Posts Tagged "compost"

Mulching Magic

Posted by on Aug 23, 2013 in Landscaping

Mulching Magic

Magicians have wands, doctors scalpels and gardeners have mulching machines. Our spells improve soil by adding mulch, liberally, which imitates the effect of a forest floor. Rich humus forms under the mulch layer, improving the fertility, water retention and soil fauna biome. An environment which quickly attracts the masters of soil management: earthworms. This is an organic method I favour as it also provides a way to return all the clippings, cuttings ,weeds and debris back to the garden. Carbon return offsets the small carbon footprint we have and leads to a concious earth loving method of...

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Transplanting

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Landscaping

Transplanting

Choosing a day to transplant trees is certainly a challenging task, moving a tree is critical. A client required clearing of access to a garage which brought me to this situation. Optimum transplanting on the dark moon was past yet we are still enjoying winter moisture and dormancy. Our diarised day broke cold, windy and wet. We proceeded to root prune, clip off leaves,to reduce shock and dig a new home. Without too much fuss, the team is well drilled, we transplanted a water pear and a yellowwood new sites. Compost, regular watering and TLC should see them settle and show new growth in the summer. Hopefully the owner of the adjacent plot chooses to keep access away from the...

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