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As the weather warms in springtime, we don’t need the winter comforter any more. And neither does the garden. A layer of mulch — valuable insulation in late winter — can become an obstacle in spring if new shoots can’t...
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Spring mulching, done now, can suppress weeds, add nutrients, help conserve soil moisture through the summer – and it certainly makes the garden look better. Fall mulch does the same and can also reduce the freeze/thaw cycles that can heave...
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A lot of gardeners are quick with the mulch, wanting to get a fresh coat of shredded hardwood or wood chips over the garden beds ASAP to choke off weeds and make the yard “look nice.” Now is fine to...
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In October, plant festivals sprout like orange cosmos after a good rain. And just like that cheery, self- seeding landscape staple, they’re an excellent source of inexpensive, easy-to-grow delights. Whether you’re new to Florida gardening, a veteran in search of...
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Garden mulch Tom MacCubbinContact Reporter Which garden mulch is best for you and your garden? A visit to the local garden center finds several different mulches but not all of them.  Mulch could be those chunks of bark or maybe...
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Tom MacCubbinContact ReporterIN THE GARDEN Almanac Average temperatures: High 85, low 65 Rainfall: 2.73 inches The moon 1. Moon phases •Last quarter: Oct. 4 •New moon Oct. 12 •First quarter Oct. 20 •Full moon Oct. 27 2. Moon sign planting...
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The public playground in Bandon, a small town on the blustery coast of Oregon, has everything a kid could want. Swings and an orange, twisting slide, even a bright blue boat. But after the playground was installed in 2009, some...
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Placing top dressing on a finished landscape bed may sound like an easy final step, but with any process there is room for improvement. Here are some tips from contractors on how to best avoid mulch mayhem. Training the team....
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The buzz word today is sustainability, meaning we want products that endure, yet are recyclable and socially responsible. From raw materials to the disposal of trash, we want what is least harmful to the environment. And that can include lawn...
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Mulching can be one of the best things you do for your trees and shrubs. It also can be one of the worst things you do for your trees and shrubs.First, let’s get our definitions in order. “Mulch” is anything...
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