No Till Gardening – Soil Building For Top Down Gardening

No till gardening is the way to go! Organic Garden mulching prevents weeds, preserves moisture and soil microorganisms! No organic gardener should go without a good thick bed of garden mulch!

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Anyone know a good way (besides weeding) to get rid of weeds from landscape beds that have rocks?

There is a weed barrier and rocks on top. The weeds either grow from underneath the weed barrier or over it. They can’t be dug up because of the weed barrier and they can’t be pulled. I’ve tried and I’ve hired help, who has also failed. Any ideas to kill this stuff off? I’ve tried spray, these weeds laugh in the face of these sprays!

if there is dirt over the weed barrier then you may be able to use a weed burner, they are just a nozzle you hook up to a propane bottle turn it on and light it up it throws quite a flame so you must be careful not to burn plants you want to keep. Sprays will kill weeds and your flowers too.

What kind of mulch is good to use around roses?

I want to keep the weeds down around the roses in my rental house.Is it ok to use weedcloth and a mulch on top,and if so,what kind of mulch?

weedcloth is okay, the newspaper idea is good, too…. use the cheapest mulch , either bought or made with leaves and such… just in case you need to change it out for fresh over the season… a bad time of black spot or other fungus would want you to remove the affected leaves and anything they fell on, so as to remove the spores of the fungus, too….

I use shredded pine bark on mine…over newspaper… then if I have to remove it, I can use it in a pathway area where it won’t infect any other plants….

i need gardening help! what can grow well in indirect sunlight, north central texas?

the north side of my house has a small garden area that used to have just hedge bushes…i dug them up and would like to have a cactus garden with indigenous texas plants…the main problem with this area is that it does not receive direct sunlight most of the year…will cactus grow there? is there something else attractive that will? do you have a link to a great beginner gardening website? thank you!

I live in Ft Worth I see cactus of all types but usually away from house. I would do mthe corner so it will get some sunlight a way out from wall. I found that Cannas doing well here most anyplace I put them. Just need water hot evenings and actually will come back again after winter and you can thin and start new spot. OURs got 6 ft tall with miracle grow, which we use for everything. Soak a little with roots then add to water for planting then about every 2 weeks , easy instructions on bag. Worth the cost. TEXAS A M has site under Texas gardens and lots others too.

To The Garden

It’s never too early to start little ones on healthful eating habits. Ask Nina and Jeff, two energetic mini-monsters who live in a garden full of wonderfully nutritious goodies. In To The Garden, these adorable little fiends cultivate a love of fruits and vegetables through fun-filled songs, rhymes and quizzes. “What is that orange thing buried in the ground?” “What are those red balls doing up in that tree?” They plant, hoe, harvest, and picnic their way to teaching kids the importance of fresh produce for a healthy diet. To The Garden makes small appetites grow monstrous for nature’s bounty.

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EarlyBird Mulch Delivery

This year, for our annual mulch fundraiser, we decided to split the deliveries, also doing an “earlybird” delivery for those customers that wanted to get an early start on spreading. This was a pretty light load … the bulk of the mulch will be delivered on the 27th of this month.

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What type of mulch could I use?

We have a rectangular garden bed that is about 9 by 6 metres and we are planning to have it like a cottage garden (camelia, roses, annuals, bulbs etc)

I was thinking about mulching it with bark chips and I dont want to have to replace the mulch often. I dont want fine bark chips as birds would scatter them everywhere

Any other ideas?

I need mulch that lets water through and doesn’t make the ground loose much water.

This is Australia were talking about!

If you use mulch from plant or animal material ensure it is suitable for the camelia and/or any other plants such as rhododendrons or azaleas which require ericaceous (acidic) conditions to grow. I would use bark it is easy to do and the plants stand out against it and is perfect for your Camelia. If you do use bark use the bagged stuff from your local garden centre/nursery. It is treated with fungicide. The wood chips from your friendly tree surgeon will attract unsightly fungi.
You should only have to do it once a year or maybe 2 years.
Gravel/stones are ok but look less attractive when algae starts to build up.