Entries Tagged as 'Mulch'

Monday, October 15th, 2012

6 more things to do in your garden during October

October Garden by Ravenelle In the last post, TheGardenLady gave a list of 9 things you should do in your garden before the frost of Fall arrives.  Here are 6 more suggestions: 1.  Pull up diseased plants especially tomatoes, squash and potato plants. Do NOT compost these diseased plants. Bag them and toss them out. […]

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Mulch and Compost – Use Horse Manure

The Magic Of Horses by Big Grey Mare Another thing to do to your garden to prevent water loss in the time of drought, is to be sure that all your plants have mulch around their roots. Mulch keeps weeds down and helps retain water. There are many different types of mulch that you can […]

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Pine Needle Mulch

TheGardenLady received this question from June. Would potatoes like a pine needle mulch? According to Clemson University Extension, pine needle mulch is good for potatoes.   See here. Tip: Pine needles and coffee grounds make great mulch for acid-loving plants, such as rhododendrons, azaleas, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and potatoes. Please let TheGardenLady know how you make […]

Monday, March 9th, 2009

WARNING: Cocoa Mulch is Bad for Pets

TheGardenLady knows that eager gardeners want to start putting mulch down in their gardens. This GardenLady uses aged horse manure that a local horse farmer delivers. Today I received this frightening warning about a relatively new mulch called Cocoa Mulch that is being sold in some major stores. I am passing on the warning to […]