Ooh la la! French Drains

Ooh la la! French Drains

A French drain may be your remedy if you have a waterlogged yard or a wet basement.   Water always flows downhill, and by the easiest path possible.  That’s the basic concept behind a French drain, a slightly sloped trench filled with round gravel and a pipe that...
Wood Chips

Wood Chips

It’s my favorite season of the year, camping season!!  Are you a happy camper?  I am and I’ll tell you why. After this rainy spring we had I finally got my muddy campsite cleaned up! I went over to Three-Z-Supply and picked up a couple of yards of their woodchips in...
Mellow Yellow

Mellow Yellow

A friend of mine texted me a picture of a plant to help her identify it.  It turned out to be St. John’s Wort.  This popular plant is able to thrive in poor soil conditions and has healing properties.  St John’s Wort thrives in poor soil conditions and does best in...
Don’t Skip the Mulch

Don’t Skip the Mulch

With as wet a spring as we’ve had it’s taken a while for the soil to dry out.  Now that your perennials, annuals & vegetables are established it’s the perfect time to mulch.  Mulch is great way to suppress weeds, cut down on watering; it also keeps the soil cool...
Mulch Fire Safety

Mulch Fire Safety

Summer is here.  The mulch is in, the garden is growing, the flowers are blooming.  Take time and enjoy all the hard work you put into your yard.  But don’t forget to keep things watered.  This includes your mulch. Most mulch, including those from Three-Z are made...
Last Minute Winter Prep

Last Minute Winter Prep

Only in Cleveland can it be 75 degrees one day and 35 and blizzard-like the next.  Due to an unseasonably mild fall, some of the yard winterizing may have escaped your mind.  So now you may need to bundle up and finish up some of that landscape winter prep you’ve put...