A simple and very common technique for preparing a compost pile is called the “lasagna” method; Continue reading
Category Archives: Compost
How to Prepare Compost from Trimmed Tree Materials
Composting plant materials is one of the best sources for Spring garden nutrition and soil amendment. After trimming dead and unruly branches from trees in winter, use that material for compost to revive Spring gardens. The Photo (left) shows the cut branches of live oak, ready for the shredding process.
This post briefly describes composting and how to use the trimmed tree and shrub material for a Spring garden that will reward the efforts! Before trimming trees and/or shrubs, always consult a tree expert for advice—and possibly for the trimming service. (You’ll do the trees a favor and potentially save yourself a bit of grief.) Continue reading
Four Steps to Composted, Organic Fertilizer for the Garden
Organic Fertilizer for my garden comes from these two!
Horse manure is the fertilizer of choice for our gardens for three reasons: 1) it’s organic, 2) it’s readily available, and 3) it contains undigested forage (grasses and hay) so it also “softens” the soil for the plant roots. Continue reading