Benefits of Composting

Benefits Of Composting

At the beginning of my landscaping years I used lots of loam when I was doing my plantings and did not know the benefits of composting. It was cheap, readily available and I could buy it basically everywhere. I thought that loam looked fairly good. Sometimes I would find pieces of glass in the loam. Read more about Benefits Of Composting[…]






Natural

Natural fertilizers | Types of Fertilizer

Natural fertilizer is not the same as traditional fertilizer. A fertilizer is a substance containing one or more recognized plant nutrients, that is used primarily to promote plant growth. According to NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association), natural organic fertilizers don’t require fossil fuels such as oil to make them. Organic fertilizers will add organic matter Read more about Natural fertilizers | Types of Fertilizer[…]






How to get rid of fruit flies

How To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies

How to get rid of fruit flies. Is it just me, or does it seem fruit flies appear like magic overnight? There is a reason for that. They are attracted to past ripe fruit, that begins to ferment. This fermenting process produces alcohol which is what attracts the flies. There are a few simple steps you Read more about How To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies[…]






Best lawn fertilizer

Best Lawn Fertilizer

Depending who do you ask, you will get different answers regarding what is the best lawn fertilizer. For the past 16 years I have been using several types of fertilizer. Granular and liquid. Some of them certified organic, and some others I got them directly form the source, like seaweed, chicken poop, etc… I like Read more about Best Lawn Fertilizer[…]






Thatch

Lawn Care | Thatch

What is lawn thatch? It is the decaying organic matter, located between the soil and the grass plant. In other words, it is a sometimes thick layer of dead and living material, like dead roots, grass clippings and grass stems. Thatch Can be a problem sometimes because if the layer is too thick, it will Read more about Lawn Care | Thatch[…]






Vermicompost

Vermicompost | Vermicomposting

Several years ago I found out worm compost (vermicompost) was the best compost available to brew my compost tea. There is a specific type of worms that love to feed on food waste. They are called Red wigglers. These worms can eat their own weight in food in just a couple of weeks, so instead Read more about Vermicompost | Vermicomposting[…]






Blog Archives

Natural and Organic – Is It The Same?

For the past week, I’ve made an effort to eat only natural organic, and GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) free food. So far so good, but it is extremely difficult to avoid anything with sugar, corn and/or soy. In the past, I’ve been eating for the most part pretty healthy. Lots of good organic foods, but Read more about Natural and Organic – Is It The Same?[…]






Grubs

Grubs | Japanese Beetle

A chemical lawn is treated for grub control twice a year…For life! An organic lawn can be grub free in just one season! I’ve been maintaining properties organically for 10 years now. When I started I promised myself not to use any chemical fertilizer, and to treat each garden as it if was my own. Read more about Grubs | Japanese Beetle[…]






Chickens

Raising chickens. Easiest thing ever

My chickens are gras fed on approximately 3 acres of lawn. They basically eat as much grass as they want. They are free range, grass fed, and they are happy! There are several reasons why I decided to have chickens, and the most important one is because we wanted to have fresh eggs. Soon after Read more about Raising chickens. Easiest thing ever[…]






Compost

What is Compost | Organic Compost

Compost, loam and dirt. Home owners generally love their yards. Women tend to like their vegetable gardens and flower beds. Men, on the other hand love to mow their lawns. Why are we men so obsessed with lawns? I always hated lawn maintenance. Mowing is boring. It is an endless job. I am glad I Read more about What is Compost | Organic Compost[…]






How to make tea

How To Make Tea

Oh, You don’t drink it? In the next few minutes I will explain to you how to make tea. Aerated compost tea is a liquid extraction of beneficial organisms from good quality compost. It is made by adding compost with a microbial food source to water, and then adding oxygen for a period of time, Read more about How To Make Tea[…]






quick fix or problem solving?

Quick fix chemical or problem solving?

Chemical problem solving, or just a quick fix? That is the main difference with organic and chemical maintenance. Here are some ideas for you to solve problems and not doing just a quick fix on you garden. May is a good time to do some reseeding. There are several reasons why we should re-seed during the month Read more about Quick fix chemical or problem solving?[…]






Lawn Fungus

Lawn Fungus

Lawn fungus appears in early Spring. This is the time of the year when we can finally see some grass and hopefully the snow cover is disappearing quickly. Just a few weeks ago there was a foot of snow in most of the properties I maintain. Under the snow. Now, the snow is almost gone, and Read more about Lawn Fungus[…]






Organic Lawn

Organic Lawn | Simple Tips

Organic lawn care doesn’t have to be complicated. There are just a few things you should consider, before applying anything to your lawn. 1. Take a soil sample. Without a soil sample, how do you know how much product is needed? After a few years, most organic lawns will not require any type of fertilizer, Read more about Organic Lawn | Simple Tips[…]