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Instead of leaving soil naked, coat it with cover crops

Jul 27, 2018
Grow "green manure" to keep soil from eroding, weeds from exploding and to add nutrients.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

What kind of ground cover crop should I plant?

Aug 2017
I have a small garden plot that I have let go fallow over the summer, but would like to plant something to keep the weeds down until next year. Most of the cover crops I read about look a lot like the invasive weeds I'm always pulling! What should I plant that can be easily tilled into the soil for planting next spring?

By Brooke Edmunds | Featured Question

Native groundcovers are great for home landscapes

Mar 25, 2011
Try native groundcovers for home landscapes.

News Story

Is there a "no mow" lawn in my future?

Feb 2018
My so-called lawn needs help -- it consists of clumps of grass with bare spots between, My small yard is completely fenced with a large apple tree shading much of it, so the grass gets at most 3 to 4 hours of sun a day. What do you think of "no mow" creeping red fescue? Would I have to have the existing grass rototilled, or could topsoil be brought in and the fescue planted (by seed?) in the bare spots to fill in over time as it grows?

By Brian McDonald | Featured Question