Thriving Yard is a privately owned website. Unlike corporate website companies, the authors on this website regularly use many of the tips and recommendations provided in their own garden and lawncare.
Our goal at Thriving Yard is to provide you with in-depth knowledge and practical solutions to common lawn and gardening issues. We delve into topics including composting (and vermicomposting), soil improvement, and organic gardening. We also review, provide recommendations, and offer DIY repair solutions on yard tools and other products that you can use to make your lawn and garden it’s best.
Learn From Our Mistakes
As lawn and garden enthusiasts, we have had our share of trials and tribulations. We want to share those experiences so that you can learn from our failures instead of repeating them. We are not corporate writers sitting in fancy offices in a city high rise. We are real people, just like you, and we are passionate about the experiences and lessons that we share on Thriving Yard.
Meet The Writers At Thriving Yard
Sydney has over 15 years of experience in lawn maintenance, landscape design, and organic gardening. Her first job was watering trees at a nursery, and as payment, she received free flowers.
This led to a love of landscaping, and she spent the next 5 years building up a mowing and landscape business. After she sold it, she went to school and graduated with an A.A.S. in Landscape Design/Organic Produce Production from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.
Sydney has managed greenhouses and college campuses, and now lives with her husband and three children on Catalina Island, California, and is enjoying the challenge of growing an organic garden in the desert.
Lacking in academic lawn care knowledge but trying to make up for it with real-world experience, Paul takes a practical approach to yard improvement. He enjoys putting best practices and “golden rules of lawn care” to the test.
Southeast Texas is known for its red clay soil. It can be a challenge to grow a hearty lawn and plants. Using his two-acre yard as his laboratory, he routinely experiments with different fertilizers, soil amendments, and aeration strategies.
As a husband and father of two, Paul enjoys teaching his teenage son the safe and proper use of power tools and how to create a sustainable lifestyle with minimal impact to the environment.
Want to know even more? Click here for Paul’s author page.
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