Spring Weed Management

Here I am again not writing my own post, but linking to someone else's. But why re-invent the wheel right? If another writer did a good job, I'm happy to lead you to them. So today's lesson is Weed Control Techniques thanks to Comox blogger Through Nana's Garden Gate. I'll just make a few editorial comments: Control with... Continue Reading →

Sheet Mulching, or not, or how to save yourself a lot of work

Autumn is a great time to plan and begin to develop new garden beds for next year-- as though you didn't have enough to do. Sheet Mulching, or not, or how to save yourself a lot of work Sheet mulching is the process of layering lots of different compostable materials OVER your grass in order to create... Continue Reading →

Mulches Part II

Bark vs arborist's wood chips: Again, I defer to Linda Chalker-Scott: The Myth of Pretty Mulch pretty much 😉 says it all. Using bark mulch has too many disadvantages, whereas wood chips have few. So  this: ...is now this: As I've said in previous posts, my garden is my research field. So I'm going to try... Continue Reading →

Wood Chips in the Garden

Very quick post here. Having received a driveway-load of wood chips from a local tree service, and knowing that it's largely of the cedar-Thuja-Douglas-fir variety, I googled to find out if it was safe to use as garden mulch now, or should I pile it up in an enormous mountain in the backyard waiting for... Continue Reading →

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