A person holding a watering can over a garden

How to Start A Garden

Creating a garden can be a daunting task if you are a beginner. But it doesn’t have to be stressful…quite the opposite, it can be fun to plan out a garden! Learn how to enjoy the process and create a successful garden!

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How to Compost

If you think composting is a daunting task then come and learn more. We review the basics and will get you started so you can super charge your soil and prevent waste.

Knowing where to situate your plants is vital to healthy growth

What Does Full Sun Mean?

Understanding sunlight and utilizing it correctly is crucial to your plants. After all, your plants rely on it for energy generation. Come learn how to use it correctly and avoid common mistakes.

Mounds of red, gold, and brown mulch

Mulch Colors: What to Consider

Different gardens and different settings call for different types of colored-mulch. Make sure to choose one that fits your property perfectly. Come learn how to select the right one!

Learn how to deter pests by taking advantage of the natural properties of different plants

21 Companion Plants for Pest Control

Pest control in gardens can be difficult. Instead of jumping to pesticides that may damage your plants or be harmful to beneficial insects, consider taking advantage of companion plants.

There are many varieties that can be used including organic ones

How to Mulch: A Gardening Guide

When done correctly, mulching can be very useful to prevent weeds and maintain moisture and warmth around your gardens. Come learn how you should be doing it with our practical step-by-step guide.

Starting a butterfly garden is not difficult with the correct plants

How to Start a Butterfly Garden

Starting a butterfly garden can be daunting, but our guide here on the Green Pinky will help you get started. Creating a space for butterflies requires understanding their life cycle and the plants they are attracted to. Come learn more about how to be successful in your endeavors!

creating a calming shade garden is not difficult with a proper guide.

Shade Garden Basics and 3 Design Ideas

Don’t let the areas of your yard that are in the shadows of your house or a tree’s canopy go to waste. Learn how to create a shade garden that will impress your neighbors.

Rock mulch can add a wonderful aesthetic to a garden

Rock vs Mulch — Which One is Better?

Have you ever entertained the though about using rocks as mulch? In this article we discuss the pros and cons of rocks vs traditional mulch. You will be able to explore the topic and see if it is the right fit for your garden.

Compost bin that is a DIY project

11 DIY Compost Bin Ideas

Composting is not only good for the environment, it’s also great for your plants. The topic of composting can seem daunting, but it’s really not that difficult. Take a look at our compost bin ideas to help get you started!

Indoor herb garden with herbs receiving sun on windowsill

Herb Gardens: Why You Need One and How to Start One

Herb gardens are a great introduction to gardening, and a convenient way to have a supply of fresh herbs on hand. Some of the best plants to start with are basil, thyme, rosemary, chives, mint, dill, oregano, and cilantro. They are all relatively easy to grow as long as they receive plenty of sunlight and are harvested regularly.

Compost bin with materials needed to compost

How to Start Composting at Home

This is our guide for how you can start composting at home. We touch all the basic topics of how to compost as well as go through what can and should not be composted. You will learn everything you need to know to set yourself up for success.