Tag: mulch

When it’s time to toss the tree, keep it green

The holidays are almost over and you’re tired of vacuuming up pine needles five times a day. When it’s time to take   down that tree, though, don’t just toss it out with the trash — consider a more eco-friendly solution instead. Residents of Bethlehem and Allentown can set their tree out for curbside pickup…

Proper watering is key to healthy plants, happy environment

The summer heat is about to hit. Proper watering techniques will ensure your gardens don’t take the brunt of the impact — and also conserve your liquid assets. The first step, according to Rodale’s Organic Gardening,  is determining the garden’s soil type: sand, loam or clay, or some combination thereof. Loamy soils are usually the…

Don’t trash that tree!

When the holiday season is over and you’re taking down the decorations, make sure you dispose of that tree properly. First, ensure all garland, ornaments and hooks are removed. If you have room on your property, an evergreen can make a great bird feeder. Fasten it to the ground, and add suet balls, orange slices…