Three Ways to Cut Mosquito Bites

It’s that time of year again where we’re beginning to see the rapid reemergence of mosquitoes. Headlines of Zika and West Nile remind us that mosquito bites can be much worse than an irritating itch. Here are three ways...

How To Reduce Your Water Waste

With many parts of the country in some level of drought, it’s a good idea to conserve water wherever possible. When it comes to residential water usage there are numerous ways that we can all cutback. Some just require...

An Oceanside couple shares the joy of work and music in their garden

This month, on their 49th wedding anniversary, John and Cheryl Arenas likely will start the celebration in the jewel-box garden of their Oceanside home. Among mementos there marking earlier anniversaries is a heart-shaped birdbath with the telling inscription “My...

Tips & Tricks – Gardening Tips for Beginners

Whether you’re new to growing or a seasoned expert, our collection of 25 vegetable gardening tips will help. Enjoy! 1. If its getting cold and you have tomatoes still ripening on the vine — save your tomatoes! Pull the plants up and bring...

5 Steps to Starting Your First Garden

Research Appropriate Plants Borrow the Master Gardener’s mantra of “right plant for the right spot” which breaks down to mean you need to do your research on the plot of land that you want to cultivate. Is it in full...

12 Surprising Facts All Peony Enthusiasts Should Know

True royalty among garden plants, peonies feature blossoms that can take your breath away. But growing peonies requires more than just a penchant for their vibrant color and sweet scent. From planting peonies to peony care, there are plenty...

12 Sneaky Ways To Update Your Kitchen

It’s not hard to add style, storage, and efficiency to the busiest room in the home. A new light fixture here, extra seating there, metal finishes that you’d never expect: a dozen ideas for reimagining every inch of your...

Home Office Space: Tips & Tricks to Stay Organized When You Work from Home

Most of us will agree that working from home can be a blessing and a curse. Sure you get to skip your morning commute, but you also have a household to care for while ensuring that you are hitting...