Is there actually a “right way” to dig a hole for planting?

Absolutely! Protecting your investment in your plants starts by digging a hole the right size, with the right conditions. If you dig the hole incorrectly, essentially all you do is create a bigger pot for your plant. Planting your transplants in the right type of hole can make all the difference in their success. Look … Continue reading Is there actually a “right way” to dig a hole for planting?

What is Organic Lawn Care?

A lawn can be a source of pride in the United States. A modest level of “husbandry,” or stewardship, can transform our “personal grassland” into the beautiful verdant sod we enjoy as lawn. A lawn full of lush Kentucky bluegrass that has been under organic management for 4 years. Credit: J. Heckman The grass in … Continue reading What is Organic Lawn Care?

Leaves left on the ground really become soil?

Don’t they just get moldy? Yes, the leaves do become part of the soil. And, yes, “mold” can be involved in the process, but most of the time, that’s a very good mold to have around your yard. Let’s take a look at how this works. Each fall, nature gives your yard a “windfall” of … Continue reading Leaves left on the ground really become soil?