According to the Arbor Day Foundation, a newly planted tree’s best friend is mulch. But remember, a tree doesn’t want any junk on its trunk. Especially if that junk is mulch. Mulching always appears to be a task so straightforward that it’s hard to realize there are some essential techniques and important choices to consider.
With so many choices of fertilizers available for your vegetable or flower garden, it’s difficult to know what to use. There are some gardeners who only use manure. But it’s also difficult to know which types of manure to use. Many organic gardeners only use manure from plant-eating animals. There are some points to keep in mind when processing or buying manure.
We know this time of the year is busy. We also know that making a small amount time to accomplish a few tasks in your yard can save you tons of time in the spring and make quite a difference in the quality of your garden and landscaping.
There’s a time in late summer when the garden gets wilty – perhaps some plants get yellow, and others are done with their production for the year. August can be an excellent time to start over in some ways – re-planting in the spots that are no longer productive. After all, why not go for a second round of harvest? If you plant in august, you’ll have produce well into the cool autumn days.
Turns out, there are natural ways to repel mosquitoes AND avoid dousing yourself in bug spray. Here are some easy plants to include around your house this summer to help prevent the yearly onslaught of mosquitoes.