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How to Make Compost Tea in 4 Easy Steps

Compost tea: what is it? Is it tea? How do I use it? What do I need to make it? You’ve got questions, and we’ve got answers.  While the science behind brewing compost tea is relatively complex, the actual process is quite simple. All you need is a bucket and a few other items, and

Best Expandable Hose

The 8 Best Expandable Hoses of 2021

Take a moment and consider how far garden hoses have come since many of us were children. Most remember playfully terrorizing siblings with the garden hose on warm afternoons, or affectionately tormenting our parents while trying to wash the car. Maybe we occasionally stole a drink or rubbery-flavored lukewarm water from the hose so as

How to Compost in an Apartment

How to Compost in an Apartment: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

We throw away 95% of our kitchen scraps in America when we could be composting them instead. Why does that matter? Every time those scraps end up in a landfill, they generate methane gas, and everytime we produce greenhouse gasses, climate change is accelerated.  So what can I do? As a start, you can reduce

Best Robot Lawn mower

The 10 Best Robot Lawn Mowers in 2021

How many times have you wished that you could just sit with a glass of lemonade in the shade while someone else mows your lawn in the heat of summer? The cost of hiring a gardener or landscaper might not be in your monthly budget. But, there’s a new game in town that may better

How to Care for Air Plants

How to Care for Air Plants

Air plants are all the rage, and it’s easy to see why: they’re endlessly charming and effortless to care for. They’re also very different from other plants in that they require no soil at all. Instead of absorbing nutrients through their roots, Tillandsia gather water through the tiny silvery-white scales on their leaves, which are

Best Sprinkler Controllers

10 Best Sprinkler Controllers in 2021

Want to keep your yard in tip-top shape without the hassle of traditional sprinkler systems? The best sprinkler controllers allow you to automate the watering process, saving you time, energy, and above all, money. Many of the options on this list even allow you to control your system via smartphone or home assistant. We’ve researched

The Types of Air Plants

The Top 10 Types of Air Plants

Air plants are fun, trendy, and easy to care for, and, let’s face it: they’re undeniably cute. These charming little plants can be displayed in countless creative ways and make for beautiful decorative pieces and interesting conversation starters. In this article we’re taking a look at some of our favorite types of air plants and

Best Outdoor Flood Light

8 Best Outdoor Flood Lights of 2021

My family woke up the other morning to find the hubcaps stolen from my wife’s car. And we don’t even live in a bad neighborhood! It’s hard to imagine 20-year-old Toyota Corolla hubcaps have much value — it may very well have been a group of teenagers being a nuisance. Nevertheless, we figured it was

Best Gardening Podcasts

7 Best Gardening Podcasts in 2021

Whether you’re tending window box tomatoes in the big city or living the country life growing all your own food, gardening is more popular than ever. If growing all things green is your passion, the best gardening podcasts are a great way to learn. You can hear the tips and tricks of master gardeners or

Types of Aloe

7 Popular Types of Aloe Plants & Their Uses

It’s useful, tenacious, and pretty. It could be spiky and bright green, bumpy and dotted, or smooth with red edges. You might even have one in your home right now! We are talking, of course, about the mighty aloe, otherwise known as the “wonder plant.” There are so many types of aloe plants, and there’s

Best Garden Hose Reel

Best Garden Hose Reel in 2021: Retractable, Carts, and Mounted

We’ve all been there. You’ve just finished watering your lawn or garden. When you look back over your shoulder, you’ve got a long trek back to the beginning of the garden hose. Forget trying to wrestle it into a neat coil. By the time you’ve dragged 100+ feet of hose across the yard, you’re lucky

Lawn Tractor vs Garden Tractor

Lawn Tractor vs. Garden Tractor: What’s Best for You?

Ever seen someone mowing their lawn with a riding lawn mower? Sure does seem a lot easier and more comfortable than pushing around that old push mower of yours, doesn’t it? What some folks don’t realize, though, is that there are different kinds of riding lawn mowers: garden tractors and lawn tractors. What’s important to