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From Lawn Mowing to Food Growing

What if you never had to mow a section of your lawn again?  It’s possible, if you can dedicate even a small portion to a food and/or flower bed.  We recently dedicated another portion of our family’s backyard to growing food.  We’ve filled our little fenced-in garden of raised beds (and extra containers) until it’s […]

Continue Reading By on July 2, 2013 in eating better, family, garden, green, lawn, organic, outdoors, sustainable, with our own hands

Off-Season Lawn Prep

Maybe your lawn is still frozen under ice or snow.  But it’s only a matter of weeks before you can start preparations for a beautifully green spring.  We talked with Tanya Hans of All Natural Lawns and Landscape in Nashville, Tennessee about some prep we can do as early as late January in some parts […]

Continue Reading By on January 14, 2013 in garden, green, home, lawn, organic, sustainable

Spring Pruning Reminder

Dogwood – leave it alone now Here’s a reminder that there’s still time to do some early spring pruning in your own yard.  Senior Gardener Mathew McMillian from the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum cautions that it’s too late now for trimming early flowering shrubs or trees such as rhododendrun or dogwoods. Crape Myrtle – still […]

Continue Reading By on March 25, 2011 in green, lawn