Can you use wood mulch around tomato plants?
THE HEAT INDEX HAS BEEN SO HIGH I'M TRYING TO KEEP AS MUCH MOISTURE IN THE SOIL AS POSSIBLE?
GNATS - How to get rid of them?
Somehow my house and garden got tiny gnats that killed my fuchsia plant and fly everywhere. I have tried ALL the Web recommendations - soap and oil dishes, sand in th... See more
Marigolds growing! Should I pinch the buds?
My marigold plants are growing. I heard that pinching the buds until Autumn will allow them to grow without killing the plant. Is this true?
What's the best flower/plant to grow in Texas?
I know that opinions vary, but what's your opinion?!I have great luck w Rosemary plants. Green all year long.
How to care for a dogwood tree?
How to get rid of termites?
Suggestions on how to get rid of termites naturally are appreciated however if there is only a chemical solution for these pests please share as well. Thank you!
Can you spray vinegar and Epsom Salt around bushes or other plants?
Can you spray the natural week killer of vinegar and Epsom Salt around bushes or other plants or can you only use this around hard surfaces?
As long as it is untreated cedar mulch, yes. Any chemical treatment, no.
Over 100° at my house with 11% humidity, I feel your pain, mine have gone dormant until fall.
do not pile it up against the stems stalks only 2-3"s away clean chemical free wood mulch pine or cedar or pine needles or straw mulches will add organic compost to soil as it breaks down and hold in moisture. becareful not to water actual plants only ground so fungal issues do not start
agree with chemical free mulch!
You could add some layers of newpaper under the mulch, or put black plastic under the mulch to retain more water, out here we use fir bark. You could also make a drip irrigation from some old 2 litre soda bottles or gallon milk jugs... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A31y7FvTs3I I use those metal stick in the ground garden hooks from the Dollar Tree to hang these up
We have used grass clippings from the lawn for years, works.like a charm. Also prevent s weeds. (No lawn stuff on it).