Tag Archives: leafgro

All about Mulch, and how it’s Different from Compost

by Susan Harris
It’s spring, and the local gardening email groups are abuzz with questions about mulch, especially:  What to use?  But before we get to what,  let’s look at why we mulch …

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Want healthy plants? Give them healthy soil!

by Susan Harris

Homestead’s Education Coordinator Gene Sumi gave another great talk recently – about what’s arguably THE most important subject for any gardener, especially those who like to …

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Organic Mulches for Fall

by Susan Harris
Are your beds and borders mulched and ready for winter?  Mulches do a lot to moderate soil temperature, which means preventing freeze-thaw cycles that can cause plants to heave …

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Maryland Extension Hort Guru Lew Shell on Soil

by Susan Harris
Remember the lovely kitchen garden on the grounds of the Governor’s residence in Annapolis?  It’s used not just for teaching kids to grow food and, …

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Now’s the time to correct soil compaction under your lawn

By Gene Sumi Homestead Education Coordinator
If your lawn looks barren of turf and the only green plants that are thriving are the weeds, your soil may be seriously compacted.  Compaction will appear as …

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Mike McGrath on Organic Lawn Care

by Susan Harris

The nationally famous gardening guru Mike McGrath talked about “How to Get your Lawn Off Drugs” yesterday at Homestead, then stayed to answer …

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