Fall brings to mind images of a healthy harvest, full of tasty fresh vegetables. But in order to have your bounty of crops ready in time for Thanksgiving, you need to get an early start. Here are a few things to start doing in August and September to get your veggie garden ready for autumn.
If you’re not using compost in your garden — you should be. Soil products made from recycled organic material are better for the environment, better for your plants and better for you. Here are just a few of the many benefits of compost. Keep Organic Waste Out of Landfills Just like you recycle plastic
Summer is a great time to eat — and plant — fresh veggies, but some are better suited for warm weather than others. Curious what you should add to your vegetable garden this season? Here are a few of our top picks, plus some tips on helping them grow. Tomatoes Tomato plants love direct
Mulch is a secret weapon for gardeners. Not only does it look great, but it also helps fight off weeds, retain moisture, improve soil biology and structure, moderate soil temperature, and prevent certain plant diseases. However, to get the greatest possible benefits, it’s important to lay and maintain your mulch correctly. Here’s what you need
As of March 20, we officially say goodbye to winter and welcome the warmer spring months. But of course, with the new weather comes new gardening considerations. Want to help your garden thrive this season? Try these simple spring gardening tips. Choose Spring-Friendly Plants When it comes to spring planting, you have plenty of
The quality of your soil can be the difference between a blooming, healthy garden and a yard full of drooping plants you struggle to keep alive. Fortunately, if you know what to look for, it’s fairly easy to tell when your soil needs help. And, if it is time for a refresh, there are some
If you have plants or trees in your yard, you are already making a positive difference for the environment. Through the process of photosynthesis, your plants and trees remove carbon dioxide — one of the greenhouse gases responsible for global warming — from the atmosphere, helping to cool the planet. But your landscape’s potential to
During the holidays, keep poinsettias in a cool indoor location—away from heating vents and fireplaces. Once spring arrives next year, cut the stems back.
Agromin, the green waste recycler for most of Ventura County, is accepting Christmas trees at three of its locations from December 26 through January 19. Residents who drop off their trees will receive a free bag of potting mix.
Tending to a garden is not necessarily high on the list of things to do in December, but if gardening is your passion, there is still plenty to keep you busy, says Agromin, an Oxnard-based manufacturer of earth-friendly compost products made from organic material collected from more than 200 California cities.