Solarizing Soil

We want to clear an area of lawn and replace it with a vegetable garden. I’ve heard of “solarizing”—can you tell me if this would be the best way to go and can we do it over the winter so we’ll be ready to plant in spring?

Zone Pushing

usda hardiness map

I have a pair of plants that are “marginally hardy” in my climate zone. What are their chances of making it through the winter and how can I help?

Fall Lawn-care Reminders


Here’s a rundown of fall tasks that will improve a lawn made up of cool-season turfgrasses, such as fescues, Kentucky bluegrass and ryegrass: