Money Saving Tips

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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How to Save Money by Growing Your Own Holiday Gifts

Myrtus - Also known as a true myrtle

Myrtus – Also known as a true myrtle

Do you often purchase plants to give as gifts during the holiday season?

Would you like to give plants that you’ve grown yourself?

Yes, you can grow your own Christmas gifts. Imagine, going over to your in-laws with a beautiful myrtus. Your mother-in-law jaw drops, you smile and your husband proudly explains how you grew this plant that signifies love and friendship yourself.

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3 Fantastic Ways to Lower the Cost of Your Landscape

3 Fantastic Ways to Lower Costs

Are you looking to add something extra to your landscape without break your budget?

Would you like to have that beautiful curb appeal that you’ve been dreaming of, affordability?

Today, we are looking at 3 fantastic ways to lower the cost of maintaining a beautiful landscape. We all want that curb appeal that impresses all of the neighbors, but at the same time, we don’t want to break the bank. Here are 3 ways that you can get the curb appeal that you want without putting too much of a dent in your wallet.

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3 Easy Ways to Help Lower Your Water Bill

Easy ways to help lower your water bill

Are you looking for a way to reduce your water bill?

With a beautiful weekend ahead, do you have any plans for your landscape? Today, we are sharing about 3 easy ways that will actually save you money in the long run. Not only will they save you money, but they will add that something special to your lawn.

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Why Your Shrubs Are Dying

Why Your Shrubs Are Dying

Are you at a loss to why you have to replace your shrubs every year?

Do you want to know a more cost effective way to keep your shrubs alive?

Replacing dead shrubs can get very expensive. The overall costs increase especially if you are replacing them year after year. Did you know there is scientific reason why your shrubs are dying? Not only that, but there is an easy way to fix it.

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How to Save Money On Organic Apples Part 2

Apple tree in container

Did you know you can grow apple trees in containers?

Welcome back and happy Wednesday! I am excited to conclude this series about saving money and growing apple trees. Yesterday, in How to Save Money On Organic Apples, we discussed my love for apples in the fall and the best way to save money on organic apples is to grow your own.

I know, it sounds hard but it doesn’t have to be.

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How to Save Money On Organic Apples Part 1

Apple tree

Did you know that apples have been #1 on the dirty dozen for two years in a row?

Would you like to have organic apples without paying too much money?

Back in July, I wrote an article discussing what fruits and vegetables were on the dirty dozen in The Dirty Dozen and The Clean Fifteen. To be on the dirty dozen, the fruit or vegetable would have to rank in the top 12 out of 47 in the amount of pesticides they contained. When fall hits, I think of apples and my love for all things apple.

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High Levels of E. Coli Found In Water Samples

Standing water in yard

Have you been watching the news about the E. coli outbreak?

Do you fear that there could be E. coli in your backyard?

Recently, the news has been full of reports about E. coli outbreaks. In June of this year, New Orleans had an outbreak that tragically resulted in the death of an infant. Are you aware that water can carry E. coli? Did you know that when storm water collects and is not properly controlled, it can affect our lakes?

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Storm Water Causes Department of Transportation to Pay Fines

Storm water

Do you find that you have a lot of storm water runoff?

Did you know you could be issued a fine for it?

We have all seen storm water runoff and maybe even have it in our own backyards. While that storm water may seem harmless, it is known for encouraging the spread of many diseases such as E. Coli. Storm water can also cause pollution, and for The California Department of Transportation it was a very expensive dilemma.

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