The Amazing Health Benefits of Horse Chestnut

Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is a large tree that is also known as a conker tree. It originates from the Balkan Peninsula in Eastern Europe but it’s native to other parts of Europe and Russia as well. Nowadays, the tree is cultivated in countries with a temperate climate in the Northern hemisphere. Despite its name, […]

Gardening for Mental Health

You’ve most likely stumbled across this article because you’re feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed. The pressures of modern life — our digital lives, the demands of making a living, can all have a negative effect on mental health. Have you thought of gardening for mental health? There are a number of benefits of gardening when […]

Picking a Drought-Tolerant Grass Type

You love having a thick, green lawn, but you dread your summer water bills. And the minute water restrictions begin during a drought, it can all feel like money down the drain. What if you could turn off the tap and rest easy knowing that your grass won’t wither and brown under a little dry […]

Guide to Understanding Soil Types

Wondering what to plant to get the most out of your yard? The right grass, shrubs, flowers, and other greenery depend heavily on the type of soil you have. That’s right, not all turf is created equally! Soil is more than just dirt. While the makeup changes with locations and there are different soil textures, […]

13 Interesting Trees for a Winter Garden

It’s dark, dreary, and drab and you’ve prepared your yard for winter. But everything across your lawn and garden are shades of taupe. It’s sad and boring. Winter has arrived and will be around for months to come. It can be depressing looking over a bleak landscape day after day, especially after the holidays are […]

Yard Work Safety

There’s no place like home … to injure yourself. In much the same way that most car accidents take place within five miles of home, most of our injuries take place on our own properties. As people head outside to embark on various projects, some will end in aches, sprains, and worse. Here’s a list […]