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.

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.

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?

What is a Kitchen Garden?

By Karen Newcomb

Highly productive small gardens that produce huge yields

Community Garden Tips for Suburban Gardening

By Chris McLaughlin

Important tips for community gardening and an introduction to yard sharing.

Water — the Lifeblood of Any Homestead

By Erin Sheehan

Grandma and Grandpa had a spring piped into the house; with the help of a neighbor, we have resorted to other means.

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