The best perennials for North Carolina.

The Best Perennials for North Carolina | Garden Zones 6, 7, & 8

If you’re ready to plant perennials that thrive in the Tar Heel State, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best perennials for North Carolina. North Carolina’s diverse climate, ranging from the coastal regions to the mountains, offers a unique canvas for gardening enthusiasts to create stunning landscapes. Whether you have a sunny spot, partial …

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Should I use landscape fabric under mulch? landscaping tips and alternatives to mulching fabric.

Should I Use Landscape Fabric Under Mulch?

Are you working on your landscape and wondering, “Should I use landscape fabric under mulch?”. We’re answering that question and giving you all the info on prepping your landscape beds!  Mulch is a great way to improve the look of your flower beds and protect your plants from weeds. Below we are sharing what the …

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From selecting the ideal location to choosing the right soil, we're sharing the entire process, equipping you with the knowledge and confidence needed to bring your garden dreams to life. #gardening #raisedgardenbeds

Our DIY Raised Garden Bed | Filling and Planting

In this blog post, we’ll dive into part two of our DIY raised garden bed journey. From selecting the ideal location to choosing the right soil, we’re sharing the entire process, equipping you with the knowledge and confidence needed to bring your garden dreams to life. Whether you have a small or spacious backyard, the …

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Best succulents for outdoors

10 Best Succulents for Outdoors

When it comes to adding a pop of color and texture to your outdoor space, the best succulents for outdoors can make all the difference. Succulents are a really good choice for outdoor landscaping, because they’re hardy and they come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. Not only that, but these low-maintenance plants require minimal …

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Our Cheap DIY raised garden beds

Our Cheap DIY Raised Garden Beds | Part 1

Are you considering growing your own food?  If so, we are here to show you how we built our cheap DIY raised garden beds.  For less than $200, we were able to build a 12 x 6 u-shaped raised garden bed.  There are many great choices when planning for a garden.  From a unique garden …

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20 Best Shoes for Landscaping

Here are some of the best shoes for landscaping to help you tackle your outdoor projects. Creating an outdoor oasis or beautifying your backyard takes a lot of hard work. But, ask any landscaping pro, and they’ll tell you that having the right tools for the job makes things easier. And that doesn’t just mean …

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12 Amazing Health Benefits of Succulents

Did you know there are health benefits of succulents? You hear a lot about succulents these days, and you can find them everywhere. As you walk through supermarkets, drugstores, and Wal-Mart, you’re almost guaranteed to see these popular plants. But, what are succulents exactly, and why are they so popular? (Besides just having a name …

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21 Best Gardening Books for Beginners

Before you start digging, check out these best gardening books for beginners. Here, you will find a collection of books that will help everyone from apartment gardeners to organic vegetable gardeners. Books for Vertical gardening This section of books are perfect if you want your own garden but simply don’t have the yard space. In …

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no till gardening steps to start your own no dig garden

No Till Gardening: 6 Easy Steps to Start

(Guest Author: Heather @ Second Chance Farm – Edited: Sarah @ Our Blue Ridge House) Once I started researching no till gardening, it made so much sense, and I wondered why I had not pursued it sooner for our own garden! Last year was our first year of managing a no-till garden and we really liked …

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Starting Seeds Indoors: A Guide for Beginners

Today, Heather from Second Chance Farm is going to teach us all about starting seeds. If you’re anything like me, you don’t have the best green thumb, but you want to learn how to grow your own food and plants. A good rule of thumb for you and I would be to listen to an …

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