How do retaining walls work?

Retaining walls are landscaping tools to help landowners overcome sloped areas. They often have a visual interest, as well as serve a functional purpose. Many homeowners use retaining walls to increase the amount of usable land in their yard. Civil engineers use them to create usable roadways. Retaining walls can even provide environmental benefits, like … Continue reading How do retaining walls work?

How do the “three sister” plants work together?

The three sisters planting – corn, beans, and squash – is a perfect example of companion planting! Imagine three sisters in a family. In an ideal world, they would be great companions, cooperating and supporting each other. Each sister would bring along a unique contribution to the trio—perhaps one sister is the leader, another sister … Continue reading How do the “three sister” plants work together?