Lawn Care

Lawn Care (maintenance)

If you want to be successful as a natural, organic gardener — or grow a healthy, organic lawn — you may need to think differently about your soil.

Organisms in the soil have the same needs we do: to drink, breathe, eat, digest and excrete.

When the soil is healthy, fed with natural materials and not compacted, those natural processes allow fertilization and growth to happen the way Mother Nature intended. Organic fertilizer is actually soil food that nourishes the organisms, whereas chemical fertilizer feeds plants directly — but much of the chemical fertilizer runs off into lakes, oceans, rivers and groundwater. Growing grasses and other plants in healthy, living soil will make the plants more drought-tolerant, disease-resistant and maintenance-free….

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Hedge Trimming

Hedge Trimming

Established hedges require trimming to keep them dense and compact. Formal hedges require more frequent trimming than informal hedges.

When to trim hedges

New hedges require formative pruning for their first couple of years after planting. Formative pruning is usually carried out in winter or spring.

Trimming techniques

Hand-held hedge shears are fine for smaller hedges, but for large hedges you’ll probably find it easier….

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Flowerbed Mulching

Flowerbed Mulching(pinestraw and mulch)
Spring is coming and it’s time to start thinking about mulching your flower beds for the summer.

Natural mulch is extremely beneficial for a garden. It traps moisture in the soil so you don’t have to water as often, and it acts as an insulator so your plants’ roots don’t get too hot. (It has the same effect in the winter, keeping plants from getting too cold.) And it suppresses weeds, so you don’t have to weed as often!

Using pine straw mulch

Pine straw is good for suppressing weeds. It has a tendency to form a thick mat, and woe to the weed that tries to come up through that! But pine straw is not….

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