The Benefits of Growing Your Own Veggies

October 10, 2016

Buying veggies from the grocery store is often a gamble. The produce may not be as fresh as you’d expect, suppliers could change (and thus, the quality of the vegetables), and the price can fluctuate due to supply and demand.


Growing your own veggies is a better alternative. It offers nutritional and economic benefits, plus you can always do your own quality-control to make sure you reap and eat only the best Mother Nature has to offer. Below are more pros of starting a vegetable garden.

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DIY Backyard Play Projects

September 23, 2016

In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, an old rubber tire was responsible for opening up mysterious adventures for the young protagonist and her playmates. It’s amazing how much fun a discarded rubber tire can offer to one’s childhood. Anybody’s grandparent probably has a story or two to tell younger family members about using an old tire as swing, or rolling them down a hill for fun.

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Alternatives to Using Pesticides

September 06, 2016

Pesticides have become an easy option to get rid of garden pests that threaten to destroy all your hard work. But these very pesticides can be harmful to other beneficial inhabitants in your garden and to your well being with all the chemicals in these concoctions.

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Five Things to Ask Yourself Before Buying That Playground Set

August 29, 2016

Maybe you moved into a new home with young kids, or simply want to dedicate a space in your garden or yard for a playground. Whatever your reasons may be, you will need to ask yourself five important questions before making that purchase. These questions include all equipment involved, correct measurements, spatial and safety considerations, and other issues.

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Watering the Garden - Basic Tips

August 15, 2016

Best practices stem from thoughtful observation. With temperatures rising and many people experiencing unbearable heat, imagine what the plants in your garden are going through. If you expect them to flower and bear fruit, you have to water and care for them the right way.

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Lawn care basics

August 05, 2016

The grass need not be greener on the other side when you know how to grow and maintain your own lawn. For many new gardeners, a beautiful bright green carpet can be difficult to achieve. Here are some basic care tips that can help you grow that enviable green lush carpet:

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Playtime is Safer with Blue Rubber Mulch

July 26, 2016

Blue, being one of the three primary colors, has become a staple in children’s nurseries, playschools, jungle gyms, and playgrounds. Studies show that blue is one of the more accepted gender-neutral colors, which means both girls and boys will enjoy playing in an area with this hue as backdrop. Fortunately, Blue Playsafer Rubber Mulch exists to provide more than just an awesome color for your children’s recreational time.

 

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Design Ideas with Red Rubber Mulch

July 06, 2016

The great thing about quality red rubber mulch is that it keeps its vibrant color for a long time. So while you are getting all the benefits of mulching from keeping all the nutrients in place to preventing frost, it can also be a creative way to landscape. Create your own backyard design, mix and match--the possibilities are endless.

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Great Gains of Green Rubber Mulch

July 05, 2016

In color psychology, green encourages serenity, making it the color of choice for many nursing homes and hospitals. It only makes sense to have this color in your home, as well - be it in a garden or added as interior decorative touches.


The good news is that, even if you don’t have enough space for a full garden, Green Playsafer rubber mulch offers a sustainable solution that comes with its own unique set of aesthetic and practical advantages.

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Popular Mulch Alternatives

June 27, 2016

Many people tend to think that mulch is mulch is mulch. The thing is, different kinds of mulches offer different qualities and purposes. Before getting the first mulch that you come across, consider what benefits they can give to your garden, landscaping, or playground. You have to think about potential drawbacks, as well.

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Ten Great Gardening Hacks

June 14, 2016

A lot of homeowners want to start a garden but balk at the thought of expensive tools and upkeep. The good news is, there are plenty of smart garden hacks that will allow you to start your own little gardening project ASAP. All you have to do is look around your kitchen, pantry, or garage for some inspiration and materials.

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How Deep Should Mulch Be?

June 06, 2016

We mulch for several reasons: to discourage the presence of weeds, encourage plant root growth, improve soil conditions, add aesthetic appeal, and maximize the effects of water and fertilizer on plants. While mulching seems like a straightforward gardening activity, there are still wrong and right ways of going about it. One of the most important ones is knowing how thick the mulch should be spread over and around a plant or flower bed.

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