Summer garden staples like tomatoes and eggplant can’t handle the coming fall frosts, but many crops thrive in the chillier temperatures. Growing a successful fall garden is all about predicting the weather, choosing the right crops, and protecting the plants on frosty mornings.
A new study from Boston University School of Public Health has found a link between living with exposure to more green space and an improvement in cognitive function. The research suggests that living near greenery could especially boost cognitive function for middle-age women, ultimately reducing rates of depression and possibly dementia. The paper, published in […]
Compost is generally seen as a positive thing for the environment, but it turns out that everything depends upon what that compost contains. In the UK, more than a third of compost sold in 2021 was peat-based, and this is a problem for the climate. “Peatlands are the world’s largest carbon store and provide valuable […]
You don’t have to settle for that little potted basil plant on your windowsill; any small outdoor space can be transformed into a beautiful, productive vegetable garden, or a fire escape into a fresh-food oasis. Even just a 10×10 plot can grow a hundred pounds of produce, if you plan ahead and maximize your space.
Small urban gardens can still make a big difference for bees and other pollinators. A new study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology this month found that the amount of nectar produced by gardens in a UK city was not contingent upon their size. “Most of the nectar produced in gardens is by a […]
Solar umbrella lights use a solar panel to subtly capture photons during the day and power lights at night. They’re a great way to incorporate solar energy into your outdoor spaces, seamlessly combining shade, shelter, power and lighting into one practical package. If you’re looking to upgrade your outdoor lighting and furniture, we’ll give you […]
Little decisions add up to massive consequences. Lawn equipment may seem like a drop in the bucket compared to cars, planes and trains, but opting for an electric lawn mower has a surprising effect on the climate. Using a gas-powered leaf blower for an hour emits as much smog-forming gas as a drive from Los […]
Most people know that trees are great for providing shade, clean air and natural beauty for our landscapes. What you might not know is that neglecting trees and avoiding regular pruning and maintenance can have an adverse effect on the environment. How Do Neglected Trees Affect the Environment? Trees seem to grow happily and healthily […]