#1 Recommended Book for 2014?

Our #1 recommended book of 2013 for those that asked was “Teaming with Microbes,” by Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis. If you haven’t read it yet and you are trying to do things organically in your yard, we wholeheartedly give it two thumbs up! Before you step into your garden this spring, read this book. The […]

Planet Health Parallels People Health

There is an interesting series at NPR on microbes in our bodies and how they affect people health (http://www.npr.org/series/218987212/microbiome). A quick except I found fascinating: “There are 10 times more cells from microorganisms like bacteria and fungi in and on our bodies than there are human cells. Scientists increasingly think that these microorganisms have a huge […]

Biochar… A Bigger Revolution than Organics?

Global Warming Solved! To the untrained eye this may look like just some burnt wood or charcoal but it is actually a processed product called “Biochar.” Not very exciting until you figure Biochar may be our saving grace in locking up carbon from our atmosphere and immensely helping with our global warming problem! Here’s how […]

It’s Raining… Forget the Watering!

Update to the post from earlier today… Nature just dumped over an inch of water on us in the last 20 minutes!  No supplemental watering for me. 🙂  I don’t know if I have ever seen it rain this hard here…   

It’s Raining… Time to Water!

It may come as a surprise because of all the lawns I keep looking great throughout the year that my personal lawn rarely receives any supplemental water. If it’s going to go dormant, well so be it. (Oh, and I like clover but that’s a post for another day. :-)) This post is for all […]

Clover Islands for Bees

Recently one of our bee friendly neighbors was heartbroken when he went to mow his lawn and found that he was removing all the clover flowers from which the bees were gathering nectar. Not only that but it was taking him forever to mow because he felt guilt everytime a bee got sucked up into […]

Responsible Green Lawns during our Drought Season

Just about every year around this time the property owners in the Northwest are faced with the same dilemma — green grass or brown grass. This year is no exception… Like many around the country we too are experiencing a drought. With the exception of April (and to a much lesser degree May) we have […]