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.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

green waste disposal

Our biggest challenge in the sod removal project was disposal of the sod. When we called around we were directed to the landfill!

Well, we did not want to take the green waste to the landfill. Not only would the material not decompose in a modern sanitary landfill because there is little air, what does decompose contributes to methane gas output.

We finally found a farmer that would take the material for fill.

Usually we compost all of our own green waste, from the kitchen to the garden, in worm bins (vermicomposting) and yard bins but the sod project was too large to remain on site.