Dream Tiny House With Greenhouse

  Here’s an attractive modern home built by Olive Nest Tiny Homes, nicknamed The Elsa, in some ways the tiny house that’s unlike any other tiny house you’ve ever seen. When at it’s destination, the…




Sustainable, Soft, Grass-Like Lawn

Want a Sustainable, Soft, Grass-Like Lawn? Plant This Clover is softer and more sustainable than grass. It fixes the soil, attracts beneficial pollinators and wildlife, and requires no water, fertilizer, herbicide or mowing! Plus, it’s…



7 Reasons Not to Rake Your Leaves

Fall leaves are not a nuisance. They’re part of the natural ecosystem, providing free mulch and fertilizer, wildlife habitat, and a beautiful array of butterflies and birds in the spring. Biologists at the National Wildlife Federation are…


Create a Pebble Mosaic

Make edging, stepping stones, or even a small patio with river rocks and mortar I pick up pebbles everywhere I go. I may have inherited this obsession from my grandparents, both geologists, whose garden was…


Change Up Your Garden!

A California gardener advocates for getting out of a rut and trying something new I’ve been gardening on this property in San Carlos, California, for 18 years. Originally the backyard had nothing in it; I’ve…


Improve Your Soil by Raking Less

Mowing leaves into your lawn can improve its vigor, and unraked leaves in planting beds don’t smother shade-tolerant perennials If you dread the annual fall leaf-raking marathon, I have good news for you: Raking and…


Create an Autumn Masterpiece

Succulent cuttings star in this long-lasting decoration Are you like me? I can’t pass a farmstand in fall without stopping to add new shapes and colors to my overflowing gourd and pumpkin collection. I am…