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Xeriscape Gardens: Pros And Cons Of Xeriscaping

When it comes to the benefits of xeriscaping, it is about the practical considerations of maintenance requirements, aesthetics, and expense. Xeriscaping means constructing a yard that uses less water, but doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good thing. So, buyer beware! Xeriscape Gardening Pros (Mary’s viewpoint) For gardeners, xeriscaping is a smart way to adapt to …

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Motivation To Garden – How Does GKH Remain Motivated In The Garden

You know how excited you feel once spring arrives and you get to go outside and play in the garden? And the joy you feel watching those first plant sprouts pop through the ground and eventually bursting into bloom? There’s nothing more motivating than that. But how do you keep that same motivation going from …

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Preferring Nature to Conformity: Wild And Free Lawn Alternatives Are Better

“American as apple pie,” the saying goes, but who has time to make pies these days other than maybe at Thanksgiving? The more appropriate expression might be “American as a well-trimmed lawn,” since a green, grassy expanse of yard has been an overt sign of the American dream for generations. That’s changing slowly, and I …

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Off The Beaten Path – Remembering Dad’s Grass Path In The Woods

Memories are funny things in that there are some you cannot recall to save your life, others you absolutely cherish, and many more which come to you out of nowhere, sparked by a particular smell, place, food, etc. I recently had one of those latter memories, something long since forgotten that suddenly came flooding back …

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