Raking Leaves

Raking Leaves

A stress encounter group I know, recommends sitting quietly and watching the colored leaves fall. Steal a moment, take a deep breath and a few second pause to the stress of our new electronically chopped up micro-time. Slowly The Leaves Float To The Ground on sunny...
Raking Leaves

Meadow Maintenance

A meadow is a low-maintenance alternative to keeping a traditional lawn. It may seem that the way to escape from the lawn care trap is to have a meadow. Meadows are easier than lawns because they don’t need so much mowing and they don’t need fertilizing,...
Raking Leaves

Making Compost

Recent research shows that compost also can inhibit plant diseases, neutralize toxic chemicals in the soil, and reduce erosion. Quite a list of accomplishments for this “black gold” that anyone can produce in their backyard. You can make compost yourself...
Raking Leaves

Nutrient Management in Your Soil

Twenty nutrients have been identified that are required by plants. Of these, nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium are required in relatively large amounts. Nitrogen is associated with lush vegetative growth, adequate phosphorus is required for flowering and fruiting,...
Raking Leaves

Composting

All organic matter eventually decomposes. Composting speeds the process by providing an ideal environment for bacteria and other decomposing microorganisms. The final product, humus or compost, looks and feels like fertile garden soil. This dark, crumbly,...