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How to Add a Fish Pond or Water Garden To Your Land

Small fish ponds offer endless possibilities for creating unique nooks within your property and may be designed for any size landscape or budget....

Could a Cob or Straw Bale Home Be Right for Your Rural Land?

Could a Cob or Straw bale home be the right choice for you? An expert explains the pros and cons of each, plus the benefits of a hybrid cob-straw...

How to Naturally Maintain Ponds and Lakes on Your Rural Property

You want a pond on your property, but how do you naturally prevent dense algae blooms and other forms of nutrient pollution? A company in the...

7 Ways to Make Money Off Your Land While Hosting a Wind Turbine

Whether you have vacant land hosting a single turbine or limited land space after installing a turbine, don’t let that land go to waste.

How does fire benefit landowners?

When uncontrolled fires occur, it can be easy to forget the benefits of fire on land and how it has changed landscapes for the better. Woodrow...

How to drought-proof your land

A permaculture expert shares 8 tips to prevent drought and conserve water on your rural property.

How to Repurpose Wood You Clear from Your Acreage

Clearing your land means you are well on your way to building your dream rural home. But what will you do with all that timber?

How a forester knows if trees are healthy

What does a forester look for to know whether a forest is healthy or unhealthy? A Rayonier forestry expert reviews the signs of great tree health...

Land ownership for beginners: Our favorite advice

You bought the land, now what? We take a look at the best advice we've collected about how to build on your land, establish landscaping and even...

How to know your soil type - and why it's important

When you own land, it's critical to know what kind of soil you have. Find out how to know your soil type and how to properly collect soil for...