Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Lasagna Gardening

April 6, 2017 by  
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Written by Amy Grisak Lasagna gardening sounds delicious just from the name, but it’s a great term for what others call “sheet composting” or composting in layers. In the end, it’s a fantastic method to create highly productive soil without much effort. The name is from the book Lasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza. The beauty […]

Get Growing!

April 4, 2017 by  
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Writte by Amy Grisak, Living in Season Spring doesn’t always cooperate. Sometimes winter clings on until June, or it heats up to mid-summer temperatures sending the cool season crops bolting to seed overnight. Or, if you just didn’t get to the garden, have no fear – you can still plant some veggies and enjoy them […]

Seed starting basics

March 2, 2017 by  
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Written By: Amy Grisak It’s only about a month until spring, and is great time to start seeds indoors. With a little planning, you can start most of your veggies yourself allowing you to save a little money, as well as growing those special varieties that are hard to find in greenhouses. Here are a […]

If your house is a mess, so is your life

January 3, 2017 by  
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You need to be on a schedule and to get organized if you want your life to get easier. If you are constantly playing ‘catch-up’ in your home you will feel overwhelmed. It is easy to get yourself together. No matter how far you have let it go, you can start now and yes, the […]

Make your own cleaners

November 6, 2016 by  
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Making your own cleaners is the best way to clean on a dime – if you have a few simple “ingredients” in your home, you can make everything you need to keep everything sparkling and fresh, and it won’t break the bank!  Here are a few recipes that you will want to make sure and […]

Bring the outside of your home to life

July 25, 2016 by  
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Bring color and life to the outside of your home by adding some pots and containers filled with beautiful spring flowers! For container flower gardens, follow the golden rules: Select the best types of plants for your environment, water and feed them according to their needs, and prune them on a regular basis to make […]

Know your zone before you plant

April 30, 2016 by  
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Do you know when your last frost is? How about what grows well in your climate? HGTV has taken the guess work out of it for you by providing a map of zones. Simply type in your zip code and find out when your first and last frost is and they even give you ideas […]

Darla’s Schedule

February 1, 2016 by  
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Every Day Make the bed as soon as you wake up. Wash up—do your make-up, throw on some jeans and a tee. Wipe down the bathroom counter when you leave the bathroom in the morning. Wipe mirrors, my kids always spit toothpaste onto them, I keep Windex wipes under the sink. Do a load of […]

Get Organized

January 4, 2016 by  
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Buy some really big baskets with covers for the kids toy room. Put a big basket in each of their bedrooms for toys too. If you don’t have a toy room make a bedroom the play area or pick the corner or the family room. Buy closet organizers. You can pick up inexpensive plastic shelving […]

Are you using too much detergent?

October 17, 2015 by  
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In the laundry room, Americans are prone to overkill. They pour too much detergent into their washing machines. Generations of consumers have washed clothes with the idea that more soap means cleaner laundry. But the sudsy habits are creating messy problems from dingy clothing to worn machines. Making matters worse, the latest generation of detergents […]

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