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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?
Turn your morning coffee grounds into soil amendment or mulch for your indoor and outdoor gardens.
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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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.
Evergreen ID - Look for an Evergreen Day (Dec. 19)
December 19th is National Look for an Evergreen Day. Don't worry if you already have your holiday tree; take advantage of this unique holiday to get outside and look at the evergreens in your neighborhood.
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Fall and Winter Care for Groundcovers
Falling leaves make a great mulch in the woods, but can spell death for groundcovers and the lawn. Make clean up easy for you and good for the environment.
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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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Fall Soil Test
Grab a trowel and clean bucket and then head out to the garden to gather a soil sample for testing.
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From the Landscape to Holiday Decorations
Add a personal touch to your holidays by creating decorations from evergreens, berries, cones and seedpods harvested from your landscape.
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.
Mulch Your Way to a Beautiful Low Maintenance Garden
Summers are filled with barbeques, vacations, and caring for our landscapes. Mulching is one way to save time and effort over a season or two, giving you more time for fun.
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Needles Yellowing and Dropping on Evergreens
Don't worry if your evergreen has yellow or brown needles all along the trunk. This is a common occurrence called seasonal needle drop.
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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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Prepare Garden Soil Now for Next Season
Now is the perfect time to start preparing for next season's garden. As you finish harvesting a garden bed start preparing for the season ahead.
Prevent Problems in Your Vegetable Garden
Try a bit of preventative care in this year’s garden. You’ll increase your landscape’s beauty and productivity with less work on your part.
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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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Selecting Mulch for the Garden
Mulch can beautify your garden, suppress weeds, moderate soil temperature and conserve moisture. Consider both function and beauty when selecting mulch for your landscape.
Space and Time Saving Garden Technique
Create a raised bed, compost and rotate your garden crops in one space using this convenient garden technique.
Sustainable, Low Maintenance Keyhole Gardening
Increase garden productivity while decreasing water and fertilizer needs with keyhole gardening.
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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