Tips For Keeping Your Garden Truly Organic

How organic are these products that I see online and in the stores that are being sold for garden critter control? That’s the question I asked myself recently. In an effort to educate myself on what is what in the “organic” gardening products world, I found this article that gives the USDA’s viewpoint on the…

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Dream Paver

DIY Garden Stepping Stones And Pavers

  This is the first of a series of posts about making your own garden stepping stones, pavers and hypertufa containers. We have dabbled in the past with using concrete mix, sand and colorants in our own homemade and recycled molds. This time, we are using molds from Mold Creations. Preparation is the key to…

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Leaking Sprinkler System

Is Your Sprinkler System Leaking?

Water is a valuable resource and here at Gardening on a Dime, Trish and I are always thinking of ways to minimize our water usage and recover rainwater. Well I came across this cartoon recently. Not only is it humorous, but it brings up a good tip. Is your sprinkler system leaking underground? Many times…

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Mower

Prep work accomplished – You’ve already gone out into your yard and picked up anything that might be run over by your lawn mower that isn’t grass or weed related. You’ve dragged it out from that nice hidden place that you have for keeping it out of sight and out of mind – which was…

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Seed Catalog Tips

Spring and early summer are the times of the year that lots of folks flip through seed catalogs and look at seed packets. I was one of those turning pages in a catalog recently and I noticed a few things that I didn’t quite understand. So, as usual, I did a web search to learn…

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