Leaves from chemically treated lawns

I’ve been sheet mulching (cardboard then soil) a few flower beds for spring on/over parts of my front lawn. I want to further cover them with fallen leaves but I’m finding myself a bit low on leaves this year (we…

Garlic – straw mulch, horse manure, irrigation

1. is it ok to cover the garlic with straw as a mulch which has previously treated with herbicide? The garlic will be grown on a wooden bed of 3ft x 7ft. 2. Are there any issues with mold formation…

Use of sawdust from Maple Tree as mulch

My huge Norwood Maple tree was damaged and had to be taken down in March 2019, resulting in lots of saw dust. I am told that I need to add 1 lb of nitrogen to 50lbs of saw dust if…

Garden mulching, composting and landscape fabrics

I’ve been weeding, reducing certain plants and shrubs and planting new ones. I intend to lay down compost and mulch. My questions: -Do you recommend using landscape fabric, or does it prevent perennials (and spring bulbs) from coming up? I…

Unhealthy peppers

This is every year and different locations.  Our peppers always stay spindly with leaves being a pale yellow.  Soil is good with lots of compost this year.  I have tried fertilizing, not fertilizing; water more, water less; nothing helps.  All…

Mulch

What kind of mulch can I use in my vegetable garden ?…

mulch

Hi! I’m looking for the best mulch for my flower beds, in terms of keeping moisture in, weeds out and keeping the soil healthy. Mostly I have shrubs, i.e. Annabelle and Peegee hydrangeas, emerald cedars, lilacs, bleeding hearts, hostas, ferns.…

Mulch

Hello; I have mulched my property for many years and the mulch is dark or red and we have had trees die. Can you recommend a place that I could find a safe eco friendly mulch? I live in Muskoka…