Tag Archives: mulch

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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How to Recycle your Christmas Tree (or have it Recycled For You)

If you have a yard, there may be uses for that Douglas fir after it’s done its job for the season.   Here are a few.

Feed the birds in your garden. Turn the tree into …

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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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Mulch and the Middle-Aged Gardener

by Susan Harris
Have you finished putting down fresh mulch in all your borders yet?  This is THE biggest job of the year for most gardeners – especially if you include all …

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This week in my garden: Pruning roses and Filling up New Borders

by Susan Harris

Suddenly it’s spring-like out there and OMG there’s so much to do in the garden!  First, the regular spring maintenance:

The Pruning of the Roses

Now that there’s leaf growth …

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What to do in your Garden in March

by Susan Harris
Here’s what most people do. They wait until it’s already warm and colorful outdoors before noticing that their yards look pretty bad and wondering what they can do to change …

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Compost Guru Frank Gouin Answers all our Questions

Posted by Susan Harris
I’d heard Dr. Frank Gouin’s name mentioned almost reverentially for years and wasn’t about to miss his winter workshop at Homestead yesterday.    So without further ado, here’s what I learned.

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