Content tagged "mulch"

Utilization of Woody Biomass and Manure as Agricultural Soil Amendments in Nebraska

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 21, 2017

While Eastern Redcedar are native to Nebraska and much of the Central U.S., the ability of these trees to thrive in many soils and under a broad range of...

How to Apply Mulch

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: September 22, 2015

Bark mulch is sold in bags or in bulk at landfills and landscape materials companies. Photo source: geosteph Flickr CC NC-BY-SA 2.0   Organic mulches...

Problems with Organic Mulches

Mulch is mounded too thickly around the base of these trees. Photo credit: Extension Gardens, Lawns, and Landscapes CC BY-NEC-SA 2.0By following some...

Types of Mulch: Inorganic Mulch

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: January 21, 2015

Weed barrier fabric cut around plants. Photo credit: DBarefoot Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0Many materials have been used as mulches. Inorganic materials,...

Types of Mulch: Organic Mulch

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: January 21, 2015

Organic mulches are materials that are or once were living plant materials that are placed on the soil surface to prevent erosion, weed germination, and...

Where to Use Mulch

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: January 21, 2015

Inorganic gravel mulch used in a xeriscape cactus garden. Photo credit: Clare Wilkinson Flickr CC BY 2.0 Using mulch in the landscape is one of the...

Maintaining Mulched Areas

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: January 21, 2015

Border edging keeps mulch from spilling onto the path in this landscape. Photo credit: pistildesigns Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0A deeply dug edge creates a well...

mulch and water conservation - table of contents

Basics of MulchingHow to Apply MulchMaintaining Mulched AreasMaking your own MulchProblems with Inorganic MulchesProblems with Organic MulchesWhere to Use...

Types of Mulch

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: November 15, 2013

Choosing the correct mulch material is important when planning a water wise landscape. Mulch can increase water retention in soil, however, using organic...

Benefits of Mulching: Moisture Retention

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: November 15, 2013

Mulching has many benefits. One of the beneficial effects of mulching is moisture retention. This is an invaluable practice when creating a water-wise...

Organic Mulches in Ginseng Production

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 13, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....During ginseng production, pesticides are intensively applied to the fields, creating risks to farm workers health...

Does harvesting pine straw deplete the soil of nutrients over time?

Forest Farming Updated: November 08, 2013

Nutrient losses from a single removal of pine straw are small and not likely to affect stand productivity. Research indicates, however, that frequent raking...

Can mulch contain termites?

The possibility is remote. Termites can be found in mulch, but their survival is poor because:Mulch can, however, contribute to already present...

Can partially decomposed wood chips from an elm that died of Dutch Elm disease be used as mulch?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 12, 2012

If the wood drying and chipping process is done properly, the beetles responsible for transmitting the fungal organism {Ophiostoma ulmi (syn. Ceratocystis...

How do you remove artillery fungus spores from home siding without damage or costing thousands of dollars?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 19, 2011

The presence of persistent, brown-to-black spots on cars, house siding, plants, and other surfaces may be an indication of the presence of the fungus...

Can I put buckthorn that was cut last spring into a wood chipper? I am concerned with the risk of spreading the seeds when I use the wood chips for mulching my trees and shrubs.

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: April 21, 2011

Are there any problems with using cedar chips as a mulch in the landscape?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: July 06, 2010

What is the difference between a mulch, a soil amendment and an organic fertilizer?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: June 29, 2010

There is some foamy yellow stuff growing on the wood chip mulch in my landscape. What is it and how can I remove it?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: June 24, 2010

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