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Mulching Tips from Morton Arboretum

CHICAGO AREA’S MORTON ARBORETUM Mulching trees, shrubs, and plants is both functional and decorative. Once you have chosen the right plant for a given site, and followed the proper planting procedures, you should mulch the plant and create a stable environment for root growth. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2mZtLoC

Fall Tour of Aspen Grove Gardens

ONTARIO, CANADA From Robert Pavlis, the gardener at Aspen Grove Gardens: Garden Tour of Aspen Grove Gardens, fall 2015. Enjoy a video tour of this lovely private garden located in Southern Ontario. Learn how to make good use of ornamental grasses, water features, and focal points to create a stunning garden for 12 months of …Read more »

Nature RX, Part 1

From the nonprofit NATURE RX Set in the world of a spoofed prescription drug commercial, Nature Rx offers a hearty dose of laughs and the outdoors – two timeless prescriptions for whatever ails you. Side effects may include confidence, authenticity, remembering you have a body, and being in a good mood for no apparent reason. …Read more »

7 Ways to Use Leaves in Your Garden

GROWVEG in the U.K. Would you like to save time, effort and money spent on your garden while also improving your harvest? Clearing up fallen leaves is hard work, but those leaves can protect and feed your plants, as well as reducing the amount of watering, weeding and digging you need to do next year. In …Read more »

Simple Ways to Improve your Garden Soil Using Fallen Leaves

CINCINNATI, OHIO From Crista’s Garden: In this video, I will show you how I use fall leaves in my garden. They are a free resource with so many benefits for your garden! I forgot to mention in this video not to use leaves from the Black Walnut tree as they contain Juglone, a organic compound …Read more »

Cover Crops for Backyard Gardens: Why, When, What, How to Plant

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA By CaliKim Garden and Home DIY Cover crops for backyard gardens – why, when, what and how to plant them in your garden beds. Cover crops are an easy way to add organic matter and nutrients to your soil. Plant them now so your garden beds are ready for spring! MIgardener’s White Dutch …Read more »

Building Soil Fertility with Fall & Winter Cover Crops/Green Manures

CHICAGO AREA By Patrick Dolan of One Yard Revolution Frugal & Sustainable Organic Gardening Cover crops, or green manures, have become a very important part of our low cost and sustainable soil fertility program. In late summer we plant a variety of cold hardy legumes, along with cayuse oats. These crops fix nitrogen in the …Read more »

Build Amazing Fertile Garden Soil Using Free and Local Resources in your Mulch or Compost

ALBERTA, CANADA By Stephen Legaree of Alberta Urban Garden Simple Organic and Sustainable How to build soil fertility for the perfect garden soil for free! It is fall here in Alberta and that means the summer crops are done and some of the garden beds are done for the year. Just because there is nothing goring …Read more »

Composting: Troubleshooting Issues

KANSAS STATE EXTENSION Common challenges with composting include material not breaking down quick enough, keeping the right mix of browns and greens, funny odors, and attracting wildlife. This segment gives tips on how to combat these issues and have success at composting. Produced by the Department of Communications and Agricultural Education at Kansas State University. …Read more »

How to Make a Compost Bin for Free Using Shipping Pallets

ATLANTA-AREA EXPERT JOE LAMP’L at joegardenerTV.com Over the years I’ve tried every type of composting system, from open piles to expensive, dual-bin, closed devices. Yet my system of choice is when I made a compost bin for free using shipping pallets. And it’s what I still use today, 10-years and counting. You can make it in …Read more »

Composting 101: Stupid-Easy Compost Making in Piles & Bins

PACIFIC NORTHWEST From Pure Living for Life: Support us on Patreon: http://bit.ly/2tdla40 Compost tumbler for urban composting: http://amzn.to/2fbOUE6 Earlier this year we decided to dive into composting 101 and get started with our very first compost pile. Despite the concept being incredibly simple, there is so much information out there on how to start a …Read more »

Composting 101 — Making Compost in Composting Bins and Compost Piles

GRASS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA By GrowOrganic Peaceful Valley   Tricia shares with you how to start your very own compost pile or compost bin. Get more info plus organic gardening supplies at Peaceful Valley, GrowOrganic.com http://www.groworganic.com. Extra composting facts in our blog posts “Composting tips — how to balance your compost bin” http://intheloop.groworganic.com/2011… and “What’s going on …Read more »