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Sprinkler system, mulchHow to save money watering your lawn and trees

5 Ways to Save Money Watering Your Lawn and Trees

Sprinkler system, mulch and grass depicting how to save money watering your lawn and trees

Are you looking to save money watering your lawn and trees?

These days everyone wants to cut back on their spending. Water use for most homeowners increases dramatically during the summer months.

While we all love the way lush green lawns and landscaping look, the money it costs to get there can make your head spin.

Let’s talk about five ways to care for your lawn and trees while not completely emptying your wallet.

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Backyard Play ideas

11 Cheap Ideas to Revolutionize Backyard Play

Backyard play ideas - little girl on tire swing

It’s no secret that more and more of our kids are spending less time outdoors and more time in front of a screen on any given day. The sad news is, so are adults, and we should know better.

People are busy, there is more homework, and parents are afraid to let their kids roam around the neighborhood by themselves.

Why not kill two birds with one stone and create a dream space for the kids. Maybe when you are done, you will want to be out there more, too, and invite the neighbors over while you’re at it!

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Secrets to 7 Winter Squashes

Secrets to 7 Winter Squashes You May Not Know

Winter squashes

We have a fall tradition in our family to hunt for the most colorful, strangest, and ugliest gourds and squash that we can find. The shapes, sizes, and colors that each one comes in fascinates, humors, and connects us.

We will visit grocery stores and farms and on each trip we bring them home, add our homegrown pumpkins, and butternut squashes to the mix and create a beautiful fall décor display filled with shades of green, yellows, and oranges.

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Can your own food

3 Reasons You Should Can Your Food

3 Reasons You Should Can You Food

Have you ever wondered why people can their own food?

Are there health benefits to canning your own food?

There are not many activities that can save money, create memories and keep your family healthy quite like canning. Canning and preserving food isn’t just for Ma Ingalls of Little House on the Prairie anymore. These days it seems that more and more people are looking to can their food.

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Sweet potato scraps

How to Grow Food from Kitchen Scraps

Sweet potatoe scraps

Does your family always have leftovers when you get together?

Would you like to save on grocery costs?

Happy 4th of July everyone! Today, we celebrate our nation’s birthday, those who have fought to protect us, and our freedom. While the last thing on your mind today may be gardening, we wanted to share what you can do with all those scraps from the BBQs and dinners you and your family and friends are enjoy today.

Below are 3 different foods that you can actually re-grow from your table scraps. So, don’t throw them out just yet.

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How to Stake Tomato Plants in 3 Easy Steps

How to Stake Tomato Plants in 3 Easy Steps

Would you love to grow your own tomatoes this year?

Welcome back to our Beginner Gardening Wednesday series. This series is designed to offer tips and tricks to all gardening levels.

For this Beginner Gardening Wednesday, we turn our attention to staking tomato plants. Growing tomatoes is a great first step if you are new to gardening. They are fairly easy to grow and offer a rewarding harvest. Who doesn’t love a BLT sandwich made with garden fresh tomatoes?

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How to Plant Asparagus in 3 Easy Steps

How to Plant Asparagus in 3 Easy Steps

What are the benefits to growing your own asparagus?

How do you care for the asparagus after you’ve planted it?

Yesterday’s weather in Southwest Michigan included snow, rain, thunder, and even lightening in some areas. It was almost as if spring and winter were battling it out.

After waking up to temperatures in the mid 30s, it would seem that spring won, but winter is already advancing again. While we wait for spring, let’s take a look at a great cold weather vegetable, asparagus.

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