Oct 15, 2007Discourage uninvited animal guests from making themselves too cozy.
Jun 10, 2016Materials give variety of looks and performances
Feb 2014From the myth of collapsing root balls to myth of compost tea - learn the facts about a range of tips you may have heard through the years about healthy soil, pretty mulch, and more.
Jan 2013Sheet composting, also referred to as lasagna composting or sheet mulching, is a cold composting method used by people around the world for generations. It is an excellent way to convert grass to vegetable beds, create new perennial borders, improve soil and soil structure, and recycle organic material at home.
Feb 2019Going to start shredding various types of paper--no cardboard--and wondered if the various toners/inks would cause problems with the plants or if the plant would absorb the chemicals and I would end up eating them from the vegetables produced. Looking at onions, potatoes, peppers, cabbage and other "stuff" I decide to try.
Sep 6, 2012The crux of no-till gardening is to pile on enough mulch so that weeds don't germinate and grow up through it.
May 2013I have an old pile of wood chips from a pruned willow tree and I wondered if I could rototill them into my garden soil to add mulch?
Jun 2015I'm putting cardboard and chipped wood over much of my backyard to keep the weeds down. How much room should I leave free of cardboard around the trees (one planted only a year ago) so they get enough water (whether mine or rain)? Would it be OK/better to put the chipped wood around the trees but no cardboard? how close to the trunk should I get if I do that?