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Landscape Gardening Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Landscape Gardening.

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Why Getting Outside is So Good for You

John Keats once wrote, "The poetry of the earth is never dead." Poet or not, almost all of us have been awestruck by nature at one time or another. Whether it's running at sunset on a sandy white beach, walking alongside a cool tri...  Read more

Cultivating a Child-Friendly Backyard

Imagine that you are the same age as your child… What grade were you in? Who was your teacher? Your best friend? Favorite game? Imagine that you are outside… Did you have a place that you considered your own? A treehous...  Read more

Over 110 Cardio Workout Ideas

You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func...  Read more

Vote with Your Fork

One-quarter of Americans are obese. Sixty percent live a sedentary lifestyle. And this generation of kids is the first generation since 1900 that may have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. The health of America, the world’s richest...  Read more

50 States, 50 Beautiful Races

Planning a racing road trip, or just daydreaming? If you're going to commit to training—and potentially traveling—for a race, it should be worth your time, money and sweat. We hand-picked some of the most scenic courses in the country...  Read more

The weather was beautiful today. Put in my garden,
Updated 4/30/2016 9:06:35 PM

The weather was beautiful today. Put in my garden, went for a walk. And tonight having a camp out in the yard. Hope everyone had a awesome day and would love to hear your positive outcome....  Read more

Made an exciting find in the garden yesterday! I h
Updated 4/27/2016 10:02:11 AM

Made an exciting find in the garden yesterday! I have a bramble patch! Yummy fresh blackberries already ripening! Super happy!...  Read more

So the first of this years produce on our garden i
Updated 4/27/2016 10:14:50 AM

So the first of this years produce on our garden is gonna be dinner tonight. Nettles. Most people think of them as weed, but we make them like spinach and dry them for tea....  Read more

Washed the car, worked in the garden and got some
Updated 4/24/2016 8:44:42 PM

Washed the car, worked in the garden and got some healthy food going. Also bought a smaller lunch bag for work. Trying to trick myself...  Read more

Entertaining two 4 year olds in the garden for 3 h
Updated 4/23/2016 1:47:04 PM

Entertaining two 4 year olds in the garden for 3 hours - that's gotta class as a workout right?!...  Read more

Photograph It!

For seasonal practices, photograph the "old" way as a record of what to do or not to do in the future. For example, in gardening you will have a future reference of what you like and don't like about your landscaping. Likewise, holiday decorations....  Read more

walking

find it easier to walk trail instead of track because the uneven trails workout more parts of my legs and has a change in landscape 311...  Read more

Gardening

Anyone who loves gardening and wants to combine this love with their desire to be fit and healthy!...  Read more

Should You Be Planning a Victory Garden?

Victory Gardens were a popular thing back in the early 1940s. Some referred to them as 'war gardens' while others called them 'food gardens for defense'. In 1943 due to the rationing of canned goods for families, these gardens produce...  Read more

Poll: Do You Grow Any of Your Own Food?

Like most of you, I love spring—and not just because it allows me to enjoy the outdoors. I am also excited because it marks the start of gardening season! With all the environmental and economic troubles we're facing, gardening is on the ri...  Read more