• Leaf mulch

    I was going to make some leaf mulch with the leaves that I've gathered from my front yard. I was going to layer the leaves with city compost (5 '' of leaves to 1/2" of compost) in a large old ...

  • Leaf mulch

    This past winter I used fallen leaves to spread over my flower and shrub beds as mulch. It doesn't look very attractive now. Should I remove it entirely or just some of it and add in some other type of ...

  • Muck soil — can it be amended? what will live in it?

    I've had a soil test done on a section of my garden that is damp and where everything I plant dies. The results show the soil texture is muck. All I can find about muck soil is that the organic ...

  • Gypsum under spruce tree

    Can I safely use gypsum under a Spruce tree to help break up the existing soil (hard packed clay now) before tilling in compost and new topsoil?

  • Compacted clay soil

    I have mostly clay soil in my front and back gardens and despite amending it for the last couple of years and adding mulch in the spring and fall I still find after our long winters the soil hardens and ...

  • How can I get my soil tested?

    I have moved to a new home and would like to know about my soil. Is there a place I can send samples for testing?