Get a Healthier Lawn with Fall Aeration


Now that Fall is on the way, it isn’t time to give up on having a healthy yard. In fact, now is the perfect time to consider aeration. We have found that getting our lawn aerated in the Fall gives us a healthier, thicker lawn the following season. We started having the professionals come out […]

Keeping Feet Warm and Dry All Year With Bogs

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Each year for school Kelton will need both rain boot and snow boots. Last year we struggled as his rain boot was punctured and he snow boots were so hard to get on and off! At his school they are outside rain or shine, and with the weather here in Ohio good boots are a […]

Can You Afford a TruGreen PhD-Certified Specialist?


Now that the warmer weather is here, we will all be spending a lot of time outdoors, including hosting summer outdoor parties. Is your lawn beautiful, thick, and green? Ever wonder if you could afford  TruGreen PhD-Certified Specialist to get your lawn showcase ready? I receive TruGreen services in exchange for promotions including this post. […]

The New Husqvarna AWD Mower Makes Mowing Hills Easy


Earlier this month, I told you about the new AWD walk behind mowers from Husqvarna. The AWD mowers are brand new and made to handle even hilly, uneven terrain with power on all four wheels! I am putting it to the test on our very bumpy and hilly backyard! I received product to facilitate this […]

How to Plant an Outdoor Potted Plant with Help from Springtime Flowers of Norton, OH


Outdoor potted plants add instant color and interest to your deck, porch, and even flower beds.  Outdoor potted plants create inviting outdoor living spaces. In this post, I will share with you the basics on how to plant an outdoor potted plant. It is easier than you think and a lot of fun! With the […]

Power through Mowing with New Husqvarna AWD and SmartSwitch Mowers

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Having the right tools for any job makes the job easier and results better. This goes for lawn care as well. If you have a quality mower that can handle your yard’s slopes, bumps, and other tough mowing issues, your lawn will look better and your experience maintaining it will be better too. AWD Walk […]

Finding Garden Inspiration with Books by Judy Condon

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OHIO, Spring is finally arriving! I don’t know about all of you but I can’t wait to get out and start planting. This is the first house I have owned where I have a lot of space to play/grow in.  Two books by Judy Condon (Through the Garden Gate and Just Country Gardens) have got […]

Control Spring Weeds with TruGreen for a Healthy Summer Lawn


What beautiful weather we have had these past few days. Today, we spent the entire day outside. My kids enjoyed playing baseball, soccer, on the playground, and exploring. We also pulled out the patio furniture, picked up sticks, and built a bonfire! We just love spending time in our yard, especially in the Spring after […]

Get Your Lawn Spring Ready and Enter to Win $10,000 Backyard Makeover


After the harsh Winter, we are all looking for signs of Spring, signs of hope. Vital green of lawn and blooming flowers does the soul so much good. I’m not alone 69% of Americans reported that “seeing a green lawn in springtime makes me feel hopeful.” TV host Jason Cameron has created webisodes like the […]

Preparing your Ohio Garden for Spring

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Even though the groundhog declared six more weeks of winter, most gardeners are chomping at the bit to start planting. With Ohio having cold winters and hot summers, it’s imperative to take advantage of spring and fall as much as possible, and preparing for those harsh-weather periods. As an aspiring year-round gardener, here are some […]

My Son wants to be a Moth for Halloween. Who can blame him?


In the latest of our string of taking photographs of the creepy crawlies in our yard, check out this hairy dead-leaf wing-patterned moth.  Beautifully ugly!  Any idea, on entomologist, what it is? Our household kind of got a little freaked out when we started looking at the zoomed in photographs- check it out below! But […]

Targeted, Effective Garden Watering with the Snip-N-Drip Soaker System


Mother Nature is fickle! She doesn’t always provide us with rain when our yards, plants, and gardens need it. This summer, we couldn’t turn off the hose from heaven, with more rain than any of us would have liked in mid-summer! Now we’re into October, and find ourselves still needing to water our vegetable and […]

Say Goodbye to Mosquitoes with all Natural Mosquito Repelling Granules from Dr. T’s


Nothing can ruin a fun outdoor event like a bunch of mosquitoes.  The past two summers have been particularly buggy for us.  We were looking for an effective way to combat the mosquitoes in our yard so we could enjoy being outdoors, but really didn’t want to have to resort to spreading chemicals that might […]

Please Help Me Identify This Green Leafy Insect


My front door and my garage door both seem to be magnets for the oddest bugs that crawl out of the depths of the earth, from the insides of trees and simply from the thin of the air.  It could be that I walk BY these doors the most, but I think there’s something special […]

Fruit Fly Trap that Works

Fruit Fly Trap that works

It is fruit fly season! I started finding fruit flies in my kitchen as soon as I started bringing in fresh produce from my garden, the farmer’s market, and even bananas.  I’ve never known of a solution to work better than the Soapstone Box I received to review from Gardener’s Supply Company. Garderner’s Supply Company […]