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Using mulch in your vegetable garden

The benefits of mulch aren’t limited to blocking weeds and retaining heat and moisture. A 2011 report (1) from Texas A&M University report mulching a vegetable garden can allow one to grow 50% more vegetables. The rows can be spaced … Continue reading

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How to kill a tree with mulch

  Mulching does a lot of great things for trees, gardens and landscapes in general. It retains moisture, blocks the growth of weeds, controls erosion and keeps soil temperatures stable. However, there can be too much of a good thing … Continue reading

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Fall tips for mulching

Autumn may feel like a winding-down time for gardeners, as plants begin to go dormant or enter the final stages of their life cycle. It may look like most of the work is done for the year However, there are … Continue reading

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Three good reasons to practice winter mulching

  Bark mulch does a lot of great things for your plants during the spring, summer and fall: It blocks weeds, holds in moisture and moderates soil temperature. That may not sound as important during the winter when your garden … Continue reading

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Winter gardens need mulch too

  Picture this: It’s late December, you’ve got a yard full of snow and it’s dark out before the evening news comes on. Yet, your salad bowl is brimming with fresh carrots and spinach from the garden. Winter gardening is … Continue reading

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Why Wood Pellets Burn so Clean?

Wood Pellet Stove History Wood Pellet stoves have been around since the 1980s but first saw massive popularity in the early 21st century. Because they are so new in the eyes of the public, many people still think of them … Continue reading

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Benefits of winter mulching

Winter Mulching in Cold Climate Gardens In areas that experience freezing temperatures, winter mulching differs from mulching during the growing season. We mulch our gardens in the spring to suppress weeds, retain moisture and feed and warm the soil. While … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning

Remove the debris. Start your clean-up  by collecting branches and scattered sticks.  Find out if there’s a nearby drop-off location you can deliver your debris to. Rake dead leaves and twigs. Thoroughly rake the yard and garden beds and find … Continue reading

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Wood Pellets MA: Hardwood Vs. Softwood Woodstove Pellets

We want to displace the myth that a hardwood pellet is better than a softwood pellet, or vice-versa. Stating quality comparisons in terms of hardwood vs. softwood is too general, as quality is more relative to specific species. Furthermore, quality … Continue reading

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What to Plants are best to plant this time of year in Central Mass.

MAY GARDENING CENTRAL MA The month of May is a great time to think about getting your garden going. But the key to success is planing the right plants at the right time of year to avoid any kind of … Continue reading

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