Has the warm weather inspired you to spruce up your bit of Brooklyn?
Whether you are looking to plant your own veggies, take care of the street tree in front of your building or give a backyard the illusion of green, we’ve got some tips to help you get started.
If you’ve always dreamed of growing blueberries or cucumbers in your backyard or rooftop garden, you haven’t missed your chance for the season. You can still plant an edible garden that will yield a bountiful harvest by mid-August.
Nothing says springtime like window boxes bursting with luscious flowers and plants. Though compact, window boxes require considerable maintenance and can be tricky to install on brick or brownstone. So, before you attempt your own window boxes, or hire an expert to install them, consider these tips from local gardeners.
Kate Foster Lengyel moved to Park Slope from Manhattan three years ago with dreams of a verdant backyard for her two young children. But she was skeptical when her landscaper suggested artificial grass instead of real grass.
We have almost a million new trees in the city, and maybe one of them is on your block. They can all use a little bit of love.
Having a lawn in the city requires an amount of commitment equal to parking your car in the street: a weekly mental calendar of choreographed moves, timed precisely; the fortitude to deal with the inevitable dents and fines; and the willingness to pay for and fix every mistake and bit of forgetfulness.
What differentiates a common weed from a native plant? Only the eye of the beholder.
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