I just rented space in a community garden in Pleasant Hill and it has been too rainy to even turn the dirt over, but my husband and I are looking forward to going to CCL Organics in Benecia, for the compost. I was wondering if the park is not…"
I recommend NOT turning wood mulch into the soil. Wood requires high nitrogen to decompose and its presence in the depth of soils will rob the nitrogen from nearby plants, especially the large trees who are…"
"It depends upon the weed barrier used. If a poly fiber barrier, the microbes and water can still permeate. The mulch will encourage growth of beneficial fungi, as they eat the pieces of wood and whole dry leaves.
"We recently did some landscaping work and I did my best to go organic...brought in a truckload of good organic compost from EcoMulch, used good mulch on top. However, husband insisted that we use a heavy weed barrier...I know the yard will look good…"
Structural crust is formed from water drop impact. If there is sufficient organic matter on the soil surface, the impact of rain will be lessened and soil structure, microbiology and porosity will be maintained.It takes time for disrupted soils to…
"Slugs love this moist weather. Some of the management measures I recommend:
1. Ducks love to eat slugs.
2. Rincon Vitova sells a dehydrated beer and special container that will keep the beneficial insects out, but allow the slugs in. Rincon…"
These are the tough freeze warnings – just when everything is soaked with rain. A few precautionary tactics:1. Christmas lights on the citrus trees and around tender plants / pls ensure waterproof or GFCI connections for outdoor plugs2. Frost…