Archive for ‘Soil, Fertilizer, & Compost’

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Fall lawn care

by Caroline Brown

Don’t put your garden tools in the garage just yet. There’s still time for a few more garden projects. If you have a lawn, preparing it for winter should be at the top of the list.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Causes of too much algae: excessive nitrogen

by Caroline Brown

In my last post, I blogged about some of the consequences of too much algae in waterways. Some algae is beneficial, but an excess can cause problems. What causes the natural process of algae production to go into overdrive? Too much nitrogen is usually the culprit.

As usual, too much nitrogen is the result of the ultimate invasive species….human beings.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Aquatic plant invader: Algae & water resources

by Caroline Brown

Not for nuttin’ (as the local says) is Rhode Island called the Ocean State, Rhode Islanders have been blessed with an abundance of water resources. Besides a countless number of rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, we rely on the resources of Greenwich Bay and Narragansett Bay for our livelihoods and enjoyment.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

How to mulch a tree

by Caroline Brown

Finally, the last article on mulching (thank god, I hear you say below your breath….) Reprinted from the Kent County Daily Times, here’s the best way to mulch a tree.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Types of mulch

by Caroline Brown

I’m continuing the scintillating series on mulch with more information from an article that was first published in the Kent County Daily Times.

It’s easy to be confused by the many different types of materials that are used as mulch. Here’s a little information to get you started.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Benefits of mulching

by Caroline Brown

Since Curt and I (well recently, mostly Curt due to my travel) are mulching the trees in the park right now, I thought I’d share some information about mulch. This outline of the benefits of mulch is taken from an article that I recently wrote for the Kent County Daily Times.