Which Wheelbarrow Should You Buy?

Wheelbarrows!  Why so many options?  Why can’t it be simple? One wheel? Two wheels? Plastic tub?   Metal tub? Is a two wheeled garden cart better? Wheelbarrow Logic from Mike McGroarty. Here’s my take on wheelbarrows, from a guy that has made his living for the better part of 40 years using wheelbarrows. In my […]

10 Plants That Naturally Repel Mosquitoes

10 Plants that repel mosquitos You spend years planning and building your dream backyard patio. Then, as you sit enjoying your backyard, you hear the dreaded buzz of a mosquito as it zips past your ear. What’s a person to do? Do you run back inside your house in fear? No way! Take back your […]

10 Common Garden Pests


10 Common Garden Pests and what to look for. As we approach planting season we may as well have this conversation; Bugs and other nasty garden creepy crawlies. Those nasty garden invaders that take over your hard work and destroy it and leave you seething mad. Some of these invaders are so small, only their […]

13 Selling Secrets Every Plant Grower Should Know

The Backyard Grower's Business Center Post

I posted this in The Backyard Grower’s Business Center a few days ago.  Discussions like this take place here on a daily basis so if you haven’t taken the $7 test drive…  you really should.  It’ll be the best $7 you’ve ever spent! Here’s the screenshot of my post taken right from the Business Center […]

10 Easy Potting Bench Plans


So you want a potting bench. Here are 10 great plans you can easily complete yourself. You have spent years putting strain on your back and knees potting and re-potting plants. It might be time for a Potting Bench! A potting bench will not only give you a place to store all your hand held […]

23 Ingenious DIY Compost Bin Ideas

23 DIY Compost Bin Ideas

Wanna see some really cool DIY compost bin ideas? We picked out 23 of our favorite compost bin ideas for you to try out. We have everything from building a compost bin from pallets, building a DIY compost tumbler, to building a garbage can compost bin. There are some really, really cool ideas on this […]