Spring Garden Tips
Organic Mulch

Use shredded leaves, evergreen needles and herbicide-free grass clippings as a mulch in your garden. Spread a one or two inch layer these organic materials over the soil surface surrounding. Add more as the first layer starts to settle and decompose. Organic mulch helps conserve moisture, insulate plant roots from temperature extremes, reduce compaction, prevents erosion and reduce weeds. As the mulch breaks down it adds organic matter to the soil improving drainage in heavy soils and water holding capacity in sandy soils.

ORGANIC COMPOST

Share
 

Related Green Tips

Beer for Hostas

Holes in your hosta leaves?  There is an eco-friendly solution to the problem - beer.

Read more...

Care Around Trees

Create or expand mulch beds under your trees. Research has found that grass is a big competitor of young trees.

Read more...

Care for Your Trees

Proper watering and mulch is the best thing you can do for the health and longevity of your trees.

Read more...

Christmas in the Garden

Recycle your cut Christmas tree, greens, and wreaths in the landscape.

Read more...

Coffee in the Garden

Share your morning java jolt with your landscape.

Read more...

Compost Tea

Make your own liquid fertilizer from compost. Use one part compost to five parts water.

Read more...

Controlling Weeds

Start controlling next year's weed crop now.

Read more...

Earwig Trap

Recycle and fashion a couple of common kitchen items into an eco-friendly earwig trap.

Read more...

Every Plant Counts

Recycle cut flowers, forced flowering plants, and other short lived plants into the garden.

Read more...

Every Plant Counts

Recycle cut flowers, forced flowering plants and other short lived plants into the garden. 

Read more...

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

Recycle your newspaper into the garden.

Read more...

Farmer's Market

Get fresh from the garden flavor without planting a seed.  Purchase fresh fruit and vegetables at your local farmer's market.

Read more...

Garden Structures

Create wattle fences, arbors, trellises and garden art from twigs and branches left after pruning.

Read more...

Grass Clippings

Save yourself some time and energy and be good to your grass by leaving grass clippings on the lawn.

Read more...

Grass Clippings

Save yourself some time and energy and be good to your grass by leaving grass clippings on the lawn.

Read more...

Helping Hand

Give the gift of your time and energy while being kind to the environment.

Read more...

Kitchen Scraps

Recycle your kitchen scraps right in the garden.

Read more...

Leaf Mulch

Put fall leaves to work in your garden.  I attach the bagger to my electric mower to collect and shred leaves.

Read more...

Powdery Mildew

Break out the baking soda and spray away your powdery mildew woes.

Read more...

Recycle Newspaper & Cardboard

Recycle your newspaper and cardboard right in your garden.

Read more...

Reduce Spills

Grab that funnel and save money and the environment.

Read more...

Reusing Discarded Pallets

Put discarded pallets to work in your landscape.  Use them to create functional and attractive compost bins.

Read more...

Shade Tolerant Groundcovers

Consider replacing thin sparse grass that's struggling in the shade with a more suitable groundcover.

Read more...

Shred Fallen Leaves

Put away the rake and break out the electric mower to manage your fall leaves.

Read more...

Sledding thru the Garden

Don't pack away the sled at winter's end.  Put plastic sleds and saucers to work in the garden.

Read more...

So Many Leaves, So Many Uses

Put fallen leaves to work.  Shred and leave on the lawn, mulch the soil around your plants, dig into your annual flower and vegetable gardens or compost.

Read more...

Sweep Drives & Walkways

Break out the broom and sweep your way to better water quality.

Read more...

Tea Time For Your Plants

Make your own compost tea by placing compost in a permeable bag and soaking in water until the water turns brown.

Read more...

Uses for a Discarded Christmas Tree

Don't drag that Christmas tree to the curb.  Find who is recycling this resource back into the landscape.

Read more...

Vermicomposting

Turn off the garbage disposal and put red worms to work recycling kitchen scraps.

Read more...