Solve Pest Problems Using Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management - IPM is a process you can use to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment.

The IPM method is the process of monitoring and correctly identifying pests and unwanted plants followed by determining if and what management is needed. ...

Organic vs. Conventional Gardening

Organic gardening refers to the way we grow agricultural products. Growing plants organically means that the methods used encourage soil and water conservation and reduce pollution of the air, soil and groundwater. Organic gardening doesn't use conventional methods to fertilize or control weeds.

Instead...

Succession Planting in Raised Bed Gardens

Succession Planting - Simply put, it's a way to keep your garden productive longer

1. Make a list of the vegetables you like

2. Find our when they grow

3. Make a plan- You will want to plant two or more crops in the same space at different times...

Soil Preparation for Spring

There’s no time like the present to prepare your garden for spring. At SummerWinds, we want to make sure you’re ready for whatever gets your garden going! Even if you’re still not sure what you want to plant yet, you can get your garden space ready. Tilling—or turning—the...

Houseplants Add Color, Texture and Life to Your Home

The benefits to caring for these green creatures are many:

  • In grade-school science, we learned that plants do the opposite of humans; they absorb carbon dioxide—the very thing we exhale—and in turn release oxygen! This makes plants and people great partners when it comes to gasses. How many partners...