Plant clover in your lawn

clover lawn

What’s not to love about clovers? They’re always coming back in style, no matter how many people try their best (and spend lots) of money on pesticides. Why would anyone want a weed when they can have flowers all year round?! Clovers are coming back in style! As more homeowners nowadays avoid using pesticides, they’re … Read more

Homemade weed killer

Homemade weed killer

Here is a great way to make your own weed killer that’s safe, cheap, and harmless to the general environment. How to make your own weed killer 1 gallon of white vinegar 1 cup of table salt 1 tablespoon of Dawn dish soap Try it! You’ll like it!

Mulch tips for full-sun plants

Mulch tips for full-sun plants

Prairie and most sun-loving flower species developed in landscapes without many trees. A thick layer of leaves or worse, wood chips, is not only shortening the lives of these plants but also prevents the development of healthy biodiversity in and above the soil. A thriving landscape is like a happy mixed community, and shouldn’t look … Read more

Plant competition is good

wildflower competition

Don’t space plants 12-24″ apart in a sea of wood mulch, especially if you re-apply that wood mulch year after year. Mulch keeps plants in a perpetual state of establishment, denying them the ability to self-sow, spread, mingle, and fill in the gaps that weeds WILL move into (weeds love thick wood mulch). Plant tightly. … Read more