gardening

4 Best Solar Umbrella Lights of 2022

4 Best Solar Umbrella Lights of 2022

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 […]

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    9 Vegetables You Can Grow (Almost) Anywhere

    9 Vegetables You Can Grow (Almost) Anywhere

    It doesn’t take much room to grow your own food: a patio, porch, sidewalk, or even a sunny windowsill will do the trick. Container gardening, a practice adopted by many urban growers, provides you the pleasure of gardening with a fraction of the space. Growing a few vegetables that you buy regularly – whether that […]

    Why Lawns Must Die

    Why Lawns Must Die

    In 2015, 75-year old Gerry Suttle was sitting on her porch watching the leaves rustle in the trees when a cop rolled up and handed her an arrest warrant. The reason for her arrest? She had failed to mow her lawn. That’s right. The cops and Suttle’s neighbors deemed it necessary to hold the threat […]

    7 Educational Nature Activities for Kids You Can Do at Home This Summer

    7 Educational Nature Activities for Kids You Can Do at Home This Summer

    After a year of learning from behind a screen, it’s time for some outdoor play this summer. It’s widely accepted that spending time in nature has unparalleled benefits for children; kids who play outdoors are happier, more attentive, and less anxious than those who spend more time indoors. Being in nature builds confidence and creativity, […]

    So You Want to Be a Beekeeper … or Just Be There for the Bees

    So You Want to Be a Beekeeper … or Just Be There for the Bees

    By Courtney Lindwall Whether you’re simply fascinated by the superorganism that is a humming hive, want to pollinate your garden, or hope to harvest some honey, the ancient art of beekeeping offers much for beginner apiarists. “It blew me away how complex and organized the bees were,” says Jason Thomas, senior IT specialist at NRDC, […]

    How Environmentally Friendly Are Balcony Plants?

    How Environmentally Friendly Are Balcony Plants?

    By Jeannette Cwienk From violets and pansies to kitchen herbs, the longer spring goes on in the northern hemisphere, the more diverse our options are for outdoor flowers and plants. According to the German environmental nonprofit BUND, about a billion garden and balcony plants are sold in the country each year. And those splashes of […]

    How to Compost in Your Apartment

    How to Compost in Your Apartment

    While tossing orange peels and coffee grounds in the garbage might seem inconsequential, sending food waste to landfills has a real impact on climate change. When trapped without air, decomposing food in landfills produces methane: a greenhouse gas that’s at least 80 times more powerful than carbon dioxide in the short term. As much as […]

    6 Ways to Transform Your Lawn Into an Eco-Friendly Oasis

    6 Ways to Transform Your Lawn Into an Eco-Friendly Oasis

    Americans take great pride in their lawns. A centuries-old practice adopted from Great Britain and Northern France, lawns have become a status symbol; a standard fixture of American communities. In the United States, more than 40 million acres of land are covered in grass, making it the single largest irrigated crop in the country, requiring […]

    Meyer Lemon Trees: A Complete Guide

    Meyer Lemon Trees: A Complete Guide

    Have you ever wanted to have your own fruit tree, growing right there in your front yard? If so, one option to consider is the Meyer lemon tree. This unique citrus tree has become a favorite among home gardeners, as well as those who simply want tantalizing citrus fruits available anytime. But what is the […]