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Glossary of Terms related to Wood Pellets

Glossary of Terms Related to Wood Pellets If you’ve wondered what some of the terms associated with wood pellets mean, this guide offers handy explanations. Ash content: The amount of ash produced during combustion relative to the amount of fuel … Continue reading

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Interview on NECN

Spring is less than a week away but the weather definitely doesn’t feel that way! Check out Jeff talking about Wood Pellets! Click the link below to watch the interview! Interview on NECN

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How to Achieve Optimum Mulch Depth in your Garden Bed

Spreading bark mulch is a good gardening habit because it inhibits weed growth, holds moisture in the soil, moderates the soils temperature, and in cold winters it protects plant roots, but too much or too little could have negative effects. … Continue reading

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Practical tips to keep cats from using your bark mulch as a litter box

The concern over how to deter cats from using your beautifully mulched garden as a litter box is quite understandable and has nothing to do with whether you actually like cats or for that matter whether the cat is yours … Continue reading

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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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