All About Mulch and How It's Different From Compost

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 …
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Want Healthy Plants? Give Them Healthy Soil

  Homestead's Education Coordinator Gene Sumi gave another great talk recently - about what's arguably THE most important subject for any gardener, especially …
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Organic Mulches for Fall

  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 …
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Maryland Extension Hort Guru Lew Shell on Soil

  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, you know, …
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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 …
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