Rubber mulch – the safest playground surface

Did you know that rubber mulch is the safest playground surface with a fall height rating of 16+ feet?  For those that use wood mulch the fall height rating is a mere 7 feet which could lead to more injuries for little ones on the playground. In a recent study by The...
Watering 101 for your vegetable garden

Watering 101 for your vegetable garden

The summer heat is still upon us for many. As weather goes, some areas of the country have received too much rain, but for more than 50 percent of the states there is some degree of drought conditions they must contend with. So, with Mother Nature not lending a...
Cool down by turning up the heat on recycling

Cool down by turning up the heat on recycling

It gets pretty warm and humid where I live. I was out walking the dog a few nights ago and heard a conversation that went like this…”seems like it is getting warmer earlier and earlier each year”…”must be global warming”. The two people having the conversation sort of...

Fade to black…or in this case grey…

This year my new neighbor decided to get an early jump on the landscaping season and installed his dark brown wood mulch in early April. For the first few months everything looked just great, but then the typical spring rains followed by weeks of 90 degree sunny and...