Tag: soil

Mulch Retains Moisture And Insulates

UNITED STATES—Nature is smart. It should be. It has been operating efficiently since the beginning of time. That is certainly longer than anyone has...

Saturation Of Soil Distresses Roots

UNITED STATES—Saturation of the soil should be a rare problem within the local chaparral climates. Water is a limited resource. That is why plants...

Mulch Is Imitation Of Nature

UNITED STATES—Every living thing in our gardens came from the wild somewhere. A few plants might be natives trying to adapt to synthetic landscapes....

Mulch Suits Autumn Quite Naturally

UNITED STATES—It is silly for us to think that we know more about gardening that the plants who live out in the garden full...

Planting Cool Season Cover Crops

UNITED STATES—Traditional horticultural technology that was so common in the orchards, that were likewise more common, was more practical than so much of what...

Pots And Pans Need Cleaning

UNITED STATES—This is getting to be cliché. “While they are dormant through winter," plants tolerate all sorts of abuse that would offend them at...

Sinking Millennium Tower Soil To Be Tested

SAN FRANCISCO—The drilling of three holes around the Millennium Tower, located at 301 Mission Street, began on Monday, September 26, by soil experts that...

To Mulch Is Not Enough

UNITED STATES—Most plants would prefer the real thing; how they do it in the wild. They drop their leaves, flowers and twigs. Deciduous plants...