Monthly Archives : May 2013

Natural Pest Control: Wasp Spray


Have you ever read the ingredients on the wasp spray we buy at Lowes, or any convenience store? I did. The warnings themselves make me drop the bottle right there on the shelf and run to the restroom to wash hands. Of course, I used to use those sprays every summer when the wasps came out. Nowadays, in the spring, I…

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In the Garden: Mulching, weeding, and more planting


This past year we collect newspapers and brown paper wrapping material to mulch around our garden beds. I finished it with old hay. We started the new raised beds with a layer of leaves, a layer of composted over the winter hay and manure and a layer of composted bark mulch. Bark mulch is what we use in our front beds.…

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