had cleared the thistles. What was that ugly plant?