Backyardgardengeek.com (BGG) is owned and operated by John Thomas, the backyard garden geek. When he’s not at work, John is usually in his backyard garden doing what he loves (and what he’s been doing since 2009).

In the interest of transparency, we want you to know that BGG is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. As an Amazon Associate, BGG earns a tiny fraction when you click on a link and make a qualifying purchase–at absolutely no extra cost to you. This helps us offset the many expenses that come with maintaining and operating the BGG website so that we can continue sharing gardening tips and advice with everyone.

On a related note, this site will sometimes participate in other affiliate programs and is compensated for referring traffic and business to these companies–again, at no extra cost to you.

It’s surprising how much it takes to run a blog. We greatly appreciate any purchases made through this site since every bit helps when it comes to covering the costs related to hosting, software updates, publishing, editing, and other blogging-related expenses.

But please take note: With any referral, our goal is to point you in the direction of products and services that we’ve found most useful. BGG will never promote a product that we don’t believe in or trust. We instead want you to learn from mistakes and avoid products that aren’t worth your time and money.

Whenever you visit BGG, just keep in mind that we at BGG are not lawyers, accountants, financial advisors, or scientists. We’ll do everything in our power to give you the best gardening information and advice possible, but when it comes to anything legal or financial–and especially when it comes to environmental and agricultural regulations in your corner of the world–please consult professionals for all such matters.