Deer eating your garden and shrubs? Stop them in their tracks

Growing deer populations in many areas across the U.S. has led to an increasing number of problems with deer damaging and sometimes destroying home gardens and ornamental shrubs. After several years and many damaged and lost plantings, in desperation, my sister and her husband spent several weekends installing 6-foot high fence to virtually surround their […]

9 Steps to a Healthier Lawn

OK, so you are ready to change your focus to fall projects, including leaf raking and disposal. But there are still ways to improve the health of your lawn for the next summer season. Work that you do now can strengthen the root systems and top growth of your lawn before snow flies, making it […]

Top 10 Outdoor Rugs

An outdoor rug can be the perfect addition to your deck or patio. They instantly make your outdoor room seem more inviting, and can be softer under bare feet than stone or wood. Check out my top ten picks below: Tributary Mantua 7’10” x 10’10” Bayou Indoor/Outdoor Rug from Home Depot. $259. Panache Textured Weave […]

Native gardening for your second home

Incorporating native plants into the landscape of your second home makes a lot of sense. By using native species, you cut down on the amount of maintenance necessary to keep your landscape looking great. You’re also more apt to attract local wildlife. eNature, a site from the National Wildlife Federation, offers a great tool for […]