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Use Yard Waste as Mulch

Some key points. Remember this about mulch: * Organic mulches have little effect on the nutrient level in the soil and should not be considered a substitute for fertilizer. * Quickly decaying mulches – such as fresh leaves, wood chips, … Continue reading >

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National Bike to Work Day – May 16, 2014

National Bike to Work Day is observed on May 16, 2014. Bike to Work Day is an annual event across the United States and Canada that promotes the bicycle as an option for commuting to work. Leading up to Bike … Continue reading >

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Applying Mulches

Apply mulch about 4 inches deep (certainly no deeper than 6 inches), and keep it at least 6 inches away from tree trunks. With established plants in the garden, apply mulch in mid-spring, when the soil has warmed up sufficiently … Continue reading >

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When a leaf falls in the forest …

Use Yard Waste as Mulch Green waste, such as tree limbs, leaves, and grass, are not a problem in the forest. The masses of dead organic material that fall in the woods every year are simply part of a larger … Continue reading >

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What Can You Put Into a Compost Pile? International Compost Awareness Week – May 5 – 11, 2014

Create a Compost Pile What can you put into a compost pile? Anything growing in your yard is potential food for the micro-organisms in a compost pile. Almost any kind of plant material – including leaves, garden debris, and shrub … Continue reading >

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How Can You Use Compost? – International Compost Awareness Week – May 5 – 11, 2014

Create a Compost Pile How can you use compost? Compost is ready to use when it is dark, brown, and crumbly, with an earthy odor. Let it stabilize for a few extra days, and screen it through a 1/2-inch screen … Continue reading >

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The Compost Process – International Compost Awareness Week – May 5 – 11, 2014

Create a Compost Pile The compost process Once you have created a compost pile, you can typically expect the following changes: * Two weeks later. A properly made compost heap will reach a temperature of 140-degrees to 160-degrees in one … Continue reading >

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How to Make Compost – International Compost Awareness Week – May 5 – 11, 2014

Create a Compost Pile How to make compost Begin by removing the grass and sod cover from the area where you plan to construct your compost pile. Place a layer of chopped brush or other coarse material on top of … Continue reading >

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Making the Most Out of Waste – International Compost Awareness Week – May 5 – 11, 2014

Create a Compost Pile Making the most out of waste A compost pile is a teeming microbial farm. The microbes in a compost pile go to work for you, breaking down leaves, grass clippings, fruit and vegetable waste, and other … Continue reading >

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Environmental Trade-Offs

Environmental choices are not always as simple as we like to believe. For instance, one of the great debates is whether paper or plastic bags are better. At one level, the answer seems obvious. Paper is a renewable resource that … Continue reading >

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