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How Worms Improve Soil

2017-03-10T16:17:34+00:00 January 12th, 2016|Compost and Composting, Fertilizers and Fertilizing, Happy Worms in Your Garden, Using Worm Castings|

Spreading - and pH Balancing - the Love Soil is constantly being covered by leaf litter. Left to decompose without earthworms, it can take up to two years for leaves to decay. Earthworms can shred surface detritus in a few months. Not only does this return vital nutrients to the soil faster to be absorbed by the plants, but it gives other soil organisms like bacteria and fungi access to the food value in [...]

Cleaning the Yard

2017-03-10T15:56:15+00:00 November 20th, 2015|Compost and Composting, Happy Worms in Your Garden|

Yea!! I am so happy to see sunshine two days in a row. It seems that more people I know than ever before are affected negatively by successive days of gloomy, rainy weather. This is especially true for those of us who love to work outdoors. Seeing the yard strewn with leaves makes us anxious to clean it up, even though we know it will look the same in a few days until all [...]

Marvelous Mulch

2017-03-11T14:00:05+00:00 July 21st, 2015|Gardening Tips|

Mulch is a “hot” topic. Mulch is any material used to cover the soil around plants, shrubs, and trees. Some are organic, such as pine bark, but inorganic materials, such as pebbles, can be used as well. Mulch improves the appearance of landscapes and is beneficial for plants. Why use mulch? Mulched areas attract worms. Worms will further break down the mulch, provide natural fertilizer in the form of castings, and improve the [...]

What Kind of Soil Do I Have?

2017-03-07T16:48:49+00:00 July 10th, 2015|Compost and Composting, Gardening Tips, Happy Worms in Your Garden|

All Dirt Needs Worms Although adding worm castings to your planting methods is good for your plants and profitable for us, if you have a large garden, you can improve your soil on a long-term, continuous basis by letting a hard-working army of earthworms work for you. One worm can produce one-third of a pound of fertilizer a year. Multiply that by the number of earthworms, which reproduce asexually anyway, that you have in [...]