Category: Garden Tips

Ear Protection: Peltor Hearing Protection

peltor hearing protection

Both my grandfather and my father suffer from hearing loss due to years and years of mowing the lawn. My mother barely ever stops complaining about my father not listening to her–but most of the time it’s just that he can’t hear her. Some weekends, my partner and I spend entire days outside working on […]

Noise Induced Hearing Loss: Statistics & A Solution

noise induced hearing loss

Did you know when you are constantly exposed to noise you are at risk for significant hearing loss? This is called noise-induced hearing loss and is a serious problem…especially for people taking care of their own yards. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that any noise that rises over 85 dBA can […]

Keeping Hornets Out Of My Garden Tools

My husband thought I was mad. He saw me in the garden shed on Saturday afternoon carefully measuring our garden tools so that I could sew each of them a black drawstring bag. Every power tool was getting one. “It’s for the hornets.” I told him. He wondered away shaking his head, thinking I was […]

Clematis and Other Climbers


Climbing Plants for a Pergola Pergolas are perfect as a special feature in your garden. There are those who are quite happy to leave their beautiful new pergola just as it is to be viewed in all its glory. This is particularly true of some of the modern constructions which just look amazing. But for […]

Don’t Forget to Prune Your Autumn Raspberries Now

Raspberries are one of the easiest and most fun plants to grow. If you have kids they’ll love being able to go out into the garden and harvest their own little bowl of raspberries. It is even more fun to eat them right off the cane. They are also pretty simple to grow and just […]

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