The Dirt!

A blog dedicated to organic gardens, landscaping ideas, and optimal business practices!

Though sod can be laid during most parts of the year, fall and early spring really are optimal times The temps are cool and the moisture is high.  Along with proper timing, a good foundation of graded compost and microbiologic fertilizers help get the green stuff off to a booming start.  We suggest a 1" under layer of premium compost and granular fertilizer per application rates.  Liquid natural fertilizers can also be applied throughout the seasons to help keep turf at its finest.
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These last few weeks of summer, we can let our land and bodies rest. But we can also prepare for fall, which starts Sept. 22. Scattered thunderstorms should refresh our yards soon. The following ideas can make our Middle Tennessee landscapes more natural and sustainable:
 

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Looking for an organic method of weed control in your garden or landscape?  Let our professional landscaping company show you how to cut your weeding time in half!!  Matt Kerske explains the tools that quickly get the job done in this quick 3 minute clip.  And remember friends, try and always use a mulch when possible to reduce the spread of weeds in your landscape.  Not only will it help to reduce weeds, but if it is wood based, it'll also help hold moisture and break down into organic matter.
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Check out Matt Kerske's latest video for a quick tutorial on how to use buckwheat and cowpeas to organically enrich your soil on the cheap! 
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