Monthly Archives: September 2010

Boost the output of your garden year after year for $25

Composting is a simple element of gardening that many homeowners either misunderstand or skip completely. Learn the 3 things you need to successfully make your own compost, and how to use it! Continue reading

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I Hate Mowing the Lawn Part 1: Learning Curves and Decorative Obstacles

When I first bought my property, I was faced with the daunting task of mowing 3 plus acres of lawn every week. I clocked in around 6 hours my first time out. Some of the things that were adding a ton of time to my weekly task were unavoidable. This got me thinking more about landscape design. Now, I’m right around 3 hours and 30 minutes of mowing a week. My long term goal is to get the entire lawn under 3 hours. Continue reading

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Tractor Overheating? Stay Cool!

This is about a simple piece of maintenance that can be easy to overlook. When I first picked up my tractor, things were going fine until a few weeks in. Suddenly while mowing one day, the coolant temp started spiking. I took my time finishing up then parked the tractor. My manuals were still in the mail, so I started to do what I do best. Take something apart. Continue reading

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Indoor/Outdoor Herb Garden

If you’re like me, you like having fresh herbs on hand for cooking. As Fall starts to roll around though, you notice your parsley drooping, your basil getting spotty and yellow, and your thyme slowing to a crawl. Instead of tossing your window box or hanging basket of herbs into the compost heap you can transplant them into a container. Not only will this provide you with seasonings over the winter, it will add a pleasant scent to the room where you keep them! Continue reading

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How to set up a website in half an hour!

For those of you who have been wondering how time consuming it is to start a blog, I give you the following:

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