When it comes to mulch, what’s not to love? It retains moisture, protects plants’ roots, and enriches soil as it decomposes. Compared to many gardening tasks, mulching requires minimal effort- lay it down thick once and top it up every few years. The return on investment is high!
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Fall garden tasks are a kind of last hoorah for Northern gardeners. Working outside on a crisp fall day is indeed a beautiful way to say farewell to the garden for the season. As you reach for your rake this year, consider a more relaxed approach to fall cleanup. There are marked benefits … Continue Reading ››
As the seasons change, our plants change. It's easy to get used to the lush greens and colorful displays of summer and panic when our plants start to look worn out by the end of the season. In many cases, a bedraggled look in the fall garden is an entirely normal part of … Continue Reading ››
The season is winding down and fall cleanup is imminent in many of our gardens. If you plan to cut your plants back for winter, make sure you do so thoughtfully. Many of our favorite landscape plants don't need a fall pruning. In fact, cutting them back might mean no flowers next year, … Continue Reading ››
Whether you're interested in alleviating erosion in your yard or improving water quality in lakes and rivers, rain gardens are a worthy endeavor. Not only utilitarian, rain gardens add interest and beauty to your landscape and make a great conversation piece.
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