What is Mulch Great For?

Besides helping your landscape stay beautiful, mulch is a great insulator for your plants, helps retain moisture around their root system, and can also prevent loss of water from the soil evaporation. Mulch also suppresses weed growth and keeps your soil cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It also reduces erosion and…

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Mulch Installation Tips

Here are some general tips for mulch installation that may benefit anyone, regardless of what type of mulch you’re using. Tip 1: Before mulching, your top priority is to clear the area you’re going to mulch of any weeds or grass. This is imperative – if you skip this step, it’s likely that the mulch…

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The Difference Between Mulch and Compost

Compost and mulch are two of the must-haves for a great garden. They each provide different and important things for your plants throughout the growing season, keeping your garden going strong. Compost: A Nutrient Powerhouse Compost refers to organic matter that has decomposed over time. There are lots of different composting methods, but the most…

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Why Compost For Your Garden

It would sound like a negative thing to hear someone say that his or her garden needed more microorganisms living in the soil, but beneficial microbes are something that could help any garden come to life. The reason being is that beneficial microbes are responsible for something called soil aggregation. And, for those of you…

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Got Household Hazardous Waste? Top 9 Most Common Items in Your House and How to Dispose of Them

At one time or another, most of us have purchased hazardous items, chemicals or cleaning agents, which can be harmful to our environment, people and animals. When using these products, take care to follow instructions for their use, and learn about safe disposal methods to prevent accidents or contamination to the environment. Household Cleaners Many…

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