How Much Topsoil?
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by madhav
2M ago
Topsoil is a crucial component to the health of plants, whether it be lawn, vegetables, or trees and shrubs. Contrary to popular belief, dirt is not just dirt. The difference between dirt and good wholesome topsoil is the difference between the Dust Bowl and a cornucopia. What Is Topsoil? What makes topsoil different from regular dirt? Topsoil is the top layer of the earth’s surface and can be anywhere from 2-8 inches deep. It is richly mixed with organic matter and microorganisms and contains all kinds of nutrients that the subsoil, only one layer down, lacks. Most of a plant’s roots remain i ..read more
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How To Lay Mulch
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by madhav
3M ago
Mulch is one of the quickest and easiest ways to transform your yard or flowerbeds. Although putting down mulch isn’t rocket science, there are probably a few tips and tricks you weren’t aware of. Why use Mulch? Mulch is nature’s miracle when it comes to reducing water usage and discouraging weeds. It makes flower beds look tidy and professional and makes maintenance a snap. It can also be used in decorative installations, for instance around a patio or fountain. If these are places you want to discourage living plants from, you can use decorative gravel or stone mulch as well (if you use it a ..read more
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The Benefits of Mulch In Every Season
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by scottarmand
4M ago
The frigid temperatures of winter send many landscapers inside as their plants and gardens ‘hibernate’ for the winter, however, mulch is a landscaping supply that can be used year-round and in all climates. Mulch in the Winter As plants and lawns die out for the winter seasons, many landscapers express concerns over the aesthetic value of their lawn, as dry grass and fallen leaves are not the lawn accessories that many landscapers view as ideal. As some landscapers add holiday decor to distract the eye, the use of mulch can also help. Mulch can help define flower beds, can add color and defini ..read more
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Why Does Mulch Go Bad?
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by scottarmand
5M ago
Death begets life. For many ancient Indian religions like Buddhism and Hinduism, this idea is expressed as the concept of “samsara,” the endless cycle of life, death and renewal. Samsara emphasizes the connectedness of all life and its ability to change form. Humble mulch, organic matter spread across garden and landscape soil, provides a perfect demonstration of death transforming into life.  Yet the gardener and the landscaper must be careful about which life forms they use a mulch to support. As organic matter, often shredded wood, mulch can decay in ways both helpful and detrimental t ..read more
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Planning for Fall Landscaping
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by madhav
6M ago
It’s been a bit of hot summer, or rather a brutally hot summer, so the lawn that we carefully planned for last spring might be looking a little less than cared for. Thankfully August is the perfect time to start planning the comeback of your beautiful lawn. As we move into fall, we begin to experience more episodes of rainfall and cooler weather. A plant’s focus naturally turns to establishment versus growth during this period. It is the perfect time to start planting shrubs, perennials, trees and even grass, because the warm soil and cooler air allows these new additions to establish a strong ..read more
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Evaluate Your Yard for a Patio
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by scottarmand
7M ago
Adding a patio to your property could immediately increase the value and appeal of your home. By expanding usable square footage, a patio will add salability to the home due to the added curb appeal and additional functionality. With so many options, it is important to do your homework to understand the costs, the best shapes to complement your property, and other factors such as sun and shade. Some appraisal services have determined that patio recovery costs range anywhere from 30% to 60% depending on the region of the country and material choices. It has been said that the less elaborate and ..read more
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Can I Prune My Bushes and Trees in the Summer?
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by madhav
8M ago
Every year, new people come to landscaping. Whether it’s their first home, or they just finally have the time to putter around the yard, people want to beautify their outdoor space. So there are many common questions that get answered year after year, and we wanted to answer one here for you today. Can I prune in the summer? Why We Prune Pruning is done for many reasons, some of which affect the time of year when pruning should be done. You can prune to remove dead or diseased branches or prune to shape or dwarf the plant. In bushes, it’s especially common to thin out multiple trunks, like in ..read more
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3 Things to Know Before You Buy Mulch
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by madhav
9M ago
Few things are better for your garden or yard than an ample layer of mulch. Mulch shades roots from too much heat, prevents evaporation and erosion, and its decomposition feeds the microbes in the soil, keeping it rich and healthy. But what should you know before you get out the wheelbarrow and the rake? Quality Control Few things are better for your garden or yard than an ample layer of mulch. Mulch shades roots from too much heat, prevents evaporation and erosion, and its decomposition feeds the microbes in the soil, keeping it rich and healthy. What do you know about the quality of mulches ..read more
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Green Landscaping Tips
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by madhav
9M ago
With all the talk about the environment, it can be daunting to think that you could have any effect on such a large problem. But as our grandparents used to say in the Depression-era, “Take care of the pennies, and the dollars will take care of themselves.” There are many simple steps you can take right in your own backyard to do your part for nature. Think Hard About Your Lawn Although a lush green lawn has been the pride of homeowners for many years, it evolved as a sign of conspicuous consumption (to own land that wasn’t grazed or cultivated) and remains so today. Of course, you don’t need ..read more
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Why Mulch Is Important To Your Landscaping Success
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by madhav
10M ago
Spring is the ideal time to plan for that perfectly beautiful, yet functional landscape. One of the first items on that planning checklist should be mulching. Why mulch? Mulch is like magic. Not only does it give your lawn a clean finished look, but it is also very beneficial to plants and soil. Mulch covers the soil to prevent moisture loss, promotes the growth of beneficial micro-organisms in the soil and improves your soil quality. Aesthetic appeal Adding mulch to your garden will raise the overall aesthetic appeal of your landscape. Without mulch, your garden might look disorganized and ar ..read more
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