Category Archives: Soil

Summer Time Tricks For Treating Moss

Print PDFSafe & Easy Ways To Get Moss Gone I like moss. When I first came to the Seattle area, I was delighted to see plush carpets of emerald mosses spreading under big, shady trees. My early taste in garden … Continue reading

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Handy Homemade Weed Killers

Print PDFFree or Cheap (And Safe) Herbicides As summer kicks in, weeds go into overdrive. Tiny seedlings that required tweezer removal last time you looked are suddenly a yard high and wide. The formerly pristine driveway gravel is turning a … Continue reading

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Dividing In The Green

Print PDFMultiplying Minor Bulbs As summer edges out spring, fading bulb foliage can seem to detract from the garden’s good looks. However, since nutrients from foliage are directed back into the storage bulb, removing those floppy leaves will weaken the … Continue reading

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Ornamental And Edible Oreganos

Print PDFMediterranean Kitchen & Garden Delights Edible or ornamental, perennial oreganos are among my favorite easy-going border edgers. Deer and disease resistant, their long lasting flowers are always lovely and sometimes fabulous, even (or especially) in their dried stage, making … Continue reading

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