Tips for care of your power tools!




-  Ensure your blade is sharpened at the beginning of each mowing season.  A dull blade results in “ripping” the lawn versus cutting the lawn. This promotes healthy growth and even cutting.

-  Change your oil at the...

Hello fellow gardeners,

It is the start of June and it looks like we are in for a hot and dry summer. That causes some great concerns when it comes to maintaining your yard.


If you are a person that often uses products such as Weed N Feed or other fertili...

February 27, 2016

Hello, fellow neighbors! If you are anything like me you are itching to get back outside playing in the yard. But before that happens, here are some tips on keeping your houseplants going and things you could do to kickstart your spring plantings. 


Winter is hard on ho...

December 10, 2015

The cold temperatures outside can affect plants inside


In the winter months, your heat reduces the humidity in your house causing plants to have dry edges and


browning leaves. Lack of light may also be an issue. To combat the impact of the coldest season, try these tri...

Indiana grown Christmas trees benefit environment and economy


Buying a real tree from an Indiana tree farm is a great way to bring holiday cheer into your home



Not too many Hoosiers roast their chestnuts on an open fire anymore, but plenty are reclaiming the tradition...

It is quite easy to overlook putting the garden equipment into hibernation once we’re all through for the season.  Ensuring our equipment is in tip-top shape both before and after the season achieves that goal of winterization.


Helping along with th...



It’s that time of the year again; when leaves turn shades of bright orange and red, then fall to the ground, covering your lawn. Instead of burning yard waste though, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) encourages you to mulch or compost them fo...


As the mercury drops, we tend to retreat to the kitchen for warm food and good company. Try these two recipes from board member Meredith Davis to keep tummies full and faces smiling this fall.


Perfect Roast Chicken



1 4 to 5 pound roasting chicken

Salt & pep...

You can do-it-yourself AND save money at the same time when it comes to weatherizing your home for coller temperatures. Some people think it’s either too difficult or too expensive but that's far from the truth. What IS too expensive (and difficult) is the reality of a...

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