• Have you noticed itchy, red bumps on your skin lately? Maybe out of the corner of your eye you saw a tiny bug crawl on the side of your mattress? You might want to check your bed and surrounding furniture for bed bugs. Here’s what you need to know about the bed bug life cycle, […]

  • Are you looking to add a little Zen to your home or office? The right houseplant not only acts as a beautiful decoration but can help purify the air and de-stress your home. Below is a list of the best indoor plants for your home or office space that are easy to care for and […]

  • For people new to backyard gardening, the sight of a beetle or a strange worm on their plants can be alarming. Is it friend or foe? Will it hurt my plant or eat my vegetables, or is it just a friendly visitor passing through? Indiscriminate use of pesticides kills both beneficial insects as well as […]

  • If you have a garden, insects may be a problem. It’s exactly why you might want to reach for an organic insecticidal soap. Insecticidal soap, also called horticultural soap, uses potassium fatty acids to control arthropods and soft-bodied insects. It’s very simple to use: Just spray it on affected plants. Ideally, avoid spraying during the […]

  • No one is a fan of fleas, especially not homeowners with pets. Fleas are, however, a fact of life for many dog and cat lovers. Although there are over 2,000 species of fleas, cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) are the likely culprit if you suspect fleas — even if you have a dog. Fleas do more […]

  • Gardening with straw bales is the answer to any organic gardener’s prayers. If your soil is so poor that amending, or enhancing, it with compost, fertilizers, or leaf mold makes you exhausted just thinking about it, then using straw bales for planting may be the perfect solution. What is straw bale gardening? Straw bales can […]

  • It’s the question on everyone’s minds this holiday season: Should I cut down a real Christmas tree or buy a fake one? Freshly-cut evergreen trees are beautiful and make your home smell amazing, getting you in the Christmas spirit. But when you bring home a living tree you are also inviting thousands of little insects […]

  • Do you have ugly brown spots of grass in your lawn? Learn how to fix dead grass with this soil jar test to figure out which soil amendments you need to add to your lawn. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License. What Soil Type Do I Have? DIY […]

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The Bed Bug Life Cycle and How to Get Rid of Them

The Bed Bug Life Cycle and How to Get Rid of Them

Have you noticed itchy, red bumps on your skin lately? Maybe out of the corner of your eye you saw a tiny bug crawl on the side…
26 Best Indoor Plants for Your Home

26 Best Indoor Plants for Your Home

Are you looking to add a little Zen to your home or office? The right houseplant not only acts as a beautiful decoration but…
Don’t Kill the Good Guys: Safe Use of Pesticides

Don’t Kill the Good Guys: Safe Use of Pesticides

For people new to backyard gardening, the sight of a beetle or a strange worm on their plants can be alarming. Is it friend…
What Is Insecticidal Soap?

What Is Insecticidal Soap?

If you have a garden, insects may be a problem. It’s exactly why you might want to reach for an organic insecticidal soap.…
How to Get Rid of Fleas

How to Get Rid of Fleas

No one is a fan of fleas, especially not homeowners with pets. Fleas are, however, a fact of life for many dog and cat lovers.…
Beginner’s Guide to Straw Bale Gardening

Beginner’s Guide to Straw Bale Gardening

Gardening with straw bales is the answer to any organic gardener’s prayers. If your soil is so poor that amending, or enhancing,…
7 Common Christmas Tree Bugs and How to Get Rid of Them

7 Common Christmas Tree Bugs and How to Get Rid of Them

It’s the question on everyone’s minds this holiday season: Should I cut down a real Christmas tree or buy a fake one?…
Why is My Lawn Dying? Check Your Soil

Why is My Lawn Dying? Check Your Soil

Do you have ugly brown spots of grass in your lawn? Learn how to fix dead grass with this soil jar test to figure out which soil…