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How to Pick the Best Potting Soil

All about potting soil

When it comes to successful gardening, there is one piece of the puzzle that is often overlooked- the soil. Picking the right potting soil is essential for any successful garden. Whether you’re growing vegetables, flowers, or houseplants, the right potting soil can make all the difference. To help you make an educated decision, we’ve put together a guide on how to pick the best potting soil.

Understanding Potting Soil

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compost faq

Composting FAQ

All you want to know about composting

  • What is compost? Compost is decomposed organic matter that is used as a soil amendment. Compost is made from a variety of organic materials such as food scraps, leaves, grass clippings, and other yard waste. It is a natural process of breaking down organic matter into a nutrient-rich fertilizer. Compost is a great way to reduce kitchen scraps and yard debris while adding valuable nutrients to your garden.
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Composting for Beginners: Part II

How To Build a Compost Pile

If you haven’t read our first post on “How to Compost”, Part I of this composting series will give you insights into the basics of composting and what you can add to your pile.

Building a compost heap

Place your compost heap in a convenient but unobtrusive location. Choose a nearby location if the compost will be used primarily in the garden. A convenient source of water is … Read the rest

How to Compost

Composting for Beginners: Part 1

Home Composting Guide

Composting at home is becoming more and more popular as gardeners look to do their own part in conservation and sustainability. The compost process allows us to reduce the contribution to landfills, and give our garden well needed resources at no cost. Here is part 1 of our Composting for Beginners / Composting Guide for Homeowners.

What exactly is compost?

Compost is a dark, friable, partially decomposed form of organic matter that … Read the rest

composting. leaves for mulch

Composting Leaves: For Fall Gardeners

Composting Leaves For Your Garden

Composting leaves is a fantastic method to recycle and create an amazing and nutrient rich garden soil amendment that will provide amazing results. The benefits using leaves in your compost are many. The leaf compost provides bulk and increases the porosity of the soil, raises the fertility, diminishes the strain on landfills, and can create a living layer over your plants. Learning how to compost leaves is simple and requires … Read the rest

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