Landscaping Ideas for Backyard Sports

One of the great joys of having a backyard is having the space for fun and activities. Sometimes, this simply means a great place to relax, have food, and enjoy the company of friends and family. However, it can just as easily mean a great place for athletic fun and games! A big stretch of […]

Tips for Gardening in a Small Space

So, you’d like to garden, but you don’t see how… not when all you have for a “yard” is a tiny patch of soil. Perhaps you don’t even have a yard. Or maybe your yard is occupied by a child play zone, and you don’t want to have kids galloping over your tomatoes. Well, the […]

Best Ways to Give Your Yard Shade

A wooden gazebo under some trees

Few things are as relaxing as hanging out in your backyard in the shade, whether you are reading a book, watching the kids play, or simply taking a nap. However, during the hotter summer months, hanging out in your own backyard can seem like more of a chore if you don’t have an ample amount […]

Backyard Party Ideas for your Kids This Summer

Kids play at a table outside

As the snow is melting and we are all getting our yards back from the clutches of winter, it is a great time of year to plan all of the exciting things that we have planned for the warmer months. In particular, as it warms up, it is a great time to start thinking about […]

Restoring Your Lawn after Winter

A man clears dead foliage from his garden

As the snow begins to melt, we can finally all enjoy the warmth and beauty of spring. However, we won’t necessarily see that beauty in our own yards, unless we are willing to work for it. In particular, grass is something that looks especially bad after the throes of winter. However, with a little work, […]

Preparing Your Garden Shed for Spring

A row of dirty garden tools

We’re almost out of the winter months (and what an unusual winter it has been, in Utah). For many homeowners, this means there is going to be a good deal of work going into getting our yards and gardens back to their former summer glory. While we still have a little bit of winter left, […]

How to Keep Deer Away this Winter

Foraging deer

Although spotting a beautiful white-tailed deer in your backyard can feel exciting at first, any seasoned gardener knows what that sight really means… havoc for your garden and landscaping. Deer (and foraging rabbits) have some favorite plants, but the truth is that once it’s late winter and early summer, food sources are scarce, and nothing […]

Ordering Seeds for Spring Planting

Seed packets

Winter is usually the time that us gardeners tend to sit by the window, dreaming of the elaborate gardens that we’ll have in the summer. While you’re craving a glimpse of green, your favorite activity might be thumbing through seed catalogs, plotting the different species that you’re going to try out this year.

Most Popular Gardening Trends for 2017

Purple bench

The plants are hibernating under the ground, and you’re no longer spending time out in the yard planting, harvesting, and weeding. However, that doesn’t mean that your green thumb is wholly at rest. In the wake of New Year’s resolutions, and with time to strategize before planting season, January is the perfect month to plan […]

Set Up a Bird Feeder this Winter

bird feeder

During the winter, birds’ usual food sources become more limited. Most insects go into hibernation, and earthworms are buried under piles of snow and frozen ground. As buds, greenery, and seeds or nuts stop growing, birds look harder and harder for alternate food sources. That’s what makes winter the perfect season to set up a […]