Start this spring to renovate or improve your weather-worn lawn. Remember that water is critical to get newly seeded and sodded lawns to survive. So be prepared to help nature along with the recovery effort
Join the millions of seasoned gardeners who already know the satisfaction of picking a perfect tomato at its peak, serving up salads from greens just grown right outside the back door, or harvesting home-grown peppers and specialty herbs never even seen at the grocery store
Earlier last month I found out about the City of Chicago's "Chicago Green Office Challenge," designed to engage the City of Chicago's business community and encourage them to consider what they could do to operate in a more environmentally conscious
Research has shown that pests are attracted to weak, unhealthy plants that got that way from the use of toxic pesticides and artificial fertilizers
The Atlanta-based Movement for Marijuana Legalization officially launches its legalization campaign in Atlanta: M4ML begins a fact-based discussion about marijuana policy reform and regulation tailored for the South
Planting container-grown trees often have root-bound balls. If so, soak the root ball in water and loosen the roots. Don’t worry about hurting the tree
There’s still time for a second season of gardening. Many of us think of vegetable gardens as something to be started in spring for a summer harvest—truly savvy gardeners know that mid to end of summer is a great time to plant cool weather crops for fall harvest
Jeffrey Weinstein is an art teacher and artist in Southfield, Michigan who has a fantastical, whimsical garden - a hidden treasure
Michael Murphy, owner at Super Cuts Tree Service, has been green long before going green was popular
Recently, I had the opportunity to join in activities at the Chicago Botanic Garden for World Environment Day (June 2nd), the theme of which was “Unite for a Sustainable Chicago”
If you are looking for a great place to grab a bite to eat, complete with warm atmosphere and eco-conscious practices, look no further than Uncommon Ground, with it’s two Chicago locations: 1401 W. Devon Avenue (Edgewater) and 3800 N. Clark St. ...
I’ve had several questions about Christmas trees lately. There are basically three choices for Christmas trees – 1) artificial, 2) cut and 3) living trees for planting outdoors after the holidays. There are pros and cons of each choice
We have something new for you. Our membership area of DirtDoctor.com has changed to the Organic Club of America
As with many issues, I’ve changed my mind about some mulching through the year
A Garden Guide to expose you to great Gardening Gift Ideas for the year 2011 for those you love or for yourself!
Primrose Valley Farm, an organic farm in Wisconsin and The ARK, a social service agency in Chicago have a connection that is win-win for all
Healthy Plants have a Mass of Mycorrhizal Fungi like this Seedling
Potting soil should be light weight, but I do not recommend peat moss potting soils. Peat moss is anti-microbial. Microbes don’t grow well in it. That’s just the opposite of what we want
This year, Dwell organized the West Coast’s largest design event which features design talents from around the world. This event was located at the Los Angeles Convention Center(June 24-26, 2011).
On Wednesday June 22th 2011, Bay Cities Kitchens and Appliances welcomed Miele and Dwell editors for an evening of savory bites, intelligent debate, and inspiring design.