Category Archives: Lawn & Garden

Income from the Homestead: Gardening

Homesteading is defined as a lifestyle of self-sustainability. While many people think of homesteading as providing the food needed off the homestead, there is another side that is most important! Income is needed to provide the things that we can’t do or make ourselves on the homestead. Today I want to focus directly on the garden, specifically how we can earn some income early on in the season when expenses are high in anticipation of the late summer payoff.

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Winter Seed Starting 101

Anxious to get started in the garden? I know I am! You don’t have to wait until the weather is perfect. Get a jump start on growing by starting seeds in late winter. You can plant all kinds of flowers and veggies inside, let them grow, and move them outdoors when the weather is right. Today, I’ll cover what plants are great for winter sowing and what supplies you’ll need to get started.

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Fertilize Your Lawn for Fall: When, Why, & How?

Did you know that most homeowners overfertilize their lawns and gardens? And, some don’t fertilize at all! You can have a green, luscious, fantastic-looking lawn in the Spring if you prepare it properly with Fall lawn fertilization. If you’ve ever wondered if fertilizing your lawn in the Fall is important, how much fertilizer you should be using, when you should fertilize your lawn, or even what ratio of nutrients your winter fertilizer should include, you will find your answers here.

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Bee pollinating a flower

How CCD Affects Pollinators

CCD, or Colony Collapse Disorder, causes an average loss of 30% of beehives annually since 2006.

Obviously, bees are not the only pollinators on earth. They are, however, the largest contributors to animal pollination. Other pollinators include bats, butterflies, insects, and birds. In honor of National Pollinator Week, June 19-25, 2017, we have the basic information you will need to join the fight to save our pollinators.

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