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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Benefits of Composting for Your Lawn

Looking for a cost-efficient way to a beautiful lawn with healthier grass? Composting may be the answer.  You may associate compost with gardens and flower beds, but there are several benefits to adding the beautiful rot to your grass, too.  What Is Compost? Compost is organic material, made up of decomposing living matter. Food scraps […]