Pruning your bushes, trees and shrubs has never been easier, but sometimes it’s hard to see exactly how. Sure, all the pruning gear looks great on the shelves, but how will it perform when you get home? Steve Maxwell, casaGURU’s home improvement guru, cuts through the bushes and mediocre gardening tools.
Mother Nature gives rise to some of the most amazing and unusual looking organisms and when it comes to our rooted, leafy friends, there are some pretty incredible species to be found. Here’s a look at nine truly bizarre plant life species.
Starting up a vegetable garden is a big job, but it’s endlessly rewarding: you’ll grow tasty, healthy vegetables for you and your family, and you’ll be helping the planet by encouraging local food production. Here’s a very quick guide to starting up your own veggie garden.
Who says you can only use proper tools in the garden? These common household and workshop objects, including a couple of items normally considered candidates for the trash bin, can be put to work as gardening aids in surprising ways.
Gardens bring us food, flowers and enjoyment. They also give each of us our own personal connection to nature. Here are four gardens from New York, Berkeley, Paris and Kyoto each playing a different role and each bringing different experiences to those visit them.
Freshly cut flowers can liven up the décor in any room, but proper care must be taken to keep them looking their best. Here are seven tips to help keep those petals looking fabulous longer.
Are your houseplants always dying on you? Consult these expert secrets to make your potted plants thrive even when you’re out of town.
Flowers and plants add colour to your landscaping, but wildlife really is what brings it to life. Here’s what you should plant to attract welcome visitors to your space.
Want to get into gardening, but don’t know where to start? First you’ve got to get your hands on the right gear. A trip to the local garden centre can present you with a dizzying array of choices and be intimidating. Don’t panic: you don’t need every tool on the market. Here’s a shortlist of the gear you’ve got to have.
How do you get those veggies to grow, those flowers to bloom and those pesky pests to go away? For every task involved with gardening, there’s an iPhone app to make it a little easier. Here are five apps to help all gardeners, from those who have a full-scale backyard to those with apartment houseplants. For the gardener without a green thumb-or a garden, there’s an app for that too.
Flowers are the language of love. Find out what the 10 most popular flowers really say and create the perfect bouquet for your loved one on Valentine’s Day.
Wishing for a green Christmas? Here’s a selection of winter-loving plants for your garden.
Are you fed up with houseplant staples? Exotic plants aren’t as hard to come by or care for as you might think.
There’s nothing nicer than being able to go out on your deck or into your garden and snip a few fresh sprigs of herbs to add to your meal preparations. Here’s a cornucopia of essential herbs for you to try.
Who says your garden can’t be both functional and gorgeous? When it comes to landscaping, “it is possible to have your cake and eat it, too,” says Lee Reich, author of the 2009 book Landscaping With Fruit. Many plants can look attractive and put food on your table.
In order to prune your trees and keep them looking neat, you’ll need the proper tools. What should you use? Let casaGURU’s home improvement guru Steve Maxwell fill you in on the variety of pruning tools at your disposal.
Enlighten yourself to the art of “mindful” gardening. DeAnna Radaj, casaGURU’s home green guru, warns homeowners of the dangers of pesticides and how to avoid harming your garden.
They’re lovable. They’re huggable. They just made a feast out of your cabbage patch. Shooing these furry guests away from your garden can be tough, but these tips may help keep your yard critter free.
Are your tomatoes and cucumbers hanging out with the wrong crowd? Improve your garden with companion planting, the art of pairing up plants.
Flowers on Mother’s Day? Of course! But instead of heading to your local florist to purchase the usual prearranged bouquet, consider these alternatives to make this year’s ensemble special and unique… just like Mom.