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The Benefits of Growing Wildflower Gardens

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When the warmer seasons come, many people look forward to getting outside in their garden and planting a beautiful bounty of flowers and vegetables. What you choose to grow in your yard will influence how much maintenance it will need, and how well your plants thrive. If you want to plant a garden that is […]

Best Chicken Breeds for Homesteading

simple post and beam coop for free range chickens.

What if there was a machine that could take your fruit and vegetable scraps and turn them into delicious food? Well, they may not be new technology, but chickens are able to do exactly that! Raising chickens is a great way to live a more sustainable lifestyle. They can help you reduce food waste, decrease […]

Protecting Your Garden with Enclosures

Glass greenhouse enclosure interior

The health benefits of gardening are twofold. First, enjoying an active, outdoor hobby is good for your mind and body. Second, the fresh fruits and vegetables you grow are an excellent way to add nutrients to your diet. But if the bounty of your garden is getting eaten away by pests, you might end up […]

Sheds With Porches

When searching for the right shed for you, its looks are just as important as its function. And if having a place to spend time outside and relax is a high priority, you’ll want to choose a shed with a porch. Having a porch enhances the look of the shed, and gives you a comfortable […]

Planning a Mini-Homestead for Urban Farming

Each year mini-homesteading and urban farming enthusiasts find new ways to make their dreams come true. Read on for some tips to plan out your mini-homestead with the help of some post and beam buildings.

Convert a Shed into a Backyard Grill Station

Backyard grilling station built from a shed

What if you converted a storage shed or small cottage into a sheltered backyard grilling station? It wouldn’t be that hard to do, but we have some ideas to make it incredible.

Clever Tricks for a Sustainable Garden

There are many ways to give back to the planet. Recycling, eating less meat, and reducing water and electricity consumption are all great ways to make your carbon footprint smaller. Have you ever thought about how your garden could better for the environment?

5 Steps for Winter Greenhouse Maintenance

6x8 Greenhouse being used by a skilled gardener

Frosty mornings and snowy days ahead mean it is time to close up your greenhouse, or at the very least, weatherize it. Adding this winter greenhouse maintenance to-do list to your end-of-fall duties will ensure that your greenhouse is tidied up for the winter.

Enhancing Your Jamaica Cottage and Backyard

We know how special your Jamaica Cottage is; each one is different and speaks to the owner’s tastes and lifestyle. If you are hoping to make the most of the appearance of your backyard and cottage, then you’re in the right place. We have some backyard improvement ideas that will take your outdoor space from bland to brilliant!

How To Transform Your Garden into Horticultural Heaven

A large yard with a wheelbarrow under a tree

Even in winter, heading outside into the garden can be a wonderful way to relax, get some fresh air and even a little physical activity, too. However, beautiful backyards don’t just happen by themselves – even the simplest of gardens requires some level of upkeep, but that’s all part of the fun (mostly)! If you’re […]