Author Archives: Idea

Featured Blogger Post: Exterior Makeover

Before A bland brick ranch got a makeover in just two days with help from Traci of the blog Beneath My Heart and Lowe’s employees. After When planning this makeover, Traci wanted to make four big changes: paint the brick exterior, add landscaping, and install shutters and window boxes. “One of my favorite touches was… Read More »

7 Steps to a Low Maintenance Landscape

Use these tips to design and plant a low maintenance landscape that will not require the lion’s share of your weekend time to keep up.   1) Minimizes lawn size to reduce mowing time. Avoid creating sharp corners and turns when planting the lawn so you can cut in a fluid motion and not have… Read More »

Early Color Garden Ideas

Bring the Bulbs An infallible cure for post-winter darkness is the arrival of spring bulbs. Make it a big party with big bulb ribbons like tulips and grape hyacinths here.  Mix Pals Spring bulbs look good together, and still look better mixed with non-bulb mates such as this burgundy barberry. Add in a piece of… Read More »

Middle Atlantic Gardening

This is the season to start thinking about gifts. As you prepare to surprise your favorite gardener, visit to discover all sorts of green gears. If you lack inspiration, try some of these ideas: Do not look for your budget Start with inexpensive but useful gifts like garden gloves, up. Gardeners need multiple pairs and… Read More »

Southern California Gardening: Containers Fast Food

Convenience, beauty and interest are just some of the characteristics of groceries grown in containers. The cultivation of groceries in containers is an ideal solution for small spaces and to keep foodstuffs frequently used nearby. It is the perfect example of the concept of fast food. You can use containers to grow groceries that range… Read More »

Organic gardening tips for your region

Midwest Gardening: Working with Nature Organic gardeners work with nature to grow healthy plants that bloom without the need for pesticides. In an organic garden, things are in balance. Gardening Desert: Organic Gardening Methods Lowe’s Desert Gardening Expert discusses ways to reduce the amount of chemicals in your garden. Gulf Coast Gardening: Organic techniques for… Read More »

Mountain Gardening: Gardening Calendar

  March Keep rabbits away from trees with chicken wire wrapped in logs and stems; Bury the wire 6 inches deep. Start the vegetable seeds inside for tomatoes, hot peppers and aubergines. Treat gray snow rust damage by removing dead grass, raking, and fecundating slightly. Pruning branches of juniper damaged by heavy snow; Remove branches… Read More »

Blogger Featured Posts: Patio Makeovers

Add Shadow Jenna from Jenna Burger Design wanted to add a focal point to her big yard. “A pergola basics of our outdoor space, while the canopy gives us shade on sunny days,” she says. “The bottom of the pergola is the perfect place to hang the lighting. Pave Your Space For Jess of Style… Read More »