Compost vs. Mulch or Rock
Homeowners most commonly choose fabric and mulch or rock when they are designing garden beds around their home to control weeds. Fabric and mulch can make your garden beds soggy, septic, and foul smelling. Here are the top five reasons why compost is a better choice.
Rich, black compost makes a beautiful backdrop for all plants. It is organic mulch. It should be laid over freshly weeded beds with 2-3 inches minimum to discourage new weed growth.
Aesthetic, Functional, or Both?
If there is water in a basement, usually homeowners assume foundation problems. More often than not the foundation is perfectly fine. A properly constructed retaining wall can provide water control and create a nice aesthetic for any property.
Retaining walls can be constructed in many ways with many different material options. They can be constructed as a raised planting bed, they can be terraced to correct erosion issues along a slope, they might include steps, and most importantly they can provide proper water flow away from the house.
Retaining walls can be constructed using a variety of materials like retaining wall block, boulders, limestone, timbers and more. There are materials to serve both the aesthetic preference and necessary function to meet a homeowner’s specific needs.
Before calling a foundation repair company, call a landscaping company to see if a retaining wall could fix the water issues.
Nursery and greenhouses are stocking plants getting ready for the spring sales season.
Three things to remember about planting for pollinators:
1. Use plants native to Iowa and the midwest.
2. Pollinators need host plants and nectar plants.
3. Create as much undisturbed space as you can (no mowing, chemical, and limited pet and people traffic.)
Click on the button below to see a list of plants for insects and pollinators.
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