What if I told you about an amazing plant? Among its good qualities: *Green most of the year *Controls erosion *Soft enough to walk on barefoot *Strong enough that kids and dogs can play on it *Cheap to grow from seed *Not a waterhog What is it? Turfgrass. The problem with a lot of lawns is not the grass, it’s the lawn care. Poor lawn care has dumped chemical fertilizers into our watersheds, and sent potable water running down the gutters of our suburbs. Our national lawn care practices have…
When you first heard of compost tea did you think, This time the organic gardeners have gone too far? Tricia has a story about that in our new video on compost tea for home gardeners. To be clear: compost tea is for PLANTS not for people. Special solutions of garden “teas” have been around for centuries, but the latest technique of aerating compost tea is relatively new. It’s an increasingly popular way to create a soil inoculant. Let’s define the different garden liquids,…
Your creating toxic fumes,oil & grease by using that large lawn tractor to cut your re-established lawn. More front lawns are being converted to vegetable, landscaped with shrubs,trees and colorful plants and flowers. These are densely planted and then mulched. This eliminates the seed,fertilizer,cutting,fowl air and cancer producing many “cides” that go along with the so-called “lush green lawn”
I had an event with a large white oak on neighboring property-it kept on producing a green lawn of moss. I dug,raked and fought for a few years until I came across an article that enhansed the problem by feeding with buttermilk,water and amounts of moss-this bloomed and now have a natural green lawn-I haven’t completed all the planting yet but my Question is What do you think will happen if I heavily mulch all the plantings and cover with 2 ” or more. Mulch stops weeds-I’m thinking the moss will turn into rich almost topsoil in time - What is your in put to this ? Thanks for your time. WILL -
Sep 2nd, 2011 at 7:36 pm
Please use your spelling and grammar check!
Charlotte from Peaceful Valley Says:
Oct 10th, 2011 at 10:40 pm
We support edible yards, front or back, for those who do not need a lawn. One of our favorite new books on our shelves here is The Edible Front Yard by Ivette Soler. She shows people how to remove lawn and replace it with vegetables and fruit.
Our video and articles are meant to explain how to maintain a lawn organically, with as little water as possible, for those who need to keep a lawn.
Your landscaping question is interesting, but it’s too complex to answer properly here on the blog. For expert advice, please phone our store at 530-272-4769 x 321.