ELY 026 – Low Maintenance Landscaping Ideas

2020-07-29T17:28:13-04:00By |DIY Landscape Design, Easy Landscaping Ideas, Easy Living Yards Podcast, Low Maintenance Landscaping|

Show Notes: Low Maintenance Landscaping Ideas

Take action in your yard with these low maintenance landscaping ideas!  If you want easy landscaping and more time, use these simple landscaping ideas to transform your yard and life!  Yes, it really makes a difference!

Low maintenance landscaping can help you save time and enjoy more time with your family.

Here are the best ways to have a low maintenance landscape.

  1. Get rid of weeds
  2. Best Organic fertilizer or natural […]

AE 013-Healthy Low Maintenance Lawn Care

2021-07-17T22:28:18-04:00By |DIY Landscape Design, Easy Living Yards Podcast, Organic Landscaping|

Show Notes

In this episode, we talk about how to have a healthy lawn and a low maintenance lawn.  Is it possible to have a low maintenance lawn that your neighbors envy?


  • Grass: Love/hate relationship
    • Aesthetics
    • Work
  • Maintenance
    • Mowing/growth
    • Feeding
    • General grass health
    • Weeds
  • Health
    • Chemical residues/exposure
    • Exhaust
      • Epa:
        • 17 million gallons of gas
        • 5% US air pollution
        • 600 million gallons used
      • Health
        • Highest heat time
        • High respiration
        • Inhalation
  • Easy steps to take control of lawn […]

AE 011-Soil and why it matters

2020-07-29T17:28:00-04:00By |Easy Living Yards Podcast, Ecological Landscaping, Organic Landscaping|

Show Notes


  • Simple principle
    • Good organic matter
    • Support microbes
    • Good moisture
    • Good air
  • What is soil
    • Physical
      • Texture
        • Granular size of soil
        • Sand
          • Large particle sizes
          • High permeability
          • Benefits
            • Well drained
          • Risks
            • High nutrient loss
            • Erosion prone
            • Drought prone
        • Silt
          • Medium particle sizes
          • Permeable
          • Benefits
            • Generally higher nutrient availability
            • Well drained
          • Risks
            • High nutrient loss
            • Erosion prone
            • Poor structure
        • Clay
          • Small particle size
          • Low permeability
          • Benefits
            • Increased mineral access
            • Stronger structure
          • Risks

Quick Hacks for Easy Landscaping

2018-02-22T10:47:04-05:00By |DIY Landscape Design|

You know what I love?  

I love to see the wind blowing through the trees.  

I love to feel soft grass under my feet.  

I love to breathe the fresh air.  

I love to hear the birds chirping and the insects chattering.

You know what I don’t love?  

Cutting the grass.  Every. Week.

Pulling weeds.

Keeping plants trimmed.

Edging […]

Is Your Yard on Crack?

2021-07-17T22:28:18-04:00By |DIY Landscape Design|

An 8-step program to kick the habit!


Have you noticed it?  You wake up one morning and find the cash in your wallet missing.  Then you get a call from the lawn guy.

“I need to come by and give you one more treatment.  I noticed a few grub spots that we should take care of now before it gets worse”

I thought he did that last fall, you think to yourself.

“Well you know, these things are normal.  […]

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