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...

Feeding your vegetable garden 101

Vegetable plants need to be fertilized with a plant food because most soil does not provide the essential nutrients required for optimum growth. Even if you start with great garden soil, as your plants grow, they absorb nutrients and leave the soil less fertile as...
Conserve water…use rubber mulch!

Conserve water…use rubber mulch!

Are we at risk of running out of water?  For many, it is a rite of spring and summer to manicure our lawns to the point that they rival the turf of professional stadiums.  Part of this process is to water, water and water even more.  A recent report states that the...