How to Compost at Home
As our environmental state continues to worsen, we must find ways to help improve the earth. Some of us ride our bikes to work, conserve water, and/or recycle. Others <a href="https://www.diyideacenter.com/tag/Repurposing-Ideas" target="_blank">repurpose recyclable materials</a>, such as plastic, paper, and aluminum to create beautiful new crafts that can be used in our homes.<br /> <br /> Whether your contribution to saving the planet is big or small, it's always important to incorporate…
Know These Garden Basics and You'll Have the Best Garden on the Block
The key to every plant’s health and any garden’s vitality is in the soil. Healthy soil holds enough water, air, and nutrients to sustain plant life and help it thrive. #gardening #gardenideas #gardentips #gardeningguide #bhg
A Worm's Worth: How Earthworms Help the Green Grass Grow
Earthworms are your personal gardener. These little guys make organic fertilizer and rid your soil of disease and pests.
Infographic: The foundation of healthy soils
The secret of the soils is becoming widely known in this International Year of Soils. This infographic sums up the importance of soil as our foundation.
Mason Jar Soil Test | Determining what type of soil you have in your garden can be done with a glass jar with a lid, some water, and a sample of your soil. When soil particles separate you can see a mixture of the main soil types: sand, silt and clay. A well balanced soil (also called Loam) will have an almost even balance between the three particles. If your soil has more clay or more sand you can help your plants by learning the best watering and treatment methods for your particular…
Fertilizer for the Vegetable Garden: What to Know Before You Choose
Should you use fertilizer in your vegetable garden? What are the differences between synthetic and organic fertilizer, and which one should you use?