Why add organic matter?

Why add organic matter?

Organic matter is any compound that contains carbon.  It is generally obtained from living substances, which may include either animal or plant material.  In the instance of soil or mulch, organic matter may be composted material obtained from grass clippings, animal...
Fall into Spring

Fall into Spring

You know when you see sunny yellow daffodils that spring has arrived. If you plant the bulbs in September or October they will bloom in late winter or early spring.  Select healthy firm bulbs at a trusted garden center.  Steer away from any bulbs that are soft or...
Installing a New Lawn

Installing a New Lawn

When planting a new lawn, the first step is to kill and remove any poor-quality turf. This process can be accomplished through the application of herbicides.   To kill unwanted grass and weeds to the roots select an herbicide that degrades quickly (does not last long...
End of the Road

End of the Road

Throughout Ohio stone driveways are a common sight. Limestone driveways are easy to work with and extremely affordable.  It also provides you with versatility in terms of layout and style. If the wet spring & summer weather had you seeing puddles in your stone...
Finding the Right Path

Finding the Right Path

Creating a garden path is mostly common sense. But it does require a lot of elbow grease and some skill.   There are a few different types of material that can be used but it is up to you to decide what suits your need. Here are some path ideas that can be done on a...