DIY Insecticidal Soap to Banish Bad Bugs

DIY Insecticidal Soap to Banish Bad Bugs

At some point, all gardeners have to deal with an insect invasion.   Fortunately, there’s an easy trick for destroying destructive insects: homemade insecticidal soap! An insecticidal soap spray is simply a mixture of fat-based soaps and water. That’s...
Start A Patch Of Buffalo Grass

Start A Patch Of Buffalo Grass

Buffalograss is a perennial grass native to the Great Plains from Montana to Mexico.  It is one of the grasses that supported the great herds of buffalo that roamed the Great Plains.  Buffalograss also provided the sod from which early settlers built their...
10 Reasons a Clover Lawn is Better than Grass Lawn

10 Reasons a Clover Lawn is Better than Grass Lawn

Clover is good for your lawn, since it requires less water, fertilizer, compost, herbicide, and weeding. Today, the current grassy monoculture is the ideal of most homeowners. But as water and energy costs rise, many are seeking alternatives to the traditional...
Don’t Rake This Fall

Don’t Rake This Fall

The one true sign that autumn has arrived is a yard full of leaves. If you have some big trees in your backyard, you know that it is going to get flooded by the leaves come October or November. Well, that’s just how it goes. We do agree that it can be a drag to pick...
Composting Coffee and Tea Grounds

Composting Coffee and Tea Grounds

Even among garden authorities, there are commonly-held misconceptions about coffee grounds and their use in the garden, but their origins are easily understood. Coffee is an acidic drink, so it makes sense that the coffee grounds would likewise be acidic. Only it...