What Every Gardener Should Know About Mulching


Adding mulch to your garden is one of the best things you can do for healthy soil—here are 6 ways to do it right. The best time-saving measure a gardener can take is applying mulch. This goes for everywhere from vegetable gardens to flower beds. Mulched gardens are healthier, have fewer weeds, and are more […]

How to Prevent Spring Frost Damage

Spring Frost

How to Prevent Spring Frost Damage As the weather warms, new leaves start to emerge, and the landscape takes on a beautiful, soft green color, it’s tempting to rush right into planting and other gardening tasks. But a brutal cold snap can quickly damage or kill new plants and ruin your garden plans for the […]

The Effects of Cold Weather and Winter Storms

Snow Removal

The effects of cold weather and winter storms (snow storms, ice storms, blizzards) are a leading cause of business interruption. A recent report identified the top 10 most common and costly property and liability claims for small businesses. In the past five years, 15 percent of small businesses have experienced damages caused by water and […]

Soil Manufacturers Find Rock Dust Really Rocks

Soil Manufacturers Find Rock Dust Really Rocks! Cascade Minerals message for soil manufacturers and compost producers is simple: “rock on.” And those who are following that advice — by incorporating rock dust into their products — are discovering new ways to market their goods, grow their business and attract a loyal customer following. “I do […]

Landscape design can conserve water

You can design a landscape that conserves water as well as energy. For tips on how to incorporate energy- and water-saving techniques into your landscaping, explore the Energy Saver 101 infographic on landscaping. Here is a brief overview of some water-conserving landscaping strategies. Watering If you can determine how much water your plants actually need, […]