Mark Wolfe

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mark Wolfe is a freelance writer who specializes in garden, landscaping and DIY content. After working twenty years in the nursery and landscape industry, Mark began blogging at theprudentgarden.com, and has since worked for online media outlets and retailers like HGTV, WORX Tools, Dave’s Garden, and more. He holds a degree in Outdoor Education from Northland College. When not working, Mark enjoys gardening, beekeeping, traveling and exploring nature with his family in Georgia.

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JULY 30, 2021 | FRIDAY
African Violet Care: Meet the Low-Maintenance Houseplant That Blooms Year-Round

It’s hard not to love the fuzzy foliage of many African violets, plus the cheerful flowers. They thrive in average home conditions and rebloom multiple times all year long. With just a li...

JULY 30, 2021 | FRIDAY
Pesticides and Property Lines: How To Talk to Neighbors About What They're Spraying

Ask About Lawn ChemicalsWhat happens when you want to tread gently and eliminate the use of lawn chemicals in your yard, but your neighbor pursues grassy perfection and mosquito-free comf...

JULY 29, 2021 | THURSDAY
This Orchid Care Routine Will Keep Beautiful Blooms Coming

Orchids have a reputation. Their presence in a room promotes a sense of calm and adds an exotic touch to the decor. However, gardeners and plant lovers often see them as finicky, needy, o...

JULY 28, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
Pothos Plant Care: Meet the Vine That Thrives Just About Anywhere

Among indoor plants, pothos is a longtime fan favorite for a few reasons. It’s super easy to grow, tolerating a wide range of sunlight, moisture, temperature, and humidity. It works as a ...

JULY 27, 2021 | TUESDAY
This is the Right Way to Store Tomatoes

Q: Our tomato garden is doing really well this summer, and we’ll have far more than we can eat at once. Short of canning or dehydrating them, what advice can you offer about how to store ...

JULY 26, 2021 | MONDAY
When to Pick Tomatoes for the Best-Tasting Homegrown Produce

Q: I’m new to gardening, and my tomato plants are doing pretty well. What’s your best advice about when to pick tomatoes: when they’re fully ripe, almost ripe, or still green? How can I t...

JUNE 30, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
5 Good Reasons Not to Mow the Lawn This Weekend

The summer lawn-mowing ritual has been part of our culture for the better part of two centuries. In the old days, our forebears would simply let the sheep and rabbits take care of mowing ...

JUNE 23, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
10 In-Season Gardening Chores You Should Be Doing Every Week

These essential tasks will keep your garden growing strong and healthy all season.

JUNE 23, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
Give Your Garden a Boost with This Guide to Soil Amendments

The most important part of gardening is building up and managing healthy soil. Rarely is native soil ideal for the plants we want to grow in our landscapes and gardens, so we add things t...

MAY 26, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
Solved! The Great Debate on What to Do with Grass Clippings

Q: We just moved into our house, and want to take care of things the right way. I’ve gotten lots of recommendations about what to do with grass clippings when we mow, but to me it sounds ...