Proper Tree Selection

The climate is a good reason to take good care to plant the proper tree in your yard. Desired effect, space provided, watering restrictions, soil properties and maintenance cost are among others. Planting the proper type of tree in the
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How to Build a Compost Pile

Follow these simple instructions and start composting today. Here’s what you need: 1. Carbon-rich “brown” materials, such as fall leaves, straw, dead flowers from your garden, tree mulch (the darker and older the better) or even shredded newspaper. 2. Nitrogen-rich
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Organic Matter

Adding organic matter to soil may be the key to unlocking your garden’s full potential. Understanding the importance of organic matter is crucial to success with organic gardening. Organic matter is a term that encompasses a wide variety of living
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What Is Organic?

Here are two descriptions of what organic means. Definition: 1.      According to the USDA National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), organic agriculture is defined as “an ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles, and soil biological activity. It is based on minimal use of off-farm inputs and on management practices that restore, maintain, or enhance ecological harmony. The primary goal of organic agriculture is to optimize the health and productivity of interdependent communities of soil life, plants, animals and people.” (NOSB, 1997) Description: 2.      Many gardeners wonder what exactly organic gardening means. The
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With Water Cometh Life!

For the above statement to be true in the case of a tree, the proper amount of water and techniques of watering need to be applied. Water provides the means for a tree to absorb essential nutrients which give trees the ability to grow strong healthy tissue and fight off disease. Some trees, like large cottonwoods, can drink hundreds of gallons of water a day if allowed. Other trees though, if watered too much, can drown and decline rather quickly. Plant species and size, soil texture, air temperature and humidity all play an important roll in determining the proper amount
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