Low-maintenance ground cover plants prevent weeds and provide erosion control on slopes. Here are tips for planting garden ground cover that return year after year on hillsides, around trees and between pavers.
A no till gardening soil recipe includes a blend of compost, mulch and plant matter layered over cardboard or newspaper. No till gardening is a low-maintenance solution to the problem of tilling, which is not always good for the environment.
Here’s how to do a simple soil pH test from items you probably already have in your kitchen. Once you determine whether your soil is acidic or alkaline, we have recommendations for soil amendments that can bring the soil back into the neutral pH range.