How to Create a Safe, Sensory-Friendly Backyard Landscape for Your Child With Special Needs

Playing outside is one of the greatest joys of childhood. Stepping out the back door into sunlight, fresh air, and freedom can provide a feeling of liberation unlike any other. There are extra considerations when your child has special needs, but time outside still can offer tremendous therapeutic benefits, especially for children with autism or […]

Can Bed Bugs Live Outside In Your Lawn?

Bed bugs — these nasty little critters are one of the well-known intruders to homeowners. Often, they can be spotted on your bed, under your mattress, on your couch.  But why do they usually live inside? And do they live outside on your lawn? These and other common pest control questions will be answered in […]

Tips to Keep Pests Out of Your Vegetable Garden

There are so many benefits to planting your own garden beyond the satisfaction of your work and the delicious food you produce. Gardening can be a mindful and personally enriching experience. If you have gardened before, you may have come across crop-destroying pests that caused devastation to your harvest. Although this is extremely frustrating, it […]

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

If you’re reading this article, you’ve most likely stumbled across it 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. But you can find relief in your own yard. There are a number […]

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 […]