Tag: soil

Pushing Plastic out of your Garden

As gardeners (new or seasoned) we feel proud of the fact that we are contributing to nature with our gardens and landscapes. Something we might not be so proud of though is the amount of plastic that can be used while taking care of your garden. From plastic pots and tools to labels and disposable… Read more »

Let’s BE friends with BEES

When you think of warmer weather you think of sunny skies, green grass, and flowers blooming. Something you might not think of is the busiest insect out there, the bee. Yes, bees can be nuisances and they can even be fearful. But, they are the reason we have beautiful flowers, fresh produce, delicious honey, and… Read more »

Get More Soil for Late Summer/Fall Harvest

Planting isn’t just a springtime activity. There are plenty of veggies you can plant right now to ensure you garden continues as late into the year as possible. Make sure you know the “first frost” average for your area. Remember, we could see some in this area by mid-September. So, hurry now, pick up some… Read more »

Get Your Garden Plans Ready for Spring!

Find Your Garden Space If you are a first time gardener, the first step in your gardening process will be deciding where your garden will go. You’ll want to keep a few things in mind as you choose this space. Sunlight; choose an area that has plenty of sunshine to keep your crops happy and… Read more »

Fall Gardening Tips

As we are wrapping up summer, now is a good time to prepare for your fall gardening needs. Some vegetables don’t grow as well during hot summer conditions but thrive in the cooler fall weather. Though certain vegetables are suited better for cooler conditions they should be planted now before the cold weather arrives. It… Read more »

End-of-Season Soil Improvement

You might be wondering why anyone would want to order top soil or compost at the end of the season, as we are starting to see the fruits of our labor in the garden. Well, August is actually the best time to order some top soil or compost for several areas around your yard and… Read more »

Why Mulch?

If you haven’t placed mulch yet or have never used it, it’s not too late and you should really consider it. There are plenty of reasons to add mulch to your garden or around your trees including moisture conservation and weed suppression as well as improving bio diversity when the mulch rots and the nutrients… Read more »