Keeping Clean in the Garden

As a gardener, I’m a guy who not only has dirt under my fingernails – I usually have it all over me, my clothes and my house! If you don’t know my background, it used to be in Epic Gardening grew out of my past work in publishing, a tech start up and love of working outdoors.  I am a living #stainstory.

I went to school for Economics and Accounting but then I designed websites and did some marketing work for doctors and lawyers.  That led to my work in a tech startup and a publishing company that evolved into Epic Gardening as a website and podcast.

It’s that technical side combined with my passion for doing something outdoors that’s now made this my full-time endeavor for the past two years. My gardening really was cleaner when I started  with just hydroponic cucumbers, but then I expanded to vegetables and microgreens. I found guys really appreciate the hydroponics and even houseplants, and  the idea of homesteading morphed into a more modern lifestyle.

To bring Epic Gardening to life, I created a test garden, which means dirt, compost and much more.  I live in a Victorian house with a home office that leads right to the the garden. I dive into my work and it’s not the cleanest or prettiest –compost, spilled fertilizer, you name it.

Dragonfruit in the background of the foyer, where I clean off from the garden.
Dragonfruit in the background of the foyer, where I clean off from the garden.

I tend to spill on myself or I’ll be carrying plants in and out and spill dirt – a slow trickle of sloppiness.  I love being barefoot, so I end up tracking in lots of dirt.  Because the site has grown from hydroponics to ornamentals to every type of green, it’s really brought my work life into the home. Quite literally.

But, I also like the warm feeling of carpeting under my bare feet and need something that is easy to clean, maintain and stays stain-free.

Cleaning my garden boots in the foyer
My daily ritual includes shaking off my dirt-crusted boots in the foyer, lest I track it all throughout the house.

Fortunately, I get that with Carpet One Floor & Home’s’s Lees® bound carpet for my foyer. I’m not much of a design-minded individual (I much prefer getting dirty in the garden), so a no-nonsense carpet that keeps my house clean and also looks amazing is a huge win for me. On top of that, there’s a 25 YEAR (!) “no exclusions” warranty on stains, which for messy old me is a godsend.

This post was sponsored by Carpet One Floor & Home’s’s Lees®. If you’d like more info on our review and sponsorship policies, check out this link.

The Green Thumbs Behind This Article:

Kevin Espiritu

As a gardener, we pull a lot of produce out of the garden! I decided to create a dedicated section of my house where I could process all of my harvests.
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