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If you’ve never ordered mulch in bulk before, you’ll love the convenience of having GreenCycle deliver. What does a 12 cubic yard delivery look like? Check it out!
We met the next generation of Connecticut gardeners this past weekend at the Mandell JCC’s Touch a Truck event in West Hartford, CT. Our driver, John, was on hand to give tips on how to handle a large, heavy dump truck – and gave the kids some welcome assistance in climbing up that first big [...]
This is the weather alert no gardener wants to see in May! “THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBANY HAS ISSUED A FREEZE WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM EDT TUESDAY. TEMPERATURES…LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S TONIGHT. * IMPACTS…DAMAGE TO SENSITIVE VEGETATION.” Connecticut has had a stretch of beautiful warm weather. Mother’s [...]
Right after your azaleas and rhododendrons are finished blooming is the best time to do any pruning they may need. In Connecticut, this time will soon be upon us so we thought we’d get you prepared.
GMO Free CT (see http://gmofreect.org/) is organizing a rally at the state Capitol on Tuesday, May 21st, from 11a-1p to demand our right to know what is in our food. We thought you’d like to know about the rally. If you’d like to attend, meet on the north side of the Capitol building (the side facing Bushnell [...]
What to Plant in May Flowers for your CT Garden It’s finally time to really start digging into your garden. May in CT means your summer flower bulbs should get planted now, like dahlias, gladioli, and cannas. (You might check out Pleasant Valley Glads and Dahlias for some more unusual varieties) Tuberous begonias are good to [...]
GreenCycle had so much fun participating in last year’s Touch-A-Truck event at the Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford that we can’t wait for this year’s event to do it again! Mark your calendar: Sunday, May 19, 2013.
Don’t Practice “Volcano Mulching” Around Trees It is ideal to have about 3 inches deep of organic mulch around a tree to its drip line. However, take care not to cover the base of the tree’s trunk and its root flare with mulch. The sapling in this photo was not mulched properly. It was “volcano [...]
The best way to get rid of weeds is to prevent them in the first place. A thick layer of natural mulch helps keeps weeds down.
Here are some things to consider when planning and launching your new organic vegetable garden plot.