Mulches

Want the Easiest Garden Ever? Plant Spring Bulbs

Want the Easiest Garden Ever? Plant Spring Bulbs

After a long winter, signs of spring brighten our days and give us hope for a fruitful season to come. Flowering dogwoods, native Eastern redbud trees, and cheerful daffodils speckle gardens and the sides of the road wherever you go. It’s rejuvenating to see these...

Benefits of a Retaining Wall

Benefits of a Retaining Wall

A retaining wall, like a house, is a utilitarian structure at its base. The practical uses of retaining walls are to prevent erosion, provide flat land for cultivation, and to fight against gravitational force to keep your land stable. Retaining walls can also be used...

Topsoil vs Garden Soil

Topsoil vs Garden Soil

Though many of us long for a simpler, less chaotic life, closer to nature and its rhythms, the fact remains that most of us are not farmers. So while you might know the difference between clay and sand, it’s no shame that you don’t know the difference between topsoil...

Some Popular Mulch Choices for Delivery This Year!

Some Popular Mulch Choices for Delivery This Year!

Mulch is mulch, is it not? Not exactly. Mulch is a basic term for the subset of organic products used to adorn and protect the ground in your garden; mulch helps to keep plants’ roots warm and nourished while improving the condition of the soil and reducing overall...

Winter Doesn’t Have to Be Drab and Grey

Winter Doesn’t Have to Be Drab and Grey

Winter is so grey. Most of the trees have shed their leaves and are showing only the pewter and cinnamon shades of their bark. The grass is faded to a bleached olive drab — when it’s not covered by snow, that is. And the slush and the salt stains only highlight how...

The Best Plants For Indoor Air Quality

The Best Plants For Indoor Air Quality

The old, drafty houses where the air whistled through on windy days had one significant advantage: the air in them was always fresh. Nowadays, ever-tightening insulation standards means that the homes with the best efficiency also need to have a fan circulating fresh...

How To Use Rocks In Your Landscaping

For most people, the #1 attribute they look for in their landscaping is “ease of maintenance.” Few people have the time or inclination to deal with fussy landscape installations. And what could be lower maintenance than rocks? Nothing, that’s what. Still, people are...

How To Maintain Your Gorgeous Oak Tree

How To Maintain Your Gorgeous Oak Tree

Oak is a highly valued tree, and has been for thousands of years. It is rich in symbolism and cultural significance. Not only is it the national tree of the United States, it’s also the national tree of England, France, Germany, Poland, Wales, Cyprus, Estonia,...

Ideas For Drought Tolerant Landscaping In Northern Virginia

Ideas For Drought Tolerant Landscaping In Northern Virginia

It might seem a tad absurd to think about drought-tolerant landscaping options in Northern Virginia. We’re technically sub-tropical, you know! This isn’t Arizona — we get loads of rain! And we do — except when we don’t. In the heat of the summer, it might be muggy and...

How To Use Mulch Around Trees

How To Use Mulch Around Trees

If you have trees around your yard you may want to consider offsetting them against the grass by mulching around them or putting a bed of flowers around them and then mulching that. Adding mulch to the base of your tree provides both an aesthetic and functional...

3 Things You Need to Know About Backyard Ponds

3 Things You Need to Know About Backyard Ponds

Nothing says “tranquil escape” like running water in a fountain or backyard pond. Who could hold onto their cares as they watch the fish mill in the clear water? While most people like the idea of a backyard pond, and they certainly add to your home’s value,...

Why Use Wood Fiber Playground Mulch?

Why Use Wood Fiber Playground Mulch?

Keep your children’s play area safe with wood fiber playground mulch.  Engineered wood fiber is a popular playground mulch choice for playground surfacing projects with budget constraints. Engineered wood fiber is an economical playground surfacing used on nearly 80%...