March 01, 2012
Hundreds of years ago, long before the invention of chemical pesticides, farmers and homeowners created effective remedies for removing insect infestations from their garden plants. Those same remedies can still be used today. They are easy to make, inexpensive and better for our families and our environment - especially water-the most precious resource we own! Read on...
February 01, 2012
Even though it’s February and frost is on the ground most mornings, it’s time to start thinking about what we need to get our gardens ready for spring. Here are some ideas you can do before the warm weather arrives and the ground is still soft enough for you to dig in!
January 01, 2012
Old Man Winter has arrived so let’s get our homes prepared inside and out for any impending freezes. Here are some quick tips to get ready!
December 01, 2011
Is there anything more wonderful than sitting in the comfort of your home by a warm fire, and watching snowflakes drop outside your window? This month, let’s take a look at the miracle and beauty of a single snowflake!
November 01, 2011
With flu and cold season upon us, I have become obsessed with my family keeping their hands washed. They are calling me a “Germaphobe” but it is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading germs. Here are a few tips from the Mayo Clinic.
October 01, 2011
In the past decade, bottled water consumption has grown consistently into the double digits. We spent over 15 billion dollars a year on bottled water in 2007 alone! However in the past 2 years, demand for bottled water has started to decline thanks to better education and awareness of the many problems created by the product life cycle of bottled water. So what’s the big deal you ask? Only the future of our beautiful earth and your health is at stake.
September 01, 2011
Will it ever cool off? Will the heat break before I break my leg in the cracks forming in my lawn?
August 01, 2011
A rain barrel is a large container that collects and stores rain water for when you need it the most- during periods of drought! The rain barrel is usually connected by a down spout from your home’s gutter system. It provides an ample supply of free “soft water”, containing no chlorine, lime or calcium making it perfect for gardens, flower pots, car and window washing. It is a great way to divert water from storm drains and decrease the impact of runoff, but best of all it can cut down on your water bill and it’s FREE!!!
July 01, 2011
With the temperature already in the triple digits, which flowering plants will survive our Texas heat & conserve on water? Jimmy Turner, the senior director of Gardens at the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens has 3 proven winners!