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The change of seasons often generates lots of plant debris. Fall leaves, faded perennials, landscape trimmings and more. So how do you neatly and effectively turn this green debris into valuable compost?
Dividing Overgrown and Floppy Perennials
Overcrowded, poor flowering and floppy perennials can be invigorated with a shovel and a bit of your time and energy.
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Eco-friendly Slug and Snail Control
They’re gray, they’re slimy, they feed at night leaving holes in the leaves of your favorite hostas, tomatoes and other garden plants. Yes, you guessed it – slugs and snails.
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Eggshells as Fertilizer
Don't throw out those eggshells. Wash and add to your worm composter or use them with your houseplants or in the garden as a fertilizer supplement.
Fall Soil Preparation
As the summer growing season winds down, it’s a great time to prepare your landscape for next season. Start with a soil test. The results can save you money and the environment.
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Fun Ways to Use Pumpkins Indoors
Add some fun to your fall gatherings with creative uses for pumpkins.
Garden Math - Ordering Mulch and Topsoil
Don’t end up with a driveway full of excess topsoil and mulch waiting for friends and family to haul away the surplus for their gardens. Do a bit of math in advance and order just the amount needed.
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Gardening with Your Neighbor - Shared Gardens
Get rid of the fence dividing you and your neighbors’ yard. Instead create a beautiful garden you both can enjoy.
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Go Green and Easy with Landscape for Life
You can have a beautiful landscape and productive garden while working in concert with nature.
Start small. You'll be amazed the difference a few change of habits can make in your garden and maintenance schedule.
Learn About Composting Day
May 29th is National Learn About Composting Day. Celebrate by starting your first or adding an additional compost pile to your landscape.
Perennial Garden Renovations
Give your tired perennial garden a boost without a total renovation. Topdressing your garden with compost every year or two provides most if not all the nutrients your perennials need.
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Recycle, Don't Bag or Burn, Fall Leaves
Think of fall leaves as fertilizer falling from the sky, not an annoyance to be raked and removed. Recycle these nutrient-rich packets back into your landscape.
Tree leaves contain 50 to 80 percent of the nutrients the plants absorb from the air and soil throughout the growing season. Recycle these nutrients back into the soil to benefit future plantings.
Recycling Coffee Grounds
Put coffee grounds and filters to work improving your garden’s beauty and productivity.
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Space and Time Saving Garden Technique
Create a raised bed, compost and rotate your garden crops in one space using this convenient garden technique.
It starts with one little plant. Next thing you know your garden is overrun with them. Some start from seeds that have been dormant in the soil for years while others move in on the wind, in soil additives or with garden transplants.
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