I have a hill on one side of my house that goes down into the neighbor's yard. It's too steep to mow, and the ground covering plants I've put down have always lost to the weeds. What's a good cost-effective and low (preferably zero) maintenance option for keeping it from becoming overgrown and looking horrible? More inside. [more inside]
My daughter's school uses rubber wood chips on the playground. She comes home with her clothes smeared with black "soot" from those rubber wood chips. Is this stuff possibly harming the health of the children who are playing in it? [more inside]
Bronx WoodchipperFilter: we have a ~ 24ft x 12ft x 7ft mess of branches in our backyard after a massive clean-up. We thought the most efficient way to take care of it would be to use a wood chipper to turn it into mulch to spread across the backyard-- what's the best way to go about this? [more inside]
Will sawdust that has varnish kill my garden? A friend of the family asked if we wanted a large pile of sawdust he had from doing some woodwork. Sawdust makes good mulch. We wanted to accept, but some of the furniture that the sawdust had come from had been varnished and we weren't sure if that would kill our garden and/or poison the plants. Is it dangerous to use this sawdust.
What to do with 30-50 trees' worth of large branches in Orange County, NC? Burn, shred, give away for bird thicket, other ideas? [more inside]
Can I use any cardboard, such as Fedex and UPS boxes, for mulching? [more inside]
Day of the Dead---In desperate need for front landscaping makeover but want to DIY. Where do I start? [more inside]
Where can I get a big stack of newspapers for free/cheap? Or other garden mulch substrate. [more inside]
The juice comes out of the juice-extractor, and left behind in the machine is dryish fruit and/or vegetable pulp. Does anyone cook with this pulp? Does anyone have any ideas for cooking with it? [more inside]
How to kill grass on a playground? [more inside]
GroundCoverFilter: What's the best ground cover for around my newly landscaped front yard? [more inside]
What kind of landscaping mulch do you buy and what's your routine for installing it? [more inside]
I just want grass! Help me turn the last home owner's garden into a simple grass yard. [more inside]
Should I or should I not use mulch in an organic/biodynamic garden in Hawaii, and WHY? help me analyze pros and cons of mulching... [more inside]
I have a humongous pile of leaves in a corner of my back yard, that had been building up for about three years now. It is nearly four feet high and occupies about 15 square feet. I thought it would automatically turn into mulch, but this doesn't seem to be happening. None of the mulch or compost-related sites I've googled seem to deal with a leaf pile of this unwieldy size and bulk. How can I make this monster disappear into something that looks and acts like dirt?