Primary Earth-friendly Gardening Tenents:

*Tolerate minimal damage to plants and lawn from pests. *Build and maintain healthy soil by using compost and natural soil amendments. *Use chemicals as a last resort. *Use native plants when possible. They are adapted to the climate, soil and area pests. *Attract Beneficial Insects to increase pollination and decrease harmful pests. *Conserve water by using responsible watering methods.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

converting sprinkler to drip irrigation and establishing beds

This past weekend we took on a few projects in the garden.
The biggest project being the conversion of the sprinkler system to drip irrigation. So, by "we" I do mean the ever faithful Woodchuck.
There is still much to do, but he has established about 150' of main line so far.
The next largest project is establishing the beds.
And we are looking at a little lawn repair, although I have promised no manic reseeding of the entire lawn prior to the garden tour like last year ;) At the current rate we will have most of it covered anyway LOL!We enjoyed our first dinner in the garden last night, albeit a bit chilly.