Mosquito Control

Mosquito Control

The rich soil in Virginia provides vast opportunities for gardening, but there is a side effect of our climate and region that gardeners must contend with. Yes, we are talking about “mosquitoes” which can cause real hassles when trying to enjoy the outdoors. Gardens...
Shade Trees and Gardening

Shade Trees and Gardening

Now that summer has come and the weather is warm, everyone is spending their time outside. But you know that July sun can get hot! We could all use a break from the heat once in a while. If your lawn doesn’t have any large trees you might be experiencing an extreme...
Sowing Seeds in the Summer for Fall Harvests

Sowing Seeds in the Summer for Fall Harvests

Now that we’re approaching mid-summer and your spring crops are reaching maturity, you may be preparing for a break from gardening. However you may want to reconsider, as there are actually several seeds that can be sown throughout mid-to-late-summer for a fall...
How to Build a Treehouse

How to Build a Treehouse

There are elaborate treehouse resorts in Costa Rica filled with canopy beds, surrounded by howler monkeys and where hotel staff brings delectable meals to your accommodations in the sky. Don’t worry—you don’t need to build that kind of treehouse for your kids to have...
Water Gardens

Water Gardens

Nothing beats coming home after a long day and unwinding by your own water garden. Summer is the time when oxygen deficiencies are most likely to occur. Fish need oxygen, and insufficient aeration may result in dead fish. In very hot weather fish are using more oxygen...