Fall Porch Decor That Will Up Your Curb Appeal

When you really think about it, a porch is to your house what the eyes are to your face. The entrance establishes the personality of the owners and provides an attractive preview of what’s inside. Looking to step up your porch game while remaining true to your personal style this fall? These porches may provide…

Plants That Bloom in Fall

Keep the color going in your fall garden with a combination of summer- and late-blooming annuals and perennials. Butterfly Magnet Known for its sweet scent, joepye weed blooms from midsummer until frost. Typical height is five to six feet tall. Pinch in early summer to grow a shorter, bushier plant. Plant in full sun to…

Cozy Fall Container Garden Ideas

Cooler temps are on their way! Sweet + Simple Mounds of purple pansies and trailing English ivy add a lovely touch of autumn color to this rustic wood window box. Take a Seat An antique white chair provides a stunning backdrop for a swoon-worthy vignette of cream-colored pumpkins and mums. Make an Entrance Brighten up…

8 Fall Lawn Care Tips to Get Grass Ready for Winter

Fall is a great time to make sure that your lawn is healthy and ready to sleep during the winter season. Although growth rates of your lawn can drastically slow down during the fall compared to summer lawn growth, you may be surprised at other maintenance that is important to do during this cooler time of…

Upcycled Container Gardens, Planters and Vases

Learn how to use household items and salvaged materials to make new homes for your plants, vegetables and flowers. Take a Seat Old wood chairs can easily be converted into holders for flowerpots; simply cut a hole in the seat and slip in the pot. Doll-sized chairs don’t need any extra preparation because you can…

17 Low-Maintenance Plants and Dwarf Shrubs

Browse through these beautiful, but easy-to-care for plants and bushes. English Lavender Tough comes in a pretty package with English lavender. This Mediterranean herb packs perfume into purple blossoms and silvery leaves. English lavender can form a fragrant hedge. In smaller gardens, try a compact variety, like ‘Munstead’ or ‘Thumbelina Leigh.’   Butterfly Bush Prune…

7 Tips for Healthy Lawns in Hot Summers

Summer heat is here, and that might mean less water in your area. Does that mean you need to let your living landscapes suffer? Is watering your yard or lawn frowned upon by neighbors? Having a healthy yard and respecting Mother Nature is still possible, even in drought or high heat conditions! Keep your lawn looking good in…

3 Oversized Planters You Can Make From Upcycled Items

Amp up your curb appeal (and save some cash) by transforming an old tire, trash can or laundry basket into an eye-catching planter. Upcycled Ombre Tire Planter Don’t toss those spent tires! Turn them into chic planters with a little paint and a few basic materials from the hardware store. What You’ll Need: old tire…

Make Your Own Natural Weed Killer

Even in the best of plots, weeds will grow. And why wouldn’t they? You’ve provided inviting soil and the sun shines on even the most reviled plant. If you are fighting the good fight against those unwelcome visitors, there is no shortage of chemical options for clearing the decks, but many are now seeking alternatives…