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.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Project: bed extension and fall perennial transplanting

This weekend I extended the front beds by laying out more newspaper and cardboard and covering it with compost and mulch.
I transplanted several perrenials. When we moved in last year August we brought a trailer full of transplants and starts - all of which were quickly put to bed, but not necessarily in their final place.