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Category: Gardening

How to Make a Butterfly Garden

Learn how to create a butterfly garden with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Butterflies are a welcome sight of warmer weather. Their beautiful colors and patterns add a pop of color to any garden. Did you know you can actually cater your garden to the winged creatures? Making a butterfly garden is easy. You just need to know a little bit about butterflies and which plants to grow.(…)

How to Light Your Garden

Light up your garden with these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Installing outdoor lighting can help with home safety, security – and also add an illuminating touch to your garden. You can enjoy your garden and landscaping even when the sun goes down. Blain’s Farm & Fleet is here to help you learn about outdoor lighting safety and give you some ideas on how to light your garden. Outdoor(…)

How to Do a Soil Test

Learn how to do a soil test with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. With Spring in the air, it’s time to start digging in the dirt and planting your favorite flowers and plants. There are a few tasks you’ll need to complete before you start planting – one of them being a soil test. Learn how to do a soil test with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Why should(…)

How to Plant a Succulent Bowl

Learn how to plant a succulent bowl with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you’re looking for low maintenance plants for your home, garden or back patio, succulents are a great choice. They require little water and care, and are easy to plant. Plus, they come in a variety of colors and types, so you can have a pot filled with an array of plants. Learn how to(…)

Tips for Winter Composting

Follow these tips for winter composting from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Just because the temperatures are starting to cool down doesn’t mean your compost pile needs to slow down. Even in the winter you’ll still produce kitchen scraps. With these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can keep your compost pile active through winter and be ready for spring. Benefits of Winter Composting Keeping your compost pile active through(…)

Digging Up and Storing Bulbs

Get your bulbs ready for winter with these tips on digging up and storing bulbs from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you have bulbs that you won’t be able to get in the ground in the fall, you can still save them over the winter. They need to be removed from the ground before the soil freezes. Follow these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet for digging up and storing(…)

Planting Deer-Resistant Plants

Keep deer out of the garden with deer-resistant plants and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. You work on planting your favorite flowers and plants, only to have some hungry deer ruin all your hard work. By planting deer-resistant plants, you can save your garden. The plants are unappetizing for the pesky creatures, meaning you can enjoy¬†blooming flowers all season long. Learn about some common deer-resistant plants with Blain’s Farm & Fleet.(…)

Create A Salsa Garden

Plant your own salsa garden with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you love fresh garden salsa, then this is the perfect project for you! Planting your very own salsa garden is easier than you could ever imagine. Follow these simple instructions from Blain’s Farm & Fleet to grow everything for delicious, fresh salsa. How to Create a Salsa Garden: 1. Determine a size and a location in(…)

Keeping Out Garden Insects

Use these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet to keep out pesky garden insects. You work hard to grow your vegetable or flower garden, only to have your hard work ruined by garden insects. While some insects are actually helpful in the garden–ground beetles, for example–some can cause serious damage to your vegetables and flowers. With these simple tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can keep out insect garden(…)

How to Home Compost

Learn how to home compost with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Thinking of starting your own organic garden? The cornerstone to organic gardening is compost and learning how to home compost is a good way to start. Composting is actually fairly easy to do. All you need is a bit of recycled garden or lawn trimmings, some everyday kitchen waste, a little love and a little patience. Nature(…)

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