Starting a new garden is a lot of work, but a wonderful experience filled with endless possibilities. There is nothing quite like walking out into your yard, basking in the allure of a garden filled with beautiful plants, as you … Read Article
Will spreading pine needles around the base of my blueberry bushes increase the acidity of the soil? I know they like acid soil.
Do I have to change the soil in my containers before planting them, or is it OK to reuse what’s left in there from last year?
If you have a vegetable or flower garden that is essentially bare, with all the annual plants removed, you can let nature make compost for you right there. No piling, no turning, just spread it and forget it.
Question: My lawn-care company representative says he can tell that my soil is acid and compacted just by which specific weeds are growing in it. Do weeds really reveal the soil’s condition?
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How do I know if my soil is “well drained” or not? Read Article
What is leaf mold, and why would my garden need it? Read Article
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? Read Article
Do I really need to buy planting mix when planting shrubs? Read Article
If a soil test reveals a pH higher than 7, you’ll want to check out these great plants for alkaline soil. Read Article