Topiary Plants and Black Rubber Mulch

March 28, 2017

The most elegant and interesting gardens have shaped bushes and topiaries. They add a touch of whimsy to otherwise ordinary shrubs and plants, and can serve as excellent focal points for outdoor gatherings. Even a small yard can benefit from the unexpected shapes and textures of a topiary.

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The Pros of Bulk Rubber Mulch

March 28, 2017

Rubber mulch can be used for many projects, big or small. Many schools and businesses now recognize the value of bulk rubber mulch. Here are some of the biggest pros of using bulk rubber mulch.

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10 Groundbreaking Playgrounds from Around the World

February 22, 2017

No matter where you live there are public playgrounds to play in. But not all playgrounds are created even. From St. Louis to Munich, here are 10 of the worlds most interesting playgrounds.

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Teaching Kids the Value of Recycling

January 25, 2017

With climate change and inflation on the horizon, being materialistic, wasteful, and acquisitive are traits we don’t want to pass on to our kids. They won’t help them become responsible adults (and the environment will suffer for it in turn). Now more than ever, recycling is an essential habit to develop and practice. Here are some suggestions on how to go about it.

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The Advantages of Underplanting

January 11, 2017

Underplanting is the act of cultivating the ground beneath a bigger plant using smaller plants. When done correctly, it’s a gardening method that offers a lot of benefits for both the “host” and the “guest” plants. If you’re sitting on the (garden) fence about underplanting, read on to learn more about its advantages and decide if it’s something you want to adapt.

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The Ideal Time to Put Down Rubber Mulch

December 20, 2016

Rubber mulch is like a gardening/ground cover for all seasons. It’s always there for you to keep your plants healthy and your yard neat, come rain or come shine. However, there is an ideal time to put down rubber mulch - it’s during spring. This holds true whether it’s for your gardening needs, as landscaping, or as protective surface for a playground.

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Gardening in Tough Locations

November 30, 2016

Not all gardens are blessed with rich soil, hardy plants, and perfect weather conditions. However, gardens are practically everywhere - even in places you might not expect. Agriculture is an important and widespread industry in the USA, after all. If our ancestors managed to make something of the land they lived on, so can you.

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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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