On Constructing Urban Gardens with Matt James

A rooftop deck with a table and chairs, and various plants growing around the border, with a brick chimney topped with red chimney pots, and a blue sky in the background.

Are you living in the city and wondering how to create a mini garden oasis with a just few square feet of ground, a balcony, or even a stairwell? It’s time to check out a comprehensive practical guide called The Urban Gardener, by popular UK garden design expert Matt James. Read our review now on Gardener’s Path.

Oh, Felco F-2, and All the Things You Can Do!

Thumbs up for these garden pruners. | GardenersPath.com

There’s no way to overstate the necessity of a good pair of pruners in the garden and in the yard. Despite the overwhelming variety of pruners on the market, the Felco F-2 outperforms the rest by a long shot. Read more about why the F-2 is so great, right here on Gardener’s Path.

Book Review: Cultivating Harmony with Nancy Lawson’s The Humane Gardener

Welcome pollinators and native plant life to your garden with this advice from naturalist Nancy Lawson. | Gardenerspath.com

Pursue a fresh approach to gardening with naturalist Nancy Lawson in her new book, The Humane Gardener. Dare to be different. Savor profiles of gardeners whose compassionate practices create thriving habitat. Read our review of this humanitarian approach to backyard wildlife here on Gardener’s Path.

The Best Gear Bags for Gardening: Garden Tote Bag Review

Gardening Tote Bag Cover | GardenersPath.com

As any gardener worth their dirt will tell you, a good tote bag is an important component for saving time and staying organized. It will hold your hand tools and accessories, and keep personal items like a phone, water bottle, and keys safe and easy to access. But not all gear bags are of the same quality. To save you the time and effort, we’ve culled those that don’t make the grade, and sourced only the cream of the crop. Keep reading on Gardener’s Path to find out which ones get our seal of approval!

The Benefits of Raised Bed Gardening

Wooden Raised Beds | GardenersPath.com

Raised beds are excellent for those with hard clay or soils with too much sand. They assist with drainage for climates with too much rain and help retain moisture for those who don’t get enough. And they are ideal for those with back and knee problems. Read more about the benefits of these gardening enclosures now!

Teaming with Microbes: A Fresh Review for Today’s Gardeners

Teaming with Microbes - The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web, Revised Edition | Gardenerspath.com

Teaming With Microbes was a landmark guide for raising awareness of the soil food web in 2006 – and promoting more environmentally aware, chemical-free gardening techniques – fueling an organic food revolution. Does it still apply today? Read more on Gardener’s Path now, and find out why you should toss out those chemical pesticides and fertilizers!

Maintaining Your Garden Hand Tools

Maintaining Your Garden Hand Tools

Do you have problems using that old shovel or hoe (or even more likely – brand new ones)? If so, lack of maintenance may be the issue. Read what you need to do to properly maintain your gardening tools now.

The Mantis “Little Wonder” Tiller

I’ve Tested Many Tillers, and I Always Come Back to My Mantis This spring I had to replace my favorite garden implement, my Mantis 2-Cycle tiller. This is the little red tiller that you see advertised everywhere in garden magazines and on television gardening shows. If I remember those old ads in Organic Gardening magazines …

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